Day 3 is dedicated to winter weddings // an apt time of year to discuss the season ahead; winter is a truly enchanting time of the year to tie the knot and it creates endless possibilities when it comes to wedding ideas! Once you have found your dream dress & the perfect wedding venue, the next thing on the list is flowers. Whether your opting for the winter wonderland theme or something a little different, this time of year is perfect to capture the essence of the natural colour palette. Read below for plenty of seasonal inspiration that’ll have you wishing for winter all year round!
Which flowers are in season?
In the winter moths, fewer flowers may be in bloom, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your wedding flowers. Today, there are many flowers that are available year round in the flower markets, as we know, a lot of stock is imported from dutch auctions and all over the world. The more research you do, the more ideas & the more pictures you source, the easier it will be when it comes to planning your flowers for your wedding. Below are a few of the popular flower varieties available this season.
Popular flower varieties for winter wedding:
To find out the seasonality of flowers, use our informative flower guides. This will help you to find out whether your list of favourites are available for your wedding day. However, I must warn you, if peonies are on your list of favourites, you will be disappointed as they can be difficult to source, but keep in mind that there are other varieties that are just as beautiful, such as ranunculus and garden roses that have a similar appearance and scent!
If you are on a tight budget, there are particular flowers that are commonly available year round, for instance, roses, lisianthus, chrysanthemums, alstromeria and gypsophila. These are sold in an array of colours, so will work well with your winter colour schemes!
Winter Floral Themes
When it comes to winter weddings, it’s a chance to play up the season’s colours.
Whether your heading towards an icy colour palette, using a classic white look with white or ivory roses combined with earthy tones and a hint of embellished sparkles to capture the essence of a winter wonderland…
OR are warming things up and getting in the festive spirit with a combination of dramatic, opulent reds, greens and seasonal details.For these themes, there is an array of flowers, berries and foliage that can transform your wedding day into a day you’ll never forget!
Have you thought of: It’s the perfect time of year to utilise the surroundings, using pine cones, berries, greenery and dried fruit to add an enchanting character to your big day.
You could also opt for the luxe details such as metallics, they work perfectly with winter wedding flowers and are so on trend right now. From silver, copper to gold, they add extra charm and reflect the richness of the seasons colours!
For your centre pieces, trees, branches and birches are a popular option as part of your winter wonderland theme. Branches placed in vases are simply yet effective to add to your table decor.
Another way to capture the theme is through the little details. Have a pretty basket stacked with blankets, gloves and throws for guests. And maybe some cocoa to warm your guests up! But, don’t forget to add a sign inviting them to stay warm & cosy, and you’ve certainly nailed the rustic Christmas look!
Magical Fairy lights
To create a truly enchanting winter wedding, why not light up the room with warm white fairy lights draped across the ceiling and reception hall or placed amongst your table centres – have you considered large light up letters to fill the room with a winter glow! If you want to go all out with your festive theme, why not opt for light-up stars and dot them around your wedding dance-floor?
Make your day a magical one with sparklers – it’s an ultra-romantic and fun way to keep your guests entertained throughout the evening – plus the photographs are stunning!! A pot of sparklers at your wedding venue accompanied with a sign in your reception or why not offer as a favour! They’re an easy way to add a dash of sparkle to your special day.
With winter weddings becoming more and more popular – and understandably, with whats on offer – with bargains to be had not just for your venue but with many other suppliers, it’s apparent our savvy couples are embracing the magical Christmas season for their wedding day! With the pick of venues, beautiful colour palettes and quirky decor ideas, your bound to fall for one for your special day! For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest page.
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