Bridal Club Magazine
Winter Wedding Flowers
Although only a small percentage of weddings are held during the
winter months, this time of year can present some lovely ideas for
bouquets and centrepieces.
To keep costs down; try to stick with flowers that are available
in winter. Most come in a variety of colours and sizes, so you're
sure to find something that works with your wedding theme. Some
flower suggestions are:
Roses - Red, White, Black Beauty, Black Magic
Lilies - Stargazer, Casablanca, Cala, Alstromeria (mini)
Daisies - Gerbera
Poinsettias - White and Red
Accents to Use
Dress up your bouquets and centrepieces with winter accents such
Berries - Holly or other types
Pumpkin or Squash Gourds
Christmas Ornament Balls
Be careful when choosing white, red or green flowers and
leaves/accessories. Take a small swatch of fabric of your bride's
and bridesmaid's dresses to the florist. These 3 colours come in
varying shades and you'll want to get your flowers and leaves to
match or at least compliment your attire. Whites come in shades
varying from brilliant pure white to ivory. And as we all know,
reds can be hard to match up.
Centrepiece and Bouquet Ideas
Dress up your tables with beautiful centrepieces. These
arrangements can also be used to create bridal bouquets as
Roses, pionese, pinecones and ornaments set into a bed of
Red poinsettias mixed with white tulips or roses.
Red roses mixed with white lilies.
Cala lilies with clusters of purple/blue berries.
Gardenias, holly berries and ivy.
Hydrangeas and pomegranate with trailing ribbons.
Gardenias, red berries, white rose buds with green ivy.
White roses, white hydrangeas, white sweet peas, white ribbon and
Purple hydrangeas, pink or white roses and purple/pink
Red rose buds, pinecones with pine leaves and red ribbon.
Various meanings have been associated to all types of flowers
over the centuries. A white rose doesn't have the same meaning as a
red rose, so colours are also an important part in learning the
meaning of a certain type of flower. To read more about the meaning
of flowers, follow the link : http://www.wedthemes.com/flower_meanings.htm