Beautiful Floral Ideas for your Autumn or Winter Wedding

by Emily Tanner - Date: 2007-03-27 - Word Count: 693 Share This!

Just because you are getting married during the colder months, you do not need to be restricted when it comes to choosing flowers for your special day.

Many brides want a wedding with a key look associated with a wintry time of year. A wedding with a particular theme needs careful planning so that everything blends in well together. It is true that at certain times of the year there are certain themes that work well for weddings - such as Christmas and Valentine's Day as these have strong visual images to work with. Opting for plants and flowers symbolic of the time of year can give guests a sense of time and place. These can then be easily developed within the wedding flowers.

When is comes to colours, there is considerable difference between Autumnal flowers and Winter flowers and their fragrance. On the other hand, some blooms are clearly suitable for either season and - depending on the colour - can be incorporated into a winter or autumn themed wedding.

Obvious choices for Autumn may be berries with plenty of dark green, brown, orange and gold foliage. Equally though, purples, dark pinks, burgundies and anything in chocolate browns look quite at home during the Autumn season. In fact, if there is an introduction of a different colour it can prevent arrangements looking contrived or clichéd. If you focus your flowers around a ‘Harvest' style theme, and work outwards from this centre point, then you can't really go wrong. Autumn is such a great time as there is such an abundance of seeds, fruits, berries and grasses that contrast beautifully together. When choosing flowers to accompany berries, seeds, twigs and foliage choose from or combine vibrant orange Tiger Lillies, Chocolate or peach roses, honeysuckle, cream freesia, orange gerbera and ivory carnations. Your florist will help you with which flowers are seasonal if you are still unsure as to what to go for.

When it comes to floral arrangements for Winter and Christmas weddings there is still plenty of classy choices without your reception tables and bouquets looking over the top. Dress place settings with gold Christmas wedding favours for show stopping tables. Chinese lanterns, poinsettias, holly berries, Christmas Roses, Grand Prix roses, leatherleaf fern, beargrass in gold, crisp white flowers of any kind, ivory roses, Mistletoe, gold foliage, twisted branches and pine cones are to name but a few ideal choices. The most popular of all choices really is the red rose; these are the epitome of beauty, romance and seduction. So many brides focus their entire wedding theme on the red rose and why not? You need not be restricted to roses solely in the bouquets, they may also be used as button holes, as napkin decorations, attached to placecards, placed in bowls of water along with floating candles, on the wedding cake and petals scattered on the tables. Team the red roses with cream roses and insert diamante or pearls into their centres to give the occasion a sense of festive opulence. There is no way that when done properly, these beautiful flowers could ever look inappropriate or tacky.

Hopefully you will now see that just because you are having a cool weather wedding, you need not be restricted at all when it comes to beautiful floral arrangements for your wedding. With careful planning, your flowers can reinforce your autumn or winter wedding. Seek the advice of your florist if you are still unsure, but as a general rule of thumb, it should all look great if the flowers are in season and match well with the overall theme of your wedding. When looking at your overall theme, remember to consider your gown, reception venue decoration as well as the general ‘feel' of your event - i.e. modern, simple, fairytale, lavish, funky, minimalist etc. Try to ensure that all your flower displays are finished with co-ordinating ribbon & accessories to complete the look. You could continue the theme by using this ribbon on your napkins, favours and wedding cake.

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This author - Emily Tanner - writes exclusively for World of wedding favours.

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