winter wedding flowers

Your in-season guide to beautiful winter wedding flowers (with images)

Flowers // by Nikki Ernst

There is so much to love about a winter wedding – especially beautiful wedding flowers. Yes, we’re talking about those sweet florals which not only add wow-factor to your wedding-day look, they complete your styling aesthetic.

Of course, the key to winter wedding flower success is knowing which flowers are in season – this is not only a budget-friendly idea, but your florals are sure to be at their blooming-best, and the availability at an all-time high. Win. Win.

So, what are the best flowers for a winter wedding? We asked Brisbane-based wedding florist, Kate Dawes, for a comprehensive list to help you plan your winter wedding bouquet, ceremony, reception and table styling.

Your in-season guide to winter wedding flowers

Alstroemeria
(commonly known as Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas)
Beautiful when used in mass 

soft and beautiful Alstroemeria winter wedding flower
via Wedding Chicks / Pinterest

Anemones
 Soft and delicate to add a whimsical touch

soft and delicate Anemones wedding bouquet
via Molly Quill Photography / Pinterest

Anthuriums
 Modern, sleek and popular in lux-style arrangements.

white Anthuriums winter wedding bouquet
Via Rock My Wedding / Pinterest

Arum lily (late)
Modern and structural.

beautiful white Arum lily wedding bouquet
Via Wedding Forward / Pinterest

Blossom
These beauties come in white pink and deep pink. The delicate blossoms contrast against their stick base beautifully. Great to achieve height without impairing the view at a table.

pink Blossoms used for winter wedding flowers
Via Ruffled Blog / Pinterest

Blushing Bride
Commonly known as Protea
An Australian native with interesting texture 

Blushing Bride Protea Australian Native bridal bouquet
Via Flower Duet / Pinterest

Camellia
Not usually used as a cut flower as they do not last. However, the few random ones we get on our foliage bunches add a bit of fun.

Camellia's used in white winter wedding bouquet
Via Martha Stewart / Pinterest

Celocia
Great for a touch of texture and vibrant colour pop! 

Celocia wedding bouquet winter flowers
Via Style Me Pretty / Pinterest

Cymbidium orchid
Commonly known as Boat orchid
Available in so many amazing colours now, they add a touch of luxury to any arrangement. They come in two head sizes so you can vary their use.

Cymbidium orchid bridal bouquet
Via Liberty Blooms / Pinterest

Daffodil ‘Erlicheer’
Beautiful creamy colour with a high scent.

Daffodil 'Erlicheer' is a creamy wedding flower with strong scent
Via Tessselaar / Pinterest

Daffodil ‘Jonquil’
Better known as: the happy flower.

Daffodil 'Jonquil' winter wedding flower
Via Zita Elze / Pinterest

Freesias
 Oh, I love a freesia These are not commonly used now but I certainly love including them in my arrangements – especially the white ones.

lovely white Fressias wedding bouquet
Via Lauren Kerns Photography / Pinterest

Gerbera
 Not the most popular flower – but you know what? It depends on HOW you use these beauties. Think outside the box!

Via Interflora UK / Pinterest

Gladioli
 Interestingly, if you place the stem in a horizontal position the stem tip will turn to the vertical.

Gladioli winter wedding flowers used as table decor
Via Multiflora Flower Market SA / Pinterest

Heliconia
Great for a pop of colour and structural shape.

Heliconia wedding flower ideas
Via Columbian Tropical Flowers / Pinterest

Helleborus
Such beautiful soft colours which add a touch of whimsy to any arrangement.

Helleborus wedding flowers
Via Bluestone Perennials / Pinterest

Hyacinth
Gorgeous flowerets all down the soft stem, with a lovely scent.

beautiful hyacinth florals for weddings
Via Pinterest

Iris
Adds a pop of colour (and quite structural).

purple iris wedding flower bouquet
Via Brides.com / Pinterest

Leucadendron
Australian native with a lovely rich burgundy colour (also comes in sunset colours). 

Leucadendron Australian native flower for wedding bouquet
Via Swallows Nest Farm / Pinterest

Lisianthus
The soft Rose!

Via Love’n Fresh Flowers/Pinterest

Magnolia
We don’t use the cut flower, however, the rich green leaves lined with brown are always special.

beautiful magnolia flower and leaf bouquet
Via Studio Blush & Eric Foley Photography/Pinterest

Orchids
 Just so much variety – we always welcome them in our arrangements.

All white orchid bouquet
Via The Knot / Pinterest

Phalaenopsis Orchid
Perfect to add a touch of LUX. So many amazing colours to choose from in both natural and dyed stems.

Via Aisle Society / Pinterest

Poppy (late)
A great pop of colour.

beautiful and colourful poppy wedding bouquet
Via Martha Stewart Weddings / Pinterest

Rose
Reflexing the petals is very on-trend, but I do love a natural garden Rose.

Beautiful rose bouquet
Via Simmi.it/Pinterest

Sweet Pea
These are wonderful to use in garden-style weddings.

sweet pea bridal bouquet
Via Rachael Ellen Events / Pinterest

Tulip
Available as doubles and singles and with a variety of so many amazing colours now. Just beautiful.

all white tulip wedding bouquet
Via Brides.com / Pinterest

We’d like to thank Kate from Kate Dawes Flower Design for her contribution. If you’re after more winter wedding flower inspiration be sure to check out our Pinterest collection.

Feature image via Green Wedding Shoes / Pinterest