More than ten percent of people prefer to celebrate weddings in winter. As cold and snowy in most parts of the world, anyone can’t help but surprise; will the winter brides have enough flower choices for this very exclusive event? Well, the fact is…a lot! Flowers that bloom in winter may not be as much compared to those that grow in spring and summer yet we still have to realize that it’s not actually the season but the personal preferences of the couple getting married play the biggest part.
Winter wedding flowers distinguish the warmth of the events associated with the season (Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day). Flowers such as these usually come in red, burgundy, yellow and Orange with accents of Silver, White and Green.
The Best Winter Wedding Flowers like Amaryllis – A bulbous plant that grows from 5-10 inches in diameter. It has a funnel-shape flower that comes in white, pink and purple. Gerbera – An ornamental plant from the Sunflower family. It naturally grows from South America, Asia, Madagascar and Africa. It comes in yellow, orange, white, pink, red and others. Tulips – Although always associated with Holland, this beautiful bulb-shaped flower came from Central Asia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. It comes in red, yellow, white, Old rose and others. Roses – This open-faced flower is the most popular in the world. Indigenous in Asia, Europe, North America and Northwest Africa and comes in red, white, pink and yellow. Anigozanthos – Also known as “Kangaroo paw” which naturally grows in Australia. It has a soft feel and comes in yellow, pale pink, dark red and citrus green. It’s now commercially grown in U.S., Japan and Israel.
There are much to choose from as far as winter wedding flowers are concerned. The main thing to remember is to check how it would complement the wedding motif and the mood they’re trying to convey.
When you pick a flower, you are touching us with the past, so to speak, and repeating a timeless gesture. What man, since Adam, has not looked admiringly at these beauties, or held a bloom in his hand at one time?
Since the beginning, flowers have held places in man’s heart and his abode. Greeks and Romans outdid each other in the lavish use of flowers. Their banquet floors were strewn, ankle-deep, with flowers and floral scents filled the air because of a belief that their fragrance purified the atmosphere and minimized intoxication.
Housewives in the olden days, like their modern counterparts, saved on marketing money to buy a nosegay or a bunch of roses for the house. The entire story of gardening does not afford a more pathetic picture than this great emperor begging that before his life will be taken, he be allowed to see his flowers once again.”
Persians favored the rose and the narcissus blossoms. One Caliph named El-Mutavekkel so passionately loved roses that on every blooming season, he reportedly wore nothing but rose-colored clothes and had his carpets sprinkled with rose water.
Nowadays, amorous admirers signify “I love you” by having the florists deliver three long stemmed red roses to the girl. Other symbolisms attached to flowers are: azalea for temperance, sunflower for false riches, wallflower.1or fidelity in adversity, cherry poppy for fantastic extravagance, blue violet for modesty, etc.