Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winter Wedding Flowers

We wanted to share with you a fabulous website we found for inspirational wedding flower ideas. Wedding flowers can be difficult to choose, there are many options and styles to choose from depending on the time of year you are getting married. It is much more cost effective to use flowers which are in season when you get married. Otherwise out of season flowers can be expensive and eat into your budget.

As we are now in winter, we are focusing on winter wedding flowers, but on the website, information on other seasons can be found.

Choosing your flowers by their season is a wonderful way to theme your day. Be inspired by the seasonal countryside for your Winter Wedding Flowers and find a sensational choice of colours, scents and styles. By choosing flowers that are in season you can create a truly timeless and connected feel for your celebration with flowers that evoke the romance of the season.

Many flowers are now imported so are available all year round but if you'd like to include seasonal blooms in your wedding flowers you may like to consider our choice for winter weddings below:

Flowers in Season for a Winter Wedding

Amaryllis, Anemone, Camellias, Catkins, Cosmos,Cymbidium Orchid, Dogwoods, Eucalyptus, Eucharis, Fruiting Ivy, Heather, Hellebores, Iris, Ivy Berries, Paperwhite Narcissi, Pussy Willow,Ranunculus, Rosehips, Rosemary, Snowdrops, Twisted Willow.

Winter Wonderland with Romantic Cosmos:
Delicate cosmos make an unusual and stunning winter wedding bouquet. Cosmos come in a wide variety of colours including red, carmine, pink, white, orange, yellow. You can also find the Chocolate Cosmos which is a deliciously exotic flower with rich, velvety brown blooms, chocolate cosmos have a wonderful sweet scent of vanilla and chocolate. This posy style bouquet would be simple, elegant and pretty for a formal style wedding.Snapdragon Garden Flowers specialize in using cut flowers grown in their own cutting garden.

Winter Door Arch:
Create the right first impression by decorating the entrance way to your celebration with wonderful winter foliage. Eucalyptus, twisted willow and ivy would give a festive feel to an intimate informal country style wedding. Catkin Flowers are passionate about natural seasonal flowers and about producing flowers in a sustainable way in their own cutting garden.

Wonderful Winter Blooms:
The delicate and pretty
Anemone is available in a variety of lovely bright colours such as red, purple and pink with pretty fern like foliage - just perfect for adding a bright splash of colour to bouquets and flower arrangements. Pure white Calla Lily have an elegant and almost architectural form making them incredibly versatile. They can be arranged on their own in simple classic hand-tied bouquet for a stunning elegant effect or they can be mixed with other flowers such as roses. Available from overseas all year round and British Grown from late October through to late June in a fabulous spectrum of colours from pure white, yellow, deep pink and purples through to rich black.

Ravishing Ranunculus:
Ranunculus offer an amazing array of lovely colours from yellow and white through to hot rich colours such as red, pink and orange. Their densely packed petals look pretty and they are perfect for using on their own or as part of a mixed bouquet with other flowers.

Splendid Winter Beauty:
Amaryllis come in a variety of colours from pure white through to scarlet. Four or five large trumpet shaped flowers top a tall leafless stem to form a flamboyant bloom that would be perfect for creating a dramatic centrepiece. Snapdragon Garden Flowersspecialize in using cut flowers grown in their own cutting garden.

When choosing your florist here are a couple of points to remember:

© Ask to see their portfolio, all good florists will have a image book of their previous wedding work.

© Ask to see their testimonials, do they have thank you cards or letters from previous couples they have worked with.

© Ask your married friends, a wedding planner or wedding forums for recommendations. The best recommendation is from word of mouth!

© If they have a shop, is it clean, tidy and can you see they have an inspiration streak from their ready made flower bouquets.


  1. Gorgeous flowers! We’re doing sugared lemons on half the tables at our reception, and floral arrangements for the other half. Pretty, and a good way to save money too.

  2. Oooh what a good idea, thank you for sharing with us x