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!

 

Dendrobium Orchids

Probably amongst the most cost effective and economical variety, but delicate and dainty with many blossoms to each stem

white dendrobium orchids via Source

white dendrobium orchids via Source

white magenta dendrobium orchid via Source

white magenta dendrobium orchid via Source

 

Mokara Orchids

In my opinion, the mokaras look more tropical and exotic than the dendrobiums, with smaller petals and often with "speckles" all over

Jaguar Pink Mokara-Orchid via Source

Jaguar Pink Mokara-Orchid via Source

orange-mokara-orchid-flower via Source

orange-mokara-orchid-flower via Source

 

Cymbidium Orchids

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

cymbidium orchid wedding flower pink via Source

cymbidium orchid wedding flower pink via Source

mini cymbidium_greenstem via Source

mini cymbidium_greenstem via Source

 

Phaelenopsis Orchids

So many brides LOVE phaelenopsis orchids, and with good reason! But they come with a hefty price tag!!

orchids_phalaenopsis nankungs beau via Source

orchids_phalaenopsis nankungs beau via Source

phalaenopsis-wedding-bouquet-aileen-tran via Source

phalaenopsis-wedding-bouquet-aileen-tran via Source

Are you an orchid fan and do you have a favorite?