November is just such an exciting time of year. Winter has arrived, Christmas is just around the corner and couples everywhere are getting married. If you’re planning an early winter wedding and are thinking about your floral decorations, then this is the feature for you. Read on for all you need to know about November wedding flowers.
Fabulous November wedding flowers
November actually gives you a surprising amount of choice when it comes to decorations and flowers. You can opt for a warming winter look, a cool contemporary style or stick with a gorgeous vintage, boho or rustic luxe look. Whatever your style, top London florist and celebrity favourite, Rosemary Livingstone of RL Flower Designs, has plenty of advice for you:
“There is still plenty of choice of seasonal flowers in November,” says Rosemary. “Lisianthus, Calla Lillies and Alstromeria, especially in whites, will look incredible. Amaryllis can be stunning, clustered in threes, and these are the perfect alternative to the traditional bouquet.”
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“Roses are available year round so if there is a colour theme to match, this may often be your first choice. Hypericum berries will add a seasonal feel to your bouquets and decorations and are available in white, yellow and red.”
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Using seasonal wedding flowers
With the unpredictable weather of November and the fact that lots of flower growers are working towards peak Christmas production, you really need to get organised with your winter wedding flowers. As Rosemary explains, deciding on your floral scheme early will definitely help you relax as the big day approaches:
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“When you are planning your colour theme and if you’re looking to use seasonal flowers, make sure you start discussions with your florist from the very early stages. When you know what’s available, it can help your ideas process.”
“Many people make their choice of florist in the later stages of planning but when you think of the impact displays and bouquets will make to your special day, it’s important to find the right florist as early as you can.”
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There’s no doubting the fact that at this time of year, gorgeous winter bouquets and decorations look amazing. Rosemary recommends using flowers inside your venue to create a really warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests, as most will be unlikely to venture outside:
“Embrace the winter season with candles, decorate open fireplaces and indoor features and use warm colours and scents. A winter wedding is the perfect opportunity to create a romantic setting and your photos will be amazing!”
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“Warm reds and burnt oranges will instantly enhance the romantic feel of the winter season. However, avoid flowers that are out of season. Perfumed or spring flowers will come at a premium even though they are available all year round.”
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Making the most of your winter wedding flowers
Here are our top tips and ideas for your November wedding flowers:
Use seasonal accessories such as leaves, berries and even feathers in your bouquets and arrangements.
If you want to bring extra colour to your bouquet, beautiful trailing ribbons make a wonderful statement.
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Add in lots of texture. Metal or glass vases and candelabras look fabulous.
Use candles (or LED versions) in your decorations as much as possible to create a warm light on dark winter days.
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Floral garlands and wreaths aren’t just for Christmas – use them in November for a seasonal touch.
Winter is coming. And we just can’t wait.