(Closed) Help me identify these flowers, and think of a possible alternative!

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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. 

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