Winter Colour Trend: White, White & More WhiteJuly 15, 2010 -Floral Trends, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers
The old trend of having an all white wedding is becoming more and more popular. A lot of brides want their weddings to be timeless and elegant (if I received a nickel for every time I heard that…well I wouldn’t be writing this, I would be in Paris!). I’ve chosen this colour as a winter option, but it can be used for any season- it all depends on how you dress it up and the flowers you choose. In the past, I thought brides were being very boring when they chose all white because I feel your wedding should be about creativity and showing off you and your grooms’ personalities. But as we got to do more and more all white bouquets at the shop, I really started to like the idea and the bouquets are really quite elegant. It’s still not enough to convince me to do it for my own wedding, but I see why it’s becoming popular again!
Stunning Bouquet Including Cymbidium Orchids, Lisianthus, “Vendella”
Roses & Mini Calla Lilies. Cake Topper Made With Lisianthus.
All white bouquets always scream elegance and would be perfect for a very formal affair. Again, the options are endless as to the flowers you choose so here’s a chance to be different and select ‘not your typical’ white flowers. Here are some of my favorite options (click on the flower names to see a picture):
- Spray Roses: I don’t know why but I love the way these look in an all white bouquet. Maybe it’s because their petals sort of have a ruffled look or that they’re so small and cute!
- Garden Roses: These dated roses are making a comeback. Much more elegant than typical roses (in my opinion) and smell so lovely too.
- Spider Mums: If you’re more modern, these spiky flowers make for a great primary flower and you can always tuck one in your hair too.
- Hydrangea: Although we don’t recommend an all hydrangea bouquet (they can be very wilty), these look great mixed with other flowers. Because they’re so large, smaller flowers can be tucked inside and can make for a very elegant look.
- Freesias: Speaking of smaller flowers, these are a great companion to hydrangeas and because they have a lime green “tail” they add a secondary colour to your bouquet (or can be cut off if you don’t like them).
- Cymbidium Orchids: If you’re having a formal event, these are perfect and also make for an elegant groom’s boutonniere (See Ottawa Senators’ Jason Spezza on his wedding day!).
- Large & Mini Calla Lilies: The large calla lilies look the nicest on their own because of their size (see below) but can be mixed with other, large flowers. The mini variety is great with a mixture flowers, or on their own and make for very modern boutonnieres.
Mix it Up!
Add a bit of ‘bling’ throughout your bouquet for added elegance and sparkle, or little gems in the center of some of your flowers. Add a bit of Christmas greens such as pine to encompass your bouquet.
Large White Calla Lilies Wrapped with Black,
Sheer Ribbon & Decorative Bracelet.
Use white Dendrobium Orchids inside tall vases or in a large spray, and Snap Dragons and Gladiolus for adding height. For extreme fragrance, use Stargazer Lilies in altar arrangements. Star of Bethlehem is also a great winter flower and is very long lasting.
Arrangement with Gerbera Daisies, Hydrangea, Dendrobium Orchids,
Stocks, Calla Lilies, Roses & Hypericum Berries.
Budget-Friendly Tip: A couple stems of Hydrangea in a simple vase make for inexpensive but very elegant table centerpieces.
- Cherry Red
- Midnight or Light Blue
Don’t forget to check out Mondays’ post on the Spring Colour Trend & if you missed the last two, check ‘em out: