Hydrangeas come in various colors including whites, greens, pinks, blues and purples. Such colors as purple can be very expensive so there are other ways to achieve the same look without breaking the bank. If only a few are needed they can be sprayed with special dye that is made specifically for flowers. They can also be dyed systemically by the growers. While yes you may remember having done this with white carnations when you were in elementary school it is much more effective when the grower does it because of when they are doing. Plus they are using a special dye for flowers and not grocery store food coloring.
So for this wedding we opted to go with the dyed hydrangeas to keep the cost down. They are so beautiful! I love the mixture of different purples all put together! Everything has a very rich and indulgent feeling!