34 Winter Wedding Bouquets That Look Beautiful Even When It's Cold Outside

And don't worry—they're not all red and green.
Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
Samantha Iacia
  • Samantha writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in wedding decor, trends, and fashion
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Samantha was a features and weddings contributor for The Baltimore Sun
  • She is based in Washington, D.C. and holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism
Updated Dec 20, 2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year—and a surprisingly wonderful time for flowers too. If you think you can't have a lush winter wedding bouquet, think again. There are plenty of blooms at their peak during the winter season (not to mention all of the wedding flowers in bloom year-round), and they're perfectly paired with other seasonal accents, like pinecones, berries, fresh evergreens and more. When it's time to meet with your wedding florist (that you found on The Knot Vendor Marketplace!) and plan your flower arrangements ahead of the big day, it's helpful to bring photos and other ideas that inspire you so that you're both on the same page. Check out some of our favorite Christmas wedding bouquets and other winter-themed bouquets below.

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What Are the Best Flowers for Winter Wedding Bouquets?

While it's true that there are fewer in-season flowers for winter weddings compared to other times of the year, there are still plenty of varieties to choose from. In fact, some of the most popular wedding flowers are actually in bloom between November and February, including anemones, orchids, ranunculus, blue thistle and sweet peas. You'll also have a ton of other seasonal flowers at your disposal, such as amaryllis, hellebores, holly berries and the ultimate Christmas bloom: poinsettias. Staples like roses, calla lilies and carnations are year-round flowers that complement most winter bouquets, boutonnieres and wedding decor. If your heart is set on using flowers that bloom during a different season (for example, peonies), your florist will help you source them or find similar alternatives that work within your budget.

Winter Wedding Bouquets for All Styles

Winter wedding flower bouquets come in all shapes, shades and styles. As such, there's sure to be a design you love among the winter wedding bouquet ideas we've gathered below. Make sure to save your favorite wedding bouquet ideas to share with your floral designer.

1. Simple Winter Wedding Bouquet With Eucalyptus

bride holding winter wedding bouquet with eucalyptus and evergreens
Photo: Brie Thompson Photography,Floral Design: Boise At Its Best Flowers

While evergreens are popular for winter bridal bouquets, they're not your only option when it comes to greenery filler. In this design, the florist artfully blended eucalyptus with evergreens for a texturally engaging look.

2. Elegant White Winter Wedding Bouquet Finished With Evergreens

We love the juxtaposition between bold evergreens and soft, lush white blooms in this winter wedding bouquet idea. The design included a blend of white garden roses in addition to white butterfly ranunculus blooms.

3. Simple, Small Winter Wedding Bouquet With Dusty Miller

Dusty miller is a great filler to use in winter wedding bouquets because the silver-green leaves resemble velvet and add a cozy vibe to any design where they're utilized. Another great option that's similar to Dusty Miller is lamb's ear.

4. Regal Jewel-Tone Winter Wedding Bouquet With Blue and Purple

Jewel tones look great at any point during the year, but we're especially partial to winter wedding bouquets that include rich winter wedding colors like blues, reds and purples.

5. Small Winter Wedding Bouquets for Bridesmaids

Simple winter wedding bouquet with burgundy flowers
Photo: Pat Furey x LongBrook Photography,Floral Design: Beautiful Blooms Events

If you don't want to go all-in on jewel tones, consider tampering the vibrant colors with some neutrals, like the floral designer for this wedding did. Pops of burgundy paired nicely with lighter shades of cream and white.

6. Dramatic Winter Wedding Bouquet With Anthurium

Did you know that anthurium isn't just for summer weddings? The unique bloom certainly looks nice at tropical events, but this winter bouquet is proof that the flower is just as striking during the colder months.

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7. Romantic Burgundy Winter Wedding Bouquet

bride holding burgundy winter wedding bouquet
Photo: Photography Anthology
Floral Design: Shean Strong Design

Burgundy winter wedding bouquets simply never get old. Any shade of red evokes romance, but burgundy is an especially great avenue to go for winter nuptials.

8. Round All-White Wedding Bouquet

bride holds oversized round wedding bouquet with white roses and winter evergreens around the bottom
Photo: Elizabeth Austin Photography
Floral Design: The Rosy Posy

If your bouquet is relatively simple in terms of flower varieties, consider amping up the size to make it stand out just a little more. This classic design features spray roses, garden roses and hydrangeas, but its larger shape makes it impossible to miss.

9. Winter Wedding Bouquet With Peonies

Peonies are traditionally a springtime wedding flower, but they look right at home in this white bouquet of roses, ranunculus and greenery. Fluffy cotton bolls and gilded evergreens add a distinctive wintry finish.

10. Pink and Red Winter Wedding Bouquet

Bridesmaid bouquets don't need to be an exact replica of the main bouquet, but it's common for them to feature the same types of flowers on a smaller scale. Silk ribbons finished off these arrangements of roses, astilbe and bay leaves.

11. Pastel Garden-Style Wedding Bouquet

romantic winter wedding bouquet with blush and mauve roses, smilax and white astrantia
Photo: Brianna Wilbur Photography
Floral Design: Laura of Lauxmont

If you're choosing pastels as your winter wedding colors, consider adding a darker accent tone for contrast. Mauve and burgundy tulips were an unexpected (but gorgeous) addition to this bouquet.

12. Burgundy Winter Wedding Bouquet With Greenery

Merlot and crimson flowers bring a sultry vibe to your wedding day. Offset the deeper colors of an arrangement with touches of greenery, such as spiral eucalyptus or ferns.

13. Blue Winter Wedding Bouquet

Perfect for a late winter or early spring wedding, this small posy includes blue delphinium, hydrangeas and ranunculus with soft dusty miller and lemon leaves.

14. Simple Greenery Winter Wedding Bouquet

minimalist winter wedding bouquet with white flowers and greenery
Photo: Bek and Addison Photography,Floral Design: Sammy Sue's Designs

Greenery is always in season and goes with nearly any wedding style—plus, you can use it as the primary focus of your bouquet, like this minimalistic design featuring eucalyptus, white lisianthus and wax flowers.

15. Formal Winter Wedding Bouquet

Along with the addition of shimmering ribbons, tightly arranged flowers will give a more formal look to your bouquet. These bouquets were picture-perfect with a wintry assortment of cream roses, ivory ranunculus, silver brunia, succulents and baby's breath.

16. Alternative Hoop Bouquets for Bridesmaids

bridesmaids wearing mix and match navy blue gowns hold hoop bouquets with burgundy, blush and blue faux flowers
Photo: Shelby Danielle Photography

Don't feel restricted to traditional bouquets if they don't suit your wedding style. Get creative with alternative wedding bouquets, such as carrying floral hoops, pomanders or baskets of flowers.

17. Small Winter Wedding Bouquet With Brooch

Expecting snow on your wedding day? Match the icy weather forecast with a simple bouquet of white roses (you'll love how the stems of greenery pop in the photos). A black ribbon bouquet wrap and sparkling brooch will also stand out.

18. Prismatic Jewel-Tone Winter Wedding Bouquet

A selection of gemstone-inspired jewel tones, like ruby red, amethyst, emerald and sapphire, taps into the festive vibes of the season without coming across as overtly wintry.

19. Romantic Blush Winter Wedding Bouquet

Soft pink is a popular wedding color no matter the time of year. For winter, we'd recommend pairing it with white and avoiding too many other pastels (think lilac or butter yellow) to prevent the color palette from looking out of place.

20. Boho Winter Wedding Bouquet With Dried Accents

Here's a statement bouquet if we've ever seen one. Featuring anemones, dark purple calla lilies, bleached greenery and dried sun palms, the arrangement is totally cool and unexpected for a winter wedding.

21. White Winter Wedding Bouquet With Matching Hair Accessories

Take inspiration from your bouquet and incorporate similar flowers into your wedding updo or hairstyle as a sweet way to complete your look.

22. Winter Wedding Bouquet With Magnolia Leaves

Magnolias are closely associated with the holiday season, especially when it comes to festive garlands and wreaths. The leaves look gorgeous in wedding bouquets if you're after a timeless, sophisticated effect.

23. Glam Crystal Wedding Bouquet With Feathers

This alternative winter bouquet idea is perfect if you're throwing an ultra-glam wedding or planning a winter wonderland theme. Carry a cluster of rhinestone brooches that sparkle with every movement.

24. Moody Winter Wedding Bouquet

Going for a darker Gothic aesthetic? Moody colors are popular for late fall weddings and winter themes if you want to avoid holiday-inspired decor. Finish a bouquet of dark burgundy dahlias and roses with a surprise detail: fresh pomegranates.

Christmas Wedding Bouquets

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...thanks to these stunning Christmas wedding bouquet ideas. While poinsettias and holly are lovely, and incredibly emblematic of Christmas, these stunning wedding bouquets are proof that the sky's the limit when it comes to selecting flowers for a holiday arrangement.

25. Red Spray Rose and Evergreen Wedding Bouquet

Seasonal white cedar branches and eucalyptus acted as the base for this Christmasy bouquet, with red roses, orchids and white wax flowers finishing off the arrangement.

26. Colorful Winter Wedding Bouquet With Eucalyptus

Think beyond the traditional red and green color palette by adding varieties of lighter and darker hues to your Christmas wedding bouquet. The bright red roses in this lush bouquet are bookended by deep burgundy scabiosa and blush roses, bringing a range of reddish tones throughout the design.

27. White Wedding Bouquet With Pinecones and Greenery

An oversized bouquet of white blooms, pinecones and winter greenery captures the spirit of Yuletide without relying strictly on red and green.

28. Creative Red Winter Wedding Bouquet

bride holds small rounded wedding bouquet with red roses, proteas and red spray painted greenery
Photo: Alison D Photography
Floral Design: Lavish Flowers

Go for a monochromatic winter wedding bouquet by spray-painting the greenery and other accents to match the primary flowers, like this bundle of red roses and proteas.

29. Burgundy and Blush Wedding Bouquet With Ribbons

Use light pink and burgundy tones with hints of greenery to create a Christmas-inspired bridal bouquet that also feels super romantic. Wrap the bouquet stems in long satin ribbons to finish the dreamy effect.

30. Amaryllis and Berries Winter Wedding Bouquet

Not only are amaryllis among the most popular winter wedding flowers, but they're a gorgeous option if you're looking for a standout bloom. While the bright red variety is perfect for a Christmas wedding bouquet, amaryllis are also available in white, pink and peach.

31. Classic White Winter Wedding Bouquet

This rounded winter wedding bouquet is an elegant example of how you can tap into a wintry look with a neutral color scheme. Add a few sprigs of fragrant greenery, like cedar or pine branches, for a touch of holiday merriment (tartan wedding dress sash optional!).

32. Cascading Winter Wedding Bouquet

A cascading wedding bouquet adds the finishing dramatic touch to your look, especially when it's filled with deep red blooms. Use ribbons to emphasize one of the arrangement's accent colors, like the dark burgundy flowers here.

33. Modern Christmas Wedding Bouquet

Pale green eucalyptus, blush roses and silver brunia come together in this frosty, cool-toned arrangement. With pops of burgundy and a grand protea at the center, we love it as a trendy take on Christmas-inspired style.

34. Dark Red Wedding Bouquet With Amaranthus

Vine-like amaranthus gives you the effect of a cascading bouquet without having to carry an oversized Christmas bridal bouquet.

Hannah Nowack contributed to the reporting of this article.

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