The Best Flowers for Winter Wedding Decorations
There’s something about fresh flowers at a winter wedding that gives us chills””it’s not the cold weather, we swear! When everything outside is blanketed in white snow and blooming flowers are nowhere in sight, the visual impact of vibrant florals makes for some seriously spellbinding wedding decorations. Whether you’re designing a romantic floral arbour or charming mason jar centrepieces, winter florals will always add a sense of sentimentality and beauty. Creating your own wedding bouquets is a great way to cut costs on your wedding, and our floral studio can help you make your vision come to life!
Our Favourite Flowers for Winter Wedding Decorations
From the bouquets and boutonnieres to the table centrepieces and pew-end decorations, you can make your winter wedding truly spectacular with DIY arrangements using fresh-cut flowers. Here are the best varieties for absolutely breathtaking scenery for your special day.
Classic Red Roses
The epitome of romantic flowers, classic red roses are undeniably beautiful in winter. That deep crimson shade really pops against a crisp white backdrop, creating beautiful colour contrast with a little bit of holiday magic. Remember to nip off the thorns in your bouquet to avoid getting poked!
This fragrant foliage plant has many different varieties, with distinctive leaf shapes that add lovely texture to wedding arrangements. Some have round, coin-shaped leaves along tall stems, while others have long, feather-like foliage that trails downward. The silvery-green tones will perfectly complement your winter colour palette.
Crisp white anemones have dark, frilly centres that really pop in a winter wedding bouquet, even when surrounded by snowy white scenery. If you’re planning on doing an all-white bouquet, anemones are a must! They’re in season in winter, so they make a beautiful and cost-effective addition to your wedding decorations.
Fresh greenery is essential for wedding decorations, and in winter, the clear choice is evergreen cuttings! White pine and red cedar are especially elegant, as they have a softer, cascading look, as opposed to the spiky, stiff needled branches you’d typically see on a Christmas tree.
This star-shaped winter flower looks incredible in wedding displays, with rich jewel-tone shades of purple and deep pink, adding a touch of opulence to your decorations. We also love the white varieties with contrasting coloured centres””they look fantastic mixed in with solid colour hellebores.
This luxurious flower never fails to send us swooning, with its layers upon layers of silky petals, forming a perfect circle. They bring to mind the beautiful still-life bouquets in classic oil paintings, looking almost too perfect to be real. White and red ranunculus are the clear choices for winter wedding decorations, but sometimes orange ranunculus can add a warm pop of colour amongst the sea of green and white.
Plush, velvety foliage in an icy shade of silvery white makes dusty miller a perfect plant for pulling together a cool winter colour palette. It looks as though it’s coated in frost! The fascinating shape will give your wedding bouquets and table decorations a unique edge.
Arranging Mason Jar Wedding Table Decorations
One of the most simple, trendy DIY wedding table decorations is a mason jar mini bouquet. They’re great if you’re going for the rustic boho look or something more low-key and intimate. The materials are easy to acquire and budget-friendly, they make lovely wedding favours for guests to take home, and they’re so simple to assemble. That’s one less thing to worry about before the big day!
Gather up a collection of mason jars in assorted sizes””this allows you to cluster several together for larger displays, with individual mason jars on smaller tables. Consider adding a little accent material, like twine or colourful ribbon, to tie a bow around each jar. Small sets of battery-operated string lights can illuminate each mason jar, creating an incredible ambience.
Cut the stems of your flowers and foliage to about 5″“7″ long, so it all looks proportioned in the mason jars. Since they’re small, it’s easy to make them look full with fewer flowers. Use one large statement flower, a few frilly filler plants, and some sprigs of evergreen foliage.
To see more winter flowers for creating DIY wedding decorations, visit The Floral Studio at Salisbury at Enjoy. Our experts will be thrilled to help you create something memorable for your special day.