An Essential Guide to Winter Wedding Flowers

It’s true, fewer florals may bloom in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your wedding flowers. And while it’s now possible to buy almost any variety of flower at any time of the year, most good florists will work with the seasons. Using seasonal flowers means better value for money and is just one of the ways you can save on your wedding flower budget and it’s a more sustainable choice. The best argument for observing the seasons is that each one plays host to a marvelous array of flowers and foliage, and winter is no exception! Here we’re sharing our essential guide to winter wedding flowers, including a list of what flowers are in season in winter in the UK and Ireland and sample bouquet recipes to help you make the most of what nature has to offer.

Winter Bouquet Inspiration

This dreamy white winter bouquet is filled with white O’Hara Roses, Mona Lisa anemones, ranunculus, spray roses, Queen Anne’s Lace and trailing jasmine which adds even more magic.

This ruby red bouquet boasts a mix of King Protea, roses, gerbera daisies, fritillaria, waxflower, silver brunia, eryngium, tulips and gorgeous greenery.

A gorgeous, frosty blue bouquet features roses, anemones, berries, dusty miller and silver brunia.

We’re loving this winter take on a boho bouquet by Blossom & Branch, which features pampas grass, lunaria, olive and eucalyptus foliage, and roses.

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flowers by Hornacher’s Floral | Photo by Katie Lewis Photography

A frosty bouquet of light peach, pink and cream roses, dusty miller and silver brunia proves pastel is perfect for winter.

A soft winter bouquet of white and peach roses and pale green flowers and foliage, with dried ferns and hydrangeas.

Deep Red and Blush Pink Winter Wedding Bouquet | One Fab Day

Flowers by The Rosehip and Berry Floral Studio | Photo by Adam and Grace Photography

This stunning winter bouquet features velvety red roses, quicksand roses, lisianthus, dried bunny tails, and more. The pretty palette of deep red and blush pink was simply gorgeous.

A total winter white out has never looked so good, bursting with crisp white roses, white ferns, and draping amaranthus.

Photo by Nina Val Photography via One Fab Day

Add a little Art Deco style and a pop of colour against white with peacock feathers and purple calla lillies.

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This ranunculus, waxflower, spray rose, muscari, and eucalyptus bouquet by Flower Power is paired with fragrant pine which gives it an unmistakably wintry feel.

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Photo by Jessie Casey via Emma Loves Weddings

An oversize bouquet of white spray roses, lisianthus and waxflower plus earthy greenery is winter-ready with the addition of a few pretty pine cones.

Roses, astilbe and winter berries combine to create this gorgeous winter creation.

We love this pretty little winter bridesmaids bouquet, which features an assortment of cream roses, anemone, eryngium and scabiosa. It’s just perfect for the frosty season!

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The Christmas Rose (also known as hellebore) is such a showstopper in this bouquet by O’Reilly Flowers. It’s joined by whimsical fritillaria, roses, lisianthus and waxflower to make the perfect winter posy.

This stunning arrangement features anemones and roses in a pretty palette of red, white, and purple.

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Flowers by Kristine Hayes Wedding Design | Photo by Pawel Bebenca Photography

Moody tones make up this beautiful bouquet with anemones, hellebores, heather, eryngium, silver brunia and berries.

This gorgeous array of blooms has an unmistakably wintry feel. Cream roses and pale peach spray roses are paired with anemones, thistles, silver brunia and eucalyptus.

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This wonderful winter wedding bouquet by Bloomsday is made up of roses, waxflower, lisianthus, eucalyptus and berries, all hand-tied with a beautiful burgundy ribbon.

This pretty blush pink and white winter bridal bouquet proves winter bouquets can still be just as pretty as their summer counterparts. It features Sahara roses, white clematis, piers japonica, ranunculus, blush astilbe, privet berry, narcissus and white anemones.

This stunning Winter bridal bouquet of purple blooms pairs moody ranunculus, hellebores, and fritillaria for an unexpected twist on winter wedding flowers.

Splashes of deep red in this bouquet add a wintry feel. Roses, spray roses, lisianthus, eucalyptus, all tied with red and gold ribbon, add to the festive effect.

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Flowers by Petal and Pine | Photo by Cassidy Carson

The Amaryllis, a winter floral favourite takes centre stage in this beauty.

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Go big on seasonal foliage when it’s at its best, just like this beaut of a bouquet with eucalyptus, heather and berried ivy by One Flew Over, which also features anemones, roses and ranunculus.

This classical winter bouquet is filled with roses, ranunculus and greenery.

This arrangement of velvety red and white roses, ranunculus, clematis, fritillaria and berries is a beautiful, bright bouquet full of winter warmth.

A-Z of Seasonal Winter Wedding Flowers

Winter Wedding Flowers 

  • Allium
  • Anemones
  • Amaranth and Amaranthus
  • Amaryllis
  • Asparagus foliage
  • Astilbe
  • Catkins
  • Carnations
  • Chocolate cosmos
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Crabapple
  • Daffodils
  • Dusty Miller
  • Eryngium
  • Eucharis
  • Fritillaria
  • Gypsophila
  • Hellebores (Christmas Rose)
  • Hyacinths
  • Jasmine
  • Lichen branches
  • Lilac
  • Lisianthus
  • Muscari
  • Narcissi
  • Parrot tulips
  • Pumpkin rosehips
  • Ranunculus
  • Roses: Black Bacara, Caramel Antike, David Austin Naomi, Passion, Piano, Ruby Red
  • Sanguisorba
  • Snowdrops
  • Spray Roses
  • Stephanotis
  • Vanda ‘Himba Gold’ orchid
  • Waxflower
  • White hydrangeas

Winter Foliage, Branches and Berries

  • Alder
  • Asparagus foliage
  • Berried eucalyptus
  • Dried poppy seed heads
  • Eucalyptus
  • Galax leaves
  • Garrya Elliptica
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Hypericum berries
  • Ivy berry
  • King Protea
  • Lambs Ear
  • Magnolia leaf
  • Manzanitas
  • Mimosa
  • Mistletoe
  • Pink peppercorns
  • Pistache
  • Pussy Willow
  • Privet berries
  • Rosehips
  • Rosemary
  • Scots Pine
  • Silver brunia
  • Skimmia berries and leaves
  • Thyme
  • Witch Hazel

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