- 9 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
We’re going with a sort of tropical spa inspired feel.
My centerpiece idea was to have 4 potted phalaenopsis orchids on each table to serve as centerpiece and favor. I have been around and around on the kind of orchid, but phals are hardy, easy to come by, and very pretty.
Phalaenopsis are beautiful, beautiful flowers. Their simple grace and elegance are unmatched. I love love love them.
However. I’m a little unsure about how so many of them will look, gracing the tables in the reception. I feel like when you get a lot of them together, they tend to look stick-ish. Like a room full of sticks (sticks with pretty flowers on the end).
As I go through my inspiration photos, though, and continue to collect more, I am beginning to notice a trend.
I am so drawn to the color turquoise.
The turn my decor plans have taken recently are very reminiscent of a tropical spa. A retreat if you will, and I think that the orchids, water, turquoise color, and all of its simplicity really evoke that feel.
I think it will go really well with some of the other decor ideas I’ve got milling around in my head…
I love the idea of a combination of vases (cylinder, low bowls, and low cylinders) with a variety of orchids and candles gracing them, with both clear and turqoise colored water.
I’m loving it.
(And on a positive note, even with buying multiple vases, candles, and cut orchids, we will probably save money versus our original idea of featuring 4 potted phals on each table to serve as favors…)