Although only a small percentage of weddings are held
during the winter months, this time of year can present
some lovely ideas for bouquets and centerpieces.
To keep costs down, try to stick with flowers that
are available in winter. Most come in a variety of
colors and sizes, so you're sure to find something
that works with your wedding theme. Some flower
Roses - Red, White, Black Beauty, Black Magic
Lilies - Stargazer, Casablanca, Cala, Alstromeria (mini)
Daisies - Gerbera
Poinsettias - White and Red
**Accents to Use**
Dress up your bouquets and centerpieces with winter
accents such as:
Berries - Holly or other types
Pumpkin or Squash Gourds
Christmas Ornament Balls
Be careful when choosing white, red or green flowers and
leaves/accessories. Take a small swatch of fabric of your
bride's and bridesmaid's dresses to the florist. These
3 colors come in varying shades and you'll want to get your
flowers and leaves to match or at least compliment your
attire. Whites come in shades varying from brilliant pure
white to ivory. And as we all know, reds can be hard to
**Centerpiece and Bouquet Ideas**
Dress up your tables with beautiful centerpieces. These
arrangements can also be used to create bridal bouquets
Roses, pionese, pinecones and ornaments set into a bed
of evergreen leaves.
Red poinsettias mixed with white tulips or roses.
Red roses mixed with white lilies.
Cala lilies with clusters of purple/blue berries.
Gardenias, holly berries and ivy.
Hydrangeas and pomegranate with trailing ribbons.
Gardenias, red berries, white rose buds with green ivy.
White roses, white hydrangeas, white sweet peas, white ribbon and
Purple hydrangeas, pink or white roses and purple/pink lilacs.
Red rose buds, pinecones with pine leaves and red ribbon.
Various meanings have been associated to all types of flowers
over the centuries. A white rose doesn't have the same meaning
as a red rose, so colors are also an important part in learning
the meaning of a certain type of flower.
Rose Smith is the author of How to Create a Beautiful
Medieval Wedding and owner of Wedding Themes and More:
your source for great wedding theme ideas, resources,
planning and gift selections. http://www.wedthemes.com.
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