Hawaiian wedding bouquetAside from its beautiful beaches, scenic backdrops and lush greenery, Hawaii is also known to have the most exotic looking flowers. From the simple Plumeria that adorn the hair of Hawaiian ladies to the more elaborate and multi-flowered  leis that are worn for a multitude of reasons, these natural “objects of art” have also been an important part of Hawaii’s culture.

Hawaii’s exotic flowers can definitely enhance your event and give a colorful complement to the beautiful hues of blues, burnt oranges yellows, reds and beige tones that dominate Hawaiian beach weddings. The colors can also enhance the lush hues of greens for those who have chosen a Hawaiian garden wedding. The Hawaiian lei and tropical bouquet can add emphasis and color to your photos and what bride would not want to be without a lovely bouquet of flowers!

However, it’s also important to know what flowers are best suited for weddings in terms of variety and colors. Here’s our creme de la creme list of Hawaiian flowers for your wedding day:

Plumeria

Plumeria

Plumerias are the most popular flowers for making leis. While they come in white with a gradient yellow originating from the center, other color varieties ranging from yellow, burnt orange and pink gradients are also available. It has a nice and light fragrant scent. However not all varieties are strong enough for leis or bouquets.

Pink and Red Ginger

Torch Ginger

These tropical flowers are also called Ostrich Plume and Pink Cone Ginger and can be used in bouquets or in the sand to make a lovely aisle of flowers or circle. Mix in plumeria, orchids and ferns for a full and stunning decor beach setting.

Dendrobium Orchids

Dendrobium Orchids

There are many varieties of these type of orchids and the most popular and easy to get are the white, green or various hues of purple. They make great leis and enhance any bridal bouquet or can be used exclusively. They are great because they last a very long time. They are also beautiful in mixed tropical arrangements.

Birds of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Known by growers as the most colorful flower in the world they look like a striking bird with a bright orange and deep blue plume. They can also be mixed into bridal bouquets or center pieces for wedding receptions.

Gardenia

Gardenia

The Gardenia is known for it’s deep aromatic fragrance and blooms here in Hawaii from spring through summer. Many floral shops sell out of them very fast! They are wonderful in bouquets and can be used in floating flower arrangements to add sophistication and a simple elegance to any table.