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Which flowers are suitable for a wedding in autumn and winter? What should you look for in a bridal bouquet in the cool months? And what flowers are there from September to March? Simone Spari from Rosmarin und Thymian shares her many years of experience as a flower stylist in Stuttgart with you.
Magical autumn and winter weddings
Getting married in the fall has become a big trend in recent years. Golden late summer days and colorful leaves offer a wonderful setting for relaxed weddings. The lively summer is over, you are preparing for a cozy party with your loved ones.
Anyone who thinks that winter weddings are not desirable is very wrong! Location and service providers often make it easier to book and with the right decoration and a suitable daily routine, winter weddings are simply fantastic. Simone tells us what is important when it comes to bridal bouquets and flower arrangements at autumn and winter weddings.
Which flowers are actually available in autumn and winter? How are you on the safe side?
Roses of different shapes and colors are always available. In autumn, there are also seasonal flowers such as chrysanthemums, large-headed ornamental chrysanthemums, asters or various infructescences. In winter there are also amaryllis in different colours, the first anemones and Christmas roses. Juniper is also very beautiful as a green, and eucalyptus or palm fruits and pink pepper are particularly eye-catching.
In winter you also have the option of using coniferous branches in moderation, such as the silk pine. Or different cones and berries.
The floristry is often decisive for the style of the wedding. What would be your favorite color palette for the cold months.
I personally really like a cooler color palette in winter. Ie white and cream tones combined with sage green, delicate grey-blue and grey-green. In my opinion, this can be decorated very elegantly, but it also goes very well with warm wood tones and a more rustic ambience.
Warm, dark red tones, such as marsala or burgundy, are also very beautiful, combined with dusky pink and purple foliage or foliage. This combination also goes well with the golden fall foliage tones.
Is there a style that goes particularly well in winter? Of course everything can be cuddly and romantic. But not too Christmassy either.
I wouldn’t commit to one style. You can conjure up a beautiful, festive atmosphere with every style, whether vintage, classically elegant or Scandinavian, which does not necessarily have to be reminiscent of Christmas. If you only use typical “Christmas elements” sparingly, for example cones or no balls or similar at all, you can create a beautiful winter atmosphere without it looking Christmassy.
Depending on the style and location, the wedding can be beautifully decorated with bare twigs, skins, logs and lots of light or fire sources.
Sparkling light with candles, lanterns and fairy lights
Light plays a crucial role in the dark months. How can light sources and floristry be skilfully combined?
Light plays a major role, especially at winter weddings, as it gets dark early and creates a cozy atmosphere. Candles and lanterns are therefore very important. Depending on the style, matt gold for a warmer light or silver for a cooler light source can be used for the table decoration. Many lanterns of different heights immediately create a great atmosphere on the table or table and complement wintry garlands or flower vases. Staircases can also be beautifully decorated with logs, twigs and glass lanterns of different heights.
Outdoors, there are wind and snow-proof lanterns that can be placed at various spots. Swedish fires or fire baskets are atmospheric eye-catchers outdoors!
Of course, chains of lights can also be used in various ways, for example hanging from the ceiling with branches, around pillars or banisters or as an additional light source in jars, decorated with ribbons and small branches.
Large wintry wreaths are also ideal for placing a large lantern in the middle.
If you had complete freedom, what would the bridal bouquet look like for a winter wedding?
It would be quite large, more like an XL bouquet, in light white and cream tones, large-headed flowers, with small cones and berries, framed by eucalyptus with infructescence and juniper, plus long flowing silk or velvet ribbons in pigeon blue.
Thank you very much dear Simone for sharing your know-how! Anyone looking for a florist in the greater Stuttgart area is in good hands with rosemary and thyme!
Autumn photos: Julia Basmann
Winter photos: Romina Schischke
Planning winter shooting: Melanie Sharma Weddings