If you’re ever in this scenario, remember there’s always a safe option, and it’s a beautiful one: Orchid decorations.
There are more than 25,000 different types of orchids existing naturally; but don’t panic, as color is the last thing you should worry about.You should at least want black ones, because that’s the only color in which they don’t bloom.
Coveted by florist, planners, and customers worldwide, orchids have several myths behind their allure at weddings. In ancient Chinese lore and medicine, they were believed to have healing properties; in Ancient Greece, orchids meant virility, or male fertility, which is why women were asked to eat them to have high possibilities of bearing a son.
People in the Victorian Era took it a step further and considered orchids to be majestic flowers, a gift from the world, which made them collect and display them as if they were the most valuable treasure ever found.
Yes! Orchids are by far one of the most interesting and special flowers you could have at your wedding, and you can never go wrong with them —or any other because they’re beautiful— but you get my point.
Orchids are classy, mysterious, and together make out incredible bouquets, and well, marvelous decorations.
LED Orchid Centerpiece
LED lights can be too bright or cold, and you might feel it’s “too much,” but when choosing the right orchids and the adequate light colors, you have nothing to worry about.
No, it won’t look as a column fish tank, it will look beautiful. Get cylinder vases and fill them with blue, purple orchids, or white ones, and add some small LED lights, for that classic touch everyone loves!
Cake Orchid Cascade
The cake is VITAL at a wedding, not so much because it’s part of the protocol, but mostly because bellies need a sweet and soft piece of dessert after they’ve engulfed a delicious dinner and had maybe too many glasses of wine, right?
This is the main reason couples tend to offer guests a huge cake and must care about how it looks. There are simple cakes and extravagant ones, but an orchid cascade decorating a white cake is an idea that dazzles guests, and also, is perfect for ‘gramming.’
Peacock Feathers and Orchids
Blue orchids are tantalizing and are often picked to be the star when it comes to orchid decorations. Anyway, when you think there can’t be any more blue at your wedding, peacock flowers enter the game and, weirdly, make everything more stunning than what it already is: Bouquets, centerpieces, and even wine glasses can be decorated with this combination.
A Sky of Orchids
Hanging decorations are popular among brides-to-be, but there’s also another way to make it look as if you were dining under an orchid sky, and is through tall centerpieces, which explode in the air with a huge quantity of orchids you can see since you enter the wedding reception.
Light Bulbs and Orchids
Orchids are attention seekers, and if you want to minimize that effect, try hanging light bulbs in a centerpiece, as it will create a soothing atmosphere and a super relaxing moment for your guests during dinner without having to worry about orchids being the main element.
Flower petals cover the floor when walking down the aisle, but you can also use full orchids and strategically accommodate them on the floor and beautifully adorn your steps as you’re on your way to say “yes.”
Note: These will look especially beautiful if you’re having your wedding at the beach!
Orchid Glass Spheres
Get a glass sphere and put orchids inside. It’s a simple process that can enhance the wedding reception surroundings, whether you decide to put it on dinner tables or at random places, such as the entry, dessert tables, presents table, or even hanging them!
You can also create spheres out of pure orchids. Use them for tiny bouquets or to make the corsages or boutonnieres.
Orchid bouquets usually hang from the hands of the brides in a gracious way, as the shape of this type of flower is perfect to project that dramatic vibe many brides-to-be are looking for. Orchid bouquets are practically magical forms that can be shaped and mixed until you find just the right formula.
Many tend to mix blue or purple orchids with white flowers, but sometimes is better to play with colors and several types of flowers, or even add some greenery. This so it won’t look like just another bi-colored theme wedding.