Hawaiian Wedding Flowers and Leis
Hawaiian flowers and especially Hawaiian leis are very popular as wedding flowers. Fresh orchids and other tropical flowers create a unique tropical atmosphere perfect for a classic wedding theme.
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Some popular favorites are of course the orchid sprays, birds of paradise, and anthuriums, especially the purple arcs and Lady Jane anthuriums.
Tropical flowers are very easy to arrange, and there are really no colors which will not go well together. If colors are an issue, you can never go wrong with classic white orchids.
If you are having leis for your Hawaiian wedding, be sure to include matching orchid sprays in your arrangements. THis will help to tie in the theme of the entire wedding party.
Hawaiian leis have become a popular standard for weddings, even without a tropical theme. Hawaiian leis can be used in place of or in conjunction with bouquets or corsages for the bride or any member of the wedding party.
Any Hawaiian leis are appropriate for wearing during the ceremony or reception, not only for the bride and groom, but for the wedding party, minister, and even parents and grandparents of both bride and groom.
The traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony would include maile leis for the bride and groom. The maile leis would be worn around the neck of the bride and groom, who stand facing each other. They tie the loose ends of each maile lei tgether to make a circle (the same symbol as the rings used in traditional marriage ceremonies today) with both the bride and groom inside. You can also do a maile exchange, similar to a ring exchange.
If you have specific colors for your wedding, and the maile lei may not match or is not what you would want to use, it is appropriate to wear any flower lei, for the bride and groom or if the groom would prefer not to wear flowers, he may opt for the maile or even ti leaf or kukui nut leis.
There is no Hawaiian lei which will be inappropriate for either the bride or groom, so you are free to do what you find most comfortable.