Planning a winter wedding? This magical time of year offers a variety snow-inspired ideas unique to the season. From simple flower arrangements to natural and metallic accents, a winter wedding that mixes white with festive color creates a sophisticated yet warm look.
When working with a white-based theme, it’s important to use texture, light and pops of color in the wedding and reception flower arrangements. Also think about outdoor decorative ideas like candles or colorful ribbons that will work for the location, and if it makes sense to incorporate outdoor winter activities like a horse drawn sleigh.
Here are some simple ideas to help you create a look for your winter wedding using flowers and decorative accents that’s playful, light and welcoming.
Settle on a selection of hearty winter flowers for your arrangements. Choose from a mix of seasonal flowers including tulips, paper whites, ranunculus, tuberose, and anemones. Add in add in a bit of astilbe, tuberose and freesia for an aromatic fragrance. Romantic garden roses in crème, winter white and cherry red paired with classic evergreens are another simple flower arrangement that pops. A big 2015 winter color trend is to pair green botanical foliages with white flowers. Add in some miller foliage and silver brunia berries to incorporate wonderful grey tones.
Consider a wintry bouquet: Sprigs of fir, wild pine, cedar, aspen twigs, and berries, all swathed in houndstooth wool or go with a classic and clean look- grouping a single style flower like a white romantic garden rose.
Pull in a metallic mix. Winter is the time of year you can pull in a beautiful metallic mix and/or accent with lots of metal accessories. Pull in lots of luxe layers such as velvet and sequin linens.
Create fresh snow look with faux snow scatterings. You can use artificial spray that’s safe and non-toxic and make a light dusting over flower arrangements, tables or decorative items. Add iridescent snow for accents on fresh flowers.
Line aisles, pews and stairways with a bit of color. Use ornaments and berries with red ribbon for aisle décor or pews, or pull in bright red Poinsettias to line the aisle or stairway. Hang garlands of greenery or icicle-like crystals to highlight your dance floor or cake table, and incorporate plenty of candles and pine cones.
Mix glass, candles and decorative art for guest table centerpieces. Feature glass vessels with ornaments and candles nestled among mistletoe and berries for reception décor, or white painted vases with baby’s breath. You can also use wreaths with berries, pine cones and fresh holly as centerpieces with glittery details in your centerpieces and sequin or velvet linens for tables. Or if you want a more earthy look, work with a woodland motif such as deer, antlers, branches and snowflakes.
Feature hot drink stations with snow-sprinkled decorative accents. Set up a hot chocolate station, espresso bar or hot toddy stand for a bit of a sugary caffeine boost.
To add a little extra fun and sparkle outside for your winter wedding…
- Use luminaries along a driveway or pathways to keep things well-lit and add an extra twinkle
- Share sparklers with guests to use as you and your husband depart – it’s not only fun but makes for great photos!
For all brides, it’s important to keep in mind that tricky weather in the winter might be a factor in flower arrangement and delivery. Be sure to allow for plenty of time to choose your flowers; 3-6 months prior to the event is best. If you want help with choosing flowers for your winter theme or need insight on how to create a winter wedding decorative display, contact Palmer Flowers in Fort Collins today for a consultation.