BOUQUET OF THE WEEK: A Cascade of Magenta Purple Orchids for a Sophisticated Bride

July 8, 2011 ,
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Phil Kramer Photography Event Designers in Philadelphia

Exotic purple Phalaenopsis orchid bouquets are stunning for their vibrant magenta color and delicate cascading flowers. We gathered together multiple stems of these elegant “Moth” orchids to create a monochromatic bridal bouquet that evoked romance, mystery and sophistication for our stylish bride.

The Phalaenopsis Orchid or “Phals”, as they are more commonly and affectionately called, hail from India, through Southeast Asia, north to the Philippines, and South to Northern Australia.  This lovely tropical flower has multiple meanings dating back centuries which are rooted in strength, luxury, beauty and, most importantly, love.

Sometimes called the aristocrat of flowers, Phals have tempted us since the nineteenth century when English merchant seamen brought these alluring, mysterious plants home from their foreign travels. The flowers’ brilliant colors and symmetricacl petal shapes captured the imaginations of Britain’s wealthy, who snapped them up at exorbitant sums or obsessively groomed them in their own hot houses. Happily, over the last century, Phals, as well as other orchids have become widely available in nurseries. Today, Phalaeonopsis orchids can be found year-round in a variety of colors but it’s the quantity needed for most bridal bouquets or wedding centerpieces that keep them at luxury level.  Certainly, one of our favorite qualities that make these sensational orchids extremely ideal for weddings is that they’re HARDY.  That’s right!  Although they appear fragile in appearance, they’re able to withstand high summer temperatures and still look gorgeous!  That quality, along with their stunning beauty, make them a wedding must-have.

{Photo:  Phil Kramer}


  1. Woah the Phalaenopsis orchid is so unique! What a great twist to the traditional bouquet 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for the note! We love using these vibrant orchids for weddings, really make a statement! bold, confident, dramatic… just our style!

  3. where do you do work out of? I am marrying on Feb 28th/2014 and would love this sooooo mch! it is exactly what I have been looking for and cannot even come close to fnding another colour i like this much. I was origonally going to go white orchids…this changes everything!

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