We love winter weddings-and a lot of you do too! With an influx of winter weddings this year, we have compiled this helpful guide to inspire you and your big day.
What's on trend?
Jewel Tones- Think burgundies, deep reds, bottle greens and amber palletes. Gorgeous tones in homage of the season are popping up everywhere, not only because they look stunning, but because of their seasonal availability. Think big, big burgundy daliahs, paired with orange spray roses, stock and deep green foliage.
Pampas Grass- This South American grass is all the rage at the moment after it's viral take off sparked by "instagram weddings. It's not hard to see why with its large feathery form creating dreamy scenes and eye catching installations.Think arbours, free hanging ceiling installations and that beautiful element of texture for a bridal bouquet.For more information, head on over to our previous blog post.
Decorating ceilings and walls- The use of flowers on your big day doesn't just have to be limited to the bouquets! After images of Kim Kardashians' flower wall were released, requests for these floor to ceiling masterpieces skyrocketed. Flower "clouds", pampas grass structures and large, draping installations have also been incredibly popular, sure to awe guests and make for gorgeous photos.
All white- To complement the weather, many opt for an all white wedding. The use of all white is classic and elegant, and generally includes stunning David Austen roses, oriental lillies, stock and snap dragons. Phalaenopsis orchids are also making a huge comeback this season both among other flowers and arranged alone.
What's in season for the big day?
It can be hard to know what's in season and available to use for the big day. There's nothing worse than a bride having her heart set on something to later find out that the blooms she wants aren't available. Peony's are our most popular request which are unfortunately only available twice a year for a very short amount of time. Opting for seasonal flowers also means that they will be readily available, have locally grown options, and will last longer as they are suited for the climate.
For June weddings: Iris, Oriental Lillies, Orchids and Anemones are our top picks for June.
For July weddings: For July, Ranunculus, Jonquils, Antheriums, Camellias, Carnations, Gladiolis and Sweet Peas.
For August weddings: We love Daliahs,Freesias, Iris, Poppies, and Zinnias.
While most of these flowers will still be available throughout winter, they are most abundant in the said months are more easily attainable. If you do have your heart set on something in particular, it is important that you let us know so that we can arrange your wedding flowers in advance from our wholesalers. This will give them the best chance and enough time to source your perfect blooms.