Meet the Flowers: Orchids
For someone who is not a florist, I sure do talk about flowers a lot!! Only because I lurve, lurve, LURVE flowers! One of my June brides and I had a meeting with her florist Fleur yesterday. We had a conversation about orchids... which made me realize that with so many varieties, brides are having a hard time determining what's what! So here are the top 4 orchid varieties I see most frequently used in weddings. Keep in mind that there are thousands of varieties of orchids, and they are available in almost every color - and color combination - imaginable!
Probably amongst the most cost effective and economical variety, but delicate and dainty with many blossoms to each stem
In my opinion, the mokaras look more tropical and exotic than the dendrobiums, with smaller petals and often with "speckles" all over
Available in a "mini" size as well as a larger size. Cymbidiums are super hearty with thicker petals and a deep colored speckled "throat" area
So many brides LOVE phaelenopsis orchids, and with good reason! But they come with a hefty price tag!!
Are you an orchid fan and do you have a favorite?