When you’re deciding on the perfect flowers for your winter wedding, it can be tempting to go with the colors that people typically associate with the season. The highly regarded go-to source for wedding information, The Knot, encourages couples to be creative in their choices.
Think about flowers that are readily available during winter, and that are easy to get. When you choose exotic flowers that have to be shipped from tropical growing areas, you’re going to pay a lot more for your flowers, and if something happens to delay their arrival at the florist, you may wind up facing a frighteningly nerve-wracking situation.
It can be tempting to go with red and green, especially in December, or if your wedding date is close to the holidays. By emphasizing those colors, the holiday-inspired feeling may be overpowering enough to take the focus away from the purpose of the celebration – your wedding.
One way to really embrace winter is by creating a winter wonderland-type of theme. Winter white can be incredibly elegant, and you can add seasonal elements to bring splashes of color into your wedding flowers. SIlvery-green foliage is an ideal way to bring seasonal elements into a bridal bouquet, wedding party bouquets, boutonnières, or even on corsages.
Evergreen boughs, miniature pine cones, or even holly berries, used in moderation can create that holiday feeling, especially if the timing is right, and you won’t have to worry about whether or not your guests will lose sight of the purpose for which they are there.
Create Your Own Spin on White
An increasingly popular trend that reinterprets the traditional idea of pure white flowers is one called antique white. A perfect example of the “antique white” idea is the Blush Rose Bouquet. Antique white can include ivory, cream-color, and blush as alternatives to pure white. Blush-colored flowers bring a fresh concept to wedding flowers. Add bling within the bouquet, and use an elegant silk ribbon to wrap the stems.
Other Wedding Flowers
Cascading bouquets are ideal for formal weddings. You can combine greenery to fill the bouquet, so it’s not entirely white, but the white is definitely boldly elegant. Don’t overlook the flowers for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and reception. The flowers you choose for the different parts of the wedding. You can explore get creative with the winter theme in these areas, too. For reception centerpieces, consider tall branches from which you hang crystals or long flower stems.