Heart-stopping Winter Wedding Flowers
When I dreamed of my wedding as a little girl it always happened in the Fall, And I’m not ashamed to admit that this was HEAVILY influenced by the Kevin Costner version of Robin Hood…you know where he and Maid Marian get married in those autumn woods with the killer floral crown (because she was rocking the bridal flower halo waaaay before we all jumped on board :) A winter wedding just didn’t even appeal: cold blotchy skin in all the photos, expensive flowers (even as a little girl, it was the flowers for me), and limited dress options. Fall seemed the way to go.
But now, as an adult, I look at all of these delicious, cozy-romance winter weddings and my ice cold heart is very quickly opening to the possibility that all you winter brides just might be on to something. I see you with your engagement rings in little mounds of snow, snuggled together under buffalo blankets, wrapped up in cozy knits and woolens, and romantically sipping hot cocoa. You people are killing me with your adorable winter love. But the one thing I really notice is that…boom…your flowers are still stunning. We’ve gone way beyond roses and calla lilies and entered a whole new realm of winter flowers. It doesn’t seem like that’s possible, but stay with me and I think you’ll be convinced just like I was.
Florals: Rountree flowers
Photography: Julia Newman Photography
I know Spring, Summer, and Fall florals get all the jam in weddings. Brides order lush bouquets, hold receptions in gardens, and drape and decorate in florals, but I’m here to tell you, today, that you can be a winter bride and showcase some amazing blooms that fit your style and personality or the theme and color palette of your wedding. A winter bride doesn’t need to feel any lack in the floral department. Maybe the sleeveless backless dress department, (still watchin’ out for that blotchy skin! You’ll thank me later!) but definitely not in florals. Because how beautiful and romantic is this bridal bouquet and halo? Soft white roses with sprigs of evergreen boughs and delightful little accents of Brunia (the round, grey berries just so you know) all paired with that scarf?!?!
Florals: Unknown (But if anyone does know...message me because these are gorgeous and I would love to give credit to the designer!) *UPDATE: Florals by Blooms and Blossoms
Shoot Design: Michelle Leo Events
HMUA: Hair and Makeup by Steph
Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography
One of my favorite bridal looks in the winter are what I call “icicle bouquets”. These almost monochromatic bouquets pull in that icy winter white, gray, and silver. It seems like they might get lost against the backdrop of snow and a white gown, but they stand out because of texture and movement.
Florals: Unkown (this whole shoot was done in Russia, but the internet connects the whole world, so let me know if these are your beautiful creations!)
Photography: Pavel Mikhaylov - Be sure and follow this link to see the whole dreamy shoot...no spoilers, but it's absolutely stunning!
The berries and pinecones add real depth and texture against sleek, white roses, and the dusty miller is just so touchable and velevety-soft.
Florals: Unknown (are we seeing a trend here??? Let's just take one sentence with a reminder that when posting someone else's work, that person should be given credit. Otherwise, it's called plagarism...even on the internets. For example: at a minimum for this picture, the photographer and the florist should be referrenced because you can clearly see their work. If the dress, rings, or venue were more visible, you would need to credit those as well. Sorry...rant over. I'm just a little surprised because I found this image on a very popular wedding blog and they had no links or credit to any of the designers. Cone of Shame to you my friends.)
Photography: Flora + Fauna
So, for anyone hesitating at the thought of a winter wedding, I vote, “Yes!” You can have a gorgeous wedding without looking all Christmas-y (although that isn’t bad either come to think of it). And there are so many other fabulous color palettes to work from besides these icy, dramatic little numbers, so these are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg....hihihi pun intended :) Just, for the love, have SOMETHING covering your arms and say no to blotchy-skinned wedding pictures. Brrrr.
Meet the Designer
Emily first fell in love with flowers while studying floral design at Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2002. She did her first wedding that same summer and has been designing weddings ever since. With over 12 years of experience in the floral and wedding industries, Emily loves creating flowers that bring beautiful colors, textures, and most importantly, memories to every event.