A lot of people ask me ... "What's the most common flower that you use for a wedding in Hawaii?". As the question keeps coming up we thought it would be a good idea to create a post here to indulge all of your curiosity.
Flowers chosen to be used in weddings here on the island actually don't differ too much from those used on the mainland. After-all ... people choose flowers (generally) because of their personal taste and likes/dislikes; not necessarily WHERE they are going to be married. Granted, colors and textures may vary from one location to the next in an attempt not to clash or be in bad taste, but this doesn't always result in a change in floral variety and, if it does, it's incidental.
Flowers we most commonly use in our designs:
1. Hydrangea - Why hydrangea? It's consistent, beautiful and works well to create a base for most styles of design. Another great reason to incorporate it ... relative to its size and the impact that it can make in a design, it's one of the least expensive ways to create a substantial floral arrangement.
2. Roses - There aren't many negative things that can be said about roses, especially garden roses. Occasionally I'll have a client who would like to avoid them due to the fact that they feel that they have been overused and are "common" (which is totally fine) but the vast majority love them. They're a timeless classic and also do very well to incorporate a color that you may have chosen for your wedding's palette and are having difficulty achieving.
photography: frank amodo, frank amodo, yd
3. Orchids - What better says that you're in paradise than the delicate look of a phalaenopsis orchid, or the bold statement of a cattleya, cymbidium or vanda orchid can make? They're the ultimate statement of luxury and rightfully so. Possibly one of the most opulent of flowers you could choose, the orchid will always be a favorite.
4. Calla Lilies - Possibly the most modern-looking flower, the calla lily is requested at many of our events. They create a very textural and clean look, and in a monofloral mass they truly make quite a statement. They, like each of the flower choices above, are consistent in most colors and available year-round.
5. Peonies - These are a favorite of many and create a very unique and ethereal look that few other floral varieties are able to achieve. Their abundance of petals is nearly unmatched in the flower world and if used at the right time in their bloom cycle, one can capture them in their truly perfect form which can take your breath away. The unfortunate thing about peonies is that they are not available year-round. We're able to get them sometimes as early as November and occasionallyas late as August if the weather is just right, but prime-time for peonies is the Spring.
photography : visionari, visionari, yd