Winter is full of beautiful flowers and foliage to create and one of a kind winter wedding bouquet. There are just as many beautiful choices for your bridal bouquet in the winter as there are in the summer. My two favorite ideas at the moment are blackberries and coffee bean berries. Yes, coffee bean berries! The coffee berries are a beautiful color from green to a lovely red and the blackberries are eye-catching whether you use them green or dark purple. Roses are an easy year round choice and the deep reds and violets are perfect in the winter. Pair them up with some unique berries or foliage and you will have a stunning and original bouquet. You can also use some beautiful accents like pine cones, peacock feathers, sprigs of heather, dried lilac and dusty miller.
Here are a few great winter flower choices:
Ranunculus – (a.k.a. buttercups) Their lush blooms and multi layers of petals are often mistaken for peonies or roses. They come in a wide variety of colors; white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple. This is a very versatile flower that blooms from January to May. The price ranges from $2-$3 per stem, this is compared to $12 per stem of peony. This flower is a jackpot!
Tulips – With their long clean lines and multitude of colors this will always be a bride’s favorite. They bloom between December and April and range in price from $5-$10 per stem for French Tulips and $5 or less for standard tulips.
Paperwhites – This beautiful and highly fragrant flower consists of several small white flowers at the top of each stem. It is an easy to bloom bulb in the Daffodil family.
Roses - They are really available year round and available in any price range. The most expensive garden roses can range from $4 – $8 per stem.
Sweet pea – This is a favorite for winter and early spring weddings because it’s so delicate and fragrant. Sweet peas come in a variety of colors such as pink, white, yellow and red.
Poinsettia – This is a well know choice for Christmas weddings but it also comes in several colors if that’s not your winter theme: Red, orange, purple, cream and white.
Bells of Ireland – These are a lovely choice to add a beautiful green line to a winter bouquet. They are in season from January to October but are accessible year round.
Snowberry – These delicate berries are available in a range of color from green, white to pink.
Coffee bean berries – Actually, it’s just a coffee berry or sometimes called a coffee cherry. (Technically the coffee bean is inside the berry)
Pine cones and sprigs of evergreen – Nothing says winter like a sprig of evergreen or a little baby pine cone in your bouquet.
pink cabbage roses, gerbera daisy, sweet pea and berries
purple ranunculus (buttercups) and green berries
pink peonies, blackberries, peacock feathers, dusty miller, heather
red roses and coffee bean berries
orange ranunculus, blue hydrangeas
bells of Ireland and white hydrangea