An orchid wedding bouquet is beautiful with the exotic shape of the flower. The arrangements can be made in the pale shades or the vibrant colors it offers. It brings a hint of magic to any occasion. As a cut flower it is long lasting, either for wedding table centerpiece arrangement or in a bridal bouquet.
Orchids make up one of the largest families in the plant kingdom with over 20 000 species. In the nineteenth century, they were very much sought after for their exquisite beauty.
Orchids have always been considered a luxury. Orchids are a beautiful and fragrant flower with a wide variety of colors to choose from allowing you to create many different bridal bouquet designs as you can see from the images below.
The commercially grown varieties of orchids can take up to six years before they start to flower and then only produce about four stems of flowers a year.
Some people shy away from using orchids because they think that orchid is a fragile flower, but this is not the case, there are many varieties and colors which will work extremely well in a bridal bouquet. These varieties include the Phalaenopsis, the Dendrobium, the Cymbidium and the Cattleya. The orchid fits in well for a tropical or beach theme wedding.
Orchids can be expensive so if you are on a tight budget and still would like to have orchids for your bridal bouquet, consider mixing them with other flowers such as roses, daisies and filler flowers or greenery to your arrangement which will create a large and fuller looking bridal bouquet or keep the arrangement small and simple for an all orchid bouquet.
If your wedding is very casual and outdoors you could serve boxed picnic meals to your guests. These could be made up on the morning of the wedding with easy to eat items such as fruit, cheese, crackers, sandwiches and any other picnic type of food that holds up well. Don’t forget to include plates, cutlery and napkins for each packed lunch.
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Wedding Catering Budget Idea
When deciding on your wedding menu always look at using local and seasonal produce options first – it’s better on your wallet and you are supporting local vendors.
Bridesmaids Attire Tips
Don’t have your bridesmaids wear matching shoes no one will be looking at their feet – Let them be comfortable in something that they choose themselves.
There are many wonderful ways to capture your day, use our wedding photography shot list as a guide to help you create a list of lasting memories to include in your wedding album.