Beautiful Ideas With Delphinium Wedding Flowers

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We’re not surprised that the delphinium has emerged as a favorite wedding bloom with our brides this season. Also known as the line flower and ‘larkspur’, the delphinium has a long stock covered with tiny blossoms making it the perfect accent for a centerpiece or bouquet. As one of the few true blue flowers in nature, it grows in a spectrum of blue shades ranging from pale and whispery to dark and intense.

 

Sunita & Daren Wedding – Delphinium Ceremony Arch – Gotham Hall NYC – Kirra Cheers Photography

 

The flower’s name originates from the Greek word “delphis” meaning dolphin. This description refers to its closed flower buds, which resemble a dolphin’s nose. In the language of flowers, the delphinium symbolizes an open heart, overall positivity, and fun and cheerfulness. Essentially, every quality you want on hand as you start a new life with the one you love most!

With its pretty petite blooms, distinctive form, and joyful character, the delphinium, our bb bloom in spotlight, offers many possibilities for designing and styling wedding floral decor.

Bouquet

In wedding bouquets, delphiniums are an ideal filler flower, bringing beautiful color and natural texture to arrangements. Just a few stems in soft blue is all you need to accent a voluminous bouquet featuring lush peach and white blooms with robust greenery. Complement light pink and white florals with deep violet delphinium accents to evoke a romantic garden feel. Perfect for the bohemian bride, a cascading bouquet showcases the flower’s impressive length and organic quality.

 

Alison and Sean – Bridal Bouquet – Old Field Club – Photo by Paul Francis Photography

 

Shoshana & Michael – Juliet Garden Rose Spray Rose Delpinium Thistle Scabiosa Quicksand Rose Dahlia Seeded Silver Dollar Euc Jasmine Bouquet – Carlyle on the Green – by Susan Stripling Photography

 

Cascading Delphinium Bouquet – via theknot.com

 

Centerpiece

Adding height and beauty to your tablescape, delphiniums offer many styling possibilities ranging from elegant to whimsical. A high centerpiece showcasing a round arrangement of white peonies, hydrangea, and roses gets a dramatic lift with towering white delphinium stems. A loose and natural centerpiece featuring the blooms in various shades of purple is giving us royal garden party vibes. A candelabra arrangement of soaring pink and white delphiniums mixed with coral hued blooms and greenery radiates charm and romance.

 

Stefanie & Jon Wedding – High Centerpiece Delphinium Hydrangea Peony Rose Stock – riverpark NYC – Photography by Trent Bailey

 

High Centerpiece with Delphinium – via pinterest.com

 

Pink White Delphinium Centerpiece – via elizabethannedesigns.com

 

Wedding Arch + Chuppah

Imagine exchanging vows before a stunning scene that takes a page straight out of The Secret Garden. When used in ceremonial structures such as the wedding arch and chuppah, delphiniums work to create a magnificent backdrop. The flower is often presented with the stems hanging downward at various heights from greenery and other blooms such as hydrangea and roses. The impression is light and airy. Votive filled glass bubbles and pillar candles at the structure’s base cast an air of warm romance over the design.

 

Jenna & Matthew Wedding – Chuppah – Museum of Jewish Heritage – Cody Raisig Photography

 

Sunita & Daren Wedding – Ceremony Arch Hydrangea Rose Delphinium – Gotham Hall NYC – Kirra Cheers Photography

 

Julia & Amit Wedding – Chuppah – Fresh Meadows Country Club – by Brett Matthews

 

Suspended Blooms

Many couples are taking reception decor to the next level with spectacular pieces such as floral chandeliers and hanging flower canopies. Delphiniums are a great flower to use in suspended bloom designs. Their delicate, ruffled petals and graceful look completely transform a space, drawing attention to important areas like the dance floor and head table. Guests won’t be abel to resist the chance to celebrate under a jaw-dropping circular chandelier of all white blooms. A first dance under a canopy of hanging delphiniums and roses will make your fairytale wedding dreams come true. Set a mood of enchanted elegance over the tablescape by adorning crystal chandeliers with pretty purple florals.

 

Ina & Kevin Wedding – Floral Chandelier – Park Hyatt NYC – Christian Oth Studio

 

Kay & Bryan Wedding – Floral Chandelier – Acme Restaurant NYC – Timecut Photography

 

Jenna & Matthew Wedding – Floral Chandelier – Museum of Jewish Heritage – Cody Raisig Photography

 

Delphinium Crystal Chandelier – via pinterest.com

 

More Ideas for Incorporating Delphiniums in Your Wedding

The flower’s purple-blue colors lends beautifully to watercolor. This gorgeous hand painted wedding invitation uses the flower to beautiful effect. An arrangement of sugar spun delphiniums adds a sweet touch to a classic white cake. A pale blue delphinium boutonniere looks most handsome on a gray suit.

 

Delphinium Watercolor Wedding Invitation Suite – via charmcat.net

 

Wedding Cake with Delphiniums – via pinterest.com

 

Blue Delphinium Boutonniere – via laruefloral.com

 

From subtle to high impact, the delphinium can be styled in various ways to capture the perfect ambiance for your wedding. Thinking about using the flower on your big day? Here are somethings to keep in mind.

Availability: Year Round

Scent: None

Cost: Expensive

Vase Life: 7 to 10 days

 

 

 

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