Winter Wedding Colours

In December, the winter wedding colour question is often raised when considering wedding flowers. Rich reds or winter white? ~It’s often a dilemma! Colour themes for  a winter wedding, as all weddings are extremely personal and are hugely, a matter of taste. What suits one bride will not necessarily suit the next and that is the great thing for me as an event florist. Every wedding is different and each time of year offers new choices to work with.

So this time of year brings us to the celebrated month of December. Two of the all-time favourite winter wedding colour schemes are a rich medley of mixed red flowers

bride and bridesmaids bouquets of mixed red flowers, winter wedding

and of the pure winter white flower combinations, both equally adored and of course timeless.

brides bouquet of winter white flowers, winter wedding

What fresh flowers do we have to choose from in December? Are there any nice flowers around at the end of the year? What are the best foliages to team with flowers in December? How about accessories? All really good questions to ask.

Happily, I can reassure that there are loads of wonderful fresh flowers and foliages available to us at this time of year and we can answer the first and second question together. Usefully a lot of the flowers available in December come in both red and white and so availability is easy to source. When designing wedding flowers it is important to remember that generally speaking, [although I love to break the rules sometimes too!] small and delicate flowers are best suited to bouquets, buttonholes, corsages and sometimes the table decorations. Look out for scented and delicate freesia,

 winter white table arr of freesia & gypsophlia , winter wedding

 silver handbag clutch purse with white freesia spray. Winter Wedding

Romantic roses [single large heads or mini size spray],

 red roses and gypsophlia. Winter wedding

 ivory double spray roses. Variety name: bombastic. Winter wedding

 Contemporary calla lilies

contemporary white calla lily buttonhole with varigated foliages and bear grass

 and exotic orchids

white orchid corsage

Seasonal hypericum berries,

mixed coloured hypericum berries

 and stylish hellebores [Christmas rose]

white helebore cut flowers. Common name: Christmas rose

all of which are great in bouquets, buttonholes and table decorations together with sharp green foliages and berries. Team flowers of one colour for greater interest or choose just one flower for impact. The all-time favourite, is of course, the romantic all rose bouquet either red or white and perhaps co-ordinating table decorations.

bridesmaids with white rose bouquets

low square table vases of white roses at one level in grid form with gypsophlia collar

  In December roses can be highlighted with berries, frothy white gypsophlia or winter pine. Alternatively, a feather collar around the flowers can look great if the bride has dressed for her winter wedding with a luxury fur trim hood.

 bride and groom snow scene. Bride with red rose bouquert & feather trim

 red rose bride bouquet with white feather collar

On the subject of accessories, as light levels are at their lowest in December sparkle and additional lights are great to use. Add crystal or diamanté pins to bouquets, buttonholes and corsages. After all, what bride doesn’t want to sparkle just a little on her big day?

brides bouquet of roses winter hebe and diamante pins

Winter weddings can take full advantage of table night lights and coach or hurricane lanterns with chunky church candles. These add an extra dimension to tables and key room decorations. Why not consider candles and lanterns set in pools of rose petals to accentuate your aisle walk way, so romantic.

Christmas tree, candles in lanterns

  Then bigger statement flowers are great for large vases and plinth displays

 tall black martini vase filled with white flowers

 whte plinth arrangement includes large oriental lilies

 or wow-factor door archways.

Snowy wedding.bride and groom outside church doorway. Door archway decorated with mixed red flowers and winter foliages

  Big displays can really have the wow- factor when tall coloured branches are added think wine red or scarlet, white or silver each with a shimmer of glitter. Which brings us back to the question for a December winter wedding: rich reds or winter whites? You’re the bride… choose!


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