Planning ahead for an upcoming event or wedding is important to avoid stress and disappointment. It is often a worry for many brides or individuals that there is not many flower varieties and colours available in winter. Far from it! There are many wonderful winter wedding flowers to choose from. On today’s blog, we have listed just some of the popular varieties to use this January for events, weddings, dinner parties…
In January, it is the perfect month to capture the natural beauty of the winter season with dramatic whites and rich reds – the perfect choice for an elegant, indoor celebration. White weddings are extremely popular in winter, but an all-white colour palette doesn’t have to be stark white. Instead you can opt for a soft, “antique” style, made of creams, ivories and blush hues. Or even, opt for silvers, adding leaves, sequins and ribbon to transform a classic white assortment into a glamorous wintry display.
Top Choices for January
The statement amaryllis’s petals are very unusual: they look like they’re made of fabulous velvet. They come in white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple and bicoloured. There are usually 4 to 6 impressive flowers on the stem. In the United States, they are sometimes called the ‘Naked Lady’ because they have no leaves.
Symbolism: The amaryllis symbolises pride and enchanting beauty, and marks friendship and affection. So it’s definitely a flower for winning hearts, from a bouquet made on the kitchen table or presented in a lavish bunch.
Anemones, otherwise known as Wind Flowers, have large flowers and look similar to poppies, with their black hearts and strong stems. They are typically available in white, pink, red, violet and blue and there are approximately 120 varieties. Some have a single row of flower petals and others have more.
Symbolism: The flower stands for ‘I would like to be with you’, expectancy, consideration and honesty.
The ever-cheerful tulip, it’s shape and range of colour is a feast for the eye! You can find them in a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also eye-catching fringed and parrot tulips with serrated petals, and there’s the playful lily-flowered tulip. Peony tulips look like peonies, and French tulips are tall and have large flowers
Symbolism: If you give someone tulips, you’re also giving them a message. Hence red tulips mean passionate love, and with black tulips you’re saying: ‘I love you so much I will sacrifice everything for you.’ So don’t give those to just anybody.
Roses are have always been one of the most popular flowers on the wholesale flower market and are available all year round in numerous varieties and grades. Available in red, white, yellow, pink, purple, orange and green. Bicoloured or multicoloured. Large, small, short stem, long stem.
Symbolism: The heart-shaped petals represent love and trust, and the thorns indicate that love is not all roses. Red: love and respect. White: true love, purity, dignity, chastity. Pink: happiness, gratitude, virtue. Orange: longing, appreciation, sympathy. Yellow: intimate friendship, solidarity.
Ranunculus have a rose shaped flower and are a genus of the Ranunculaceae family, which includes flowers like buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoot. The name for ranunculus is Latin for ‘little frog’, (‘rana’ – meaning frog). Ranunculus are a cheery flower and are gaining in popularity for wedding flowers. They are commercially available in lovely bright colours that include cerise, orange, yellow, gold, pink, red and white.
Symbolism: The ranunculus flower appears to symbolise charm and attractiveness across cultures and generations. In the Victorian language of flowers, the ranunculus flower tells the lady your think she is charming and attractive (very apt for a wedding bouquet, don’t you think?)
To decorate a winter wonderland event, incorporate pussy willow branches – they have with soft, furry buds up and down the shiny bare twigs which look like the paw prints of a kitten. White tipped pinecones, mistletoe and marabou feathers, blue-gray juniper boughs, sage green lamb’s ear and silvery Dusty Miller leaves give a frosty effect that reflects the snowy season.
Christmas wedding flowers can include festive holiday red flowers like velvety, perfectly opened amaryllis blossoms. Add hypericum berries, lacy sprigs of arborvitae, red berries and holly for a stunning seasonal bridal bouquet or striking red table centerpiece.
For all the flowers used in the blog today, they are all available to view and purchase at Triangle Nursery. Just visit www.trianglenursery.co.uk/fresh-flowers for more information or contact the office on 01394 385 832.
Thank you for reading
the Triangle Nursery team x