Wedding Decorating Ideas: Silk Hydrangeas

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Wedding Decorating Ideas: Silk Hydrangeas
Hortensia hydrangea works well as a wedding cake topper, (hydrangea image by L. Shat from Fotolia.com)

Hydrangea flowers either grow in a large bunch--which is called an inflorescence--on Hortensia varieties and in smaller bunches or rings of flowers in the lacecap varieties. Silk flowers are available in both styles, and you don't have to worry about the flowers wilting. You can even hold onto them as keepsakes. You can use the bunchy, round silhouette of the Hortensia or daintier spots the lace cap creates. You can certainly use both types to change up your wedding design as well.

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Accessorising with Hydrangeas

Go with a wild, country garden motif for your wedding apparel and accessories. A silk hydrangea wreath or headpiece with a cathedral veil creates a naturalistic, vintage look. If you prefer a less ornate headpiece, a small bunch of silk blossoms can be placed behind the ear with hair in an updo. Other accessories designed with some kind of silk hydrangea are commonly available for wedding apparel. You can find clutches, sandals, sashes and hair bows with silk hydrangea embellishments, or you can purchase the silk flowers and attach them yourself with a glue gun. You can even find garters with silk hydrangeas around them.

Hydrangea Cake

Incorporate your wedding flower into your cake. You can accent a tiered cake with silk hydrangea corsages and place a large crown of hydrangea on top. Use large bunches on your cake, alternating a cake layer with a layer of silk hortensia hydrangea. As an alternative, accent it with smaller, single or double blossoms placed along the perimeter of the cake or in a spiral leading up to the topper on one side of the cake.

Hydrangea Baskets

If you're having a garden or outdoor wedding, baskets of silk hydrangea arrangements can provide a soft texture with either a neutral or bold spot of colour, depending on what you choose. For a sleeker, more symmetrical look, use silk hydrangea topiaries in the middle of the reception tables and along the buffet table.

Hydrangea Wedding Favors

To go all the way with your silk hydrangea theme, incorporate them into your wedding favours. Silk hydrangeas designed to look potted can double as a centrepiece clustered together or set individually at place settings. You can give hydrangea seed packets along with the faux plants as a favour; create a special seed pouch with your wedding date and information printed on them. Silk hydrangea blossoms also work well in lieu of a bow on individually wrapped wedding favours or bridesmaid gifts.

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