Slightly mysterious and eternally elegant, there's an inherent simplicity to be found in the delicate, sculpted forms of an orchid. Looking at these flowers through a new lens, inspired by both the world of interiors and a breathtaking couture show, think not of the tropical, colourful varieties that traditionally spring to mind, but rather a minimalists dream of bright white blooms, draped from slender stems.
Refined, fresh and completely free from foliage, a white Phalaenopsis orchid in full bloom appears exquisitely, minimally chic. Captivated by the astonishingly elegant Dior Couture show (in which these white orchids literally lined the walls of an entire room), we're inspired by their luminous purity and sculptural formations.
With a renewed appreciation of these beautiful blooms informed more by our love of interior styling, we're looking more to a refined, monochrome palette of interior inspiration, than to any traditional 'wedding' arrangement of this species. Consider pairing brilliantly white orchids with marble surfaces and Scandinavian style glass vessels, or clustered arrangements weaving in decor accents of black, copper and brass.
With an alluring sculptural fragility that belies their ability to infact last for days, we love the minimalist statement of a single spray of blooms, carried in place of a traditional bouquet. And for the reception, single stems arranged specimen style, dotted down tables or hanging overhead, for a polished, pared back aesthetic.
Orchids are seasonal (although able to be imported), so if you are considering these flowers for your wedding day, we recommend engaging a florist early, to discuss timing and temperatures. Should you opt for (interior inspired) potted plants, these will make the most incredible gifts following your reception - or kept for yourself, wil create an instantaneous elegant greenhouse in your home!
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