Tadra (the Fijian word for ‘dream’) specialise in wedding flowers and decor. From bouquets to buttonholes, chapel arrangements to reception centre pieces, arches to warriors and flags to gazebos...the list goes on! Family owned and operated since 1995, also Fiji’s proud Interflora & Teleflora representative.
I was Married in Fiji believes in sourcing locally wherever possible. A vibrant tropical flower arrangement provides the perfect touch for your destination wedding.
Araylea from Tadra answers some common frequently asked questions about tropical flower varieties and availability for your wedding in Fiji.
Photography: Nadi Bay Photography
Q. What are the most popular flowers used in bridal bouquets?
A. Dendrobium Orchids are the most popular choice for weddings in Fiji. They are in high demand and low supply between the months of July - October. A minimum of 2 weeks notice must be given, especially if requesting white. The Frangipani is another popular option but they are seasonal and weather dependant.
Q. Which flower varieties can withstand the Fijian heat and humidity?
A. There are many flower varieties available in Fiji, however we use 4 staple flowers that are available year round and can withstand the heat and humidity:
Anthuriums (red, pink & white)
Dendrobium Orchids (white, purple & mauve)
Gingers (red & pink)
Heliconias (dark orange/black, yellow/pink & light orange)
* Other colour variations are subject to availability *
Q. Can Frangipanis withstand the Fijian heat and humidity?
A. The Frangipani is used by the majority of hotels and resorts that grow the trees on-site as they are in abundance (when in season) and easy to access. If ordering flowers, bare in mind they are sent to resorts and islands by boat, plane and road. Frangipanis may wilt and brown quickly after picking. The time taken to deliver and the humidity can spoilt them before they arrive!
Q. Can I import flowers?
A. Cut flower importation is an option, but is seasonal and based on New Zealand availability.