Planning & Inspiration
The Best Blooms for Winter Weddings
When we think of winter wedding flowers, we often jump to an all-white color scheme, while in fact there is a wide range of flowers in many colors available in winter to suit any floral design vision. Amaryllis, Anemones, Orchids, Hydrangeas, and Peonies are some of the most popular winter blooms, as well as many varieties of Roses.
Even if you’re committed to an all-white winter wedding, mixing and matching shades of white can make for a stunning array of tones, textures and shapes, from antique ivories to soft creams to classic white-as-snow. Silvery accents of Dusty Miller or Silver Brunia make for beautiful finishes for a monochrome winter wonderland look.
Many winter brides also choose to go for deep reds and greens in the spirit of the holidays, and winter weddings are perfect for bringing the outside in by highlighting berries, garlands, and branches. This can instantly enliven an indoor ceremony or reception, and fill the space with warmth and cheer.
Of course, there’s no reason to feel limited by classic styles. Here are four brightly colored blooms widely available in the winter months that you can use to build a one-of-a-kind color scheme.
These beautiful, rare flowers feature several blooms at the top of a long, thick stalk. Most commonly seen in shades of pink, coral, yellow, and pale green, the amaryllis is dramatic, bold, and sure to transform any bouquet or arrangement.
Many of us know this happy yellow flower as the first to arrive come spring. Luckily, daffodils are available throughout the world all winter long, and come in a wide variety of sizes and tones. In classic yellow, or in tones of apricot, white, and orange, daffodils are sure to bring a touch of springtime to any winter ceremony.
These stocky flowers are known for their strong, delicious scent and clusters of little flowers along one stem. With its unusual shape, Hyacinth is great for adding structure to an arrangement or bouquet.
A sister of the buttercup, ranunculus are many-petaled and compact, making them a great alternative to roses or peonies. Ranunculus are available in almost any color, and these petit blooms are perfect for boutonnieres or to add texture to a bouquet.
Winter weddings open up all kinds of creative design options, and allow brides to choose vendors and venues with a little more flexibility than during the busy summer season. Whether you choose to go traditional or defy the norm, ’tis the season of cheer, charm, and gorgeous décor.