Blooms in Season: December

Deck the halls with more than holly!

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When people think of December weddings, boughs of holly, festive Poinsettias and garlands of greenery typically come to mind. There is, however, more than these holiday staples that could be incorporated into the perfect bouquet or arrangement. Keep reading on for our festive favorites so you don’t miss out on the perfect florals for the holiday season!

 

 

 

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Amaryllis

These flowering bulbs grow to be beautiful, bountiful blooms that add dramatic flare to any centerpiece.  The tropical bulbs come in white and red varieties, as well as hybrid crosses. There’s even a red and white-striped variety known as “candy cane Amaryllis! Amaryllis actually means “to sparkle” in Greek, so you already know it’s especially suitable for the holidays!

 

 

 

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Paperwhites

Another bulbous plant, paperwhites grow fast and into a mass of pure white flowers. They actually are known to be quite fragrant, so they are often used in winter wedding bouquets. These small flowers are perfect to incorporate into your winter white wedding!

 

 

 

Photo | Brit Morin

Holly

Deck your (wedding) with boughs of holly! The holly plant is known for its glossy green leaves and bright red berries. It’s even known as “Christ’s thorn.” Holly can be used to spruce up garlands or wreaths that serve as festive wedding decor.

 

 

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Anemone

Anemone flowers are very on-trend in wedding bouquets right now, and look wintry and dramatic amongst other florals. These eye-catching flowers are typically seen in white, but also come in purple and pink varieties. The white and burgundy flowers would make for the perfect winter arrangement!

 

 

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Camellias

Often referred to as the southern sister to the peony, the camellia flower is a large lushly-petaled plant. Their exquisite blooms contrast with their evergreen foliage, and look wonderful against other florals in arrangements or bouquets.

 

 

 

Photo | Kiana Underwood

Poinsettias

This holiday classic is widely used in Christmas floral displays and winter decor. Its red and green foliage make it the epitome of festivity! Its bracts (flower petals) are usually red, but can also be orange, green, cream, pink, white or marbled. Poinsettias are called the “Christmas Eve Flower” and “Santa Claus Flower” by a variety of cultures, so you can’t go wrong with including them in your winter wonderland wedding!

 

Which December flower is your favorite? Let us know how you’re using them for your wedding day!