A winter wedding is a beautiful opportunity for couples to play with cool-tone color schemes and accents that are difficult to accomplish in warmer seasons. Floral arrangements are an integral part of any wedding, but those considering a winter wedding are often deterred by the fear of a lack of blooming flowers in the colder months. However, contrary to popular belief, there are many beautiful types of flowers that bloom in the winter and make great candidates for wedding flower arrangements. Don’t let the cold stop you from creating the winter wonderland wedding of your dreams, consider these winter wedding flowers for your floral arrangement:
Carnations often get a bad rep and are majorly underutilized in wedding designs. When styled correctly, carnations can give a space a whimsical and nostalgic aura. These hard flowers continue to bloom and thrive through cold winter months and they come in a variety of colors that you can integrate into your theme seamlessly.
Sweet peas are naturally romantic flowers that can be a great focal point or accent piece to any floral arrangement. These perennial plants have delicate petals and stems that are able to withstand the harsh conditions of the winter, making them a great option for your bouquet and other arrangements.
The layered petals of the camellias give couples the opportunity to add a layer of texture to their bouquets. Coming in wide shades of white, pink, and red, it’s easy to compliment your existing color scheme with camellias. These winter wedding flowers are in season throughout late fall and well into December, just in time for early winter weddings.
A tried and true wedding classic, roses are the ultimate way to add effortless elegance and class to your wedding. Available in any color under the sun, roses can be used in bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres and in any other floral arrangements. Roses are capable of growing through cold seasons, so they’ll be readily available for your winter nuptials.
Nicknamed the Christmas rose, hellebores can bloom in the darkest and coldest months of the year due to its deep growing root system. Available in shades of ivory, red, purple, and pink, hellebores are a great option for those looking for a more organic atmosphere.
Amaryllis flowers are an ideal choice for couples looking for a decorative wedding flower for simple, yet impactful centerpieces. Their large heads and vibrant colors make them a showstopper in any floral arrangement. As a Christmastime classic, amaryllis is synonymous with winter and are at peak bloom from October to April.
Commonly referred to as “lilies of the field” anemones are another wintertime bloom that can create unique and gorgeous centerpieces and bouquets. These cup-shaped flowers have bright petals and dark black centers, creating a contrast that’s perfect for modern and industrial weddings. Blooming from late December to June, anemones are ideal accent or focal points for winter weddings.
Ranunculus are great alternatives for couples that like the look and feel of traditional peonies. These layered flowers come in a variety of shades that will compliment any color scheme. Ideal for bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, ranunculus are great winter wedding flowers.
Gardenias are popular fragrant winter wedding flowers that are as fitting for bouquets as there are for boutonnieres. Formal and traditional weddings may find that the gardenia is perfect for adding a hint of class and sophistication to your big day.
Poinsettias are a Christmas staple that can add a unique touch of magic to an arrangement. Poinsettias are a “long-night flower” meaning they need to be kept in total darkness for 14 hours of the day in order for them to bloom, making them a classic winter flower. By pairing poinsettias with dark greens and white, you can create a beautiful archway or bouquet that screams winter.
Gerber daisies are heavily neglected in the wedding industry as most couples are afraid that adding them to their floral arrangements will make them seem amateur or childish. However, when styled correctly gerber daisies can be beautiful playful accents that liven up your arrangements. By playing with different sizes and colors, gerber daisies can be great floral options for winter wedding options.
These exotic flowers are fantastic options for those aiming for elegant and formal weddings. The unique shape of the orchid offers interesting compositions that can be paired nicely with other winter flora to create beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Available in white, purple, blue, pink, and other shades, orchids have become popular focal and accentuating flowers at any wedding.
The delicate white flowers on this plant grow throughout the winter and are packed with a citrusy scent that is sure to impress your guests. Winter honeysuckle acts as a great accent flower that will further accentuate your focal flora. These plants typically bloom from November to April so they’ll be fresh and fragrant for your winter wedding.
Winter weddings can be magical and when done right they can be some of the most elegant ceremonies you’ve ever seen. Floral arrangements are a key component to setting the tone for your big day so it’s important that you select winter wedding flowers that will compliment your theme while staying fresh and in season.
The perfect floral arrangements require the perfect venue. Flora is a dynamic and versatile venue that is perfect for your winter nuptials. Contact us today at 619.373.0673 to learn more about planning your next big event.