While roses and hydrangea are romantic and timeless staples of the bridal bouquet, some edgier additions are trending that pack some serious punch in the way of texture, color, and form. Orchids, anthuriums, proteas, and other tropical flowers and foliage have been popping everywhere–and not just in beach weddings! Curious about adding some tropical touches to your wedding? We’ll walk you through some of the flower types we love that will give you that unique touch.
Phalaenopsis, or moth orchids, are an elegant variety that comes in many bright colors, and striped and spotted patterns. Cattleyas, vandas, and mokaras are other orchid types that come in every color of the rainbow.
Anthuriums can be an eye-grabbing statement element of a bouquet, or a subtle accent.
The king protea is a showstopper in a bridal bouquet, centerpiece, or arch installation. Pink mink proteas are a similar but smaller variety. Pincushion proteas get their name from the “pincushion” shape–a uniquely distinct texture in an arrangement. The aptly named blushing bride protea has a softer look that’s sure to stun.
Monsteras, palms, banana trees, aralia and ferns all have distinctive foliage that is attention-grabbing. Adding them to a bridal bouquet creates interesting contrast, and just a few leaves in a centerpiece can transform your event to a tropical paradise!