Flowers for a beach wedding?

by DIY wedding planner on October 9, 2012


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I was thinking hydrangeas (blueish) or tulips (pink and orange). The bouquets are a DIY project, and I like that both blooms will be very easy to hand-tie with minimal added “stuff”. Neither will have to be wired to keep the bloom standing up and both look pretty in single flower bouquets. What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions? BTW, the colors are a sort of pistachio green and sky blue. (Alfred Angelo’s pistachio green and pool blue)
I’m going to buy in bulk for the day of the wedding, but I will be getting a smaller order from the same florist to do some “trial runs” a few months before so that I have an idea of how long it will take, the condition that the flowers will arrive in, and how well the flowers will hold up :O)

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bird is the word October 9, 2012 at 5:17 am
slone s October 9, 2012 at 5:56 am

rose pedles

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tastelykpurple October 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

Hydrangeas are good. If you want to go silk, try Afloral.com. My cousin got some beautiful wedding flowers from them. If you want to do something more “tropical” try orchids.

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kateqd30 October 9, 2012 at 7:09 am

My only concern would be that you chose delicate flowers and being on the beach involves a light breeze at best and strong gusts at worst, because the flowers are delicate you may run into a problem of the petals flying off the stems with the hydrangeas or the stems bending and possibly breaking with the tulips. Would it be possible to get a stem of each flower and head out to the beach one day when its really windy and see how they hold up under the conditions? This would probably give you a good idea of how they will hold up and you could make your decision based on your own experience.
If they do hold up, I think both choices sound lovely (like the tulips better if I had to choose).
Lillies are pretty hearty and strong and so are the old stand-by, roses, but I hope your choices work out because what you have planned sound much prettier.

Best of luck!

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S October 9, 2012 at 7:24 am

Just a suggestion but while taking up floral design I looked up some ideas for a contest. I recall a bouquet made of green orchids (inner- eggplant color/purple) in a simple hand-tied bouquet created with purple ribbon. Don’t know if purple fits in with decor but you had opted in maybe using pink and orange. I think that kinda of style will keep with the beach simplicity while maintaining a sense of elegance fit for a wedding. I wish I could find the image…Orchids though are pricey, not sure of your price range [just something to keep in mind]

Good luck!!!

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Finally Married! October 9, 2012 at 7:46 am

Well I think they might be ok just realize that the salt in the air makes the flowers dry out very quickly and will them turn brown. I have seen it at several wedding on the beach! I am glad I saw it before our wedding I would of been so upset to see all my flowers wilting and turning brown. I personally went with silk flowers that looked real! No one knew the difference!

The flowers need plenty of water before your big day, add a little sugar to the water. Make sure the sugar dissolves in the water before you add flowers. It helps keep the flowers from drying out! Try to keep then in water as much as you can. I took a few classes on flower arrangement’s.

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