Post # 1
Its predicted to be a scorching hot Summer where I’m from. In fact the hottest in years, since we’ve already had some pretty unusual hot days in Spring!
I keep playing in my mind the day my cousin got married and how some of the flowers on their bouquet looked a tad sad and wilted by midday. I can’t bear the thought of that happening on my day, so hoping for some suggestion of types of flowers suitable for super hot days?
Bridesmaids will be wearing fuschia convertible dresses.
Post # 3
How hot are we talking?? My wedding day was 40C and my bouquet held up pretty well, except maybe the fresias got a little wilted. I had roses, mums, hypericum and fresia.
Daisies, sunflowers, callas would probably do well. Or tropical flowers like bird of paradise, and orchids.
Gratuitous picture 😛
Post # 4
@blinx: Where are you getting married as in country wise? Different heats effect flowers differently.
A tropical heat- orchids or flowers from tropical locations like asia/polynesia would work best
A dry heat- try flowers from South Africa, Mexico and parts of Australia and flowers like sunflowers and bird of paradise. Australia also has some beautiful native orchids that could work.
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: Whoa, your bouquet is amazing!! *love*
So going to work with the mums …its considered a “lucky” flower in my culture. Thank you!
Post # 6
@j_jaye: Spot on…Australia! Unfortunately, not a fan of sunflowers and birds of paradise (they’re huge!)
Hmm, Australian natives usually look very dry and not very lush, so hoping for something a little more “green”.
Post # 7
These are some gorgeous native orchids.
A lot fo the native orchids fall in a natural cascade so look really beautiful in a bouquet.
I love these bouquets which are all natives
one, two, three, four, five
Post # 8
@j_jaye: Whoa, those orchids are native to Australia? Never knew…nice!
Thanks…getting ideas! One or two look a tad on the spikey side but giving me plenty to work with…
Post # 9
@j_jaye: This is not a negative judgment, it just made me chuckle when I noticed that your number four link looks like an Edible Arrangement.