Orchid - Main types of Orchids commonly used at weddings: cymbidium (usually green; popular, yet expensive- durable yet perishable in cold temps); dendrobium (sweetly scented; used in classic Hawaiian leis); oncidium (often referred to as "spray orchids", they come on slender long branches); vandas (summer- bloomings; comes in a rare, yet stunning bluish purple); and phalaenopsis (popular and widely used: comes in white and purple usually.)
Meaning: luxury, nobility, lust
Calla Lily - Originated in Africa and symbolized "magnificent beauty" to the Victorians.
Season: year-round; winter to late spring is the peak
Colors: ivory, yellow, orange, light pink, dark pink, red, dark burgundy
Meaning: ardor, magnificent beauty, feminine, modesty
Friday, December 14, 2007