Flower Choices for a Winter Wedding

(photo credit: Studio Rouge)

With many of this summer’s weddings being pushed back to later in the year,  lots of our couples are currently rethinking their scheme to fit in with a more winter feel.  As a preferred Florist at Wasing Park, we’ve been lucky enough to create weddings throughout the seasons over the past 10 years or so. Whilst summer is always a popular time, some of the most beautiful special days have been created with a frosty backdrop or a crisp wintery sky, making it an equally magical time of year to get married.

(Photo credit: Studio Rouge)

Colours:

Have a think about how your chosen colours translate for winter months.  Whilst white and blush or peach and pale blue can be a really popular choice for a light, summer feel, you might want to adjust your scheme to conjure up more of a winter feel.  Crisp whites and grey foliage achieve this look really well and is a really popular colour choice. Flowers like Ranunculus, black centred Anemones and Paperwhite Narcisiisi teamed with small headed spray Roses and lots of silvery grey foliage are a perfect way to achieve a crisp, wintery look.  If you want to add a little warmth to this, try including a champagne toned Rose like Vendella.

Another really popular winter wedding choice is dark claret colours lightened with some blush pink and or dark pinks.  Think velvety burgundy Roses, teamed with Ranunculus, Skimmia, Astrantia and Waxflower.

Foliage:

Foliage will help you get your winter look, berried Ivy, Asparagus Fern and long swathes of long Ruscus are perfect if rich green is your thing. For a lighter silver grey feel choose everyone’s favourite Eucalyptus, Populous, Silver Brunia and Senecio.  Berries add so much interest.. Hypericum comes in all shades including white and deep claret tones, shiny dark Viburnum berries add a winter touch and Waxflower is also a great addition in white and dark pink/red tones.

Atmosphere:

Candlelight creates romance and warmth in churches and ceremony rooms.  Use lanterns down the aisle in the Garden Room or on the window sills wrapped with trails of foliage if you’re getting married in the Church.  Candelabra or lanterns decorated with flowers around them make perfect table centres.  Tea lights in the arrow slits at Wasing are lovely for adding a romantic glow for your wedding breakfast as are tea lights in votives on your tables.

Hanging decorations:

Decorated trees or hanging plank displays above your top table in the Castle Barn give you the option to decorate with things like these pretty glass baubles.  They can be filled with flowers or LED candles for a magical feel.

Texture:

Think of adding berries, thistles, feathers or small pine cones to your bouquets and buttonholes.

Bouquets:

Cascading or hand tied? Have a think about how the style of your bouquet works with your dress, whether you go for a long trailing bouquet or a simple hand tie. Talk to your florist about how you want it finished and use ribbons which match Bridesmaids dresses for a lovely finishing touch.

Whatever month you decide to get married in it will be perfect.  With a few tweaks to the planning, you can work with the elements to bring a cosy, warm feel to your day. Work with rich colours or crisp, fresh whites to emphasise this feel.  Think candlelight, mulled wine and winter foliage for a magical day to remember.

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