By the time February rolls around, many of us are just aching for some color! If you dream of bright, bold, cheerful flowers but you’re tying the knot during late winter (February and March), Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers (a Snippet & Ink Select vendor!) has some inspiration for you. Lovely photos by Kate Osborne.
Says Sarah: “For the bride that just can seem to submit to wintry colors, poppies and citrus fruit are in season in the late winter. They are just the dose of bright that you need in the late winter months.”
The lovely and talented Sarah Winward is back with some stunning January flowers for us – has she convinced you to have a winter wedding yet?! She’s one of our Select vendors, and as soon as you see these flowers you’ll understand why. I just love the neutral tones here, and I can just imagine these flowers in a room full of candlelight… Photos by Leo Patrone.
From Sarah: “I love a neutral color palette in the months after the holidays. This one has some golden hued accents with the copper beech and mocca amaryllis to keep it from feeling too icy. The Nymph amaryllis has a double bloom, so it is full and works great as a focal flower. Anemone are a great seasonal attention grabbing flower, and are wonderful if you trying to tie some black or navy blue into your color palette.”
Before finishing off the year with a round-up of some of my favorite things from 2013, we have a beautiful winter floral arrangement and bridal bouquet from Sarah Winward, with photos by Britt Chudleigh (two of our Select vendors!). Worried there won’t be beautiful flowers available in you’re a winter bride? Fret not and read on for inspiration!
From Sarah: “In the winter we are without many of the outdoor grown flowers, but the floral industry is still busy growing lots of other wonderful stuff for us indoors. Roses, amaryllis, and ranunculus are a few. I think amaryllis are one of the best flowers to use in the early winter months: they look seasonally appropriate, they are large, and they come in an array of colors. Roses are also always around and are wonderful. Peonies make a come-back in the winter and come to us all the way from the Southern hemisphere. Throughout December there are still a variety of seasonal fruits and berries available on the stem, too.”
Before we say goodbye to autumn, Max Gill has some deliciously moody flowers for us. I love how utterly luscious they are, with the season’s final garden roses, a variety of dark foliage, and even concord grapes. Photos by the always talented Silvana di Franco.
Can’t you just imagine this beautiful compote on a table set with glowing candlesticks?
Max Gill is back with a stunning centerpiece and bouquet for October brides! Full of bright seasonal flowers, lush foliage, plus pomegranates and acorns, both arrangements are beautiful reminders of why seasonal is a good way to go. Lovely photos by Silvana di Franco.
Though I’m imagining these flowers in a rustic barn or vineyard venue, I actually think they would be stunning in a luxe ballroom, too. And did you notice the little pops of blue tweedia in the bouquet? Perfect for your something blue!
Centerpiece: dahlias, “Evelyn” garden roses, pomegranates, acorns on the branch, eucalyptus seeds, and porcelain berry vine.
Bouquet: “Evelyn” garden roses, romantic antique garden roses, “Tahitian sunset” garden roses, tweedia, porcelain berry vine, acorns, a touch of fall peony foliage.