Post # 1
We have finally narrowed down our decor for the ceremony and luckily we saved money in other areas so I could have orchids. I love them, they are all over our home and FI felt bad I couldnt get what I truly wanted plus trying to make a bouquet out of flowers you arent a fan of results in many many many changes that never stop.
Here is the ceremony decor inspiration, which will be moved for the reception and placed behind us at the center of the table.
Now here is the question: should I do a loser orchid bouquet, not neccesarily like the ones that go on forever and are draped off your arm but just a little airy like this
Or something a bit tighter and more round like this
My dress is being made by my FMIL so it isnt finished yet but its a cream/light honey colored silk sheath with an open back and V-neck, both with lace accents on the bottom edges and cap sleeves.
What do you ladies think about the bouquets? Should the bridesmaids have a single long stem of orchids or should I choose a different flower for them? The groomsmen with have pocket squares and no bouts.
Post # 3
I love the draped style bouquet. My own bouquet had a few stems of orchids cascading out of a tighter, colorful bouquet so I am partial to that design!
Post # 4
@thenextmrsi: I really like the cascading too but I want it to still have volume at the top. Logistically I only want orchids so Im not sure if I can get that effect unless I do just the completely round one
Post # 5
I like the tigher, rounded one. But I don’t like cascading bouquets at all.
Post # 6
@minted: If you like cascading, why not do a tight bouquet with a few stems loose? It’s hard to explain, but here is my bouquet. You could do something like this but with all white orchids in the tight part…
Post # 7
@minted: Both are lovely and you can’t go wrong….there was a bee a while back that got married with an orchid bouquet and it was gorgeous. Gosh that is gonna bug me….hopefully I’ll figure out who it was. Hers was cascading and it was stunning!
For some reason, I think orchids are the one flower that look so pretty cascading. I just love the way this looks with the orchids cascading. Do you want all orchids? I love this one below!
Post # 8
Orchids sort of naturally cascade with how they grow, so I think it looks natural and very pretty like that
Post # 9
@minted: Are you using those exact orchids or another kind? I wanted orchids in my bouquet and started a thread about it a long while ago here are some examples in this thread:
As others have said orchids look lovely cascading or drapping so I would go that route. But it also sort of depends on the type of orchid you are getting and what your overal vision is for the bouquets fullness. The BM’s had white hydrangeas the men had lavender bouts and we had some rose corsages.
Post # 10
@weddingbound: I do want it to be an all orchid bouquet.
@Mrs Christopher: The type pictured are the ones I want actually, the all white phalaenopsis. I like them cascading but I dont want them to cascade too much from the center of the bouquet.
Post # 11
@minted: This google image search has a lot I think that fit that bill:
When searching for an all orchid bouquet which is what I was going to do orginally, I found there are few examples on pinterest or on here so I did google image searches and that worked a lot better. Orchids don’t seem to be too popular on the bee even though they are fairly popular at weddings. It may be due to their cost or the fact that most look good as cascading bouquets but who knows really lol.
I started a thread about that too out of couriosity most common here is roses so far: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-kind-of-flowers-are-you-usingdid-you-use-for-your-wedding#axzz2c9kvoz9e