Elegant Hydrangea Wedding Invitations
Images of real hydrangea flowers, in a variety of colors, make these custom wedding invitations unique and elegant.
The hydrangea flower is a favorite choice of brides to carry in bouquets, decorate wedding reception tables and even use on invitation stationery.
With an amazing and stunning variety of colors available, this big bloom is appropriate for a ceremony taking place at any season of the year.
At the BlueHyd online store, brides are able to create custom wedding invitation sets using templates to add text, and sometimes photos that results in a truly unique set of stationery.
The Limelight Flower Has Light Green Buds
Lacy and pretty, this hydrangea is lovely on paper.
This pretty, white to light green, hydrangea flower is featured on our newest set of wedding stationery we will call "Light Green" for now.
A popular choice for weddings, the Limelight flower grows as a white, elongated bloom which turns light green as it ages.
The lacy look and unusual, subtle green color is a favorite with many brides. It can be found in bridal bouquets, in floral arrangements, and in vases at the wedding reception.
Combine it with a modern text template set-up, and brides will be all smiles!
Light Blue Makes Up the "Blue Moon" Design
Custom, flat stationery can be horizontal or vertical and has traditional wording.
A popular design in our shop is the round, light blue image of the "Blue Moon" hydrangea. It's not a variety name, but the name we gave to this big blue bloom. After all, a store full of hydrangea stationery must have a way to differentiate between designs.
Here I am showing the horizontal, flat invitation, but the design line includes vertical ones too. Combined with traditional wording where the bride and groom are doing the inviting "together with their parents / families" - as you prefer.
Brides-To-Be Love the Hydrangea Flower
This flower is one of the top flowers chosen by brides for their wedding day.
I'll bet that you could guess that roses are the number one flower used for weddings, but did you know that according to a list of top ten wedding flowers by The Knot, that hydrangeas are number five?
It's really not very surprising that the big bloom of the hydrangea is popular for special events. Besides being one of the largest single blooms around, it's available in the most gorgeous and unique colors, including blue and light green. The light green and white, lacy one is called "limelight" and I see it used very often.
The hydrangea flower is excellent for adding to the reception tables for the simple reason that it has little to no fragrance so it won't interfere with the savory smells of the food being served. One single bloom can fill a vase quite nicely too.
(Photo by P. Carter)
Engagement Parties and Wedding Showers
Find unique and lovely, designer cards that are very affordable, at the Zazzle site.
Celebrate the Couple With a Bridal or Wedding Shower
Engagement parties are also a great way to announce an upcoming wedding.
The ring was presented and she said, "yes!" and that calls for celebration!
From this time on, the engaged couple's life is a whirlwind of excitement with parties to attend and a wedding day to plan. Events are held in honor of the couple with engagement parties, wedding showers, a bridal shower, bachelorette and bachelor parties.
Even the smallest of weddings usually include a shower of some kind. Besides letting everyone know about the happy event, these pre-wedding gatherings can help provide the couple with some necessary items for the home, or gifts of money to go toward a special honeymoon, or for one big item they need. Hydrangea themed weddings will call for a hydrangea themed invitation and there is lots of beautiful stationery featuring this big, fancy flower.
"Blue Heaven" is a New Design for 2013
Choose a square size invitation or the 5x7 inch size.
Anyone who grows hydrangeas in their yard has probably heard of, or has planted an Endless Summer variety.
This type of hydrangea is known for it's abundance of beautiful flowers in blue, pink or white. These are "mopheads" which means the flower is roundish and usually quite large.
The pretty, pale blue flowers used for our new line named "Blue Heaven" is just heavenly. The use of cut flowers keeps the stem and leaves as part of the image which gives the impression of an elegantly printed wedding invitation amongst a background of flowers.
Use Postcards as Wedding Reply Cards
Postcards are affordable and there is no licking of envelopes!
If you are looking for ways to cut corners on the cost of mailing invitations, one option is to use postcards as your reply cards. With designs to match the invitations, they can be enclosed within the 5x7 inch invitations (they will not fit inside the square invitations).
Two great reasons to choose postcards as RSVP:
- Postage is cheaper. So they are more affordable to purchase and less expensive to mail than reply cards with envelopes.
- A return-to address can be added before purchase. This will save you having to individually address each envelope or purchase address labels for the reply cards.
Hydrangeas Blue, a Blog to Help You Buy, Grow and Care For Hydrangeas
Personal stories I share with my readers as I landscape my own yard.
Soft, light purple petals on a white background.
Towards the end of summer, the pretty blue flowers of the hydrangea shrub will begin to turn unusual colors. As far as I know, there is no way to control their colors as they begin to die. This long lasting flower looks beautiful even at the end of it's growth cycle as it turns green, pink and even purple.
The "Vintage" lavender flower, shown here on wedding paper, was once a pretty blue, but after a summer of growing, it began to fade to this lovely light blueish purple color. Hints of the blue still show in the center of the petals and the template text is colored to match.
The example text has both sets of parents doing the inviting, but that can be changed. Every item in our shop has a "contact" button beneath, and please don't hesitate to ask for help.
Original Artwork, Floral Designs
If you prefer original artwork containing hydrangeas, here are some options.
Old Fashioned Hydrangea Flowers Are Making a Comeback
Didn't your grandmother grow these?
Often I hear from people who read my blogs or contact me for wedding stationery and they mention that a relative, usually a grandmother, loved the hydrangea flower and had grown them in her yard.
Because of the sweet sentiment of using a much loved flower, many brides choose this big bloom to decorated for their special day. It gives her that "something blue".
The flower may be thought of as old fashioned, but it is simply gorgeous and very appropriate for weddings as it's one of the best true blue flowers available.
Wedding Menu Template Cards
Choose a size and make them yourself.
Wedding menus can be small and placed at each place setting for individual wedding guests to peruse, or they can be large with a need for only one or a few.
The tall cards are popular for place settings as they will easily slide into a folded napkin or stand propped in place. Or choose the more traditional 5x7 inch size menus. Specialty paper is available if you'd like to use linen, felt or recycled or even paper with a slight metallic shine.
The menu area is very simple to personalize for your needs. Whether you are having one entree or three, there should be plenty of room to add the text.
Hydrangeas Also Come in Pretty, Traditional White
Choose a design you like and then customize the text as needed.
White flowers are still the choice for many couples. Hydrangeas are best known and used for their stunning blue and light green colors, but the white flowers are also very lovely. The Blushing Bride wedding invitation set features a hydrangea flower of the same name which is big and round.
Typically this hydrangea will begin as a white flower and have a touch of pink to it. If you know anything about growing hydrangeas, you will already know that types of soil will make the flowers (on certain varieties) become colors other than intended.
Use a Pretty Photo Holder Cards to Say Thank You
Let your best wedding photo grace the front and make the notes more personal.
Using a photo card to say thank you to wedding guests makes getting that note very special. The card becomes mush more important and interesting to the recipient when they pull it out of the envelope and see a gorgeous photo from the special day. This card is blank inside for the couple to write a personal note.
It could also be used to thank the members of the wedding party and their photos could be front and center instead of the bride and groom.
That is the beauty of a custom card - you create it for your needs. This one can be found in our Teal section.
Wedding Program Templates
Print information on four sides of this paper which will need to be folded after purchase.
About Our DIY Wedding Programs
Template text is easy to customize for your wedding ceremony.
Anyone having a hydrangea, summer or garden themed wedding can use our beautiful program designs and they come in a variety of sizes, styles and colors. Made to match our wedding invitation sets, the program templates are easy to customize using the template text areas. No one will proofread your program before it is mailed, so be sure all text is exactly as you want it!
- Flat Card Programs (tall, square, or 5x7 inch)
- Fold in Half Programs
- Tri-Fold Programs
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