Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wedding Flowers: Winter

Winter weddings can be truly magical. The flowers play an intricate part of the winter wedding, setting the tone of true romance and elegance. Color and shades are more important in this season than any other.

In winter, Burgundy looks absolutely luscious paired with red (sultry) or bright white (modern). Any mixed variety of flowers below can create this look:

Roses: Black Magic, Black Beauty, Black Bacarra
Tulips: Queen of Night, Black Parrot, Black Hero, Deep Purple Stock
Mini Callas: Schwartz, Black Star, Maroon Sensation, Maroon Astilbe
Burgundy Lemon Leaves
Burgundy Dahlias
Burgundy Cockscomb

By simply adding some red berries and a hint of cedar you can create a distinct holiday bouquet with red flowers. Some favorites:

Roses: Grand Prix, Red Berlin, Classy, Charlotte, Estelle
Tulips: Oscar, Merry Christmas
Red Amaryllis
Red Poinsettas
Crimson Cockscomb
Red-Tipped Hydrangeas
Red Carnations

White or Ivory
Very stylish and picture-perfect for a winter wedding. Adds a soft and elegant touch to the look and feel of a wedding.

Tulips: Hybernia, Swan Wings
White Amaryllis
White Anemones
White Gerbers
Mini Callas: Cystal Blush
Casa Blanca Lilies
White Poinsettias
White Lisianthus
White Carnations
White Alstromeria
White Freesia

Green Foliage
Add in green foliage to make your flowers pop, or use only greens to make a very simple earthy bouquet and center piece.

Pine Sprigs
Flat Cedar
Carolina Sapphire
Bupleurum Leaves
Lemon Leaves
Magnolia Leaves
Green Berzillia Berries
Green Winterberry                                                                
Green Hypericum Berries

White by itself is a gorgeous way to say Winter Wonderland Wedding. But if you want, add a bit of blue  to your  blooms. Here are some contenders:

Light Blue Hydrangea 
Blue Scabiosa 
Blue Salvia
Blue Muscari
Blue Frangipani
Blue Hortensia
Blue Ceanothus

A splash of natural silver in the form of foliage can push an all-white bouquet to a whole new level of sublime. Bring out your bouquet's best with these outstanding choices:

Silver Pittosporum
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Lunaria (silver dollar plants)
Dusty Miller

A subtle hint of gold in a rich red or burgundy bouquet amounts to beauty that might almost seem too great in a less splendid time of year. 

Gold Ruscus
Gold Sprayed Berries
Gold Eucalyptus
Gold Holly