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INSPIRATION: What flowers are in season for winter weddings?
Think winter is when everything turns brown and dies? Truth is, some of the most beautiful wedding flowers are available in the cooler months. Here’s a guide to some of our florist’s faves.
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Words by Karina Lowndes
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8 May 2019
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Considering a winter wedding but worried that you’re going to be stuck with just a couple of bouquet options? And dull ones at that? We’ll give you some sweet relief right now and tell you that it’s not the case.

Like many, we appreciate the bright peonies and roses that come to life in spring but it’s during the cooler months that some of the prettiest and most delightful smelling flowers come out to play.

We reached out to some of our favourite wedding florists including Lime Tree Bower, Pia and Jade and The Make Haus to tell us which winter wedding flowers they love most. Here’s a quick list:

  • Berzelia
  • Blushing bride
  • Camellia
  • Daffodil
  • Hellebore
  • Kale
  • Poppy
  • Tulip
  • Hydrangea
  • Dahlia
  • Teasel
  • Babies breath
  • Phalanopsis
  • Wheat
  • Dried palm leaves (not technically a flower, but still gets a mention)

Hardy and long-lasting

As Helen from Lime Tree Bower points out, a cooler climate equals longer lasting flowers and a lot less stress. That’s a bonus for couples for two reasons – there’s less chance of blooms wilting over winter, and more chance that you’ll get to enjoy them in your home for weeks following the big day.

“We love doing winter weddings!” says Helen. “Sure, the mix of flowers and colours differ to the warmer months of the year but there’s still so much fun you can have. Throughout winter, in addition to the all-season varieties, you can also get berzelia, blushing bride, camellia, daffodil, hellebore, kale, poppy, tulips and more”.

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Photo credits: Jonathan David Photography // Willow & Co.

 

Dark and moody

For Dany of Pia and Jade, whose work you might have seen here, maroon/oil slick coloured hydrangea, dahlias and deep burgundy and purple foliage such as after dark are her top winter wedding flowers. “It’s so moody and romantic”, says Dany.

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winter wedding flowers
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winter wedding flowers

Photo credits: Matthew Harper Photography // Lara Hotz Photography // Ava Me Photography // Lisa Lois Photography // Red Berry Photography // Jenny Wu Photography.

 

Dried and textural

Dani of The Make Haus gravitates toward anything textural like dried palms, teasel and babies breath. Phalanopsis are gorgeous and available year-round too.

“We love utilising phalanopsis (both dyed and natural) and dried palms throughout winter as they are perennial and always available. They make such an amazing statement at any wedding and elevate the brides concept ten-fold.

Other winter favourites include wheat in abundance, babies breath and teasel. “We find these flowers en-masse always create amazing moments for our brides”.

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