One of the most important aspects regarding a wedding is probably the wedding flowers. Not only do they add visual interest to that special day but they add a certain elegance and a statement about the couple themselves. One traditional and probably the most popular wedding flower chosen is the orchid. There are so many different varieties and colors to choose from that any couple would be hard pressed not to find exactly what they are looking for.
There are several ways orchids can be used in a wedding ceremony. One way of course is in the bouquet. What makes the orchid the perfect flower for a wedding bouquet is it’s color and scent. Most wedding bouquets typically feature a white or off-white colored orchid, which are usually in great supply. However, when choosing a scent, a strong scented flower might be out of the question since many people suffer from allergies. This could create a difficult situation when holding fresh flowers so close to one’s nose.
Many people may not know that there are meanings behind a flower’s name and they stand for particular things. For instance, roses embody love. Lilacs and daisies stand for innocence. Blue hydrangeas stand for loyalty and friendship. The flowers that are picked for a wedding send a message as well. Orchids portray beauty and that’s definitely something every bride and groom wants their wedding to be. Beauty goes beyond looks; it can further accentuate the beauty of one’s life, their relationship and the tradition and ceremonies themselves. With so many beautiful things about a wedding, orchids are a wonderful flower of choice.
Centerpieces on the tables are another great aspect of wedding orchids. While some of the concerns regarding allergies and strong scents should be taken into consideration, there are several reasons why orchids would make the perfect flower in these arrangements. Orchids are tough as nails. Although they are sensitive to cold and may bruise or drop blooms with rough handling, they are however resistant to moisture loss and heat. For the happy couple who plan a summer wedding this brings great news. Orchids also are great for centerpieces due to their height. Some types of orchids can grow quite tall making the centerpiece truly the center of attention.
Being able to buy orchids in bulk means that you are also able to cut costs and go right to the source of the growers rather then paying for all the times that the flowers have to change hands. If you are planning on doing things yourself and incorporating orchids into not only the bouquets and the centerpieces but also other aspects of the decorations, then buying orchids in bulk is definitely the way to go. Additionally, orchids are available year round depending upon their variety.
Kali Winters is a gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “The Golden Book of Orchids” is available Here! Learn more about general gardening Here!
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