Flower suggestions needed

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

The deal is there's a bride that wants this exact bouquet. This is actually a teleflora ad, but of course, they don't actually sell this bouquet they've so conveniently pictured in their ad. And once a bride sees something like this, you know she is determined to have it.

I'm looking for a filler flower to replace what's shown here. They're manipulated a lilac but we all know lilacs don't grow exactly like this, at least none that I've seen.

Can you think of any other filler flower that would be this purple color and still give an open and airy look to the bouquet. I don't think wax flower is going to work exactly as she wants.

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london England, United Kingdom

Hi Gwen, How about stocks? they have the shape and I have seen them in that purple colour, fragrant too.

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

We're looking for something that's more like a filler flower. The ones in the picture are really tiny florets, spread around to give a light and airy look.

I love stock, tho. And yum on the fragrance!

london England, United Kingdom

What about statice? that could be manipulated.

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

Possibly. I'll suggest that to them - thanks!

Sacramento, CA(Zone 9a)

Gwen - there is a variety of statice - some more feathery than others. But as Terri says, they do have a nice purple.

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Gwen, How's it going? do you know what flowers to use yet?

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

It was actually for a friend of mine who's doing the bouquet. Someone sent me a link to a type of hydrangea that looks to be identical to the flowers in the photos. http://www.joycreek.com/294-004D4.htm She was going to phone the wholesaler and see if she could get this.

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Gwen, Oh good, glad you found a solution.
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