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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Vase Life: 7 to 10 days