Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 69

The Question:

Which flowers are your favorites for designing a wedding in the month of January?

Floresie | photo_Trentieme_Etage

Floresie | Trentième Etage Photography

The Answers:

Even if I am deeply missing garden roses in January, I must admit I love all the winter flowers: helleborus, ranunculus, tulips (especially double ones! see picture above), anemones… One thing I particularly love in winter weddings is to reflect the deep color and texture contrasts that are in nature at this time of the year.

Also, winter brides tend to be more creative and willing to have more personal pieces. I have been designing foliage only weddings, high contrast wedding (red, white, black!) or even feather only bouquet in the winter months (see pictures below)… Winter allows you to be very creative, and really think out of the box in terms of materials.

Floresie | photo_by_BeMotion

Feather bouquet by Floresie | BeMotion Photography

Floresie | photo_by_Trentieme_Etage

Floresie | Trentième Etage Photography

Floresie | photo_Elisabeth_Perotin

Foliage bouquet by Floresie | Elisabeth Perotin Photographie

Laetitia Mayor (Floresie)

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Hands down, my favorite flower for January is amaryllis. Also love forcing fragrant heirloom paperwhites in our greenhouse for January designs. We use a lot of interesting evergreens in January like umbrella pine and juniper with berries.

Jennie Love (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

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January is a winter month here in Sweden so I would go for flowers like anemone, ranunculus, tulips, primulas, narcissus, roses (roses are always a good idea ;). Sometimes you can get hold on some lily of the valley and in the winter we call them ice lilies.

Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar and Flora Inspiro)

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Hellebore, fritillaria, muscari, tulips, anemones, ranunculus, blooming branches, succulents and other textures.

Francoise Weeks (Francoise Weeks)

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Anemones, Hellebores and Tulips are great winter options for weddings! Also, Roses, Hydrangeas, Amaryllis, and Hyacinth are good options. Viburnum, Cheerful Narcissus and Muscari might be available.

Alicia Schwede (Bella Fiori and Flirty Fleurs)

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In January I love the dusty miller. I think it looks like snow. I also love anemones and ranunculus that time of year.  I love to incorporate a bit of evergreen so things still look wintery but not at all Christmassy. Flowers are fresh and crisp during the winter months as they do not have to suffer on hot tarmacs. I love the winter blooms because they seem so fresh.

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

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