Updated: Jul 31
We often get questions not only about which flowers press and preserve well but also which flowers are in season during our bride’s wedding dates, especially those winter weddings! When it comes to a winter wedding, many brides are worried that their flower selection will be limited. However, that is simply not the case. We are sharing our top 10 favorite in-season flowers for winter wedding bouquets ranging from classic options to whimsical alternatives and accents.
Amaryllis flowers typically bloom in the garden during March, April, and May, but they are known to sometimes bloom a second time in late fall. With a few tricks, they are often forced to bloom during the Christmas season, making them a perfect seasonal option for a winter wedding. Common colors include red and white variations, but pinks are also available.
Amaryllis are associated with beauty, love, and success and come from the Greek name “to sparkle.” Sounds like all the traits of a successful marriage!
Nothing feels more seasonal than a Christmas poinsettia. These flowers bloom from November to April and are readily available during the winter months. The most common color is red, but white and pink options are also common. For a December wedding, this could be a beautiful option to contrast against the white palette of a winter wonderland theme.
Poinsettias are symbols of purity, good cheer, and celebration, making them a beautiful flower for any winter celebration.
Gardenias typically bloom during the summer months, but many well cared for plants have second bloomings during the late fall, allowing them to be great options for early winter brides. The white blooms resemble snowy peaks and smell tropical and fresh, giving you the best of both seasons at your winter wedding.
Gardenias symbolize gentle purity, love, and joy.
Orchids bloom during the fall, winter, and spring, and offer a sense of sculptural elegance and a formal feel to wedding bouquets and arrangements. They come in a variety of colors including white, pink, purple, blue, and yellow.
Orchids have been a sought after flower for centuries, and the delicate blooms have come to represent love, luxury, elegance, and strength. This makes them the perfect choice for weddings seeking a high-end feel.
Camellias start blooming in late autumn and throughout the winter season, making them a readily available option for winter weddings. There are around 3,000 hybrids of the flower, making the options for your bouquet colors pretty much limitless! Typically, they are available in white, pink, red, purple, and other variations.
Camellias represent love, affection, and admiration, the cornerstones to any wedding ceremony.
Anemones bloom from October through May, so there are no worries when choosing these for a winter wedding celebration. They will be in peak supply. The flowers typically bloom in a bright white, which has become a popular option. The dark centers paired with white petals offers a beautiful and eye-catching contrast. Other colors include pink, purple, and red.
Anemones are associated with anticipation, so it makes sense that they are a popular wedding bouquet option. The countdown to the wedding day is on!
Holly is commonly seen during the winter holiday season. This could be a fun addition to your bridal bouquet, especially if you are playing off of a holiday wedding theme or getting married around Christmas. It could also make for a dashing boutonniere.
Holly symbolizes fertility and longevity. So while it is not a common wedding bouquet choice, it does carry a beautiful meaning for the day.
8. Hypericum Berries
Hypericum Berries have become popular bouquet accents, especially for winter weddings. The peak season is in the fall, and there are lots of color options including red, pink, orange, green, white, brown, and more. They look beautiful in pastel arrangements, and they are an easy way to tie in your wedding colors.
Hypericum Berries offer healing properties and are used to calm anxiety, which may be nice if you tend to get nervous about big events. Symbolically, they represent cheer and inspiration.
Daffodils are planted in the fall, and they typically are ready to bloom by late winter. The bright yellows and whites are perfect for brides who have a winter wedding but really want some color and fresh spring vibes.
Daffodils represent new beginnings, making them the perfect flower to welcome in your next chapter of life after marriage.
Roses have been one of the most popular wedding bouquet choices for years. They are truly a classic, and you can’t go wrong with this option. Roses are typically available year-round and come in a range of colors including red, white, pink, yellow, and orange.
Roses mean different things based on their color. However, they have come to be synonymous with love since the Greeks associated the flower with the goddess Aphrodite.
Greenery & Fillers
Round out your bouquet and make your beautiful flowers pop with greenery and fillers. Some of our favorites include Dusty Miller’s, Wax Flowers, Thistles, and Eucalyptus. By adding fillers, you create a larger and more stunning bouquet. Plus, greenery presses well and allows white flowers to pop off the background for a beautiful pressed bridal bouquet display.
Preserve Your Bouquet for Years to Come
Now that you have beautiful flower options for your winter wedding bouquet, you will want to make sure you save the memory! At dbAndrea, we are the #1 in bridal bouquet pressing worldwide, and hundreds of brides have trusted us to preserve their beautiful bouquets. With over 7 pressing techniques, color enhancement, and gallery-grade archival framing, we can preserve any of the flowers mentioned above and keep them looking beautiful for years to come.
When should you book your bouquet pressing?
As soon as you set the wedding date!