2020 has been a very unusual year, we’ve lived a pandemic that for sure will go to the history books. Us, as Floral Designers, lived the consequences of this pandemic by canceling or rescheduling the majority of our wedding and events for the first half of the year. As everything starts to reopen we know that our busiest time for this year is coming so we decided to create a guide on trends and seasonal flowers to use for this Autumn and Winter.
Autumn & Winter Weddings are a marvelous opportunity to be creative with different types of foliages and flowers. This is the perfect time of year to include a wintery floral crown, twigs, feathers, berries, and so many other “floral” accessories. We’ll talk you through which flowers are considered seasonal when it comes to the most festive time of the year.
Seasonal Flowers for Autumn Weddings
When autumn arrives the foliage changes and transforms into beautiful hews and some of the best holidays of the year are just around the corner. It’s a time for family and love and while normally it’s the end of the wedding season, now it’s going to be the busiest wedding season of this year.
When you start creating a proposal you must think about an Autumn floral color palette, you’ll see mostly purples, burgundies, reds, and oranges. These colors are the perfect vibrant matches to the changes happening outside. Consider incorporating these flowers on your autumn wedding proposals:
- Cone Flower
- Blue Delphinium
Seasonal Flowers for Winter Weddings
Winter isn’t known for having gorgeous blooms, so how do you know which flowers to select for your winter wedding proposals? Some floral designers go for neutral flowers with pops of red and green if they’re really feeling the holiday spirit. Others prefer to stay more neutral and just go with a more “wintery” feel. Nonetheless, just like with a fall wedding, there are specific colors that couples tend to choose when it comes to flowers. This includes yellow, red, purple, and pink. In this same vein, we’d also recommend the following varieties.
- Witch Hazel
- Star of Bethlehem
- Snow Drops
What flowers work year-round?
If you’re feeling a bit limited by the colors and flowers above, then feel free to incorporate the year-round flowers into your selection as well. These add a bit of variety and pops of white, which can be the perfect neutralizer. Here’s the list of year-round flowers.
- Bells of Ireland
- Dusty Miller
- Sweet Pea
- Baby’s Breath
- Calla Lily
Ordering flowers “in season” has a variety of benefits. It can lower the price, ensure top quality, and limit the competition when attempting to order flowers for your proposals. Always keep in mind that factors like location, weather, and climate can affect availability.
A beautiful flower setting is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding day. Beyond a visually stunning display, flowers add natural textures and elements into a ceremony and reception. Using seasonal flowers for your proposals will make the wedding in line with the season. Autumn and winter weddings are a beautiful opportunity to explore new ideas and designs and be creative with your floral creations.