It was such a treat to get to design a wedding comprised entirely of orchids a few weeks ago. My bride wanted to use all white orchids at the reception and at the church and purple and lavender orchids in the bridesmaids' bouquets. We did use a few other purple flowers in the maids' bouquets to set off the orchids, but the stock and celosia merely provided a backdrop for the amazing mokara orchids.
A single orchid provides great visual delight for the eye close up; masses of orchids do what a pointillist painter does - creates a magnificent vision from far away and endless detail up close. Lovely!
(Also: take a look at the bride's choice for a wedding cake - a wedding rhubarb and strawberry pie! Each guest was treated to a homemade tart baked by the mother of the bride. We decorated the cake table with the mother's wedding veil, orchids, and masses of mint.)
Materials pictured include: dendrobium orchids, mokara orchids, cymbidium orchids, phalaenopsis orchids, stock, celosia, pittosporum, and salal.
|Here we superimposed orchids to existing wreaths of dried magnolia leaves at the church|