Post # 1
We are thinking of DIYing our flowers, but Im not sure if it would be more or less expensive to do it ourselves, or just commission a florist to do bouquets and bouts.
Here is my inspriation picture…
To me it looks like cymbidium (or cattleya) orchids surrounding some blue hydrangea. I love love love the white flowers with the blue center, and it satisfies my desire for both colorful AND white flowers, but orchids are SO expensive!
Our centerpieces will be potted orchids, and we will have orchids on the cake, so I’d like to have orchids in the bouquet, but it doesn’t need to be ALL orchids…
What white flowers would go well with cymbidium orchids and hydrangea, like in the picture?
Post # 3
I think fresia’s would work well, football mums in white would work great too – they kind of resemble peonies but are generally cheaper and can create that fluffy appearance. If you want a sub for the orchids – you can try using iris (depending on what your color pallet is – it looks like your inspiration bouqet used these in white as well). I’m not sure what the white fluttery flowers are but, if you use stock, I think you can replicate the effect on the cheap by cutting off the tips and using just the flowering parts. For the blue, you can use hydrangea if you like the multiple little flowers effect. If you’re looking for other colors, larkspur or gladioli (with the tops cut off) would look great. – hope that helps!
Post # 4
Alstroemeria (aka Peruvian Lilly)- it comes in white with yellow (and a bunch of other colors) and kind of looks like an orchid:
Post # 5
Just a little something to add…
In the original bouquet it looks like they might have used white iris in addition to the orchids. They are a beautiful/cheaper alternative to orchids with a clean white with a small yellow stripe.
Post # 6
Cymbidium White Orchids
Dyed Turqoise Hydrangea
Possibly White Sweet Peas