The popularity of Christmas weddings and winter weddings is on the rise and despite it being out of British flower season there is still a wealth of amazing floral wedding looks that can be created with the flowers available as well as exquisite greenery and dried elements. When I saw the space at Black Frier’s priory I was so excited to flower this styled shoot. I knew my textured, white winter wedding flowers would look perfect against the beautiful Gloucestershire stone and the building walls full of history. When I was approached for this contemporary winter wedding shoot, I knew my modern winter wedding flowers would be perfect for elegant white winter weddings. Winter wedding couples 2024/ 2025 keep reading to get winter wedding flower inspiration.
During the set up the wonderful photographer Anne Letournel Photography took candid shots of me as I added the final touches to my winter wedding florals. I created florals that work in various places throughout the shoot and venue. Flowers are so versatile and there are several ways pieces can make an impact or be reused throughout your day.
We had two brides on this shoot to showcase all the wonderful seasonal Christmas bridal fashion starting with a bridal wedding trend of pearls, followed by a timeless all-white classic silhouette, a sleek and fitted wedding dress as well as an illusion neckline – Therefore I decided to make a versatile bridal bouquet. This is the joy of winter whites there is so much scope to use dried elements and grasses which bring a wonderful variety to your florals and create something unique. For this shoot, I created a hand tie that fanned out in our brides’ hands, the different heights, and textures within the body of the bouquet making your eye dance which I paired with the floating romantic statement orchid cascading from the front.
For the ceremony, I created six floral meadows. For these long and low trays, I used the wildflowers of the bride’s bouquet, which appear to be growing upward creating the illusion of small wildflower meadows growing from the Priory’s floor. I love the versatility of meadows used here to create a statement arc around our couple for their vows. As well as making an intimate zone for them to stand within it concentrates the florals making the most whimsical winter wedding backdrop.
We also reused these arrangements at the base of the cake table creating a wonderfully natural moment next to the timeless cake and bringing the two spaces together cohesively.
The intimate Christmas wedding breakfast was set along a banquet table. Echoing the meadows from the ceremony I created a table runner of florals. Using low slate trays filled with floaty Wax flowers, Carnations, Ammi, Roses, and Grasses these striking botanical designs added impact to the tablescape the wispy, delicate stems make it easy to talk to your guests across the table now framed by magical winter wedding petals, glowing in the soft flickering candlelight.
I hope our styled photoshoot unveils a fresh perspective on white winter weddings. Straying from the conventional all-white rose narrative, I wanted to celebrate the magic of unique and modern floral designs that blend texture and tone. My whimsical arrangements defy tradition, proving that Christmas weddings can be as diverse as snowflakes. Winter brides and couples dreaming of an extraordinary celebration in 2024 or 2025, get in touch and let’s chat about how we can make your winter wedding flowers unique to you while embracing the breath-taking beauty of the season.