7 Stunning Trends for Winter Wedding Flowers January 18, 2018 08:50
From items made of earthy materials to nature-inspired designs, today's trend is all about nature. The natural trend, often seen in rustic or bohemian styles, can easily be incorporated into wedding bouquets.
While not a flower, one wedding trend this year is cotton.
Cotton may instantly bring your mind to fields and autumn. However, natural cotton balls look beautiful in a rustic winter wedding.
The white and fuzzy characteristics of cotton add a snowy-like texture to the bouquet. It immediately softens the entire bouquet.
The pastel color works well with other winter tones such as eucalyptus green, creams, browns, and red.
If you want to be different and add down-home but elegant features to your big day, then cotton is the way to go.
2. Winter Greens
While Eucalyptus is the most popular winter foliage, there are many others that look beautiful with winter wedding flowers.
If you're looking for green greens (you know, greens that are boldly green in color), then go with fir, holly greens, fern, or even mistletoe.
If your wedding is inspired by traditional holiday decor, then adding firs and holly greens to your bouquet will compliment the look.
Firs pair well with pine cones, white roses, and pods in bouquets.
Holly greens also look beautiful with white or pastel flowers and berries.
If you're a romantic, then you can't go wrong with adding charming mistletoe to your bouquet. Some brides are even creating their entire bouquet out of mistletoe.
Now, for the bohemian, rustic, or timeless bride--ferns are an in-season, elegant, and simple way to add greenery to your wedding bouquet.
The flowy and unique texture of ferns adds character and depth to bouquets. Since ferns are bold green, they work best with lighter florals.
Eucalyptus is the biggest of winter fauna trends right now. And for good reason.
Eucalyptus leaves have a gorgeous and unique pastel green color. The softness of both the texture and the tone are the perfect complement to winter wedding flowers.
Eucalyptus is a way to add winter greens without over-doing it.
The pastel tone fits in with other pastel florals and fauna. It also helps to smooth out and soften a bouquet made of bolder colors.
Eucalyptus can be used with the seeds left on the branches for more texture and pop. Silver dollar eucalyptus has smaller leaves for a rounder but looser look.
You can also use the Eucalyptus pods to add some earthy-browns to the bouquet.
Another soft greenery to choose for a winter wedding is the dusty miller plant. This plant has a soft fuzzy texture similar to lamb's ear and takes on a silver-green color.
Dusty miller adds elegance and texture to winter wedding flowers.
Garden and Vendela roses are in bloom during the winter. This means they are readily available in virtually any color you'd like.
Roses are a timeless, romantic choice for any wedding style. Garden roses look similar to a peony with their thick multiple layers of petals.
They are more round than Vendela roses, making them great for softer bouquets.
Vendela roses are the stereotype rose (like the one Beauty and the Beast). They are elegant and feminine.
For winter weddings, stick with white or light pastel-colored Vendela roses.
While lilies are typical summer wedding flowers, that doesn't mean you can't have lily-like elements to your winter wedding flowers.
There are winter-blooming flowers that look highly similar to lilies.
The Amaryllis would fool anyone into thinking it's a lily. It has an exotic look and comes in many coastal colors.
Amaryllis will certainly take the stage in a winter bouquet. It is also the perfect choice for winter destination weddings.
Another flower similar to the lily is Alstroemeria. It is sometimes called the Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas.
Alstroemeria blooms are smaller than lilies and come in many different colors. You'll find them mostly in darker, bold tones.
These a beautiful for winter weddings that have bold colors like reds, burgundies, and pinks.
5. Pods and Cones
You will find Eucalyptus pods, lotus pods, scabiosa pods, and pine cones among the most popular winter wedding flowers.
Why? Pods and cones add that natural, down-to-earth element mentioned earlier.
They also add texture and break away from bouquet and wedding flower standards.
You can find bods in greens, whites, and browns, making them versatile for various flowers and colors.
Pine cones bring the winter holiday feel to any wedding.
Berries, as well as other fruity items, are huge within winter wedding flowers this season.
Silver Brunia is the latest trend in wedding berries. They have a soft pastel gray color that makes them different than most berries.
They are beautiful in rustic and light-colored bouquets. The silver in Silver Brunia gives the appearance of sparkling winter magic.
Pepper berries, holly berries, and hypericum are all very similar in shape and color. They are used in weddings for their red holiday tones.
These berries turn winter wedding flowers from traditional to fun.
Viburnum berries come in shades of purples and blues and different sizes. They are beautiful with other dark tones as well as white.
Berzelia berries and viburnum berries are white when ripe. They are a beautiful alternative to babies breath in wedding bouquets.
The texture and shape make them look like miniature snowballs, making them perfect for winter weddings.
Berzelia berries are sometimes used when they are still green, to add fun greenery to bouquets.
Other fruits that are trending in winter wedding flowers this season include the kiwi and banana.
No, not the actual fruit, though.
Kiwi branches are trendy in winter wedding bouquets and flowers because of their twirly fun shapes that remind us of winter wreaths and decor. These add character and width to bouquets.
Banana stems are also trending. Not the stem of the actual fruit, but the stem of the plant.
If you have seen a banana plant, you know that there is a long thick stem that hangs from the banana fruit to the seed pod.
This stem can be dried out until it is dark brown and used within bouquets. It adds a woodsy feel and pairs well with cotton and other early plants.
Banana stems can also be used as the stem of the bouquet itself.
This winter flower is unique and feminine. You can find it an array of different colors, from white to bright to pink, to dark purple.
What florists and brides love about this flower is its center. The center remains a dark indigo no matter the color of the flower.
Adding anemones to your wedding bouquet will bring a wildflower and youthful look.
Pick Out Your Winter Wedding Flowers Today
Whether you pair your winter wedding flowers with plants, fruits, or greens, your winter wedding bouquet will look beautiful and trendy with this guide.
We have everything to make your wedding flowers exactly how you dreamed they would be.