Flowers are an important part of any wedding. They set mood, tone and add the perfect visuals to not only the bride’s bouquet, but the décor of the wedding hall and reception venue. With the right choice of flowers and accompaniments, designers can emulate a winter wonderland, a fall of ice and pearls, or even winter in the tropics. The fact that, contrary to some expectation, there is a wide variety of flowers from which to choose, even in the coldest months, means that no winter wedding has to just “make do.” Consult your partner florist, of course, in your final choices—but here are just a few of the most popular flowers and colors for weddings this winter season.

White, Cream, Ivory, Blush

Bouquets of all white flowers may be stark and dramatic, but layers of different, yet similar, colors can really make a floral design stand out. Some of the most popular winter wedding flowers in these colors include roses, oriental hybrid lilies, calla lilies, Star of Bethlehem, stephanotis, gardenias, anemones, and narcissus.

Reds

Even the most delicately formed red flowers add a dramatic color pop to bridal bouquets and venue designs—perhaps one reason red is a long-time favorite color for winter weddings. Roses, of course, are a familiar choice for winter red wedding flowers, but not the only one. Amaryllis, anemones, carnations, tulips, poinsettias, ranunculus, and gerbera daisies are also in this winter season.

Mints

That deep, dark green color is often provided by the stems and leaves that surround the flowers, but for that lighter touch of minty winter green, some brides are turning to succulents. These versatile plants not only add interest and beauty to bouquets, they work as well for winter weddings as they do for summer events. For a more delicate touch, Queen Anne’s lace, solidago and a return of the once, and again popular baby’s breath may be the perfect choice.

Choosing the right florist for your wedding is essential. Some of the top local florists in BloomNation.com’s floral marketplace have years of experience in helping brides and wedding planners ensure that the wedding couple has the perfect flowers for their event, no matter the season.

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