Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to Find Flowers That Match Your Wedding Colors


By Sophia Rodriguez

Are you wondering how to find flowers that match your wedding colors? If so, this article will help you find the perfect blooms to coordinate with your wedding colors.

Many bride to be's wonder which flowers they should use to match their theme. If you have a navy theme, an ice blue theme, a chocolate brown and pink theme or a bright colors theme, which flowers should you use to match?

Whether you decide to make your flowers yourself or if you prefer to get them done by a florist, this article will attempt to answer these questions and more. Before going into individual colors and the flowers to match, I just want to give you a few tips on the choice of your wedding colors.

Make sure that the colors you choose go with the colors of your reception hall. For example, if all the chairs at your wedding are orange, you had better choose a bright floral theme for your wedding...or rent chair covers to make everything white and pure again to be able to choose a pastel or vintage theme. Usually, wedding colors and flowers reveal the bride's personality, as it should. Keep this in mind as you are selecting your colors.

Where will your wedding colors show up? In your dresses and flowers of course, plus in your linens, your tablecloths, your overlays. On the head table and guest tables, your color will be featured in your centerpieces plus in your accents if you use any such as rose petals, confetti or leaves. If you are using balloons, these should be color coded also, Other items that could be color coded are your flower girl basket, your ring bearer pillow and your pen and guest book. I'm probably even missing a few things but you get the idea..

.Your wedding colors make a Big difference in the overall look and feel of your wedding and will affect how people portray your wedding and perhaps even in how much they enjoy themselves at your wedding. OK, maybe I'm pushing it just a bit but I've been to a wedding where the colors were a dull puky green in combination with a bright red and it was just horrible. That's all i could think about the whole wedding...but then again maybe that's just me...I'm perhaps overly sensitive to color combinations!

Anyways, enough stressing you out over choosing your colors and here are some suggestions as to how to find flowers to match your wedding colors.

A Navy Blue Theme could be successfully paired with silver and other shades of blue and violet to create a vintage look. Flowers that could be used for you are hydrangeas, delphinium, bachelor's buttons, larkspur, lisianthus, roses, dyed dendrobium orchids, daisies, statice. My favorite is blue hydrangea in combination with cream roses and silver ribbon and metallic accents.

An Ice Blue Theme frosty winter theme goes well with silver, creams and whites. As for flowers to match, try light blue hydrangea, light blue delphinium, light blue bachelor's buttons in combination with white or cream roses, lilies, lisianthus and daisies. You could get light blue dyed daisies or mums for your centerpieces but avoid any dyed flower close to anything that could stain such as a dress or a suit.

A Chocolate Brown And Pink Theme could feature many beautiful flowers. Obviously there are way more pink flowers however a few standout flowers help with the brown part of this theme. Leonida roses have various shades of browns but there are also pure brown roses that you could include in this theme. Brown hypericum berries are ideal to add just an accent of brown amidst pink and cream flowers. You could use cream roses, white hydrangea, white lisianthus, pink roses, alstromeria lilies and gerberas. There is even a variety of gerbera that is now naturally grown in brown. This terra nigra gerbera is gorgeous and can be used in bouquets and centerpieces. Cream mini gerbera corsages with an accent of greens and hypericum berries would be beautiful. More pink flowers for you to choose from: peonies (available for a short period of time in spring), tulips, freesia, heather, ranunculus, mini carnations, carnations, gerberas and rice flowers.

A Bright And Colorful Theme
This is a fun one with many options. You could make it a tropical affair and include gorgeous tropical blooms such as orchids which come in many types and colors. Roses of course go well with any theme and come naturally in these fun colors: hot pink, bright orange and a natural green. You could also go with reds, yellows and oranges in your combining of wedding flowers and wedding roses. Other tropical beauties to include are gingers, birds of paradise, heliconium and pincushion proteas. Bright yellow daisies and lime green button mums also blend well with this bright assortment.

If you have questions about your wedding flowers that have not been answered here, visit my blog at http://www.howtoweddingflowers.blogspot.com

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