Christmas and Valentine's Day are the major holidays during this time and those days influence many people's choices. Poinsettia's and scarlet long stem Roses nestled in Baby's Breath are a traditional pick, but there are many other options available. White, blue, red, and green are the most popular colors of flowers in the winter, but there are infinite shades and combinations under those headings.
White may seem to be a single color, but flowers range from snowy white to cream to ivory. Irises can be found in both crisp white and tawny shades. Tulips come in almost every shade of white and can easily be matched to your dress. Peonies are a larger flower and their colors vary from warm, yellow linen to frosty, pink ivory. Canterbury Bells are a delicate string of bell shaped flowers whose smaller size makes them a perfect addition to any arrangement or as an accent to veils and bouquets. Astilbe is a full brilliant white flower that is at home as a central bloom or as a background choice. Ornamental grasses such as Pampas Grass and Graziella Ornamental Grass have airy blooms which can be excellent choices to fill out bouquets, add style to your alter decorations, or festive zip to freestanding flower groupings.
Blue can be a hard color to match, but it shades range from the palest Aquamarine to deepest Indigo. Iris, especially the bearded variety, comes in vivid shades of blue and adds a lot of accent with only a few blooms. Lupine is a taller, spiky flower and can give some drama to the center of your arrangements. Blue Geraniums are delicate and some come laced with white. Delphinium is another blue choice and is a lovely accent or border flower. Wisteria leans a bit toward the purple side, but it's trailing vines of dainty blossoms really add elegance to any other flower in a larger arrangement. Blue Star Sea Holly has exotic petals and a spiky texture in a true blue color. Pair it up with something more traditional and simple for an eye catching flower show.
From baby pink to deep scarlet, red is a natural choice for a winter wedding flower. In the true red category, Tulips, Geraniums, and Maltese Cross, will all give you a deep red color. Mums, Day Lilies, and other types of Geraniums come in shades of pink, orange-red, and maroon. Red Hot Poker is a tall, straight flower that can easily be the center of bouquets, pew bows, or larger arrangements. Sweet William is an excellent choice for boutonni?res, corsages, or smaller bouquets. It would also be lovely in larger arrangements as an accent flower. Other red choices include Royal Helleborus, Bee Balm and, of course, Roses.
Green, ranging from lime to forest, can really bring balance to all the color in your flowers. Holly, either with the berries or without, is a classic favorite for a winter wedding. Pine boughs, sprigs, or wreaths can be used to anchor flowers or surround vases and table top ornaments. As a base for corsages or boutonni?res, they can really make your other flowers pop. Ferns lend a tropical or regal look to your decorations and Palm leaves or Hostas are other good choices. Juniper branches and their colorful berries will add some fragrance as well as a dash of winter. And don't forget the leaves of all the other flowers you are using, Roses have wonderful, serrated leaves which can be easily incorporated into other uses. The ornamental grasses also have dramatic leaves that might be the perfect backdrop.
You can't think about wedding flowers without giving some time to Roses. Not only do they add the romance and style to a wedding, but they come in as many shades as you can dream up. They vary as much in their shape and growing habit as they do in their colors. Primroses are smaller and many grow almost as a vine. You can find perfect buds, simple yet elegant heirloom varieties, or frilled petal blossoms to complement any style.
The main thing to think about when choosing a winter wedding flower is to focus on your day and the mood you want to create. There is no single flower or color that must be incorporated and with so many types to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect shade and shape to compliment all of your plans.