Thousands will be crossing U of I stages this weekend in their caps and gowns. If your loved one is one of those thousands, you should help them stand out with one of these gorgeous orchid leis from Fleurish. Owner Sarah Compratt spent the first part of her floral career California, and leis are a graduation tradition there.

The leis are $35 each, and are comprised of a double strand of dendrobium orchids.

Read all about Fleurish and the art of flower arranging in Culture tomorrow.

Photos by Jess Hammie