When planning a winter wedding, like weddings in any other season, personal preference plays a huge part. The main thing is to focus on the mood that is to be created. Even though fewer weddings are held in winter, that does not mean that the bride is faced with a limited choice. Traditional wedding flowers, including roses, lilies, orchids and daisies, are available throughout the year. Some brides follow the longstanding tradition of an all-white bouquet, symbolizing purity. Others pick their favorite or base their choices on availability, color scheme or what the flower represents-roses represent love and happiness, daisies innocence, gardenias joy.
A winter wedding flower can be any type of flower that highlights the warm tones of the festivals set against the snow-white backdrop. Christmas and Valentine's Day are the major holidays during this time. Traditionally, Christmas brides often choose red or burgundy flowers like roses, carnations, calla lilies with accents of white, green and silver-colors traditionally associated with the season.
A winter bride can choose from an array of colors like white, blue, red and green, which are the most popular colors of the season. White is often a popular choice with winter brides. White flowers can range from pure white to ivory to pinkish white, and it is very important to pick the right variety to go with the gown. Choices include roses, tulips, freesias, mums and hellebores.
Shades of blue flowers range from aquamarine to deepest indigo. Iris comes in vivid shades of blue and adds a lot of accent with a few blooms. Blue geraniums are delicate and come laced with white. Wisteria is towards the purple side but its trailing vines add elegance. Blue star sea Holly is a true blue flower with exotic petals and a spiky texture.
Red is the most popular and natural choice of winter wedding flowers. Tulips, Maltese cross and geraniums are of the deep red color. Day Lilies, Mums and Geraniums come in shades of pink, orange-red and maroon. Other red choices include bee bums, Royal Hellebores and roses, of course.
Green can really bring balance in all flower arrangements. Holly, with or without berries, is the classic choice for a winter wedding. Pine boughs and sprigs can be used as tabletop arrangements. Ferns add a regal look to decorations. Juniper branches can add fragrance and a feel of winter to any wedding.
Whatever the choice, the stress is on how a bride wants the mood to be. The wide range of choices will ensure that every bride finds the perfect shade and shape to complement her plans.