Elegant Hydrangea Wedding Invitations and Announcements

by dustytoes

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.

Elegant Floral Wedding Paper Set

Brides love to use light purple as part of their wedding scheme.

little lavender invitations

New for Spring, the "Little Lavender" hydrangea designer wedding stationery. Lots of light purple flowers decorate the top half of this square ceremony invitation.

The flower is from the "Blushing Bride" mophead variety of hydrangea bush.  It began as a pure white flower but like many hydrangeas of this type, it changes color as it ages.

This past summer, this one turned this pretty lavender color, which pairs perfectly with specialty paper created for couples getting married.

Marriage Announcements in Teal Blue

Personalize with a photo of the newlyweds.

Brides-To-Be Love the Hydrangea Flower

This flower is one of the top flowers chosen by brides for their wedding day.

 hydrangea bouquetI'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 often in the designs at BlueHyd and some of my other Zazzle stores.

The hydrangea flower is excellent for adding to centerpieces for the reception tables because 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 Author)

Use a Pretty Vase on Reception Tables

One hydrangea flower is enough to fill a small vase! Fill the bottom with stones or glass.
5" Square Glass Vase - 5 Inch Clear C...8" Glass Square Bud VasesCYS Vase Filler Gems Table Scatters, ...

Floral Wedding Invitations With Typography Text

Modern style with big numbers and varying fonts.

 

 Modern green hydrangea wedding paperCouples who want their wedding invitations to be a bit different may like the looks of this type of stationery. It uses letters and numbers in large and small sections. Varying the font styles creates an eye-catching design.

The light green of the "Limelight" hydrangea flower is pretty at the top of this paper, with all invitation text at the bottom. Easy to use templates let the couple customize as needed.

Light Blue Makes Up the "Blue Moon" Design

Custom, flat stationery can be horizontal or vertical and has traditional wording.

blue moon wedding invitationA 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.

Menu Reply Cards

Reply cards with a menu selection can be very helpful for the bride and groom to collect a correct count for the caterers.  Having guests place an initial next to the meal choices listed, makes it easy to coordinate seating at the reception with the meals that will be served. 

If the food service will be buffet style, asking for a number next to each gives you an idea of how much of each dish will be needed so you will have enough food at the reception.

Stationery With Light Blue Flowers

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Celebrate the Couple With a Bridal or Wedding Shower

Engagement parties are also a great way to announce an upcoming wedding.

wedding showerThe 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 you can find beautiful stationery featuring this big, fancy flower at BlueHyd.

 

Postcards as Reply Cards and Save-the-Date Announcements

Affordable and time-saving!

Save the Date postcards are easy to personalize, and will require less postage than a fancy card in an envelope. And they look very nice!

Another way to stay within the wedding budget, is to consider using 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).

Postage stamps will cost less.  And the fact that you can add your return mailing address before purchase will save lots of time.

Vintage Lavender

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.

Milestone Anniversary, Renewing Vows Ceremony

Reception Table Menus

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.

Our wedding menu templates are 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.

Make Your Own Menu Cards

Old Fashioned Hydrangea Flowers Are Definitely in Fashion Today

Didn't your grandmother grow these?

light blue hydrangea flowerOften 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.

Hydrangeas Also Come in "Blushing Bride" White

white hydrangeaWhite 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.  

Starfish and Hydrangea paper.

 

Personalize a Wedding Program

Use ready made images and add your own text.

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!

  1. Flat Card Programs (tall, square, or 5x7 inch)
  2. Fold in Half Programs
  3. Tri-Fold Programs
Updated: on 03/26/2014, dustytoes
 
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dustytoes on 03/06/2012

@Yeirl - Thank you very much for that nice compliment!

Yeirl on 03/06/2012

I love your Zazzle stores and your artworks....some of the finest I've ever seen.

2uesday on 02/18/2012

I like the traditional looking white invitations best, they are all beautiful though.

katiem2 on 02/15/2012

Very nice a beautiful flower for a spring wedding, I love the hydrangea theme, the invitations are wonderful.

dustytoes on 02/15/2012

Thank you kinworm and Brenda. Hydrangeas are so pretty, it's hard to go wrong with this theme.

BrendaReeves on 02/14/2012

These are just beautiful. It makes me want to get married again.

kinworm on 02/13/2012

Beautiful hydrangea wedding invitations - I love the Blue Moon design which is gorgeous.



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