A Fruitful Theme That Packs A Punch | Winter Wedding Colour Schemes

A Fruitful Theme That Packs A Punch

With the clocks falling back this autumn and the early dark evenings nigh it’s time to start thinking about rich and indulgent winter wedding colour schemes to bring a touch of warmth to our weddings.

I have drawn inspiration this month on the fruits of autumn and winter… Think ripe plums, blackberries and cherries, think gilded leaves synonymous with autumn.


There are a number of different avenues we could go down using this colour way.  If you prefer a more autumnal feel stick to cherry hues. This rich, deep red colour has such a warm effect and can look sensational when combined with yellowy, golden tones.

Look at the table centre below for example… it’s so refreshing to see fruit being the star of the show. Plums and Blackberries have been dispersed within the arrangement of Roses, Eustoma, Dahlias, Carnations and Skimmia. I hope you agree with me, this is such a beautiful piece to grace the table of a wedding reception. Plum_table_centre

If you prefer a more wintery, Christmas feel opt for a more plum tone. This lavish colour scheme can transform a winter wedding into something really opulent and special. Although a fairly bold choice for wedding flowers a rich plum shade will look sophisticated and elegant, especially if it is accented by a luxury tint of gold.

It is approaching the time of year that the humble tulip is showing its face again. Tulips are such a beautiful alternative to the standard rose and they conveniently come in a range of rich purples and perfect plum shades. A mass of these blooms speak for themselves… a simple and elegant bouquet that would do justice for any winter bride.


If you’d prefer something a little more sumptuous, opt for the Calla Lily. These also come in a range of rich colours ranging from a vivid purple to a deep (almost black) cherry red. A mix of these colours would add interest to your bouquet, creating depth with the very deep shades.

Alternatively stick to one shade to add impact… it’ll create a bold punch to any wedding. If you’re keen on using this confident colour scheme but want to lift it slightly use a touch of gold rather than the obvious cream. Cream would dilute it far too much and will ruin the whole look. Instead have your florist use gold ribbons and gold headed pins to accessorise the binding point of your posy. If you really want to create the wow factor use gold sprayed foliage to boost your displays…. Wow!!!… This would look incredible!

I have only just scratched the surface with this colour way… There are a lot more flowers in this hue than you initially think. If you want a lovely warming hue to your winter wedding and want to stay away from the usual reds give this one some serious thought…. It’s a very stylish choice!

For a whole host of plum perfect ideas please check out my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/ssflower/plum-perfect/

If you have any theme you would like covering on this blog please do not hesitate to get in touch, I will only be too pleased to help: info@stephaniesaundersflowers.co.uk


Stephanie Saunders Floral Design

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