There is something intrinsically romantic about a winter Christmas wedding; the twinkling lights, the glow of candles, snow on the ground, armfuls of fresh holly and ivy. If you’re tying the knot in December, embrace the festivities with these inspired ideas for the festive bride.
Not only are the choice of flowers and foliage spot on for Christmas, the symbolism of this wedding bouquet couldn’t be more appropriate. Red roses represent love and romance so are the perfect choice for a new bride. To put a festive spin on this classic wedding flower, go bold with a posy of red roses mixed with metallic accents and lush green foliage for a full on festive look.
Floral table runners are huge on the wedding scene right now. This impressive bank of flowers has been created from densely packed roses, bouvardia, freesia, astrantia and carnations and then cleverly graded from deepest red to pink, cream and back again to create an on-trend ombré effect. Even the candles, a seasonal must-have, and scattering of rose petals mirror the colours of the arrangement.
Avoid the clichés of Christmas by opting for a jewel colour scheme for your wedding flowers. This intricate shower bouquet works in perfect harmony with the beading detail on the bride’s dress and features cerise pink and lilac roses as the dominant flowers. Glossy green ivy leaves, silver cones and the inclusion of hellebores are all that’s needed to hint at the festive season.
Just because you’re a winter bride, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dream of wearing flowers in your hair on your wedding day. Make it work for the season by choosing to combine crisp white flowers with little luxe details. Hints of copper give this head-turning design instant opulence.
For the bride who’s looking to wed in wonderfully winter style a bouquet full of snow-white anemones and hydrangea is a chic and sophisticated choice. The dark centers of the anemones and deep purple Calla lilies add flashes of midnight to this daringly different design. We think it’s the perfect choice for a black tie wedding.
Designed with the Christmas bride in mind, these gorgeous wedding cake flowers include luxurious red roses, pink spray roses and seasonal foliage such as fir, holly and red hypericum berries. The greenery has been glittered up for extra sparkle and looks lush against the crisp white icing.
Spoil your bridesmaids with pretty pomanders in pink, lime and purple. Here roses, hellebores and hydrangeas have been combined with holly, pine and silver cones to create the perfect Christmas kissing ball. And, after your maids have carried them down the aisle, these pretty flower arrangement can be strung up to form part of the wedding décor.