While many couples plan for summer weddings, the beauty of the winter atmosphere can be the perfect time for a stately, elegant affair. From stunning whites to deep burgundies and rich reds, the color palette is up to you; a softer, more pastel approach can work as well. However, when it comes to selecting flower types for your wedding, these bloom choices won’t disappoint:
The gardenia offers big, beautiful, and delicate blooms that are ideal for wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and church and reception flower arrangements. Although you can find gardenias in gold and ivory tones, their most popular color is pure white, making them ideal for winter-white wedding decor.
The hydrangea features rich, textured petals that add interest and elegance to any style of wedding decor. Hydrangea comes in a number of different colors but it is particularly dazzling in shades of purple, blue, and white. From bouquets to centerpieces, this lush flower steals the show. It combines well with other flowers, but you could easily decorate your entire winter wedding with elegant hydrangea.
The Classic Rose
The classic rose is a historic symbol of love, and it can be ideal for your winter wedding ceremony. Consider taking a stand and going all-white or all-burgundy to really make an impact. You can also soften the mood by choosing one or two pastel colors to pair with white or cream roses.
The exotic orchid is another surefire way to delight at your winter wedding ceremony. Although this bloom is associated with warm, tropical weather, its elegance and contemporary simplicity make it perfect for accenting bridesmaids’ bouquets as well as the reception hall for the ideal winter effect.
Lilies make an undeniable impact. The large, elegant flowers come in several scented varieties that will give your wedding a luxurious atmosphere. The lily symbolizes beauty, purity, and new beginnings, making it the perfect choice for a wedding flower. Calla lilies offer a smooth trumpet-like shape and look absolutely beautiful in white. Asiatic Lilies have a more subtle scent if you prefer less aroma. Lilies are available in a variety of colors and can dazzle at your wedding in pastels, creams, and stunning white.
The winter season offers an entirely different atmosphere for weddings. Consider accenting your winter wedding with any one of these elegant flower choices, or combine two or three of them for a truly breathtaking effect.