Seasonal blooms for fall and winter weddings
Flowers play a major role in the ambience of a wedding, so it's important to choose blooms that will fit with the overall decor. While of course flowers are a matter of personal preference, choosing seasonal options is ideal no matter your tastes. Not only are they more easily available, but they can also maximize your budget. Not to mention, these blossoms also match perfectly with nature's palette, making for a celebration that feels more authentic.
If you're planning a wedding during the colder seasons, here are some ideas that will ensure a fetching floral theme:
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What better way to celebrate the harvest with flowers that match the foliage? As the leaves change color to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows, blossoms in the same colors look especially striking. Consider dahlias, which are not only stunning but also cost-effective. The Wedding Channel noted that these flowers, which come in rich shades of orange and red, typically have a lower price tag than roses but are just as gorgeous. View our seasonal fall wedding flowers.
Another eye-catching option is gerbera daises. These flowers come in a range of reds, oranges and yellows, and they add a playful touch to any celebration. Consider them for a cheerful centerpiece at the reception.
If you're going for a more dramatic theme, Better Homes and Gardens magazine suggested a polished bouquet of dark red roses and burgundy calla lilies. Nestled into a contrasting array of green hydrangeas, they have a certain mysterious air.
When choosing a bouquet for bridesmaids, consider one flower in a vivid shade. Better Homes and Gardens noted that a small bunch of fire calla lilies is breathtaking without looking too busy. Wrap them in a festive plaid ribbon for extra flair.
Brides that have always imagined an all-white wedding have many floral options as well. Calla lilies are an elegant choice for a fall or winter ceremony, with their bell-like shape and pristine white petals. Even hydrangeas come in bright white, and their full blossoms make them fitting for a bridal bouquet. Queen Anne's Lace looks as if it were made to be incorporated into a winter wedding: The texture of these tiny soft white flowers mimics the elegant fabric. They make a regal centerpiece for an extravagant wedding.
White carnations are a winter bride's dream. These flowers, like snowflakes, have a completely unique structure and intricate form. View our seasonal winter wedding flowers.
Why not accessorize with flowers as well? Gypsophilia, otherwise known as "baby's breath," is a delicate choice and can look lovely peeking out of a bridal up-do. These flowers have a country-chic vibe and can act as an ideal filler for bouquets and displays.
There are endless ways to make fall and winter wedding flowers more interesting by incorporating different textures. You might consider rust-colored oak leaves or green acorns to give boutonnieres an earthy, masculine touch. Ferns give a bouquet a freshly picked feel for a laid-back affair, while clusters of hypericum berries have a festive feel for a rustic outdoor wedding. Twigs and pinecones lend an unexpected charm to a centerpiece – and you can even paint them white for a winter affair.
Martha Stewart Weddings suggested a monochromatic red bouquet for the Christmas bride with hypericum berries. This combination adds warmth to a snowy white backdrop, making it a great option for a winter wedding with very clean and simplistic decor. You could even add gourds or heirloom pumpkins to table centerpieces for a homey harvest-inspired feel.
A fall wedding is a perfect opportunity to incorporate fruits into the floral displays as well. Add crab apples, figs or pears to the displays at the reception to give them an eclectic and seasonal vibe. Don't forget about greenery, either. Ornamental cabbage and kale, which have a ruffled edge, give any display depth and textural interest.