Although a bride has a vast array of choices for her wedding day, there are few things more elegant than a cascading bouquet of orchids. These exotic and sumptuous flowers are one of the most popular choices for bridal bouquets, both because they exude sophistication and because they come in widely diverse varieties perfect for any bride – and any color palette. For those couples considering orchid florals for their special day, the wedding consultants at Curran’s Flowers can offer expert advice and guidance as to which variety may be best for your vision and budget.
Although there are a wide variety of orchids that can be utilized for a wedding, industry insiders tell us that there are three main types of orchids that are requested over and over. The dendrobium orchid is known for its vast spectrum of colors, as well as for some beautiful shadings within the same flower. Ample bouquets of dendrobium are perfect for centerpieces and large venue decor.
The phalaenopsis orchid is a lush and opulent variety which is also known as a “Moth orchid”, as its petals look like the moth’s open wingspan. These orchids tend to have oversized blooms that fare well as boutonnieres and corsages, providing a brilliant splash of color in a single blossom. Cymbidium orchids can be monochromatic, or exhibit primarily one color with a contrasting colorful pattern in the center of the bloom. Especially popular this year is the exquisite green cymbidium, shown here filling a centerpiece vase ; while a perennial favorite is a white orchid with pink or magenta accents.
Brides can choose to have bouquets and arrangements made up only of orchid florals; or to mix the orchids amongst roses, hydrangea, and lilies. A consultation with an expert from Curran’s Flowers will allow you to see the different orchids first hand, and experiment with different arrangements and aesthetics that will fit your dream and your budget. If you are planning a wedding in Danvers, Beverly or Salem, we would consider it a privilege to help you create your perfect wedding flowers.