Winter Wedding Flowers: The Most Stunning Seasonal Ideas

If you want to give your winter celebration a seasonal touch, we’ve got loads of gorgeous winter wedding flower ideas to inspire you


Winter is a truly enchanting time of year to tie the knot and it creates an endless array of possibilities when it comes to floral wedding ideas. Once you’ve found the perfect winter wedding venue and your dream dress, highlight the natural beauty of the season by filling your day with gorgeous winter wedding flowers – read on for plenty of seasonal inspiration that’ll have you wishing for winter all year round.


Image credit: Yasmin Anne Photography

Which flowers are in season?

Fewer flowers may be in bloom during the winter, but this doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your wedding flowers.

We spoke to expert florist Katherine from Lacy Bird London to find out more: “Today, seasons don’t really affect what is available on the flower market, as a lot of stock is imported from abroad. This means that you can still incorporate pretty much any flower that you want into your wedding day.

“However, if peonies are your favourite then they may be quite difficult to source, but keep in mind that ranunculi and peony-look roses will still be available. Look out for luxurious David Austin roses for a beautiful peony alternative.”

On a tight wedding budget? Gwenda Jeffs, founder of The Vintage Floral Design Company, shares her tips: “Cost-conscious couples should consider flowers which have a year-round presence, such as roses, lisianthus, veronica, alstroemeria and gypsophila. Fortunately, these work well with the jewel-like tones that are popular with winter colour schemes.” 


When it comes to winter wedding bouquets, you could play up to the season’s colours with an icy colour scheme or warm things up with a combination of rich, jewel-toned hues.

It’s the latter theme for this bouquet, photographed by Wedding Photography To Love, which is filled with an opulent mix of colours that you can’t help but stare at.


If you’re planning a Christmas inspired wedding, you could also use this colour palette to give your bouquet a festive transformation.

“Berries and rustic manzanitas are great if you want your bouquet to have a Christmas vibe,” explains Katherine. “They look very festive paired with white flowers and pale green foliage.”

Rich, opulent colours such as purples and reds are perfect for a dramatic winter bouquet. However, if you want to go for a softer look, flowers in shades of cream, white and delicate shades of peach and pink would work really well – especially when combined with seasonal details such as pinecones and berries.     


Clockwise from top left: The Flower Bird/Miss Gen Photography; Amy Faith Photography; Wedding Photography to Love; The Orchid Room

Luxe details such as metallics work perfectly with winter wedding flowers and are so on trend right now. Katherine explains: “If you have metallics in your colour scheme, such as silver, copper or gold, you could add accents of this to your flowers by lightly spray-painting it on. This will reflect the richness of the season’s colours.” 

We adore this statement bouquet from The Vintage Floral Design Company – the addition of gold spray paint to the foliage gives the arrangement instant opulence.


Image credit: Babb Photo

A rose bouquet will forever be a romantic choice for weddings, no matter what the time of year. To put a festive spin on this classic wedding flower, go bold with a posy of red roses mixed with berries and green foliage for a full on festive look. 

If you’re planning on going for a more classic look with white, ivory or pale pink roses, then earthy toned details such as pinecones would be a great seasonal filler for your bouquet.


Bouquets by The Vintage Floral Design Co; Photography (top to bottom): Rebecca Douglas; John Knight

Everything about this shot by Wedding Photography To Love is stunning. The icy toned hues in this bride’s rustic bouquet are absolutely spot on for a winter wedding – we also love how the bouquet has been co-ordinated with a singular pink rose in her hair.


If you want a bouquet that you can treasure forever then opt for silk wedding flowers instead, or perhaps a brooch bouquet for a vintage touch. Let Love Blooms stock so many unique pieces that you can customise yourself – we adore these synthetic bouquets which would be ideal for a winter celebration.


Wedding bouquet styles such as teardrop or presentation style arrangements would look gorgeous at a winter wedding, especially if you’re tying the knot at a rustic wedding venue.

“Play around with foliage to add more volume and texture to your winter florals,” suggests Katherine. “Dusty eucalyptus and cotton look beautiful in winter flower arrangements.”

Teardrop bouquets with trails of astilbe, gypsophila and light green foliage would look amazing against a simple wedding dress, whilst rustic bouquets with differing stem lengths and a mix of flowers and foliage suit relaxed winter weddings.


Image credits (clockwise from top left): Camp Katur; Elms Barn; The Vintage Floral Design Co, photographed by Rebecca Douglas  

Everything about this winter bride’s look is stunning, from her posy bouquet to her glamorous bridal cover-up. Small posies like this are ideal for brides who want their bouquet to be simple and classic with clean lines. 


Image credit: Theobalds Park


Alternative buttonholes are all the rage right now. Go bold with your winter buttonholes by adding seasonal details such as berries, holly and sprigs of foliage. 


Image credits (clockwise from top left): FlowerBootsLigaAsere; Photoflow; Amy Faith Photography

A singular rose, lisianthus or succulent would make a great buttonhole for a winter wedding. This groom’s buttonhole co-ordinates perfectly with his gold tie and rustic groomswear.


Image credit: Wedding Photography To Love


Succulents, amaryllis, ranunculus, orchids and roses are all beautiful elements if you’re arranging your winter wedding flowers into centrepieces.

If your centrepiece consists of blooms that have bold, jewel-toned colours such as deep red, blue or purple, place them into a clear vase tied with ribbon so that the flowers take centre stage.

Surround your floral centrepieces with tealights, lanterns and cinnamon sticks if you want to decorate the tables further.


Image credit: Jay Tunbridge Photography 

If you want to make a seriously impressive statement with your winter centrepieces, manzanita trees are a must – their stripped-bare look leaves room to accessorise further with trails of flowers and foliage.

If you can’t resist glittery wedding ideas, this centrepiece will call to your inner magpie! Another wonderful shot by Wedding Photography To Love, it showcases a seriously glamorous way to display your winter wedding flowers. We particularly love the contrast of the rustic tree log slice against the gold tablecloth.


Silver candelabras covered with winter wedding flowers are also perfect for encapsulating the glamour of the festive season.

This incredible winter wedding table was created for the Oaklands Hall Hotel and it features the most stunning candelabra centrepieces perched on tree log slices – we especially love the silver spray-painted holly. 


Image credits: Venue décor by Jack Loves Jill; Flowers by Treasured Bouquets; Image by Pink Feet Photography/Hannah Charles

Décor Details

“Winter opens up a whole lot of opportunities to play around with exciting floral elements,” suggests Katherine. “But remember to keep it true to who you are as a couple and that your personal tastes are always reflected.”

To add subtle floral touches to your winter décor, leave individual flowers such as spray roses atop elegant wedding napkins on each place setting.


Image credit: Holly Cadogan Flowers

Another great way to incorporate seasonal wedding flowers into your winter celebration is by creating stunning wedding chair decorations. Think small arrangements of white or red roses contrasted against green foliage, or perhaps an individual flower embellished with ribbon or berries.


Image credit: Holly Cadogan Flowers

For an easy wedding budget hack that will allow you to save money and create beautiful winter centrepieces, simply fill empty glass bottles with sprigs of gypsophila or lily of the valley mixed in with berries in contrasting shades.


Image credit: The Vintage Floral Design Co

Flower Crowns

Flower crowns aren’t just suited to summer weddings, they look dazzling at winter celebrations too and can give your day even more of a seasonal feel if you match one with a winter bouquet. Crowns with green foliage, pinecones and flowers in delicate shades of pink or ivory have an ethereal look about them, whilst reds and yellows will really stand out and add warmth to your look. 


Image credit: Wedding Photography To Love

Cake Decorations

We can’t stop staring at this incredible looking cheese wedding cake! Red roses and berries are the ideal winter pairing for rustic looking cakes like this, even more so when additional foliage and twig decorations are added to give a winter woodland vibe. 


Image credit: Wedding Photography To Love

Remember that gold and silver are key hues for a glamorous winter colour palette – so if you’re being trend-savvy with your wedding and opting for a modern metallic wedding cake, make sure you complement it with pastel coloured flowers such as roses, ranunculi or peonies. 


Image credit: Wedding Photography To Love

And This…

If you couldn’t already tell, we’re huge fans of dogs at weddings here at Hitched, so we simply had to include this furry winter wedding guest! This guy would make the cutest ring bearer thanks to the stunning rose and berry wreath around his collar. 


Image credit: Mr & Mrs W Photography; The Holford Estate

Further image credits for Wedding Photography To Love photos: Gina at Bambi Salons; Kim at Floral Elements; wedding dresses by Kate Beaumont; cheese wedding cake by Greys Cheese Direct; Stephanie Rose Flowers; Belles Beauty; styling by The White Emporium; metallic wedding cake by Maisie Cakes


If you’re feeling suitably inspired after reading this and want to brush up on your floral terminology, read our guide to wedding flower names and you’ll be a pro in no time.