If you and your groom are planning a winter wedding, you're in luck — the season is ripe with beautiful seasonal foliage that will enliven your celebration. One of our favorite ideas is to incorporate bright-red berries into your wedding flowers, like hypericum, pepper berry, snowberry, and ilex. From the bouquets and boutonnieres to even the cake, winter berries will add a wonderful, festive touch to your nuptials.
Red Berry Bridal Bouquet (above): And all-berry bouquet — these varieties are ilex (the larger berry) and pepper berry is modern, chic, and unexpected.
Photo: Clayton Austin
Freeform Bridal Bouquet with Red Berries: This oversize bouquet includes white and coral-pink peonies, garden roses, and fresh greenery mixed with red hypericum berries for added texture and depth.
Photo: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay
Boutonniere: Dress up his lapel with simple-yet-festive branches of ilex berry tied with satin ribbon.
Photo: Katie Stoops Photography
Place Setting: A sprig of bright-red berries adds a celebratory touch to any tablescape. For a more casual wedding, wrap the cutlery in a cloth napkin and then attach a berry sprig and cinnamon stick with twine. For more formal affairs, accent the gilded chargers and china with a simple berry branch placed on top of the menu card.
Photo: Spoon Fork Bacon
Centerpiece: An elegant, deep-red centerpiece of garden roses is accented with lots of different textures, like soft-grey dusty miller leaves, gold-painted succulents, and ilex berry branches.
Photo: Sara Lynn Photographic
Wedding Cake: Embellish a naked wedding cake with loads of fresh raspberries and strawberries, a handful of bright-red ranunculus buds, and red hypericum berries placed on each tier.