Holiday Wedding FlowersPoinsettias, holly and evergreen boughs are the traditional choices for a Christmas bride. Poinsettias come in a wide range of colors, including white, cream, pink and red. Variegated cultivars are becoming more popular for their added texture and blending capabilities. Holly is a classic favorite for pew bows and as a rich accent to help other flowers transition to the holidays. Evergreen boughs can be added as large fillers, small accents or as a backdrop for tabletop decorations and reception bouquets. Adding scent as well as color, evergreen additions can make any arrangement take on a winter theme.
White Wedding FlowersCalla lilies and roses are the top choices in this category, but you are not limited to these two options. Sweet peas will add scent and a delicate texture to smaller arrangements and boutonnieres. Gladiolas offer sweeping design possibilities and dramatic scale while adding elegance and detail. Lilies come in a rainbow of colors with white or cream accents to pull your arrangements together while offering traditional symbolism. Jasmine and gardenia offer a heady tropical scent and mirror the snow fields of the outdoor landscape. White dragonflower adds tall spikes for texture and varied height while providing an even background for your other flowers.
Jewel Tone Wedding FlowersOne of the greatest perks of a winter wedding is the rich colors the winter season celebrates. Regal purples and rich reds become even more velvety and wondrous with cream or white background choices. Purple irises, when combined with snowy white lilies, add to the impact of both flowers. Lavender, when used as a filler, will give a clean, relaxing scent and deepen the color palette of your entire bouquet. Rosy red yarrow becomes an all purpose bloom and adds seasonal color and punch to your winter wedding flowers.
Winter EmbellishmentsBy adding non flower details to your arrangements, even the most summery flowers can become a winter bouquet. Glass ornaments, pewter charms and feathers all lend a winter tone. Basic Christmas balls now come in pastels, stripes and snowflakes to add some texture and interest. Faux fur and pine cones can highlight a lodge feeling to your arrangements. Evergreen branches wrapped in twinkling lights point toward a holiday tone. Snowflakes, glitter and icicles can be planted in your larger arrangements to highlight the winter season while contrasting with your warmer colored flowers.
Winter Wedding Flower ResourcesThe florist isn't the only place to look for winter wedding flower ideas. Check out decorating shows on television and home design magazines. Professional florists from around the country set up the backgrounds for these consumer shows and their creativity is a job requirement. Take a close look at the arrangements they use to put you in a winter time mood. Flower catalogs such as Gurney's are a great way to get a close look at winter wedding flower possibilities without spending hours in the florist shop. All kinds of exotic and colorful blooms are available for up close inspection. Investigate specific flowers for color options such as the endless variety of sunflowers or roses which will be available for your bouquets. Bridal magazines are great for inspiration and so are flower arranging magazines.
Because of the chilly and hibernating nature of so much of the county, winter is the time many florists and professional designers create their most powerful flower arrangements. You will find a broader selection of flower designs and colorful choices than any other time of the year. Capitalize on all the color and texture in the professional world to create dramatic winter wedding flower arrangements for your ceremony.