The Seasonal Flower Guide Series: Winter Florals

winter flower guide

Back in October, in the spirit of sharing one of our top tips for making your wedding budget friendly, we introduced our Seasonal Flower Guide Series. If you missed the post and are currently planning a fall wedding, see it here. Today we’ve got Part 2 for you, focused appropriately on some of the best currently available winter blooms. Offering up tons of textures, color combinations, and the potential for stunning wedding arrangements, it won’t be the price point of these in season stems that has you selecting them for your big day. Listed based on a price range of lowest to highest, here’s what the winter season has to offer.

winter flower guide - silver dollar eucalyptus

silver sheen
one of the prettiest of “greens”, this bountiful silver hued stem makes for a perfect arrangement filler.

winter flower guide - seeded eucalyptus

added interest
this seed bearing foliage is a lush addition to any centerpiece or bouquet.

winter flower guide - lisianthus

pure white
like few other flowers, the lisianthus bloom comes in one of purest winter whites around.

winter flower guide - spray roses

texture queen
available in a range of seasonal shades, the delicate and detailed petals of a spray rose make it a sensational wedding stem.

winter flower guide - dusty miler

frosted belle
arguably the most winter-friendly stem of them all, dusty miller mimics the beauty of a frosted snowy day.

winter flower guide - anemones

in high demand
one of the most sought after blooms of the season, with just one glance at the dainty beautiful bloom you’ll know exactly why.

winter flowers

And Now for the How-To

Visit back with us this coming Wednesday when we take these beautiful blooms and show you how to use them on your wedding day.

xoxo.

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Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Bouquets

gardenia bridal bouquet

gorgeous gardenia
feature stems: white gardenias, sea holly, cascade of plumosa fern and pearls

Hydrangeas. Garden Roses. Dusty Miller. Calla Lilies. Orchids. Just to name a few. What do all these have in common? They’re all sensational stems that make for breathtaking bridal bouquets. And although bouquets are best left in the hands of a floral pro (with the exception of a couple faux wonders we’ll share with you today), you’ll certainly want to play a role in the creation of yours. To help you decide what’s best suited for you, we’re sharing some of our favorite bundled beauties from our very own past creative shoots, complete with a few tips on what else you’ll want to consider in your selection beyond just the visual.

 

pink hydrangea bridal bouquet

pink perfection
feature stems: pink hydrangea, pink garden roses and dusty miller

Tip #1: Before deciding on your bridal bouquet you’ll first want to map out your overall wedding day design, including the color palette. Your bouquet should work with the big picture but have a twist to it that’s unique to you, i.e. incorporate a floral variety that compliments the rest of your arrangements but doesn’t show up anywhere else.

 

orchid bridal bouquet

opulent orchids
feature stems: red mokara orchids

Tip #2: Take into consideration both the style of your gown as well as your body shape. Your bouquet should work proportionally with both. A professional florist will be able to offer up guidance on the arrangement type that will work best for you.

 

calla lily bridal bouquet

sophisticated callas
feature stems: calla lilies wrapped in lily grass

Tip #3: If on a budget make sure to select floral varieties that are in season during the month you’re getting married, i.e. Tulips in April and Peonies in June. Also consider going with large bloom varieties to minimize the number of stems without cutting into overall impact.

 

garden rose bridal bouquet

rustic garden
feature stems: white o’hara garden roses, silver brunia, white scabiosa, blushing bride protea, chocolate cosmos, stephanotis, succulents and dusty miller

Tip #4: Remember to factor in the weather, especially if having an outdoor wedding. Select floral varieties and arrangements that can stand the heat, can be out of water for an extended period of time, and those that’ll keep in strong winds. Whenever possible, have your stems water picked.

 

peony bridal bouquet

pretty peonies
feature stems: white peonies

Tip #5: If you have a sensitivity to strong smells, let your florist know. Some floral varieties, like gardenias and freesias, give off strong fragrances that although lovely can irritate those susceptible to select scents.

 

hydrangea bridal bouquet

a punch of color
feature stems: purple and blue hydrangea

Tip #6: If planning to do a traditional bouquet toss at your reception ask your florist to create a throw away bouquet. These are small, fit to theme, inexpensive bundles that allow you to hold onto your bouquet for as long as possible.

 

fabric flower bridal bouquet

fabulous fabric
feature stems: ruffled fabric flowers

Tip #7: If for whatever reason you don’t want to use real flowers, or if you want to turn your bouquet into a wedding day keepsake, don’t be afraid to go faux. With gorgeous options like the DIY beauty above and the stunning couture style brooch bouquet below, you won’t be cutting any corners as far as impact goes.

 

brooch bridal bouquet

haute couture
featured here: couture brooch bridal bouquet

Want More?

For more bridal bouquet inspiration check out our Bling Bridal Bouquets post and our Wedding Bouquet Pinterest board.

And we would love to know which is your fave! Leave a comment to let us know.

xoxo.

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