Flowers add major impact to events, so it’s important to pick the right ones based on season, location, and other details to avoid having to import blossoms. Whether it’s a holiday party or wedding reception, seasonality is key when deciding on flowers for winter weddings and events.

Buying in-season lowers the price, and allows the designer to work with flowers at their peak.

Our temperate Southern winters also allow for more floral options than our Northern neighbors. Winter flowers that look great in arrangements include carnation, camellias, gardenias, gerbera daisies, lilies, orchids, poinsettias, ranunculus, roses, tulips, Star of Bethlehem, and narcissus paper whites. Christmas weddings can include festive holiday red flowers like velvety, perfectly opened amaryllis blossoms. Add hypericum berries, lacy sprigs of arborvitae and holly for a stunning seasonal bridal bouquet or striking red table centerpiece.

White weddings rule in winter, but an all-white color palette doesn’t have to be stark white. Designers recommend a soft, antique white effect, made up of flowers in creams, ivories, and even very pale blush hues. Or opt for elegant silver and white arrangements – a popular choice for flowers for winter brides. Silver leaves, sequins, tendrils of silver ribbon and delicate, graceful snowdrops transform a classic white assortment into a glamorous wintry display. White-tipped pine cones, mistletoe and marabou feathers, blue-gray juniper boughs, sage green lamb’s ear and silvery Dusty Miller leaves give a frosty effect that reflects the snowy season. Flower professionals also recommend using flowering branches such as magnolia, cherry blossom and quince for big impact in in a space plus incorporating a variety of foliage, leaves and grasses.

Flowers often outlive your events so consider donating them to places that can use this piece of nature’s beauty during the winter and holiday season like shelters, soup kitchens, nursing homes or hospitals.

The Place at Harbour Crossing can pair you with floral and design vendors that bring your winter event to life. Contact Susan to schedule your tour and discuss vendor options to make your winter occasion stunning and one-of-a-kind.