Tropical Wedding Bouquets: A Guide to Hawaiian Flowers for Bridal Bouquets

Planning a wedding is tough and selecting the perfect bridal bouquet from a huge catalog of tropical wedding bouquets can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be.

First you must decide which exotic flower you like best. Once you have done this, your choices will be narrowed down dramatically. And from there it is a much simpler task to choose the perfect bouquet for your wedding ceremony.

To help you choose the focal flower of your bouquet, I am going to go over the most popular Hawaiian flowers and once you know the options that you have available this should help to make your decision easier.

I think that you’ll be really pleased by your decision to go with a tropical wedding bouquet because they come in brighter colors, are available year round and they look really chic, hip and modern. After all, who wants to be old-fashioned?


Orange Obake Anthurium

Orange Obake Anthurium

Beautiful anthurium flowers are the epitome of love. They are even shaped like hearts. They come in a huge range of colors and sizes as you can see in this picture of just a few of the varieties of colors from our farm. You should be able to match them to almost any color scheme that you have planned for your wedding as the come in pink, red, orange, green, white, purple, lavender and many other solid and mixed colors.


Plumeria ”Royal Hawaiian” by Tropic~7, on Flickr
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Plumeria are some of the sweetest smelling flowers that you could use in your bouquet. Some would say that they smell even better than roses and their scent can be very intoxicating. They can be found in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, gold, orange and red.

Pincushion Protea

Protea - Leucospermum by Marianne Perdomo, on Flickr
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If you really want to push the boundaries in your bouquet, you might want to consider these bizarre looking flowers. I might call them bizarre, but they are actually very beautiful they just look different than just about every other tropical flower in the world and they really stand out. They kind of look like pincushions with pins sticking out or perhaps like giant versions of the carnivorous sundew plant, but they are exceptionally beautiful and they don’t bite.


Orchid (please ID!) by tm-tm, on Flickr
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Of course the old stand-by, when it comes to tropical bouquets is orchid flowers. You can go with Dendrobiums, Cymbidiums or Phalaenopsis. They all look exquisitely beautiful and have a timeless beauty. They would look just as amazing in your wedding today, as they did back in the 1800s, when they were first brought to Europe by some of history’s greatest explorers.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise by DRB62, on Flickr
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These enticing flowers received their unusual name because they evoked images of brightly colored birds in flight. With their yellow and orange petals, they almost look like they are on fire and they really create a visual statement against the backdrop of a white wedding dress. They are sure to cause a sensation at your wedding.

So now that you have seen the types of tropical flowers that can be used in your wedding bouquet, all you need to do to narrow the field down is first, consider which flowers come in the colors you have planned for your wedding. And second, just choose a flower that strikes your fancy. That is all there is to it.