I totally love hydrangea! I think I may have mentioned this before, but its lush, full, spectacular blooms put a huge smile on my face. I love to design with it in every aspect of a wedding, right down to the bouquets! Yes, bouquets!!! If you keep the hydrangea in water right up until you start pictures, it will live four to five hours out of water from that point—which is the perfect amount of time for a wedding ceremony and amazing photos to occur. If you want to keep it perky past that time frame just throw it in a vase of water in a focal location (ie. head table) and that will help it stay strong for the remainder of the evening.