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


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Mokara Orchids: In my opinion, the mokaras look more tropical and exotic than the dendrobiums, with smaller petals and often with “speckles” all over


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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

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


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

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  1. I love this post… always wondered what the difference between orchids are! I looked at my flowers and Grace will be using Phaelenopsis ones =D yay!!

  2. Orchids are my favorite flower and I love them all! Thanks for the useful info…never thought about all the different kinds!

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