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Winter Wonderland

Winter is a wonderful time of year to wed.

Think long-lace sleeves, fur shawls, soft lighting, stunning photos and cosy receptions. But some brides-to-be steer clear of a white wedding at the thought of missing out on the famous blooms of spring and summer.

We found a number of ways to have your big bunch of colourful posies on a crisp winters day, or create an amazing bouquet or tablescape you never dreamed possible in the cooler months.

Home-grown blooms

Importing flowers can be very expensive, so we suggest home-grown alternatives of your favourite summer blooms. Poppies are an excellent example, they create a unique and bright bouquet and are available throughout winter.

Apple blossom and cherry blossom will be available at the end of this month, and for a fragrant touch use delicate violets, daphne, and hyacinths.

Also, there has been a growing popularity of succulents in bouquets and table decorations, and luckily these fresh and modern plants are available all year round!

Perfect palette

Winter has a number of flowers unique to the season, including:

Tulips
Roses
Billy buttons
Chrysanthemums
Blushing bride

But there are also a number of traditionally spring-grown flowers that are also available such as:

Freesias
Violets
Hyacinths
Poppies
Daffodils

A winter bride tends to create her own palette, and shows off her personal style. No longer are bouquets simply a tight bunch of roses, so express your taste with a mix of the blooms listed above and show-off the beautiful winter garden!

Divine décor

For a winter wonderland reception, utilise the winter blooms in a hanging floral installation. Incorporate foliage with roses, chrysanthemums, violets or carnations for a dramatic effect.

Place mis-matched, leafless branches of winter with tea lights and a few more of the blooms to tie it all together.

Any wedding in any season is cause for celebration, and winter does not mean a bride must compromise. Be open-minded, and create your own look. For more floral inspiration head to our Pinterest page or our Planning page at Bride.com.au. 

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