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Unsure which wedding flowers are available in the winter? No need to fret, there are lots of seasonal winter wedding flowers to discover that are so pretty and romantic.
I have rounded up some gorgeous winter wedding flower ideas to inspire your arrangements. No matter your style.
Photo: Matt Horan Photography via Winter Wedding West Mill
Seasonal Winter Wedding Flower Inspiration
So how do you choose your wedding flowers if you are marrying in the UK winter months of December, January or February? Allow me to share some of the seasonal flowers available in the UK, from early wintertime, right through to late winter to help pick your dream wedding flowers.
It’s important to remember that flowering time changes. Every year availability and timing of wedding flowers can change due to the weather. Keep in mind that you may need to be flexible and work in cohesion with your wedding florist to ensure your perfect florals come true.
Do consider that some flower varieties have a huge range of species that vary wildly in colour, shape and size. Plus there is no need to stick to a traditional colour palette for the season either. Foliage, berries, whites, greys or just about any colour scheme goes. There are no rules!
Winter Wedding Bouquet Recipes
Before we jump further into different winter flower choices, let’s take a look at some stunning winter wedding bouquet inspiration. Complete with flower recipes to debunk those bouquets.
- Pussy Willow
- Pine Cone
- Silver Brunia
- English Ivy Berry Heads
- English Ivy Berry Heads
- Juniper Berries
- Spray Rose
- Pampas Grass
- Seed Pod
- Viburnum Steel Berry
- Wax Flower
- English Ivy Berry Heads
- Holly Berry
- Dried Grass
- Dried Honesty
- Seed Pods
- Cafe Latte Rose
- Bridal Flow Rose
- Marianne Panda Anemones
- Winter Blossom
- Dried Nigella Seed Head
- Dried Scabious Seed Head
- Larch Twig
- Grape Hyacinth
UK Winter Wedding Flowers
Now you have some great bridal bouquet ideas for wintertime, let’s take a more in-depth look at the different winter flower varieties available as well as how stunning they look. Wow!
Anemone is a popular winter wedding flower, which creates a soft pretty effect. Available in a wide range of colours, there is sure to be a type to make your heart leap with joy.
Photo: Mandorla London via Whimsical Elegant Wedding Ideas Photo: Sarah and Simon Wedding Photography via Small Simple + Stylish City Wedding
Silver Brunia are a real winter gem. These grey berries create great texture and shape to bouquets and flower arrangements alike.
Rose is a classic. If it isn’t available locally, you can be sure to source them. Don’t forget to be mindful of air miles and see if you can locally source first to be as ethical as possible.
Red Berries are beautiful and add a festive feel to flowers. There are many plants that offer these red pearls, such as Holly, Spindle, Hawthorn, Rosehips and Pyracantha.
If you are lucky Narcissus may just be available early in January onwards for your wedding flowers. These delicate blooms really do look so pretty.
Hellebores flower during the winter and have a romantic droopy look. They can be found in white, pink, red and green so may just suit your colour scheme too.
Ferns are often evergreen which means you should be able to find them in the UK during the winter. Ferns are perfect for foliage heavy displays, and are ideal for woodland weddings.
Photo: Stott and Atkinson via Industrial Glam Marquee Wedding Flowers: Wild Floral Couture
Snowdrops often signify the end of winter and that spring is on the horizon. These delicate beauties will add a softness to your winter flowers.
Ranunculus are beautifully fluffy and come in a range of vibrant jewel tones. Here you can see them in a snowy white winter bridal bouquet and they look glorious.
Blossoms can also be found in the winter! Ask your florist if they grow their own or forage in your garden for a pretty winter delight.
Photo: Karen Flower via Spring Blossom Country Wedding Ideas Flowers: Ivory Rose Flowers
Pussy Willow stems add architecture and their soft buds look ever so ethereal.
Camellia is often available in late winter and has a great rose-like flower. They come in pink, red and white for a pretty wedding colour scheme.
Does wedding foliage get any more romantic or seasonal than Mistletoe? Traditionally brought in to kiss beneath at Christmas, why not use the greenery in your arrangements?
Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding
Carnations can flower in mild winters, so are potentially available in the UK during winter. Their fluffy heads will add romance and they are really affordable too.
Tulips come in a great range of shapes and colours, in fact, they can sometimes be mistaken for Peonies. If you are in luck, they may just appear early in the season in late February, if there are mild conditions.
Waxflower is usually available in the winter but may be imported. They are a great flower to add next to larger more prominent flowers.
White Snowberries evoke a snow ball feel for a gorgeously winter flower style.
Holly is a hugely popular stem at Christmas. It’s tricky to work with and carry due to its prickles so be careful if you have your heart set on it.
Head down to your local garden centre and you’re likely to see Pansies in their winter bedding section. Pansies are small and dainty, which look lovely.
Photo: Irene Yap Photography via Romantic Rainy Wedding
Heather is another hardy winter plant and is available in some bright hues too.
Photo: Miss Whittington’s Photography via Yorkshire Moors Elopement
Cyclamen is a small flower which is one of the earliest bloomers in the UK at the end of winter. You could add them to arrangements or use potted plants as your wedding centrepieces.
Photo: Haywood Jones Photography via Beau Buttons Wedding
Ivy is another great winter wedding foliage. Use trailing leaves to decorate your reception venue or use them for a cascading bouquet.
Eucalyptus has been a firm wedding favourite and it’s easy to see why. Great scent, beautiful form and silvery colour all add to a winter arrangement.
Eucalyptus is a plant you could grow in your garden as it’s a quick grower and it’s supposed to be pruned in the winter too.
Pampas Grass (& Dried Flowers)
Pampas grass and other grasses are available in the UK in winter too. In fact, most dried flowers are available once harvested and preserved! Think about drying seed heads too.
Gypsophila isn’t usually available to pick in the UK during winter. However, it’s readily available through flower wholesalers who may import it.
Gyp or Baby’s Breath has a light, airy and snowy quality about it, plus it’s budget-friendly. Hooray!
Other Ideas For Your Winter Flower Arrangements
Don’t forget that it’s not just flowers and foliage that look great in winter wedding flowers, think about adding:
- Seed Heads
There we have it! You now know the available winter wedding flowers in season in the UK for your winter wedding bouquet and arrangements! It’s now time to choose your favourite blooms and share them with your florist. YES!
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