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Five ideas for your winter wedding flowers

Five ideas for your winter wedding flowers


Written by Katie Byrne


The experts at Interflora share their tips for the prettiest bridal blooms this winter...

 

Interflora has canvassed its accredited Vera Wang florists across the UK and Ireland to find out what shapes, trends, colours, styles and themes will emerge from this winter’s wedding season.

Interflora Vera Wang florists concur that winter 2015/16 will showcase a modern contemporary look. A distant memory is the summer’s loose country garden style flower arrangements, dominated by soft pastel shades. In their place will be bright bold jewel and metallic palettes which bring a sense of formality to even the humble hand-tied posy.

However, post-December we will see a move away from jewel tones, with brides preferring winter whites for the latter half of the season. Winter is the time for adding structure to both bridal and venue flowers and couples are willing to spend more to get the impact they really want from their wedding flowers.

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Eileen Jamieson from Irene’s Florist in Stirlingshire...

“As autumn fades into winter we’ll continue to see those autumnal shades of red and orange, very much in the woodland theme, complemented with warmer metallic shades of bronze and copper. 

Trailing woodland foliage, such as ivy, will continue this theme through table centres and other venue arrangements which take on an earthier look with complementary twigs and berries. Trailing bouquets are also particularly popular with brides at the moment, an alternative to the hand-tied posy. Arrangements, both bridal and venue, have a more structured natural look compared to summer’s country garden affair, which works well for the cooler months.”

Sarah Dummett from Flowers by Becca Jane in Powys...

“Brides are looking towards deep jewel tones for wedding flowers at this time of year, with red and purple blooms complementing metallic palettes of gold and copper. Although we are still seeing the remnants of the summer’s looser bouquet style, the jewel tones bring an element of the formal to an otherwise relaxed shape. During the colder months we also see brides experimenting with more unusual foliage, for example, we have recently been commissioned to create a table runner in moss with copper and gold votive candles, perfect for a winter wedding.”

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Kathryn Eadon from Fleur-de-Lis in the West Midlands...

“We get a lot of couples choosing a winter wedding because the festive season holds a special place in their hearts, so we can expect to see a lot of traditional Christmas colours with red roses a very popular choice. Red and green colour palettes are supported by a mixture of deep green foliage like ivy and eucalyptus. Hand-tied shapes take a more modern look, with tighter flower arrangements often accessorised with seasonal red berries bringing more wintery elements to the big day.”

Karen White from Designer Flowers by Rodgers in Manchester...

“Deep red and burnt orange colours are very popular for late November and December weddings, but couples who get married in January and February, the true snow-filled months, are the ones who will be opting for winter white and sparkling silver tones as they look to escape the Christmas colours. Winter bouquets are very tight in structure, giving a very modern look. It’s something we notice year after year, summer brides want the ‘just-picked’ look, but winter brides want a more set structure in their bouquet.”

Elaine Davis from Flowers by Elaine in Surrey comments...

“We are seeing a definite increase in décor budgets for winter wedding couples, for venue flowers especially, where architecture is paramount! Looking to achieve that ‘wow’ factor, couples are now spending more on venue and reception flowers. Gone are the summer’s jam jars and in their place are tall elegant arrangements, featuring tightly packed flowers, like the White Rose Pedestal Arrangement from the Collection, tall vases and candelabras provide just the right amount of height to achieve the look winter brides want.”

Full details of The Vera Wang Collections by Interflora can be found on www.interflora.co.uk, along with details of the Interflora florists accredited to provide this nationwide service. Prices for the designs start at £64.99 for a bridal bouquet.


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