As the short season of fall transforms into winter, you may think the selection of available wedding-worthy blooms diminishes. But that’s not true! Fall and winter produce many gorgeous, bold, and vibrant flowers that add elegance and stunning beauty to any fall/winter wedding or event. Whether your style is classic, boho, glam, rustic chic, or vintage, you’ll have no trouble finding a wonderful variety of flowers to choose from for your bouquets and other decor. Below are a few of our favorite cold-weather blooms.
Beautiful Flowers that Bloom in the Fall & Winter
Amaranthus has soft, velvety flowers that grow in rich shades of autumn hues. Their cascading quality exudes elegance and flair. A long-lasting flower after it’s cut, the amaranth symbolizes long-lasting life and immortality in Antiquity and represents love and beauty today.
Anemones come in shades of blue, pink, purple, red, and white, but the variety with the large black circle in the center is particularly loved by brides, florists, and event planners for its striking beauty. This delicate bloom symbolizes change, anticipation, and protection from evil spirits, which is why it is popular in wedding bouquets.
Generally available year-round, calla lilies evoke timeless elegance and come in a broad range of colors to match nearly any desired palette. From pristine white to winter shades such as deep plum, purple, burgundy, and blue, calla lilies are sturdy flowers that hold up well indoors and outdoors.
An ornamental flower, the camellia has become more popular recently, and for a good reason – it’s stunning. A winter season gem, the camellia has soft, layered petals, which adds texture and beauty. Camellia flowers grow in red, pink, and white and symbolize love, affection, devotion, and admiration.
One of the most well-known and cultivated flowers in the world, chrysanthemums come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. From the popular single bloom species to spider mums, pompoms, and spoon blooms, you’re sure to find a type of mum to fit any style or theme.
The magnificent dahlia is a large, bountiful bloom with a voluminous shape and numerous petals. They grow in various colors, from creamy pinks and peaches to bold reds and burgundy. Dahlias are popular flowers for events and weddings because of their eye-catching, large blooms and because they symbolize commitment and a long-lasting union.
Typically larger with more petals softly ruffled to create a dense, full bloom, the garden rose is perfect for weddings and events. Coming with a sweet, fragrant scent in nearly any color you can imagine, roses are universally recognized for symbolizing love and romance, which is why they are popular choices for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. The garden rose’s voluminous bloom and high petal count make it an excellent substitution for the peony.
Also known as “buttercup,” the ranunculus flower has numerous delicate petals tightly wound around one another until they bloom into a gorgeous, full flower. Growing in a range of colors such as red, yellow, pink, cream, orange, and burgundy, this incredible bloom works well with bright and bold palettes as well as muted and pastel-hued palettes. Symbolizing charm and attractiveness and oozing romance, it’s no wonder this exquisite bloom is popular in wedding bouquets.
The super trendy succulent has made its way into wedding and event flower arrangements showing up in boutonnieres, bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral decor. Their plump, thick leaves and exciting shapes add an element of intrigue and organic beauty to any arrangement. Available year-round, the pale green and lavender-colored succulents compliment any of the above winter florals nicely.
For additional winter elements that add texture and a touch of the exotic, include in your bouquet dried seed pods, willow branches, hypericum berries, craspedia, sea holly, or spiral eucalyptus leaves. Contact Rose Hill Flowers – Weddings & Special Events for all your wedding and special event floral needs.