Organising a wedding can be stressful most of the times, but when you have decided to create your wedding flowers; things can get a little more hectic! Many couples decide to make their floral wedding decorations for many different reasons. A couple may want to save money by doing it themselves, or they are maybe extremely creative and will enjoy the process of making the wedding flowers. Yet another reason is that some couples are very particular and in making their winter wedding decorations, they will be certain that everything will be as they want it to be. Whatever your reason, some sage advice will inevitably come in handy. Read on to discover which are the best flowers to use for your DIY winter wedding decorations and relive some of that pre-wedding stress.
If you are getting married in a church, pew-end decor can completely transform the space. The trick is to choose decor that is not going to wilt during the ceremony, especially during the winter months as the heating will undoubtedly be on full-blast. One way to ensure there is no risk of pew-end flowers wilting is to embrace your winter theme and use pine cones, holly, and berries instead of flowers. Use a ribbon that matches your colour scheme to secure a single pine cone and a bunch of holly with berries for a beautiful festive look.
Winter is abundant in stunning flowers which can be used to create a fantastic bridal bouquet. Roses are the traditional romantic flower of choice and are a very hardy flower that will not wilt during the ceremony. Red and white roses tie-in nicely with a winter theme and a bouquet of deep red roses, tied with a ribbon in a jewel tone will be certain to create a show-stopping accessory. If you aren’t keen on roses, another hardy, yet beautiful flower is the winter camellia. The camellia is known for its delicate petals and for being a sturdy flower.
Winter brides enjoy the option of trying something different with their winter wedding decorations. For instance, the winter-blooming, hyacinth is a flower often enjoyed in gardens, but rarely seen at a wedding. If you are planning a wedding with jewel tones, opt for the luxurious purple hyacinth which looks fabulous in bouquets and as table settings. The Christmas Rose is yet another option for winter brides. Despite its name, this flower is not related to the rose but is a pretty flower with erect, leafy stems. As its head is not large and it is quite a delicate bloom, it is best to use the Christmas Rose alongside other, hardier flowers.
One of the brilliant elements of having a winter wedding is that you can blend several different types of flowers. Enjoy teaming rich red roses with gerbera daisies, light red tulips, and magnificent king protea all set against a backdrop of green leaves and draping berries. Purples, reds, pinks and greens all match magnificently in winter wedding bouquets, and you will have fun arranging them to your liking.
When you have decided which flowers match your colour scheme and are best for your winter wedding decorations, it is always worth getting extra help with the practicalities. Although your high-street florist may not have the time nor inclination to offer advice, there are plenty of online florists who will do so for free. Put aside time to research the methods used by professionals to ensure your winter wedding flowers look as beautiful as you dreamed.