How to Use Hydrangeas in a Wedding Centerpiece

Learn how to use hydrangeas in a wedding centerpiece from floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen in this Howcast video about wedding flowers.

So something to consider with hydrangea in a wedding centerpiece is that they are a beautiful flower, and they are a temperamental flower. They are very affected by weather conditions and by heat. They can be absolutely gorgeous in a wedding centerpiece, but it’s important to think about whether or not your wedding, for example, is outside. Is it going to be a very hot season?

They are available almost all year round, and are certainly at the height of their season in the spring and summer. So it’s a great flower to use, but really listen to your florist. Have a good conversation with your florist about whether or not the venue that you’ve chosen and the environment that you have is going to be appropriate for hydrangea.

If so, also remember that they are a somewhat costly flower. They have a lot of bang for your buck. They’re really, really gorgeous and come in a whole variety of colors, but they can be somewhat expensive.

Hydrangea are so beautiful that you can actually do a centerpiece that’s just exclusively hydrangea, and I think it’s a very classic, really beautiful look. You can also combine hydrangea with other things, but sometimes when you want to just really highlight that flower, it’s a really beautiful way to go to just do clusters of hydrangea all together.

You don’t have to stick to the traditional colors. It doesn’t have to just be white hydrangea. It could that gorgeous cornflower blue or some of the more antique-look hydrangea that they have now coming from the Netherlands, really, really beautiful. So consider doing just hydrangea all by itself.