Being a wedding florist and because there were no guests at the wedding, and because we were getting married the second day into our holiday, I decided to make my own artificial tropical wedding bouquet. One bouquet and one boutonniere for my husband were all the flowers necessary for this situation. When getting married on a southern beach you have a few options of how to select beach wedding flowers....
- You can make your own artificial bouquets and bring them with you.
- You can have a local florist make your bouquets upon the recommendation of your resort`s wedding planners.
- You can purchase a complete wedding package at an island resort that includes flowers in their wedding package.
- You can go to the flower market at your tropical destination, purchase live flowers for your bouquet and make your own in your room. Just remember to bring floral tape, ribbon, stem cutters and floral wire to allow you to be able to accomplish this task.
Beach wedding flowers are typically bright, vibrant and tropical. Orchids, birds of paradise, anthuriums, gingers and roses are perfect for wedding flowers. The wedding bouquets could feature orchids and roses whereas the centerpiece or ceremony and cake table could be decorated with the taller and brighter tropical birds and gingers.
The amount of wedding flowers you will need for a beach wedding vary greatly depending on how many bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and guests are coming along. All members of the bridal party should receive a bouquet or boutonniere. The parents should receive body flowers as well.
If you are having a reception, you may want to consider having a floral centerpiece on each table. If it`s just you and your husband, you may just want to place your bouquet on the romantic dinner table and then at the foot of the bed to decorate that as well. Lol!
Weddings in Hawaii should ideally include leis as the perfect accent to your beach wedding. Have the wedding party wear them and if possible, give one to each guest upon their arrival.Orchids are a popular wedding flower for the bridal bouquets as well as the leis since they are long lasting in the tropical heat.