Planning on a wonderful winter setting to say ‘I Do’? You won’t go wrong! A white snowy day can give you that wonderful touch of magic you’ve always dreamed of for your wedding. Or a cosy heated barn on a cold winter’s day can make your wedding truly intimate and heart-warming.
If you’re starting to plan your special winter wedding, you’ll no doubt be excited to start talking colours, decorations and most of all – your bridal bouquet! We get it, you might not be ready to make a decision on run-times and the wedding breakfast just yet, but one thing you do know is that you want your wedding to look gorgeous and elegant (and that means you need all the floral details).
But will a winter wedding mean a compromise when it comes to choosing your flowers?
Whilst some flower species don’t grow over the winter months, luckily not all of the wedding worthy blooms fall prey to Jack Frost – perhaps quite surprisingly, some of the prettiest flowers blossom over the frosty months.
So don’t panic! With the gorgeous varieties of carnations, tulips, and roses giving you all the inspiration you need to create a stunning seasonal setting, there are loads of winter-friendly flowers to choose from. And when you’re choosing, it’s a great idea to capture the natural beauty of the winter season with rich and regal colours to complement a stunning winter wedding colour palette.
For a magical winter wonderland setting, we can recommend you go for silver metallics and frosty pinks. Pair them with an arrangement of leaves and branches and even some sequins for a hint of glamour that is definitely on trend.
Or, for a classic setting that’s effortless and timeless, you can’t go wrong with an ‘all white’ arrangement. With a mix of textures and hues of whites, creams, ivories, and blush, your all-white florals will be anything but boring – they’ll be stunning!
And to decorate your winter wedding venue, opt for branches (like pussy willow), pinecones, mistletoe, feathers, and other green botanicals (olive leaf and rosemary are hugely popular at the moment) to give the entire space a beautiful and warm seasonal ‘wintery’ feel.
So if you’re thinking about your wedding colour scheme and gushing over potential wedding bouquet arrangements, here’s our pick of the best florals to choose from over the winter months.
The Amaryllis (or Naked Lady) are soft and velvety looking and come in a mix of different colours to pair perfectly with the colour scheme of your choice.
Not too dissimilar to poppies, the Anenome pose a vibrant red that’ll give you a rich, warm colour palette to your wedding day surrounds.
Tulips are the perfect winter flower (although also very popular in the spring) and give a meaningful arrangement with each colour conveying a different message. For a day full of romance as you say ‘I do’ to your one and only; red, black or even purple tulips are perfect stems for your winter wedding bouquet.
A firm wedding flower staple, the classic Rose is available all year round and will look stunning in any colour and any arrangement, especially when paired with Gypsophila (baby’s breath).
With their cheery, rose-shaped flower, Ranunculus are fast gaining popularity as a ‘must-have’ wedding flower.
If peonies are all over your Instagram feed, and have taken over your Pinterest wedding planning board, then there’s good news for you. Whilst peonies aren’t readily available in the winter, the “Peony Tulip” (which look just like peonies) make it possible for a lovely seasonal compromise.
So there you have it, winter weddings can have the most beautiful flowers!
Whether you’d like an intimate and warm palette, cheery colours or stunning whites, you’ll find the winter season offers plenty of choice from fabulous blossoms to give you the colours, texture and look that’s just right for you.