Winter Flower Inspiration

It's beginning to chill out around here -- both weather-wise and work-wise.  Which can only mean one thing...Winter is Coming.  (Yes, I am a Game of Thrones fan.)  My wedding season substantial slows down once I hit mid November and as the holidays take over, I enjoy lots of family time, catching up on projects, and doing a little Christmas decorating.  I'm no Martha Stewart, but I've been known to set a nice table or two!  As I start to think about that now, I have been inspired by winter wedding centerpieces and bouquets.  I'm leaning towards the ones that don't include pinecones or holly berries.  Here are some of my favorite winter floral looks; appropriate for a small holiday party, a fun photoshoot, and of course, a winter wedding! My favorite bouquet flower--the mini calla lily--is available this season, in many colors!  I love mini callas in deep reds and plums, but I find the simplicity of this monochromatic bouquet stunning.  And the pewter sequins around the stems?  Gorgeous.

I love the hot pink and yellow of the following bouquet.  Black and white anemones are preppy and pop-y and make for a youthful, fun winter bouquet!  This bouquet speaks to the Allure brand...modern and memorable.

A cable knit table cloth might not be appropriate at my house (toddler-ruled), but how gorgeous is this tablescape by Sullivan Owen in Philadelphia?  I pretty much love everything about it.  A perfect mix of textures makes a table welcoming, personal and festive.

Baby's Breath...you either love it or hate it and I LOVE it.  I think it is romantic and soft and perfectly winter-y!  The photo below is by Max Wanger Photography, and when I finally throw a grand holiday soiree in my big Colonial Revival house (of the future), I will design a dinner table in the very vein of the table below.  Decadent, lush and a little over the top!  The toddlers will have to fend for themselves at a kid table.

These are some of my very favorite photos for holiday inspiration.  My decor this year might consist more of handprint reindeers and DIY advent calendars, but I dream big!  And who am I kidding?  I love those little paint handprints.