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How to Incorporate "Something Blue" in Your Wedding Bouquet

Discover ways to make your wedding florals showcase this must-have hue.

You already figured out which “old,” “new,” and “borrowed” items to use on the big day... but what about the “blue”? Here are just a few simple ways to incorporate “something blue” into your arrangement.

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Photo: Amy & Stuart Photography

You already figured out which “old,” “new,” and “borrowed” items to use on the big day... But what about the “something blue” part of the tradition? Maybe the cool tone doesn’t mesh well with your color palette, or you are unsure on how to include blue in a way that doesn’t look out of place. Luckily, lots of brides have relied on their floral wedding bouquet to incorporate the color.

Whether you choose to have an entirely blue floral bouquet, decide to incorporate just a few subtle blue accents, or keep your flowers neutral and tie them with a soft-toned blue ribbon, there are a number of ways to have a "something blue" wedding bouquet that fits your wedding vision and your wedding color palette and style. Consult with your floral designer, and be inspired by the bouquets from real weddings below!

Here are just a few simple ways to incorporate “something blue” into your wedding bouquet arrangement:

Incorporate Minimal Blue Blooms

Bride in lace wedding dress carrying bouquet with minimal blue flowers

This bouquet is lush with just a few pops of blue. The sprinkling of the hue is just enough to be both subtle and serve its purpose. Keep in mind that you can also request that your florist dye your favorite blooms to a blue shade. Photo by Tec Petaja; Floral Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; From Real Wedding: Childhood Friends Celebrate Wedding at Marriott Family's Lake House

Add Blue Succulents

Bridal bouquet colorful wide with blue succulent

If you’re having difficulty finding the perfect azure-colored flower for you, you can always include a succulent in your bouquet. In this particular wedding bouquet, the succulent is understated and mixed in with an assortment of springtime florals that take center stage. This is also a fun choice because you will be able to keep your “something blue” even after the big day. Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer; From Real Wedding: Luxe Destination Wedding Inspired by Marie Antoinette in San Diego

Tie Your Bouquet with Blue Ribbon

Bridal bouquet tied with light blue ribbon

You might find that blue flowers are undesirable or contrast too much with your monochromatic color choice. If so, see if you like the look of a blue ribbon tied around your bouquet. Since ribbon is available in an assortment of patterns and fabrics, you’ll be able to personalize the style to what you feel is most fitting for your special day. It also makes for a great last-minute addition for your “something blue.” Photo by Lauren Rosenau Photography; From Real Wedding: Sweet Wedding with Soft Blush and Silver Palette in North Carolina

Have a Nearly All-Blue Bouquet

Bride in wedding dress with almost all blue wedding bouquet

Maybe you decided that you want this color entirely in your bouquet, so that it’s very obvious that your wedding bouquet is special and serving as your “something blue.” All-blue bouquets are not uncommon in modern weddings, and they work well with various themes from rustic celebrations to opulent soirées. Muscari blooms, irises, tweedia, and hydrangeas serve as versatile blue florals, but your florist will best consult with you for your specific vision. Photo by Next Exit Photography; From Real Wedding: Actress Melissa Claire Egan's Rustic-Chic Wedding in Santa Barbara

Add Subtle Blue Accents

Bride in wedding dress with almost all blue wedding bouquet

If you want to have a mostly neutral wedding bouquet with just a few blue accents, consider choosing flowers and foliage with a blue tint or a hint of blue. Anemones are great options since they often have blue centers, and a variety of dusty miller foliage have a soft blue tone that will subtly incorporate the desired "something blue" look into your wedding bouquet. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Ann Whittington Events; From Real Wedding: Sophisticated Southern Soirée in Texas with an Ode to New Orleans

For further inspiration, read more about what blue flower varieties are perfect for a wedding celebration, straight from a talented Los Angeles florist at The Hidden Garden, take a look at popular wedding bouquets, and see a number of stylish wedding bouquets with anemone flowers.