What do you envision when thinking of winter wedding flowers?  Many would picture a traditional crimson and evergreen affair.  Velvet ribbons, pine, berries, and red blooms create a magical atmosphere for a  Christmas or winter wedding.  But there are so many other amazing options to consider.  Winter weddings, with their unique charm, allow for a rich palette of flower choices that can make your special day feel like a winter wonderland or a cozy fireside soiree. Here’s a guide to help you select the best flowers for your winter or Christmas wedding, ensuring your celebration is as enchanting as the season itself.

The Magic of Winter Florals

Winter weddings offer a unique opportunity to explore a variety of floral themes, from rustic and cozy to elegant and sophisticated. When selecting your winter wedding flowers, consider incorporating elements that reflect the beauty of the season, such as rich, deep colors, textured greenery, and even touches of sparkle to mimic a frosty winter morning.

What is your winter aesthetic? In addition to the traditional yule tide scene depicted above, here are some other winter and holiday themes to bring the season to life.

White with Silver and/ or Gold

Winter wonderland at its finest.  White flowers with layers of glittery, translucent or metallic accents will give your event an elegant elevated vibe.  Carry the theme through the ceremony and reception with lots of flickering candles to play upon the shimmery elements.

Woodland Theme

This is a close cousin to the wonderland described above.  Woodland includes more natural elements, like moss, branches and pods.  White can still be a prominent color, but could also include blues or greens.  Silver and gold accents bring the magic to this theme and tie it all together.

Opulent Burgundy Color Mixes

While the above themes have an innate cool sensibility to them, the burgundy theme is warm, cozy and intimate.  Mix burgundy with pink or cream for an elegant look.  Mix it with green, or brown for an earthy feel.  Mix burgundy and red and you have taken the Christmas bouquet to the next level.  

Top Flower Choices for Winter Weddings


Bold and beautiful, amaryllis blooms are available in shades of red, white, and pink. Their large, trumpet-shaped flowers make a statement, perfect for both bouquets and centerpieces. Leave the stems long for dramatic effect or tuck them into a bouquet for an interesting focal point.


Available in a rainbow of colors, ranunculus flowers offer a whimsical charm with their delicate, paper-thin petals. They can add depth and texture to any floral arrangement, making them a wonderful accent for winter bridal bouquets.


With their striking black centers, anemones are a fantastic choice for adding contrast and visual interest to your wedding flowers. Available in whites and bold reds, blues and purple, they work well in monochromatic arrangements or as a standout feature among softer blooms.


A classic choice for any wedding, roses in deep reds, whites,  can add a touch of traditional romance to your winter celebration. They can be beautifully paired with seasonal greenery for a classic look that never goes out of style. Newer varieties include amazing shades of deep reds as well as full, multi-petaled, open forms.


Hydrangeas, with their lush, full blooms, are perfect for creating volume and a sense of abundance in any floral arrangement and because they can be sensitive to heat and low hydration, winter is an ideal time to feature these.  Readily available in shades of white, blue, and green, they are perfect  for a winter color scheme.

Incorporating Greenery and Seasonal Elements

A discussion of winter florals is not complete without mentioning the textured array of foliages available.  Evergreens are abundantly available from mid November – January.  Cedar is very popular because of its draping form and texture can be added using firs, pines and juniper.  For those who don’t want to go the traditional evergreen route, boxwood, magnolia and assorted eucalyptus are elegant alternatives.Greenery can transform your floral arrangements, adding texture and depth.  Adding seasonal touches like pine cones, berries, and even cinnamon sticks can enhance the festive atmosphere, making your wedding feel like a true winter celebration.

A winter or Christmas wedding opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to floral design. By choosing the right flowers and incorporating seasonal elements, you can create a magical, memorable atmosphere that celebrates the beauty of the season and the warmth of your love story.

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