Every bride wants their wedding to be perfect. In fact, 63% of brides say they feel pressured to have the “perfect” wedding, according to a 2017 report from Wedding Wire. While perfection is in the eye of the beholder, one easy way to take your wedding to the next level is by creating DIY flower bouquets.
DIY flower bouquets have become increasingly popular among brides. This option allows you to create the perfect wedding arrangements based on exactly what you want. However, this can be tricky to do on your own, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience making arrangements. To help make the process a bit easier, here are some tips on how to create the perfect winter wedding floral arrangements.
Winter Wedding Floral Arrangements
While you certainly can find spring and summer flowers for arrangements and bouquets, it’s often better to use what’s in season. If you want to add some seasonal flair, white and red poinsettias are both eye-catching and gorgeous. The white variety can easily be used with any color schemes, while the red can add a burst of color if you’re using light neutrals. If you’re not a fan of poinsettias, amaryllis flowers (which appear similar to lilies) are also available in red and white varieties. These large flowers can be used to create bright centerpieces, especially when coupled with ivy, holly, or red berries.
Festive Floral Arrangements
Winter can be one of the easier seasons to plan a wedding. Thanks to all of the decorations readily available, if you want seasonal flair there is no shortage of options. Fir garlands laced with fairy lights can be used throughout the venue, while pinecones, holly, and berry branches can be tied into centerpieces to create a cozy holiday setting. This holiday can also take advantage of rich colors like green and red to create a warm color scheme that is both inviting and visually stunning.
Green Bridal Bouquet
When you think of a bridal bouquet, imagines of bright flowers may come to mind. However, for a winter wedding, succulents, eucalyptus, and baby’s breath can be combined to create a unique and beautiful floral arrangement. For a splash of color, you can even incorporate a couple of deep red roses. The trend of creating bouquets from greenery has been increasing in popularity due to the distinctive yet sophisticated appearance these bouquets provide. This type of bouquet is perfect for winter weddings, as it brings in rich color without seeming too summery.
Snow White Bouquets
A bouquet created from white peonies (despite their non-seasonality) can also be a great option for a winter wedding. When coupled with silver brunia, the effect can almost look like a bouquet of large elegant snowballs! You can also consider surrounding the peonies with fresh sprigs of fir or green vines to help them stand out even more. There are so many combinations for you to mix and match; your the biggest issue will be figuring out which combination you love most!
‘Tis the Season
While it may not seem like it, winter can offer so many possibilities when it comes to designing the perfect wedding. The main colors to focus on are whites, reds, and greens. However, browns, golds, and other warm colors can be used to create a rich combination. When creating your floral arrangements, consider if you want a more neutral effect in whites and silvers or bright pops of color with reds and greenery. Working alongside your local floral boutique can also help give you ideas and allow you to create stunning arrangements based on their recommendations. Just because the weather outside is frightful, that doesn’t mean that your wedding can’t be like walking into a winter wonderland.