Deciding to get married in winter is a bold and magical choice. It may be chilly, but the season also offers sparkle, snow, and maybe even Christmas festivities if you plan to marry in December. However, you may be wondering what wedding flowers are available to you during this season. While it’s true that fewer blooms grow during winter, there are still plenty of beautiful flowers to choose from.
We’ve put together a guide explaining which wedding flowers are in season throughout winter, which will hopefully inspire your bridal bouquet arrangements.
White, Cream and Pale Flowers
Camellias are a winter favourite. These large blooms are sturdy, yet delicate, with layered petals which add plenty of texture to your wedding bouquet. They reach their peak during early winter, making them perfect for late-year weddings. Choose a white variety as the main bloom of your bouquet for a truly romantic bridal arrangement.
This winter bloom is inexpensive and will jazz up your wedding flowers. Famously seen in Kate Middleton’s bridal bouquet, these small, delicate flowers often act as a filler, but that’s not to say they can’t have a huge impact. As well as making a sophisticated and graceful addition to your wedding bouquet, baby’s breath also looks beautiful incorporated into table centrepieces, aisle decorations, and boutonnieres.
These are a popular winter choice for brides, especially those organising January weddings. Chrysanthemums are a cross between a fluffy pom pom and a daisy, and their large yet simple heads easily add volume to your wedding bouquet. You could create a frosty winter display by blending several colours of chrysanthemum and combining with silver brunia berries, frosty pine cones, and blue thistles.
Anemones are a popular bloom for many winter wedding bouquets and are in season from October through to May. These flowers are available in many colours, but for a winter bouquet that stands out, opt for white flowers with jet black centres. Add snowdrops, silver leaves, ribbons, and white-tipped pine cones, to complement a stunning silver colour palette.
Red, Pink and Purple Flowers
A symbol of love and romance, roses are a must for wedding bouquets all year round. Add a bold pop of colour by choosing deep reds and purples to create a jewel-toned bouquet—these rich hues work beautifully as part of a dramatic winter wedding. Fortunately, roses are always in season, so you’re in luck if these traditional flowers are at the top of your list.
Though sometimes underappreciated, carnations are an excellent choice for your winter wedding bouquet as they continue to grow and thrive throughout the icy cold months. A true soldier in the world of flowers, carnations are available in a variety of colours, but we think red ones provide the most beautiful focal point of your arrangement as these are charming and romantic. They are also long-lasting, staying fresh for up to two weeks.
If your wedding is during the festive period, the velvety blossoms, thick stems, and rich colour of the amaryllis will wonderfully complement a hand-tied bouquet. Pair alongside other flowers with similar textures, like tulips and orchids, and add hypericum berries for an extra Christmassy feel. These are thought to bring good luck and ward off bad spirits on wedding days. Other festive extras to consider include sprigs of arborvitae, red berries, and holly.
These rich red flowers are typically a Christmas bloom and work effectively as the main focal point of a bouquet. Poinsettias are available throughout December in the UK and will dramatically offset your white wedding dress. Pair with green foliage for a simple winter bouquet.