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Winter Wedding Flowers in Season

Showy amaryllis flowers star in this winter wedding bouquet.

Photo © Morgan Perrone, http://valleyflowercompany.blogspot.com

White, green, and red flowers predominate in winter wedding flower arrangements, although orange and yellow blossoms are appealing for winter beach weddings and warm climates. If you’re getting married anytime between November and March, chances are you will have one or more of these 12 winter wedding flowers in your arrangements.

  • Amaryllis flowers provide the focal point to a bridal bouquet that peonies or lilies might provide in the spring or summer. You can usually find these flowers in red, pink, white, salmon, or pink and white bicolor from your florist. Although a single stem of amaryllis is expensive, each stem should bear three to six very large flowers, making it a possible standalone flower for each table arrangement at your reception; just add winter greenery.
  • Anemone flowers are thirsty when cut, and fare better in the vase than in floral foam. However, their dark centers make them popular with brides who want black accents in their weddings, and they can be incorporated into bridal bouquets as well as table centerpieces. You can find anemones in blue, pink, purple, red, and white.
  • Bells of Ireland have enjoyed an increase in popularity in recent years due to the popularity of green flowers in wedding arrangements. If you choose to use bells of Ireland in a presentation bridal bouquet, be sure to store the bouquet upright when you aren’t carrying it, as these flowers will bend toward light sources.
  • Camellia flowers have a very strong sentimental connection for some brides, due to their longevity. The same camellia shrub your grandmother admired as a child may still be thriving 80 years later, producing peony-like blooms for those in mild climates. The dark green, shiny, waxy leaves of camellias also makes fantastic greenery for wedding arrangements, even if no camellia flowers are used.
  • Carnation flowers are available all year, but their spicy scent and low cost make them desirable choices for winter wedding flowers. Carnations come in hues of orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow, as well as bicolors. In addition to standard carnations, your florist can use sprays of miniature carnations add volume to your table centerpieces.
  • Daffodil flowers are also known as jonquils and narcissus. Although these flowering bulbs are in season at the same time as tulips, they exude sap that harms tulips and can’t be combined in the same arrangement.
  • Poinsettia flowers are most popular as potted plants at Christmastime, but your florist can also use cut poinsettias in bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. If the standard red poinsettia variety seems too commonplace for you, check out one of the marbled varieties, or incorporate the seldom seen orange or purple types into your wedding colors. Just make sure that your florist is used to working with poinsettias as cut flowers, for their stems must be sealed properly to prevent the milky sap from leaking out.
  • Ranunculus flowers are at their peak from January until May. When the price of roses skyrockets in February, consider these lush flowers as a substitute. Also known as buttercups, ranunculus flowers are available in orange, red, pink, white, and yellow.
  • Star of Bethlehem flowers grow in clusters on long stems, and are typically used as filler flowers. The white flowers naturally bend towards light sources, so keep your arrangements upright to avoid meandering stems. Star of Bethlehem flowers have a very long vase life, up to three weeks, so grab some from your reception to enjoy at home later.
  • Sweet Pea flowers lend that fragrant element to your wedding flower arrangements that many brides seek. Available in pink, purple, red, and white, they look exquisite in wedding corsages.
  • Tulip flowers have strong clean lines that suit modern floral arrangements, but brides can also look for fringed and frilled novelty tulips. Tulips are available in every color, including black, and many bicolor varieties as well.
  • Wax flower plants bear lavender, pink, and white flowers on woody stems with abundant narrow foliage. The foliage adds body to floral arrangements when wax flowers are used as filler, and the leaves emit a citrus aroma when handled. In its native habitat of Australia the wax flower grows as an evergreen shrub up to six feet tall.
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