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.

bridal bouquet in winter
flowers for the bride's 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.

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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.

winter bridal bouquet
wedding bouquet winter

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.

bridal bouquet winter
how to choose a bridal bouquet

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.

wedding bouquet
winter wedding bouquet

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!

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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;)

winter bouquet ideas
winter bouquet ideas

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!