Blue is one of my favorite hues, but it can be surprisingly difficult to work with when it comes to weddings. Many brides feel the color isn't feminine enough. I actually find that the design challenge comes in choosing the right tones -- many blue flowers lack sophistication. Choosing the right ones, like classic hydrangea, can create an arresting look, however. And knowing how to combine these interesting shades and textures is the secret to creating an azure palette that's romantic, lush, and unique.
Here are a few photos from a wedding I designed last summer. I focused on a range of beautiful periwinkle tones with touches of deep green, cream, and muted lilac.
Photos by Ira Lippke Studios