I often find there is something very romantic about a Christmas wedding. The glittering lights, the snow on the ground and the Christmas festive spirit, it can be a really magical time to get married. However, winter isn’t known for its flourishing range of flowers due to the colder climate at this time of year and this is often a major concern for many brides. Therefore winter brides might need some help selecting the right flowers for her special day and there are a wide range of flowers in season to choose from. Roses, amaryllis, lily, cyclamen, carnations, lisianthus and orchids are just some of the flowers out there at this time of year.

Winter Wedding Bouquets

Winter brides not only have an array of flowers to choose from but also from a selection of foliage, berries and pinecones. Pinecones are extremely popular at this time of year because they are extremely budget friendly and they add a rustic feel to any bouquet. They can also be added to centrepieces, aisle decorations and in guest favours.

Let’s not forget that this time of year is full of sparkle and glitter. Many brides that come to me request that I incorporate this into their table centrepieces or into the function room decorations, adding a fabulous touch of glamour. Diamante details are an ideal option for glamming up a bridal bouquet. Ask your florist about placing diamante pins into the centre of your flowers for that extra sparkle.


Winter centrepieces can be show stopping at this time of year with the use of cinnamon sticks, berries, apples and ivy. A simple, yet elegant addition to your bouquet is birch and holly. Choose from deep reds, whites and greens to keep with a wintery theme. It often reminds me of snowy walks.

So, if you’re considering a Christmas wedding there are plenty of festive flower ideas to choose from to make your special day as festive and memorable as possible. Why not pop into for a chat? I’m always on hand to help.

Happy Wedding Planning!

Clare is the wedding coordinator with Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow. With the experience of hundreds of weddings over 10 years, this blog will share some of Clare’s top tips, do’s & don'ts and all the latest wedding trends.

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