Orchids are one of the most popular wedding flowers, and for good reason. “They’re versatile and make a big impact in bouquets and other floral designs,” says Drew Rios of Rogue & Fox Floral Co. in Los Angeles.
Another reason? Orchids come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and shapes, making it easy to incorporate them into weddings of every style. That said, some varieties are more popular than others. “Phalaenopsis orchids and cymbidium orchids are hands-down favorites of many brides,” Rios says. “Their front-facing forms provide an eye-catching moment in a bouquet.”
Since many orchid species grow in tropical climates they’re a natural fit for island or beach weddings, but Rios says that, when paired with dried florals, they can also have a starring role in modern, artistic celebrations. “My favorite is the paphiopedilum variety, which you don’t see often,” she says. “Their form and structure is so unique and their colors are beyond imagination.”
Phalaenopsis orchids and cymbidium orchids are hands-down favorites of many brides. Their front-facing forms provide an eye-catching moment in a bouquet.
Certain color orchids have to be ordered ahead of time and there are some species only available during certain seasons, but the most common varieties are available year-round. “Orchids are definitely a splurge at $15 to $35 per stem, but because they take up quite a bit of real estate in an arrangement, you don’t need many stems to make a statement,” says Rios.
Read on for 30 stunning bouquet ideas featuring orchids big and small.
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