Hawaiian Flowers, Weddings

Complete Guide to Getting the Perfect Hawaiian Wedding Flowers


Complete Guide to Getting the Perfect Hawaiian Wedding Flowers

The beauty and romance of Hawaii is never more evident than seeing the vibrant tropical blossoms produced from this paradise.

Are you lucky enough to be traveling to Hawaii for a dream destination wedding? Maybe you fell in love in Hawaii and want it to be a part of your special day.  Either way, including colorful, tropical Hawaiian wedding flowers as a part of your wedding will add to the beauty of the day.

Take a look at the flowers of Hawaii and how you can incorporate them into your Hawaiian wedding.

Hawaiian Flowers Options

Think about all the ways to add Hawaii to your wedding day. You might want a Hawaiian wedding bouquet, leis, or a sprinkle of Hawaii’s gorgeous orchids. Consider using them for an arbor archway, aisle and reception arrangements and for the wedding party.

Take a look at some of Hawaii’s tropical wedding flowers to use in a variety of ways for your special day.


The Anthurium flowers are found abundantly in Hawaii. The flowers have a waxy petal that is long lasting. Seeing them, you think tropical paradise.

Their flowers come in bright reds, subtle shades of pink and purple, green, and even bi-color. Consider using them clustered together in centerpieces to make quite a statement. Their vibrant colors also play well in Hawaiian wedding bouquets.

Bird of Paradise

Another gorgeous flower that commands the image of the tropics, the bird of paradise is quite the statement flower. The flower, a colorful tropical bird, is sturdy and statement-making.

The petals of the Bird of Paradise are bright orange and yellow which come from a base that almost appears blue to purple. This flower is long lasting as a cut flower making it a beautiful addition to both bouquets and arrangements.

Hawaiian Hibiscus

The Hawaiian Hibiscus screams Hawaii. The yellow version is the flower of the state, while most will recognize the red Hibiscus as the flower they associate with Hawaii. In 1988, Hawaii actually named the yellow version as the state flower.

Whether you use a single flower in a hair clip or group them in bouquets or arrangements, the big flowers are a statement that you want Hawaii as a part of your wedding day.


Have you ever tried to grow an orchid and found that challenging? Not so, in Hawaii where orchids grow plentifully.

Orchids are a beautiful choice for weddings because of the wide range of colors. Shades of purples and whites are most common in Hawaii and often used in leis.

You can also consider using all white orchids. Consider sprinkling white orchids on tables. You can use them for leis for the bridal party or bride and groom. How about a haku crown with orchids.


The Plumeria, also known as the Frangipani, has pretty blossoms and an intoxicating, lovely fragrance. Although the Plumeria flower is not native to Hawaii, it’s a favorite when selecting Hawaiian florals.

The flowers, with the soft velvety petals, come in a variety of color choices. These are often used for leis or in the hair of females.

But pay attention to Hawaiian tradition. If your Plumeria is worn on your right ear, you’re telling the world you’re single. Over your left ear, you are already taken.

Can’t Get More Hawaiian Than Leis

Nothing says Hawaii more than a Hawaiian lei. The tradition of a lei made from beautiful Hawaiian flowers suggests love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting.

Leis can be simple with a single color and one flower type. They can also be much more intricate with multiple colors and floral choices.

How can you incorporate leis into your wedding day? The bride and groom could opt for matching beautiful white orchid leis. One tradition even has the bride and groom exchanging leis as part of the ceremony.

The wedding party could wear coordinating tropical leis. The bride and groom could gift their respective new families with leis as a part of the wedding celebration.

Dress Your Men with Maile Leis

The maile lei is a garland worn by men. Like a regular lei, it can be made from green maile leaves. Small white flowers, called pikake are sometimes woven into the green maile leaves too.

The groom or males in the wedding party might even choose to wear a maile lei and a traditional lei at the same time.

Symbolizing devotion, the fresh maile lei has the groom bringing the perfect message as he recites his vows. Maile leis are also believed to offer protection, good luck and even give healing powers to the wearer.

Traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremonies have the kahuna pule, or holy man, take the bride and grooms hands and wrap them together using the maile lei.

Haku Crown and Hawaiian Floral Clips

Another lovely way to add Hawaiian flowers to your wedding day is by working them into your attire.

You can choose to have floral clips made that become part of your wedding day hair. While you might be wearing white, imagine a tropical orchid, plumeria or hibiscus bringing your wedding look romance and color.

Haku crowns are another alluring wedding choice. Imagine the haku as a lei for your head. Use this in place of a veil.

Your wedding attendants would also look lovely wearing a romantic haku woven from Hawaii’s tropical flowers.

Hawaiian Wedding Flowers for Your Special Day

Whether you are planning to marry in the tropical paradise of Hawaii or want to bring some of the tropical beauty to your wedding, Hawaiian flowers are the way to go.

Hawaiian wedding flowers bring the romance of Hawaii to your wedding ceremony. You can bring the colors and style of Hawaii into your celebration with bouquets, leis, centerpieces, and garlands.

Let us help you select and create beautiful Hawaiian flower arrangements for this special day in your life. We can ship Hawaii to you or add to your Hawaiian wedding event. Contact us today to start your planning.