I love winter weddings. Even though I was married in summer and wedding season traditionally runs from spring to autumn, winter weddings are becoming more and more popular. This trend simply makes my soul happy as there are so many beautiful winter flowers that are absolutely perfect for weddings. Think sweet peas, stocks, hyacinth, helleborus, double parrot tulips, snowberries, then later in the season comes ranunculus and cymbidium orchids, I could go on and on, it’s such a divine time of year!
I am yet to see snow (again on the bucket list) but you can’t help but draw your winter flower wedding inspiration from America and Europe, because they make a snow capped photoshoot look lovely, even though the model must have been freezing! There is a lusciousness that comes from a winter wedding, a rich, layer luxury effect that can be created with florals, candles, fabrics, velvet, fur and fairy lights. From sweet pea to stocks here are 14 divine winter flower wedding images.
Winter Flower Bouquets
The colour palette is one element of winter weddings that I truly love. It can be muted shades of blues and greys even hints of black, crisp winter white, a pop of colour like red or my personal favourite deeps plums, browns and burgundy.
A soft grey foliage like dusty miller otherwise known as silver suede is always a great feature in a winter bouquet.
The texture is what really makes winter weddings stand out. My mouth fell open on the keyboard when I laid eyes on this gorgeous creation by Britton Neubacher of Tend Living. The textures are just divine with soft cotton, prickly blue sea holly and the hero, a tillandsia xerographica air plant. If there is a bride out there who would like me to recreate this bouquet for them, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
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I have been asked to create an all foliage bouquet for a bride before. Succulents are the focal point in this bouquet complimented with scabiosa pods, blue gum and berries.
A single flower variety or in this case red berry mixed with pine foliage and embellished with rustic soft fur gives a woodland theme to winter wedding style.
Winter Flower Crowns
So in fashion for spring and autumn weddings, flower crowns can also be used with great effect for a winter wedding. Keep the style a little tighter and the colour palette richer.
Look at these gorgeous creations from Vervain Flower Studio based in the UK. Featuring tulips, ranunculus, rosemary, lavender, lobelia, grasses and narcissi all finished with velvet ribbons. Of course not every single flower variety would be available here in winter, but a very similar look could be created using tulips and ranunculus with seasonal textured blooms and berries.
These succulent and foliage buttonholes complimented the previous highlighted foliage bouquet. A style that many grooms are loving at the moment.
Winter Table Arrangements
When I think of winter reception spaces I always think of more intimate cosy gatherings, perhaps in a lovely restaurant or winery with a log fire. So the table arrangements I am drawn to are low with simple elegant style.
Why not mix in some pinecones or branches found in nature to add rustic winter texture to your table scape?
Pew and Chair Sprays
Again, more intimate winter gatherings with less tables may allow for added floral elements such as decorating the backs of guest chairs or perhaps just the bridal party or bride and groom.
Pews can also be adorned with winter elements and foliages to match the winter theme.
Winter Wedding Cakes
And finally let’s not forget the winter wedding cake. I think this seasons hottest trend, the naked cake, would be just perfect. Dusted with some icing sugar to look like snow and adorned with seasonal flowers.
So if you just got engaged and are thinking about setting the date, don’t discount June, July and August. Most likely your favourite venue that is fully booked in March and October is available and it is the perfect time of year for a romantic honeymoon by the fire. So many florists would love and welcome a winter wedding too, so chat to your local wedding florist about all the gorgeous seasonal flower possibilities.