Just because there is snow on the ground does not mean you cannot have fresh flowers at your December wedding. There are many flowers in season during December that will look lovely in a bouquet or centrepiece---yet they are affordable because they are in season. Choose these flowers, and intersperse them with holly or evergreens to create a fresh or holiday-themed arrangement for your wedding.
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A white flower denotes formality and allows for a pleasing palette when used as base for your arrangements. The white Narcissus---the birth flower for December---is a sweet, fragrant flower containing a tubular centre surrounded by long narrow leaves. Another, the orchid, lends an exotic feel to your bouquet, and the gardenia scents the air with its delicate fragrance. Choose the Madagascar jasmine, a pure white traditional wedding flower that is extremely fragile, or the bouvardia, a cluster of tiny star-shaped blooms that creates a natural frame for other blossoms.
The Star of Bethlehem, although a white flower, contains a centre of dark green or greyish black. Symbolising the commitment of the bride in medieval times, this flower is a reminder of the holiday season and works well in a bouquet or in a table arrangement. One well-known holiday flower, the poinsettia, gives a seasonal flair to your wedding. Use its bright red leaves surrounded by holly for a festive seasonal table setting, or mix it into your bouquet of white flowers, with a splattering of berries, to add a bright spot of colour.
Choose anemone flowers in vibrant purplish blues or a striking blue bachelor's button---a nice touch for the groomsmen at a wedding---or choose statice in varying shades of blue. Create a table arrangement with the hybrid flaming parrot tulip, which is yellow flamed with red and pairs with either the freesia hybrids of red or yellow. Another option is using the red carnation and red rose for this flower centrepiece. Use white baby's breath, standard filler for most bouquets and arrangements, or pussy willows, which are both December flowers, as a backdrop to these colourful arrangements.
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