Get ready, folks – it’s winter wedding season, and we couldn’t be more excited. It turns out many of the trends that are flourishing right now – dried florals, non-traditional wedding flowers, and colors – are perfect for the winter season this year (get over it, spring weddings)!
Winter weddings have a sparkling, frosty appeal. That is until you realize you have no idea which flowers are best for a winter wedding to give it that wintry feel. Flowers and winter are not often associated with one another, but if you’re planning a winter wedding, it’s a combination that needs to be addressed. With the right combination of seasonal blooms and white flowers you’ll be well on your way to creating the winter wonderland wedding of your dreams.
Winter Wedding Flower Trends for 2021-22
Get ready for your winter wedding by checking out the most popular winter wedding trends for 2021-22.
Creative Color Palette
This bridal flower trend seems absolutely made for a winter wedding. Brides are embracing a wide range of creative color combinations this year. Think earthy tones, bold blues with traditional white, layered pastel color palettes, and dramatic purples and burgundy. These creative color combinations create a beautiful focal point against any winter background.
You can rest assured these elegant color combinations will perfectly complement any winter landscape, from winter-white to woodsy-chic whether your venue is a snowy mountain or a scenic cityscape. Nailed it!
You don’t need to flood the ceremony and reception venue with gaudy decor to give your special day the touch of elegance you deserve. Understated luxury is in for 2022. With some thoughtful foresight, your venue can give off the aura of extravagance without going overboard. Understated luxury means carefully curated spaces that enhance rather than overwhelm the stars of the show: you and your beloved!
Think structured flower arrangements with texture and color, a semi-cascading bridal bouquet, and creative use of flowers to complement the ceremony and reception decor.
Beyond the Centerpieces
One trend we love to see is using blooms for more than just winter wedding centerpieces and bouquets. Mindful use of flowers provides that touch of understated luxury and can beautify any space. Think about using arrangements in the aisles of the ceremony or in strategic locations to augment the reception venue. More is not always better but thoughtful use of flowers can magnify the beauty of your venue.
Non-Traditional Wedding Flowers
Think everything from woodsy-chic to unconventional arrangements like potted plants, bonsai trees, or ikebana-inspired arrangements. Happy couples on both sides of the pond are all about non-traditional bouquets and centerpieces. If you like the idea of carrying a mini-forest down the aisle, then break out the ferns and thistles, y’all.
Traditionally relegated to the background of wedding bouquets and called “fillers” in most circles, greenery is making a major power grab for the spotlight – and we’re all about it! Not only do foliage-only wedding bouquets add a down-to-earth final touch to a rustic wedding, but they’re also a delight for the senses, often giving off sweet, natural fragrances that might even keep you calm as you walk down the aisle into the rest of your life.
Locally Sourced and “Foraged” Flowers
This bridal flower trend piggybacks off the previous one, encouraging not only sustainability in wedding flowers, but also a more intimate relationship between the wedding planners, the newlyweds, and their wedding flowers.
What better way to feel grounded on your big day than to know your wedding flowers were picked and curated with care from the little slice of the world around you? It’s this rustic connectivity that the foraged flower trend is all about.
Beautiful flowers? Check. Something unique? Check. Complements any other blooms you want to include? Check. Perfect for saving your wedding bouquets? Check. With so many positive factors, dried flowers are a rising star among popular wedding flowers. Consider the benefits and the surprising thing is how did it take this long for dried flowers to become such popular nuptial blooms?
Staff Pick: The Velvet Collection
If you really want to elevate your wedding flower textures, consider mixing dried flowers with live florals. The combination gives you the best of both worlds: fragrant farm-fresh colors mixed with the elegant long-lasting nature of dried flowers. Our Velvet Collection delivers the best of dried and fresh flowers for your winter wedding.
Winter Wedding Flowers
There are many lovely flowers available in winter, including anemone, amaryllis, ranunculus, scabiosa, tulips, silver brunia balls, and star of Bethlehem.
The look of an anemone is striking and, as such, these winter season flowers make a wonderful choice for brides who want to make a bold statement. Their season is typically from October to May, so they should be fairly easy to get your hands on for a winter wedding. Anemones come in bright white, vibrant red, pink, purple, magenta, and blue. Most have the dramatic contrast of black in the center, though there are some white varieties that come with either green or yellow centers.
In season from October to April, the amaryllis is a stunning choice for any bride searching for winter season flowers for their wedding. Amaryllis come in shades of red, white, pink, purple, cream, yellow, orange, and coral. A bouquet of all red amaryllis blooms is a dazzling option for brides getting married during the holiday season. The blooms themselves are big and bold, so they work well bundled together or incorporated into bouquets with other types of flowers.
Late winter brides have the option of using the gorgeous ranunculus in their bouquets. These winter season flowers are in season starting in January. The blooms have a big presence, so you don’t need a lot of them to make an impact. Ranunculus come in sumptuous shades of pink, orange, red, white, and yellow. They work well in both casual and elegant arrangements.
Winter brides who love the look of wildflowers, don’t have to despair. Scabiosa is from the honeysuckle family of plants and has a very untamed, plush look about it. Available in December and January, scabiosa are a lovely option for those seeking winter season flowers that have the look and appeal of summertime flowers.
Tulips may traditionally be associated with spring, but the truth is that their season starts around November and carries through to May. Tulips come in a wide variety of colors and can be used to create many different styles of bouquets.
Silver Brunia Ball
Silver Brunia Balls, which are in season in November and December, add a touch of whimsy to bridal bouquets. They come in shades of muted gray, silver, and white. Their adorable orb shape kind of resembles holiday ornaments and their frosty colors tie in perfectly with winter. Due to their size, silver brunia balls likely won’t make up your entire bouquet, but they will add a playful touch tucked in amongst other blooms.
Star of Bethlehem
Does it get much more winter wedding than a flower named star of Bethlehem? This striking flower is available throughout the winter and makes an eye-catching addition to a wedding bouquet. The star-shaped blooms are white and grow in clusters. Their size is on the smaller side, so they are often used to fill out bouquets.
Staff Pick: The Sapphire Collection
Blue and white make a stunning color combination for a winter wedding. Our Sapphire Collection gives you the traditional white roses but complements it with in-trend greenery with bold blue accents. Wherever you’ve chosen to hold your winter wedding, the Sapphire Collection makes a great choice.
Winter Wedding Flower Delivery
If you’re on the hunt for winter season flowers for your wedding, remember there are plenty of stunning choices available. You don’t have to splurge on out-of-season blooms if you want to keep costs down. There are tons of beautiful looks to be created with in-season blooms. When you’re ready to start planning, Bouqs.com is here for you to plan the perfect romantic themed wedding for you.
We hope our list has you ready to go out and create the rustic winter (wedding) wonderland of your dreams. And if not, don’t feel too overwhelmed! Just contact our wedding specialists and we’ll walk you through all our artisan-crafted wedding flower packages.