Created on: December 24, 2012 Last Updated: December 26, 2012
Throwing a winter wedding can be a great way to get away from the typical themes associated with weddings. Wedding season is usually in the height of flowers in bloom with an abundance in outdoor weddings. However, there are a few negative features that are associated with running with the pack.
With the increase in seasonal weddings, locking down a venue can be difficult and florists tend to increase their prices to reflect high demand. Choosing to throw a winter wedding can be a great way to forgo these obstacles and create a more memorable wedding for both you and your guests.
Many people that choose a winter wedding theme opt for the ice and snow aspect of winter. An option many winter wedding themes choose is carved ice sculptures to decorate the reception or more elaborate ice pieces. A popular feature on Platinum Weddings is an ice sculpted bar. While the entire base of the bar is sculpted of ice, there is actually an ice funnel system that chills the liquor before being poured for your guests. However, although ice decorations can be elaborate and decorative, many people don’t want to completely forgo floral arrangements for their wedding, regardless of the season or theme. When choosing flower arrangements for a winter wedding theme, there are a few routes you can opt for.
The obvious option is to choose an all-white flower arrangement for the decorative pieces, table toppers and bouquets. There are many white flowers to choose from. A popular choice for white wedding flowers is calla lilies. Unlike other flowers, calla lilies are quite resilient in varying soils and environments. Calla Lilly Guide states, “The calla lily can bloom all year round. The calla lily needs little care and can even survive a minor frost.” Perfect for a winter wedding, this flower comes in various colors, but is most famous for the white calla lilies.
Instead of opting for the typical white flowers, a great option is to choose a vibrant contrasting color like red. With a snowy white backdrop, red roses can be a vibrant floral choice for decorative flowers and bouquets. The high contrast will make for beautiful colors and can be a dramatic feature for any wedding theme, be it old Hollywood or winter glam.
Nature themed arrangements are a good way to accentuate the winter season in your wedding. Use natural elements like moss ball decorative plants to bring some green into a sea of white. Not only will your wedding have a tranquil and natural theme but you can save on your floral budget. Rather than opting for expensive flowers that may be higher in price due to not being in season, try some natural elements that can invoke a more Zen-like ambiance.
Winter wedding themes don’t necessarily have to consist of just ice and snow. Adding floral arrangements with different colors can help to liven up a winter-themed wedding and can make for a more memorable experience. Make sure not to let the winter hinder your imagination when it comes to planning your winter wedding theme, especially when it comes to your flower arrangements.
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