White Haku lei for the Bride, ti-leaf or Maile for the groom plus orchid
leis for both; if the wedding is held close to the arrival date of the leis
some Tuberose for the sweet scent. Single-strung orchid leis for most
of the guests, perhaps some Kukui nut leis, ti-leaf, and vanda leis.
For special guests: Vanda Maunaloa, Kika lei, and Double orchid leis.
Don't be afraid to give several leis to one person - it's a Hawaiian custom!
Several wedding organizers have used small bunches of orchid stems,
anthuriums and foliage along the aisle with a larger tropical display near
the bride and groom.
Orchid, ti-leaf, and kukui leis for the guests. Any of the fancier and
unique leis for special guests. The Song-of-India, Red Ginger, Colored
Haku, Kika leis can all be taken home by the guests - enjoyed for many days
and even dried for a lasting keepsake.
Use monstera and ti-leaves flat on the table to decorate around or under
plates and dishes. Scatter loose orchids on the table and add several
Crown them with Haku leis, drape them in orchid leis and tuberose leis.
If you have several recipients, try matching Vanda leis - single leis and
the Vanda Maunaloa. Men might prefer Maile leis, the Red Ginger,
Ti-leaf, Kika and the Song-of-India leis - although they are all pleased
with beautiful orchid leis as well! For a special treat, try 40 red or
pink anthuriums for a 40th birthday - we can guarantee you will have the
most unique gift of all!
Maile leis are a symbol of respect and honoring of the recipient.
Double orchid leis convey a more formal look, while Vanda Maunaloa leis look
very rich and special. Although men in Hawai'i frequently wear orchids, the
Red Ginger, Ti-leaf, Kika and the Song-of-India leis are also worn for more
Flowers can be arranged in a loose, festive style or arranged tighter for a
more controlled look. Larger blooms and lengths are elegant and
dramatic, but require more experience to arrange.