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.
- Blushing bride
- Babies breath
- 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”.
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.
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”.