of the first images that comes to mind when one thinks
of Hawaii is of a Polynesian beauty decked in Hawaiian
flowers waiting for you with a smile and you step off
your plane after landing in Hawaii. Traditionally, they
place a Hawaiian Leis around your neck and greet you with
Leis Hawaiian flowers come in a wide range of styles
and colors, although each type still stands for Love and
Aloha in the Hawaiian tradition. Usually worn by the groom,
these flowers symbolically show the love of the man for
the bride. The traditional Hawaiian Leis is made from
fragrant Maile leaves and woven with small white jasmine
The traditional Hawaiian Leis is a garland is woven from
the green Maile leaves and cast a lovely fragrance. They
can be purchased plain, or interwove with he aromatic
Pikake flowers or Ilima flowers. The Pikake flowers are
what are known as the white jasmine.
The Pikake Leis of Hawaii feature the treasured scent
of the white jasmine in a delicate garland customarily
for the bride. They resemble small pearls in their shape
and size, which make them quite attractive in several
The Carnation flower, woven into the form of the Leis,
is a very thick and showy style of garland. These are
not the traditional garlands, but are a cheap alternative
to the Maile leaved garlands. They can be dyed in any
color to match the bridal and groom parties.
Tuberose Leis are highly popular, as the pale cream and
white flowers offer a sweet scent and can be woven in
such a way where only the petals show. They are in the
mid-range for costs, which also calculates into their
popularity as a Hawaiian Leis for weddings.
Crown Flower Leis are scentless, which appeals to those
who do not want to be haloed in the perfume of flowers.
However, the flowers used to make these Leis are temperamental,
and are subject to weather conditions. Haku Leis are headbands
of flowers, which take the place of garlands, and are
usually worn by a female. They can be made from any type
of flower or vine, and are woven together to form patterns
of the materials used. Each haku Leis can be unique, which
makes them quite popular.
Surprisingly, your Leis will be able to stand up to quite
a bit of abuse. However, by the end of the day, you can
expect your Leis to have crushed petals and some damage.
If you want to keep your Leis for years to come, you will
want to purchase a spare one that can be preserved with
special flower sprays.
Wearing any one of the types of Leis of Hawaii is something
you should definitely experience, even if you didn't get
a chance to get that distinctive Hawaiian welcome as you
arrived. You can buy leis at a flower shop, have these
flowers delivered to your hotel, or, if you attend a luau,
you are certain to get one. The leis of Hawaii symbolize
the greeting Aloha, so anytime you get one or wear one
of the many beautiful kinds of Hawaiian leis, you will
feel welcome in the islands of Hawaii.