Many Hawaiian flowers have names that may be hard to pronounce, but they all have large, colorful, tropical blooms, which will add the feeling of "Hawaii" to any wedding ceremony. Consider the following Hawaiian wedding flowers for your special day.
- Bird of Paradise
Orchids have the reputation of being expensive and hard to keep fresh, but they come in a rainbow of colors and are the most "Hawaiian" of any of the Hawaiian tropical flowers. They are delicate Hawaiian wedding flowers and need special handling. Make sure you are dealing with a trusted professional when working with these beauties.
As for the other Hawaiian flowers on the list, search the Internet and flower books for pictures of these regional flowers. Clipart exists for many of these blooms and you can easily choose the same flower for your invitations and place cards that you use in your bouquet and centerpieces to achieve a unified theme.
You cannot think about Hawaiian flowers without thinking about leis. This traditional island flower arrangement can easily be used in your wedding. The bride can wear a lei of white orchids while the groom can wear a more masculine one made with white orchids and green Ti leaves. Consider ankle and wrist leis for flower girls, bridesmaids and relatives. Loose tropical blooms can be piled in silver or glass buckets as centerpieces, and guests can be provided with lei needles to allow them to make their own leis as a wedding favor.
Tropical settings bring to mind an abundance of fresh fruits and sweet fragrances. Plates piled high with tropical fruits can be accented with Hawaiian tropical flowers. These arrangements can stand in place of flower centerpieces for your tables or as anchors pieces on the buffet line.
The leaders of Hawaiian society traditionally wore Kukui nuts and these can be woven into leis and garlands, or added to other floral arrangements. Palm fronds can be used as dramatic backdrops for your arrangements or used to fill in large corners for a more intimate feeling.
Seashells can be an inexpensive way to display your flowers. A single orchid bloom can be tucked into a conch shell as tabletop decoration, and small shells can be used to fill vases and anchor tall stalks of Bird of Paradise or Calatheas blooms. Seashells can be used like gravel in the bottoms of glass bowls, and hibiscus blooms and candles can float on the water that covers them.
Hawaiian wedding flowers can be a bit trickier to handle than other flowers, so make sure you do your homework. Unless you or someone in your family is a florist, enlist the assistance of a professional if attempting a do-it-yourself project.
All Hawaiian tropical flowers need special care and storage to be the stunning blooms you want for your big day. Make your tropical flower choices early. You can order Hawaiian flowers from online retailers, but make sure you have a reputable source and a guarantee before you let go of your hard-earned dollars.
Hawaiian flowers will bring spectacular drama to your wedding even if you are getting married in your backyard in Wisconsin. As long as you plan early and carefully, your Hawaiian wedding flowers will deliver all the elegance and splendor you could want for your wedding day.