It doesn’t mean that your wedding should be devoid of warmth and romance just because it’s cold outside. Winter newlyweds can look forward to cuddling all day wrapped in a blanket or to drinking hot chocolate in front of the fireplace while talking about everything and anything.
That being said, when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding, there’s no room for coldness and blah. There are different floral arrangements for winter weddings that are available, but we want to classify them under two main objectives. First is to provide contrast and go for a warm motif and second is to play up the cold season and go for sophisticated and elegant floral choices.
For the first option — a warm motif — go for colors that are lively and vibrant. These are not usually associated with winter, and the contrast will provide a nice touch of earthiness and warmth. Shades of red, burgundy, brown, orange, and yellow are always surefire choices. Check out Daffodil, Ranunculus, Narcissus, and of course, the classic winter bloom Poinsettia. Putting in natural accessories such as berries, hollies, and pine cones will complete this paradoxically beautiful warm winter look.
As for the other options, you can create a somber, sophisticated look using flowers with deep hues of plum or purple, coral and white. Long stemmed Amaryllis flowers are great options both for décor and for the bride’s bouquet. The small white foliage of Babies Breath will look as if fresh snowflakes found their way to your wedding venue. For accessories, you can use crystals and metallic embellishments to complete the sophisticated look. You can even dip the tips of the flowers in gold or silver paint or brush them with glitters to add pizzazz.
Of course, an all-white winter wedding floral motif is always a hit. This alternative is very classic, elegant and timeless.
Suggested Winter Flowers
- Bells of Ireland
- Sweet Pea
- Star Gazer Lily
- Star of Bethlehem