When it comes to using orchids in wedding floral decor, brides-to-be have much to be excited about. While the Phalaenopsis is the most popular for weddings, there are other types of orchids available such as dendrobrium, cymbidium, and cattleya. Each is uniquely beautiful from the next and can be used in just about every floral decor element. From bouquets to ceremonial structures to centerpieces, here are inspiring ideas for using orchid wedding flowers.
The most recognized of all the orchids is the Phalaenopsis. Our brides love this bloom not only for its exquisite beauty, but also for its versatility. Phalaenopsis orchids can be used in various wedding styles ranging from exotic and opulent to classic to modern. Tall centerpieces featuring lush cream and lavender roses and hydrangea complemented by descending white Phalaensopsis orchids evoke an ambiance of timeless elegance. A bridal bouquet featuring the flower in bold violet with burgundy and red roses captures the eye with dramatic flair. Give the traditional white wedding cake a makeover with a flourish of cascading natural blooms.
With it’s fluttery, light character, the dendrobium orchid is also known as the ‘moth’ orchid. This is a great flower to use in floral decor because it can be styled to express sophistication with a touch of whimsy. A bouquet featuring the flower in crisp white combined with tropical greenery is perfect for a beach wedding. Create an atmosphere of spectacular romance by adorning the tablescape with towering centerpieces featuring a spray of dendrobium orchids with calla lilies. A jawdropping chuppah made of curly willow branches embellished with white dendrobiums and delphiniums creates an enchanted backdrop for saying “I do.”
Also known as the “boat” orchid, cymbidiums are admired for their dynamic and flirty appearance and are a great floral choice for tropical themed celebration. A voluminous bouquet featuring the bloom in a mix of dark and light pink casts a look that is bold, yet feminine. A simple centerpiece featuring a single blossom with submerged greenery has us dreaming of a destination wedding in Hawaii. A light cymbidium orchid boutonniere looks polished against a dark blue suit.
The cattleya orchid is an ideal feature flower thanks to by its expressive form, ruffly petals, and striking beauty. Make a statement walking down the aisle carrying an all white bouquet featuring cattleya orchids and lush peonies. A low centerpiece featuring the blooms with a mix of greenery and gold florals sets a mood of natural romance. Guests will be talking about your white wedding caked embellished with gorgeous cattleya orchids long after the show has ended.
As you can see, orchid flowers bring a style and and beauty to wedding decor that cannot be denied. We hope these ideas give inspiration to the brides-to-be who are looking to use any of these blooms to celebrate their big day!