Types of orchids

There are many types of orchids. Some orchid species have a fantastic scent and are wonderfully fragrant orchids. Others are prized for their color.

There are black orchid flowers, red orchids, orange orchids...the list goes on.

They are sometimes found growing wild and these are truly rare flowers. However most orchid bridal bouquets will use cultivated blooms such as dendrobium orchids.
If you are planning on using orchids for your bridal party, these pages have photos of orchids that will help you to decide on your

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    types of orchids

    Black orchid flowers

    Black orchid flowers, also known as Trichoglottis Brachiata are a great option for those who plan on having a black and white wedding theme. Truly black flowers are hard to find so black orchids would be a good choice and can be used for your bouquet, the boutonnieres and for orchid centerpieces.

    Red orchids

    Many common types of orchids are a shade of pink and truly red orchids are hard to find. Make sure your florist has a sample of any fabric you want to match with your flowers. This will prevent any color clashes.

    Orange orchids

    Many orchids have different shading on their petals and this is true for orange orchids. They are often found in deep yellow color with orange speckles or with darker orange coloring at the petal edges.

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    The Language of Flowers

    You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

    Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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