Winter Bouquet Alternatives
by Sharon Auld
Let’s face it, it does get cold at times in the Canadian Rocky mountains. Of course, cold is relative and most Canadians are accustomed to a little cold – your wedding flowers on the other hand are probably not. If you’re considering an outdoor wedding ceremony during the winter months, whether its on the ski slopes or on the terrace of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, you’ve probably given some thought to what kind of bouquet you will stand up to the conditions. It only makes sense for winter brides to consider their bouquet choices.
Silk flowers are the first thing that comes to mind for most brides and nowadays there are beautiful, realistic silk flower options at affordable prices (keep in mind you will pay more for higher quality silk flowers). But silk flowers aren’t the only alternative. There are several varieties of flowers and foliage that are hardy and stand up quite well to winter conditions. Remember the bouquets given to the medalists at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C.? A bouquet made from ranunculus, tulips, anemones, berries and lamb’s ear make a good winter bouquet, like the one below.
We’ve found a number of creative options, such as a beautiful brooch bouquet made from vintage brooches and jewelry, vintage button bouquets, felt bouquets and even wood flower bouquets. Not only are these bouquets eco-friendly, but will no doubt last for years to come to!
There really are so many alternatives for a winter bouquet; in fact, why carry a bouquet at all? Consider an evergreen wreath, a faux fur muff or even a lantern instead! Do you have some other creative options, drop us a line! What do you plan on carrying for your winter wedding?
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Posted: December 2nd, 2010 under Banff wedding, Canadian Rocky Mountain wedding, Eco-Friendly Weddings, flowers, outdoor wedding, winter wedding.
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