The Ultimate Guide to Winter Wedding Bouquets

Nothing is more cozy, whimsical, heartwarming, or magical than a breathtaking winter wedding. Whether you bring elements of the brisk season inside with white birch, pine branches, and holiday flocking or set the scene outside in a snow-covered street as you adorn yourselves in faux fur or velvet, this picture-perfect affair is one you and your guests will remember forever. However, some couples are still hesitant to dream of a winter wedding due to the perceived lack of in-season blooms. The floral experts here at Conklyn’s Weddings & Events are happy to reveal that the winter months are simply the best for all sorts of flowers, including your favorite red and white stems and luscious greenery.

Bouquet of red roses with herbs and berries. Bouquet in the hands of the bride. Image with selective focus and toning.

In-Season Winter Flowers 

This season offers plenty of glorious flowers for any wedding style or theme, from snowy winter whites to bold romantic reds and even your favorite colors of spring, summer, and fall. In addition to classic blooms like carnations, roses, ranunculus, orchids, lilies, and anemones, accent florals and greenery are also in abundance this time of year. Winter bouquets often are created with a generous amount of eucalyptus, fern, evergreen leaves, waxflower, Queen Anne’s lace, thistle, and hypericum.

Winter wedding bouquet

Additions from Mother Nature

In addition to the season’s most popular and alluring flowers, many winter wedding bouquets also incorporate more natural accents and unique plants. Think soft dusty miller, snowdrops, red berries, pinecones, pheasant feathers, and juniper boughs. These winter elements bring more life, personality, and charm to each floral design. Bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and other accent flowers can be truly unique creations for your one-of-a-kind winter wedding.

Bright winter christmas bouquet in snowy forest

Seasonal Bouquet Accessories

While there are plenty of seasonal elements to borrow from Mother Nature and bring your winter wedding dreams to life, we cannot forget how accessories also spruce up your wedding flowers and bouquets. Maroon satin ribbon tied around the stems with a line or snowy white pearls or rhinestones can create a classic elegant or holiday feel. Incorporating tendrils of ribbon, gold, silver, white, or shades of red sequins, your grandmother’s favorite broach, and sequins or pearls fastened to the center of a few blooms are other gorgeous ways to jazz up your winter wedding flowers.

The bride in a white fur coat with a bouquet of white flowers and greenery in the background of a winter landscape

Popular Color Combinations 

One of the most important things to decide on before creating and designing your winter wedding bouquets is choosing your floral color palette. A common misconception about winter wedding bouquets is that there are limited options. In reality, there are endless possibilities when it comes to beautiful color schemes to emulate the winter holiday spirit, natural snowy scenes, or warm and cozy feelings as you escape the frigid weather. Popular palettes include red and white, all white, reds and pinks, white with dusty blue tones, sweet pinks with pastel blue accents, or dark, moody tones, like deep burgundy and blue paired with rich greenery and natural elements.

Since there are so many flowers, natural treasures, accessories, and colors to choose from during the winter season, it is always a good idea to begin collecting inspiration from magazines, websites, and mood boards. This way, when it comes time to meet with your wedding florist and design your bouquets, you will be prepared with a clean and focused style, look, and feel. For more ideas or guidance, your trusted friends here at Conklyn’s Weddings & Events are always here to lend a helping hand.