You can arrange a royal painting or refuse a veil with heels, order a DJ for a party or exchange a lush buffet for gatherings in the gazebo. But what you definitely can’t get away with on your wedding day is the bride’s bouquet — an indispensable accessory for any season. Therefore, we have prepared some tips on what flower arrangements to choose so that the winter holiday goes well: without ice stems, frozen buds and withered mood.
Take care of the frost resistance of flowers
Perhaps the most important point in the preparation. It is unlikely that after the first 10 minutes spent in the cold, the bride will be too pleased with crumbling irises or frozen orchids. Therefore, bouquets for yourself, bridesmaids and boutonnieres should be collected from the least sensitive to cold flowers, greens and dried flowers. Those who can withstand a walk, a photo session and a painting ceremony in the fresh frosty air. Among them, for example:
1. Almost all kinds of roses. Timeless, versatile and timeless classic. Thanks to the many types and shades of roses, they will look harmonious with any combination. However, in winter it is worth paying attention to the saturated colors of roses — they tolerate cold more easily and do not turn black in the cold.
2. Ranunculus. Also known as Asian buttercups. They are the main decoration of any winter bouquet. They look gentle and elegant both in combination with other flowers and in a mono-bouquet.
3. Callie. A classic neat bouquet of white callas in winter can be diluted with succulents and rowan berries. However, with a long stay in severe frost, white callas may darken. But if you don’t want to give up your favorite colors, you can pick them up in more saturated frost-resistant shades — burgundy or pink are perfect.
4. Anemone. White delicate anemones with a contrasting dark center are a great solution for a winter wedding. They attract attention and look good against the background of a white dress.
5. Brunei. At first it looked like something exotic, but now brunia sprigs are in almost every bridal bouquet. They tolerate frost very well, so they will be a great addition to any flowers.
6. Peonies. They are like a special decoration for a gentle, light and airy wedding. Pairs well with brunia, spray roses, succulents or even small buds.
7. Succulents. Delicate, frost-resistant, will fit into any color composition. They will also be an excellent contrasting accent in a plain white bouquet.
Carefully choose the color scheme of the bouquet
Everyone chooses a palette of thematic shades of the wedding to their taste — outfits, decor of tables, a hall or arches for an outdoor ceremony. Of course, bouquets, boutonnieres and various flower decorations are no exception. And if at any other time of the year the bride in her bouquet can combine everything that she likes or fits the theme of the wedding, then in winter you need to be more careful with the choice of a festive bouquet. After all, if you add a handful of white roses to the two-tone outdoors (white snow, black branches) and a white-and-milky wedding dress, then the bride can remain a large and muddy white spot in all holiday pictures. Therefore, our main goal is to make a contrast, but at the same time not go too far with bright elements.
To do this, you can use a certain accent in the bouquet. In addition to traditional greenery, you can use succulents, brunia twigs, hypericum berries, mountain ash or even lingonberries to shade pastel colors. They will add lightness and sophistication to the bouquet, but you should also remember about practicality. Therefore, among the berries, choose slightly unripe and elastic, so that you don’t be afraid to stain your dress all day!
Winter wedding — winter mood
A winter wedding is a great time to experiment! Therefore, both in bouquets and boutonnieres, winter attributes will look special. Lightness and airiness of the composition will give cotton. You can also use sprigs of needles, blossoming mistletoe and cones. Some willingly decorate the bouquet even with a small portable garland — when else, if not in winter!
In small compositions for boutonnieres, even more improvised means are used. Here, cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, clove or anise blossoms and many berries are used. This combination is not only very beautiful, but also durable. Therefore, guests will leave the wedding with a ready-made souvenir! (well, or a set for making tea — according to your mood;)
And yet, when choosing any floral details for a wedding, take care not only about beauty or originality, but also about practicality. A winter celebration is in many ways a challenge for newlyweds, but if you carefully plan and think over all the details in advance, a frosty holiday will become truly warm and cozy!
Choosing a bouquet is just one step in preparing the perfect wedding of your dreams. We have created the most convenient To-do list for brides: 50 cases with a detailed description, advice and recommendations from experts will help you organize everything at the highest level! And how nice it is to put a tick and watch how your day X is approaching!