WEDDING FLOWERS: WINTER
Winter can be a romantic time of year, and we do love a Winter Bride! With that in mind, we wanted to share some of our best Winter wedding flowers to inspire you.
Amaryllis is a large, tubular trumpet-shaped flower on a long, wide green stem. Each stem holds about 3-5 flowers. Amaryllis comes in a range of colors from burgundy to pillar box red, to pink, to cream and several beautiful variegated combinations of these. Amaryllis can be used in tall, striking ceremony and dinner reception arrangements as well as in handtied bridal and bridesmaids bouquets.
Snowberries add an interesting texture and dimension to a bouquet, button hole or floral arrangement for your wedding day. They come in beautiful shades of white, greenish-white to a pretty blush pink, in small clusters of 5-15 together.
With its green leaves and white or red berries, Mistletoe is a popular Christmas decoration across Europe and in North America. This plant has a special place at Christmas and is often found in holiday arrangements or used alone as small sprigs. There are traditions attached to the use of mistletoe - for example, any couple which finds themselves standing under a sprig must kiss, and mistletoe also resembles peace, love and goodwill.
The camellia is known as the Empress of Winter as it blooms during the long dark months of the year, providing pretty, striking and feminine flowers ranging from pure white through to dusky pink and deep red. In Chinese tradition, the camellias' perfectly symmetrical form symbolises long-lasting love and devotion. The petals of the camellia symbolise the spirit of a young lady, while the calyx (which holds the petals) symbolises a young man entrusted to care for and protect the lady.
A popular rose for the Winter season that speaks of love with its deep red shade, and adds a romantic touch to bouquets as well as button holes. The velvety touch of the rose adds sumptuousness and depth to every arrangement.
Each bottlebrush flower is made up of bright red stamens with yellow tips, clustered on flower spikes that are 6 to 10 cm in length and about 4 to 7 cm in diameter. The bottlebrush doesn't have a perfume, but is widely sought after for flower arrangements as they are long-lasting and have a very striking and distinctive look.