| Winter Wedding Flowers
Although only a small percentage of weddings are held during the winter months, this time of year can present some lovely ideas for bouquets and centerpieces.
To keep costs down, try to stick with flowers that are available in winter. Most come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you're sure to find something that works with your wedding theme. Some flower suggestions are:
Roses - Red, White, Black Beauty, Black Magic
Lilies - Stargazer, Casablanca, Cala, Alstromeria (mini)
Daisies - Gerbera
Poinsettias - White and Red
Accents to Use
Dress up your bouquets and centerpieces with winter accents such as:
Berries - Holly or other types
Pumpkin or Squash Gourds
Christmas Ornament Balls
Be careful when choosing white, red or green flowers and leaves/accessories. Take a small swatch of fabric of your
bride's and bridesmaid's dresses to the florist. These 3 colors come in varying shades and you'll want to get your flowers and leaves to match or at least compliment your attire. Whites come in shades varying from brilliant pure white to ivory. And as we all know, reds can be hard to match up.
Centerpiece and Bouquet Ideas
Dress up your tables with beautiful centerpieces. These arrangements can also be used to create bridal bouquets as well.
Roses, pionese, pinecones and ornaments set into a bed of evergreen leaves.
Red poinsettias mixed with white tulips or roses.
Red roses mixed with white lilies.
Cala lilies with clusters of purple/blue berries.
Gardenias, holly berries and ivy.
Hydrangeas and pomegranate with trailing ribbons.
Gardenias, red berries, white rose buds with green ivy.
White roses, white hydrangeas, white sweet peas, white ribbon and tulle.
Purple hydrangeas, pink or white roses and purple/pink lilacs.
Red rose buds, pine cones with pine leaves and red ribbon.
Various meanings have been associated to all types of flowers over the centuries. A white rose doesn't have the same meaning as a red rose, so colors are also an important part in learning the meaning of a certain type of flower. To read more about the meaning of flowers, follow the link below: http://www.wedthemes.com/flower_meanings.htm
Rose Smith is the author of How to Create a Beautiful Medieval Wedding and several other wedding booklets. Visit Wedding Themes and More for great ideas on theme weddings, favor ideas, budget tips, honeymoon destinations, decorations and more.