Are you in planning mode for a Winter wedding but worrying about flower choices being limited? Worry not, there are plenty of gorgeous flowers that thrive at this time of the year so you can still have so much variety on your wedding day! There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect flowers for your bouquet or arrangements; scent, texture, sentimental value, symbolism, colour… We’re here to help!
Here’s a handy guide to the Winter season blooms which will provide a great insight into the best flowers for your Winter wedding day!
Tulip (October – April)
There are over 150 species of tulip, they could be single, double, ruffled or fringed depending on the variety (of which there are over 3,000!) This makes the tulip a great choice for your wedding as there will be a size, shape or look to fit every couple, wedding and arrangement! The tulip has many different meanings depending on variety or colour, but often represents happiness, confidence and eternal love.
Garden roses are slightly different to the standard rose that we’re all familiar with. They have an abundance of beautiful ruffled petals forming a luxurious rounded bloom. In contrast to standard roses, garden roses have wonderful scents and making them a great option for adding that extra element to your wedding bouquet or flower arrangements! The rose is a universal symbol of love, desire, and beauty, so there is no excuse to exclude this from your flower list!
Stocks (January – August)
Stocks are an excellent cut flower; they add texture and fragrance without effort and go hand in hand with a rustic or barn wedding! They feature slender stalks which will add height where necessary and bring a beautiful delicate scent to your wedding flowers. Stocks are typically found in white, pink or lilac, symbolizing a happy life and contented existence.
Another perfect option for adding a bit of height in your bridal bouquet or other floral arrangements! Snapdragons are tall with the upper reaches covered in small and colourful blooms and are available in a wide colour range of yellows, peaches, pinks, purples, blues and whites – so there’s sure to be one that suits your colour scheme perfectly! Snapdragons symbolize graciousness.
Eustoma / Lisianthus
Eustoma, more commonly known as ‘Lisianthus’ are slow to flower but they are so worth the wait! They have multiple, delicately ruffled swirls of flowers per stem and have a gentle ‘trailing’ quality to their growth pattern; which makes them a very pretty addition to any rustic or barn setting wedding. Eustoma has several meanings; it conveys appreciation, admiration and respect as well as symbolizing sweetness and friendliness.
Ranunculus (October – June)
Ranunculus are very popular for bouquets and wedding arrangements. They are supported on thin stems of up to 45cm tall and present a beautiful single flower, which is almost ‘rose-like’ in its appearance. The beautiful bloom has very thin, lightly ruffled petals that are densely packed together; which offers great texture to any bouquet or arrangement! There are many muted and subtle colours of Ranunculus, but also many bright varieties too – so you’re sure to find one for every colour theme! Ranunculus generally symbolize charm and attractiveness, but different colours of this beautiful flower have different meanings that may lend better to your day – it’s worth researching!
Eucalyptus (September – May)
Eucalyptus can be a great addition to your wedding arrangements! They are a neutral addition to your day, lending themselves to absolutely any theme or colour scheme. Their gorgeous silvery green, oval leaves are perfect as the foliage aspect of your bouquet, to flesh out a table or stairs arrangement, and even use as accent decoration on your seating plan or cake – the possibilities are endless! Eucalyptus carries with it the symbolism of protection and abundance.
Anemone (September – May)
Commonly known as windflowers, the anemone is a genus of the buttercup family ranunculus or Ranunculaceae. They’re a beautifully wispy flowers; with open, cup-shaped blooms with daisy-like petals. Perfect for a relaxed, meadow, cottage or rustic-themed wedding. White anemones are by far the most requested colour for wedding arrangements, but there are many varieties of this pretty little flower! Anemone symbolise anticipation, which describes perfectly how the couple will feel on their wedding day!
Waxflower (October – May)
Waxflower are a small, delicate symbol of success and enduring love. Waxflowers make a dainty little accent for bouquets and wedding arrangements alike, due to their woody stems, they can also be incorporated into a beautiful headpiece or hair accessory!
Fritillaria (February – May)
Fritillaria bring beautiful bell-shaped blooms that will be sure to bring something a bit different to your wedding flowers! Some can be quite bold and stand out but others can be very delicate – meaning there is something to suit every theme.
Hydrangea (February – December)
Hydrangea are a true showstopper, presenting a large globe of tiny blooms and petals! They are also quite unique as their colour can be controlled by the pH of the soil in which they are grown. They give bouquets a great textural quality, are very pretty and lend themselves to a rustic or more refined and elegant wedding theme. The hydrangea represents beauty, grace and gratitude.
Muscari (January – April)
Muscari are pretty little flowers that are often said to look like ‘miniature hyacinths’. They can add an interesting texture and density to a bouquet or floral arrangement which can break up larger blooms and foliage. The rich blue tones of the Muscari can be associated with confidence and also go towards your ‘something blue’!
Myosotis (February – April)
Myosotis (or forget-me-not) is a small, delicate, pretty blue flower is a symbol of protection and luck. The name ‘forget-me-not’ is said to have originated from a German legend about a knight who died while trying to get flowers for his lady, who called out with his last breath “Forget me not!”
Myosotis adds a beautiful texture used in patches in your flowers, as well as adding a striking patch of blue to compliment blush colour palettes.
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