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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

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Unsure which wedding flowers are available in the winter? No need to fret, there are lots of seasonal winter wedding flowers to discover that are so pretty and romantic.

I have rounded up some gorgeous winter wedding flower ideas to inspire your arrangements. No matter your style.

Winter Wedding Flowers Ideas Matt Horan Photography Photo: Matt Horan Photography via Winter Wedding West Mill

 

Seasonal Winter Wedding Flower Inspiration

So how do you choose your wedding flowers if you are marrying in the UK winter months of December, January or February? Allow me to share some of the seasonal flowers available in the UK, from early wintertime, right through to late winter to help pick your dream wedding flowers.

It’s important to remember that flowering time changes. Every year availability and timing of wedding flowers can change due to the weather. Keep in mind that you may need to be flexible and work in cohesion with your wedding florist to ensure your perfect florals come true.

Do consider that some flower varieties have a huge range of species that vary wildly in colour, shape and size. Plus there is no need to stick to a traditional colour palette for the season either. Foliage, berries, whites, greys or just about any colour scheme goes. There are no rules!

 

Winter Wedding Bouquet Recipes

Before we jump further into different winter flower choices, let’s take a look at some stunning winter wedding bouquet inspiration. Complete with flower recipes to debunk those bouquets.

The Flowers

  • Rose
  • Fresia
  • Pussy Willow
  • Waxflower
  • Pine Cone
  • Ruscus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Silver Brunia
  • English Ivy Berry Heads


 

The Flowers

  • Anemone
  • Ranunculus
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Rose
  • English Ivy Berry Heads
  • Delphinium
  • Heather


 

The Flowers

  • Juniper Berries
  • Tulip
  • Anemone
  • Eucalyptus
  • Stock
  • Spray Rose
  • Eucalyptus


 

The Flowers

  • Pampas Grass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Spruce
  • Seed Pod


 

The Flowers

  • Anemone
  • Waxflower
  • Nigella
  • Ranunculus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Stocks
  • Catkins


 

The Flowers

  • Viburnum Steel Berry
  • Rose
  • Eucalyptus
  • Wax Flower
  • Ruscus


 

The Flowers

  • Carnation
  • Rose
  • Cysanthenem
  • Lisianthus
  • English Ivy Berry Heads


 

The Flowers

  • Snowberry
  • Anemone
  • Lisianthus
  • Holly Berry
  • Eucalyptus


 

The Flowers

  • Skimmia
  • Dried Grass
  • Dried Honesty
  • Seed Pods
  • Cafe Latte Rose
  • Bridal Flow Rose


 

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas White Blue Bouquet Joanna Briggs Photography

Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas Flowers: Damson and Vine

The Flowers

  • Marianne Panda Anemones
  • Winter Blossom
  • Dried Nigella Seed Head
  • Dried Scabious Seed Head
  • Larch Twig
  • Grape Hyacinth
  • Rose
  • Ranunculus


 

The Flowers

  • Narcissi
  • Hellebore
  • Alstroemeria
  • Snowdrop


 

UK Winter Wedding Flowers

Now you have some great bridal bouquet ideas for wintertime, let’s take a more in-depth look at the different winter flower varieties available as well as how stunning they look. Wow!

Anemone

Anemone is a popular winter wedding flower, which creates a soft pretty effect. Available in a wide range of colours, there is sure to be a type to make your heart leap with joy.

Wedding Flowers Ideas Winter Anemone Mandorla London Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Anemone Sarah and Simon Wedding Photography Photo: Mandorla London via  Whimsical Elegant Wedding Ideas Photo: Sarah and Simon Wedding Photography via Small Simple + Stylish City Wedding

 

Silver Brunia

Silver Brunia are a real winter gem. These grey berries create great texture and shape to bouquets and flower arrangements alike.

Winter Wedding Flowers Ideas Silver Brunia Amy Lou PhotographyWinter Wedding Flower Ideas Silver Brunia Chris Barber Photography Photo: Amy Lou Photography via York Minster Wedding Flowers: Once Upon a Thyme Photo: Chris Barber Photography via Hornington Manor Wedding Flowers: Lily Knight

 

Rose

Rose is a classic. If it isn’t available locally, you can be sure to source them. Don’t forget to be mindful of air miles and see if you can locally source first to be as ethical as possible.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Red Rose Adrianna Piorun Photography Photo: Adrianna Piorun Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas Flowers: Fiore Dorato

 

Red Berry

Red Berries are beautiful and add a festive feel to flowers. There are many plants that offer these red pearls, such as Holly, Spindle, Hawthorn, Rosehips and Pyracantha.

Winter Wedding Flowers Red Berry Angela Ward BrownWinter Wedding Ideas Red Berry Lori Blythe Photography Photo: Angela Ward Brown via Red Green Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas Flowers: Rabbit and the Rose Photo: Lori Blythe Photography via Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Ideas Flowers: The Flower Pail

 

Narcissus

If you are lucky Narcissus may just be available early in January onwards for your wedding flowers. These delicate blooms really do look so pretty.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Narcissi Jessica Reeve PhotographyWinter Wedding Flowers White Narcissi Rob Tarren Photography Photo: Jessica Reeve Photography via Llanrhaeadr Springs Wedding Flowers: Leaf Flowers Photo: Rob Tarren Photography via Blush Pink Rose Gold Wedding

 

Hellebore

Hellebores flower during the winter and have a romantic droopy look. They can be found in white, pink, red and green so may just suit your colour scheme too.

Winter Wedding Flower Idea Hellebore Jo Bradbury Photo: Jo Bradbury via Botanical Macrame Glass House Wedding Ideas Flowers: Camomile & Cornflowers

 

Fern

Ferns are often evergreen which means you should be able to find them in the UK during the winter. Ferns are perfect for foliage heavy displays, and are ideal for woodland weddings.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Fern Stott and Atkinson Photo: Stott and Atkinson via Industrial Glam Marquee Wedding Flowers: Wild Floral Couture

 

Snowdrop

Snowdrops often signify the end of winter and that spring is on the horizon. These delicate beauties will add a softness to your winter flowers.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Snowdrop Jo Bradbury Photo: Jo Bradbury via Botanical Macrame Glass House Wedding Ideas Flowers: Camomile & Cornflowers

 

Ranunculus

Ranunculus are beautifully fluffy and come in a range of vibrant jewel tones. Here you can see them in a snowy white winter bridal bouquet and they look glorious.

Winter Wedding Ideas White Ranunculus Emily Tyler Photography Photo: Emily Tyler Photography via Upthorpe Wood Wedding Flowers: Larkspur Floral Design

 

Winter Blossom

Blossoms can also be found in the winter! Ask your florist if they grow their own or forage in your garden for a pretty winter delight.

Winter Wedding Flowers Ideas White Blossom Karen Flower Photo: Karen Flower via Spring Blossom Country Wedding Ideas Flowers: Ivory Rose Flowers

 

Pussy Willow

Pussy Willow stems add architecture and their soft buds look ever so ethereal.

Winter Wedding Flowers Pussy Willow Jessica Reeve Photography Photo: Jo Bradbury via Botanical Macrame Glass House Wedding Ideas Flowers: Camomile & Cornflowers

 

Camellia

Camellia is often available in late winter and has a great rose-like flower. They come in pink, red and white for a pretty wedding colour scheme.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Camellias Pear & Bear Photography Photo: Pear & Bear Photography via Wollaton Hall Wedding Flowers: FloralDeco

 

Mistletoe

Does wedding foliage get any more romantic or seasonal than Mistletoe? Traditionally brought in to kiss beneath at Christmas, why not use the greenery in your arrangements?

Winter Wedding Flowers Ideas Mistletoe Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Christmas Marquee Wedding

 

Carnation

Carnations can flower in mild winters, so are potentially available in the UK during winter. Their fluffy heads will add romance and they are really affordable too.

Winter Wedding Flowers Idea Carnation Beans On Toast For Two Photo: Beans On Toast For Two via Afternoon Tea Wedding Flowers: Billinghams Florist

 

Tulip

Tulips come in a great range of shapes and colours, in fact, they can sometimes be mistaken for Peonies. If you are in luck, they may just appear early in the season in late February, if there are mild conditions.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Tulip Heline Bekker Photography Photo: Heline Bekker Photography via Spring Bluebell Woodland Wedding Ideas Flowers: Bohotanical

 

Waxflower

Waxflower is usually available in the winter but may be imported. They are a great flower to add next to larger more prominent flowers.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Wax Flower Carn Patrick Photography Photo: Carn Patrick Photography via Newton Hall Wedding Flowers: Wild With Love

 

Snowberry

White Snowberries evoke a snow ball feel for a gorgeously winter flower style.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Snowberry Sam Gibson Photography Photo: Sam Gibson Photography via Medieval Barn Wedding Flowers: The Petal Emporium

 

Holly

Holly is a hugely popular stem at Christmas. It’s tricky to work with and carry due to its prickles so be careful if you have your heart set on it.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Holly Paula O’Hara Photo: Paula O’Hara via Whimsical Festive Wedding Ideas Flowers: Floral Earth

 

Pansies

Head down to your local garden centre and you’re likely to see Pansies in their winter bedding section. Pansies are small and dainty, which look lovely.

Winter Wedding Flowers Pansies Irene Yap Photography Photo: Irene Yap Photography via Romantic Rainy Wedding

 

Heather

Heather is another hardy winter plant and is available in some bright hues too.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Heather Miss Whittingtons Photography Photo: Miss Whittington’s Photography
 via Yorkshire Moors Elopement

 

Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a small flower which is one of the earliest bloomers in the UK at the end of winter. You could add them to arrangements or use potted plants as your wedding centrepieces.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Cyclamen Haywood Jones Photo: Haywood Jones Photography via Beau Buttons Wedding

 

Ivy

Ivy is another great winter wedding foliage. Use trailing leaves to decorate your reception venue or use them for a cascading bouquet.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Ivy Louise Pollitt Photography Photo: Louise Pollitt Photography via Little Seed Field Wedding Flowers: Rose Cottage Barn

 

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has been a firm wedding favourite and it’s easy to see why. Great scent, beautiful form and silvery colour all add to a winter arrangement.

Eucalyptus is a plant you could grow in your garden as it’s a quick grower and it’s supposed to be pruned in the winter too.

Winter Wedding Ideas Flowers Eucalyptus Matilda Delves Photography Photo: Matilda Delves Photography via Oak Barn Wedding Flowers: The Stonegate Flower Company

 

Pampas Grass (& Dried Flowers)

Pampas grass and other grasses are available in the UK in winter too. In fact, most dried flowers are available once harvested and preserved! Think about drying seed heads too.

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Pampas Grass Cacie Carroll Photography Photo: Cacie Carroll Photography via Ontario Micro Wedding Flowers: Lace and Birch

 

Gypsophila

Gypsophila isn’t usually available to pick in the UK during winter. However, it’s readily available through flower wholesalers who may import it.

Gyp or Baby’s Breath has a light, airy and snowy quality about it, plus it’s budget-friendly. Hooray!

Winter Wedding Flower Ideas Gypsophila The Backyard Studios Photo: The Backyard Studios via Philippines Wedding Flowers: Moki Gray

 

Other Ideas For Your Winter Flower Arrangements

Don’t forget that it’s not just flowers and foliage that look great in winter wedding flowers, think about adding:

 

There we have it! You now know the available winter wedding flowers in season in the UK for your winter wedding bouquet and arrangements! It's now time to choose your favourite blooms and share them with your florist. YES!


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5 Comments
  • Avatar for James Bennett

    James Bennett

    Great selection – I’m going to pass this onto one of my brides she’s gonna love it.

  • Avatar for Lola Blooms

    Lola Blooms

    Absolutely beautiful, love the anemones!

  • Avatar for Lou Whimsicalwonderlandweddings

    Lou Whimsicalwonderlandweddings

    thanks so so much 🙂 xx

  • Avatar for Jessica {Storyboard Wedding}

    Jessica {Storyboard Wedding}

    I love flowers, sometimes I swear there is no real wrong move! Gorgeous collection!

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