The Best Winter Wedding Flowers and Floral Decor

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Do you need winter wedding ideas for decor? Here are some of the best flowers and decor for a winter wedding.

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This post lists some of the best flowers and decor for a winter wedding.

Winter is a wonderful time to get married. With its dramatic snow-covered branches, pine cones, and boughs, a wintry scene makes the perfect background for your wedding.

Some of the best flowers for winter wedding decor ideas include amaryllis, anemone, hellebore, ranunculus, and roses. These flowers all add a dramatic look to your winter wedding bouquet and decor.

In addition, seasonal flowers can add beautiful color to a winter wedding. Here are some winter wedding ideas for using colorful hues of red, blue, green, gold, silver, or white to your wedding.

What flower colors can I use to decorate a winter wedding?

Popular colors for winter weddings include white and antique white. Shades of blue, silver, gold, and red are also popular for the season.

Red and pink winter wedding flowers

Red flowers offer some of the most dramatic colors for a winter wedding. Red is also a popular color for winter holiday decor.

Red flower shades

Look for flowers in red shades like barn red, carmine, dark red, and maroon. Red flowers may include amaryllis, carnations, hellebores, poinsettias, roses, and tulips.

Pink flower shades

Look for flowers in shades like blush, champagne pink, and carnation pink. Pink flowers include amaryllis, hellebores, poinsettias, roses, sweet peas, and tulips.

Purple and blue winter wedding flowers

Purple and blue flower shades

Purple flowers include hellebores, pansies, and violas. Pansies and violas are great to use for a simpler, more rustic look.

White winter wedding flowers

Look for flowers in shades of white, antique white, ivory, and cream. Flowers may include amaryllis, anemone, orchids, poinsettias, ranunculus, roses, sweet peas, and tulips.

Winter greenery and silvery plant tones

Silver flower and plant shades

When it comes to silvery tones to decorate for a wedding, look for Dusty Miller, silver painted or flocked pine cones or artificial berry sprays to highlight your winter wedding decor.

Green flower and plant shades

Add evergreen, cypress, cedar, or pine accents for a brilliant touch of green. Pine cones add a rustic touch to winter wedding decor, and pine cones can be painted to match your wedding color theme. Artificial greenery can be re-purposed around the home after your wedding.

Adding silver or gold highlights to your winter wedding decor

Accent flowers with silver leaves and stems for a wintry look. Use silver ribbons, sequins, and jewel accents to accent your design. Silvery pine cones, feathers, plumes, boughs, and ribbons also make great accents.

Dusty Miller, with it’s silvery leaves, makes a beautiful, live plant addition to winter wedding decor. The leaves look like they are covered in frost.

Gold tones add rich, warm color to a wintry scene.

Add hypericum berry stems to displays for a pop of bold or soft winter color. You can find artificial hypericum berries in red, green, gold, and bronze. Fresh hypericum berries may be found in red, blush, cream, and green tones.

Hypericum berries are also great flowers to use to make boutonnières.

Special flowers for Christmas wedding bouquets and decor

Christmas wedding flowers include amaryllis, paperwhites (narcissus), and poinsettias. You may be able to find live plants to use, if your wedding takes place in December. Otherwise, look for faux flower alternatives.

What are the best flowers for winter wedding bouquets?

Just because it is cold outside, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find great flowers for your wedding bouquet. Many flowers start their season during the colder months of fall or winter.

Great flowers for a winter wedding bouquet include amaryllis, carnation, gardenia, hellebore, ranunculus, rose, and snowberry. Add evergreen, thistle, pine cones, or feathers for a beautiful lush or rustic touch.

Great filler stems include Queen Anne’s lace, solidago, and limonium.

What are the best flowers for winter wedding boutonnières?

Gardenias, hypericum berries, and ranunculus make great winter flowers for boutonnières. A florist can help you put together great wedding bouquets and boutonnieres using available flowers and greenery.

What are the best flowers for winter wedding centerpieces?

The winter wedding flowers that make great wedding bouquets and boutonnières also make great flowers for winter wedding centerpieces. Use flowers like amaryllis, carnations, ranunculus, and roses to make a brilliant and dramatic centerpiece.

Hypericum berries, mistletoe, holly, snowberry, pine cone picks, and feathers make great additions to a winter wedding centerpiece.

Juniper boughs, pine cones and pine boughs, lambs’ ear, and evergreen stems make great green additions to winter wedding centerpieces. You can also use them to decorate arches, doorways, ladders, lanterns, and other wedding decor.

Should I use fresh winter wedding flowers or artificial wedding flowers?

Fresh winter wedding flowers add a natural, rustic touch to a wedding. But choosing to use fresh flowers for a wedding may limit you to using fresh winter wedding flowers that are in season. Fresh flowers may also be more expensive, especially if they are out of season.

Winter wedding flowers that are in season include amaryllis, anemones, camellias, carnations, hypericum berries, and ranunculus.

Reasons to use artificial flowers for a wedding

Using artificial wedding flowers will give you more options to use to decorate a wedding.

Artificial flowers may be cheaper than real flowers, and you have a wider selection to choose from. If you are allergic to real flowers, then artificial flowers may be the way to go.

A combination of real and artificial flowers gives a wedding an elegant touch and may help to save money.

Using a mixture of fresh and artificial flowers can give your wedding an elegant touch, while helping to cut back on expenses.

For example, some brides use fresh real flowers for the wedding bouquet and boutonnières, and a combination of real and artificial flowers to decorate tables and other spaces around the wedding venue.

If you have to choose, consider adding real flowers to places where you and your guests will spend the most time. Use artificial flowers in natural colors for a more realistic look.

What flowers are in season during winter?

The winter season brings many beautiful flowers to the scene. Look for winter seasonal flowers like amaryllis, anemone, holly, jasmine, Lenten rose, and poinsettias. Use evergreen boughs, pine cones, and hypericum berries to add rustic, outdoor highlights to your winter wedding decor.

Here is a list of 10 great winter wedding flowers, plus tips on how to use them.

Where can I find flowers in season for my winter wedding?

A local florist is a good place to start when looking for flowers and ideas to decorate a winter wedding. Visiting a florist allows you to see flowers up close and get ideas for decorating a winter wedding.

There are also a number of online sources for purchasing flowers, whether you are looking for live flowers and plants or artificial flowers and plants.

If you are creative, then you may consider making your own wedding bouquet, boutonnières, and centerpieces using bulk wedding flowers and artificial sprays that you purchase online. There are a number of books, tutorials, and videos that show you have to make flower arrangements that look beautiful for weddings or any occasions.

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