Seasonal Flowers for Winter Weddings
Many flowers can now be sourced at almost any time of year, but if you want blooms that are unique to the winter season, there are plenty to choose from.
While classic choices of tulips, roses and chrysanthemums are available all year round, you may want to spice up your bouquet or flower arrangements with some more unusual blooms. Keeping flowers local and in season will ensure your choice is ecological and is sure to spark off conversation.
The Calla Lily is a classic and elegant flower and British Grown from late October through to late June. It can be used in simply tied bouquet or mixed with other flowers and is available in a huge array of colours from pure white, yellow, hot pinks and purples, and even black.
Ranunculus is a really pretty flower with its densely packed petals, and looks lovely in a bouquet using varying sized blooms or a simply tied multicolour posy. Comes in all the shades of pink, orange and red that you would wish for.
Amaryllis is a large, trumpet shaped flower, delicate yet bold. You can make any number of table arrangements, centrepieces or really simple but effective decorations with these flowers. They come in white, pinks, reds yellows, or stripy two-tone combinations of any of the above. They are a bulb plant so you could even present them to your guests as an unusual keepsake.
Simple yet elegant Cosmos flowers come in an array of colours from red through to orange, yellow and pink. The most popular for winter weddings are the deep red and brown variety, including the chocolate cosmos in rich brown with the unforgettable scent of vanilla and chocolate.
Anemones are fun and fresh available in bright colours like red, purple and pink with black centres and pretty fern like foliage. They make a vibrant and funky statement, and can be presented alone or combined with other flowers for a number of different effects.
A winter favourite, although they have to be imported, are Cymbidium orchids. They add a tropical and expensive feel to your flower arrangements, and come in many colours. Marilyn Monroe walked down the isle clutching a bunch of white cymbidium orchids for her winter wedding to baseball player Joe DiMaggio.
Don't forget the beautiful foliage that is available at this time of year, and can be used to add texture and depths in shades of green, for example holly and ivy. Pussy willow is also a lovely seasonal bough that can be used to create geometrical or circular effects as it is straight and long but also flexible.
At the end of the day, you will want to choose flowers that represent you and serve to decorate your venue in a unique and memorable way, have fun!
Photo 1: Nicky Llewellyn Flowers
Photo 2 & 3: Peony Direct
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