What could be more British than a good old fashioned Garden Party?! With flowers in full bloom, the Pimms on ice, and the holiday season putting everyone in a good mood the garden makes for a perfect setting for a summer wedding. Hydrangeas are in their prime in the summer months, so we’ve teamed up with Hydrangea World to bring you some brilliant hydrangea wedding ideas to style up your garden party wedding reception with seamless finesse.
For a formal, elaborate hydrangea centrepiece, contrast oversized showstoppers in ornate vases with smaller, more simple arrangements; but if you’re seeking something with a more country or vintage vibe, place delicate domes along tables in jam jars or rustic wooden planters. The effect is stunning.
Mouths watered when we discovered these sweet beauties online! Follow Sugar Hero’s tutorial to make your own hydrangea wedding cake (pictured below, left), or serve up some hydrangea dome cupcakes.
Bouquets and Buttonholes
Hydrangea blossoms are so versatile; use three domes for a simple bouquet, some blossoms from a dome for a buttonhole, or pair contrasting pastel flowers to create a striking, formal bouquet.
Posy Domes for the Aisle and the Entrance
Styling up your venue with an abundance of flowers can add a more luxury feel to your day. And it doesn’t need to be expensive. Add posy domes to aisle-hugging seats and wedding arches, and hang them from the doors to your ceremony or reception venues. You’ll be surprised at just how much it can lift the look of your venue.
Wear them, suspend them from the ceiling – think outside the box and lavish your venue with beautiful hydrangeas. Not only will they add to your wedding day theme, they’ll become a real talking point for guests. Here are some of our favourite hydrangea showstoppers.
1 Silver Vessel filled with Blue and Purple Hydrangeas via himisspuff.com
2 Ypsophila with Hydrangeas in jam jars via himisspuff.com
3 Blue and White Hydrangea runner via himisspuff.com
4 Tall and Short Hydrangea centrepiece mix via Hydrangea World
Bouquets and Buttonholes
1 Simple Blue Hydrangeas via pinterest
2 Hydrangea buttonhole via pinterest
3 Pink Hydrangea wedding bouquet via Hydrangea World
4 White Hydrangea wedding bouquet via Hydrangea World
5 Pink Hydrangea wedding bouquet via Hydrangea World
Posies for the Aisle and the Entrance
1 White hydrangea domes hanging aisle side via ModWedding.com
2 Blue hydrangea domes to decorate entrance doors via himisspuff.com
3 Hydrangeas hanging from a chair image by ShoreShotz Photography featured on WeddingWire.com
4 Hydrangea wedding arch via himisspuff.com
1 Wearable oversize hydrangea corsage via Hydrangea World
1 Suspended hydrangea displays via pinterest
2 Grand displays to decorate your garden venue via Fusion Flowers / Hydrangea World, (Styling: Wendy Andrade, Photography: Kristine Krupenny K2 photography)
3 Lantern night displays via himisspuff.com