Not much can compare to a heartwarming, romantic, whimsical, and cozy winter wedding. Whether your event is tucked away in the mountains or held in your favorite city or hometown, elements of the season like pine cones, holiday flocking, and white birch can set a breathtaking and magical setting. While you and your guests dress in elegant satin, chic faux fur, classic velvet, or something out-of-box and extraordinary, this picture-perfect scene will be one to remember forever. However, some brides and grooms are hesitant to dream of having a wedding in winter since there is an assumed lack of in-season flowers and bridal bouquet options. The experts here at Griffin’s Floral Design are excited to set the record straight by highlighting your favorite flowers and luscious greenery that thrive this time of year and the endless amount of seasonal accessories to create unique winter floral designs.
In-Season Winter Flowers
The winter months give us plenty of brilliant blooms to play with and incorporate into almost any wedding theme or style. This includes romantic and bold red flowers, snowy whites, and even your beloved favorites found in other seasons. Classic winter flowers like orchids, lilies, ranunculus, anemones, roses, and carnations pair seamlessly with more exclusive winter blooms such as amaryllis, hellebore, protea, scabiosa, gardenia, wildflower, star of Bethlehem, and stephanotis. Finish the design with generous amounts of greenery, including eucalyptus, fern, sage green lamb’s ear, and evergreen leaves and accents of Queen Anne’s lace, aster, thistle, waxflower, hypericum, and gypsophila.
Additions from Mother Nature
Winter weddings have become some of the most creatively styled events of the year as their floral pieces include more than stems and greenery. Seasonal elements from Mother Nature are also incorporated into bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and accent floral designs to add even more personality, charm, and life. Think pheasant feathers, pinecones, red berries, juniper boughs, dusty miller, snowdrops, brunia, and dried lotus pods.
Seasonal Bouquet Accessories
Once the natural elements of winter have been gathered and arranged, it is time to add the finishing touches that will undoubtedly bring your winter wedding dreams to life. Spruce up your wedding flowers with timeless accessories like ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, silver, white, gold, or red sequins, lace, your grandmother’s broach, and more. Tie maroon satin ribbon around the stems with white pearls or rhinestones a uniform line down the center, or add a pearl or rhinestone to the center of a few blooms to create an elegant holiday feel or jazz it up.
Popular Color Combinations
Before moving forward with floral designs, you first need to narrow down your color palette. It may be surprising to discover the unlimited possibilities of hues and tones you have access to in the winter, which may lead to overwhelming feelings. Don’t fret! While many color schemes inspire holiday spirit, warm and cozy feelings, and visions of serene snow scenes, we have narrowed down the most popular for you to begin with. A few favorites are all-white hues, reds with pinks, bright red with snowy white, soft pinks and pastel blues, white with dusty blue, and dark, moody tones paired with natural elements and rich greenery.
With a large variety of winter flowers, natural elements, seasonal accessories, and color schemes at your fingertips, try honing in on your personal style by creating a mood board and collecting inspiration from magazines and websites. As you sit down with your florist to design your wedding bouquets, having a focused look, feel, and style will make the process smooth and easy. For more guidance and ideas, your trusted friends here at Griffin’s Floral Design are always ready to help.