What kind of wedding flowers for January?
I will be getting married at the end of January in Pennsylvania. The bridesmaids' dresses will be a deep purple. What kind of flowers would be readily available and inexpensive? I'd like something that is a medium shade of purple.
- I believe there is a "weddings section" in Yahoo answers. Or at least a fashion..
- Calla Lilies are gorgeous and are sort of a purple-y black color.
- Hi, Sounds like you want real flowers. Roses are always beautiful and the most economical. You could use Lavender (Light Purple) with mostly Ivory/Cream roses. Or white roses. You didn't say what the main color was. Ivory or White Calla Lilies would be very pretty as well.
Are you getting married in a Church Or other place? You could also purchase ribbons and bows in these colors to really pull everything together. I would do a search for Church Bows on Yahoo to find a website for the ribbon and bows. Ribbon/Bows would make your flowers/bouquet really pop. Maybe get bows in the purple, Lavender and Ivory or White. You can really use any flower you want spring, summer, fall or winter. Call the florist and see what they will have available at that time. Congrats!
- Carnations and snowdrops are the flowers for January.
I've provided a link to a list of seasonal flowers. Remember: a lot of them can be dyed. I had orchids which were tinted with pinks and purples in my bouquet.
- Wedding is a union of two individuals and a special occasion that is once in a life time. Roses , lilies, daisies, freesia and magnolia blossoms can serve as fantastic winter themes for January weddings. Roses are widely popular due to their gorgeous beautiful shades and different sizes. You can set for all "WHITE" or "PURPLE".
Carnations can be a great choice for any January wedding.
Winter can be a magnificent and magical time to plan for a wedding. Winter weddings can feature a holiday theme, or celebrate the icy beauty of the season. A winter bride can have the luxury of wearing fur decorated with exotic, blooming flowers. Glittering diamonds along with matching flowers are also fantastic accessories for a winter bride. Traditional colors for a winter wedding are usually either shades of red and green, or midnight blue with silver or white.
Regardless of which kind of flowers you are going to select, they can be costly. It's not uncommon for the cost of wedding flowers to exceed $1,000. However if you're tight on a budget and don't plan on getting a lot of flowers, you can expect to spend around $50 to $200 on a professionally designed bridal bouquet by various specialized international flower deliveries like FloraQueen or a local flower network.
- A list of purple flowers is a good place to start when designing floral arrangements using flowers with purple blooms for your wedding day. Purple is the color of spirituality, wealth, and nobility. Colors in the purple family range from the regal, jewel tones to the earthy, eggplant shades.
Choose types of purple flowers that will add a depth and richness to your wedding. Here are some ideas to help you begin your search for the types of purple flowers that are right for your wedding.
Tonal arrangements are beautiful when working with flowers with purple blooms because there are so many shades and textures available to blend. Think about a bridal bouquet with dark Iris in the center, rich Lupine as a border, and romantic Wisteria trailing over the edges. Lilacs, massed in vases or bunched as bouquets, would bring fragrance and color to a spring wedding. Using black as an accent for this type of arrangement will magnify the royal, majestic, feeling that purple wedding flowers bring to the ceremony.
Complementary colors for purple are in the maroon and green groupings. Adding these colors will soften your flowers and give them a more subtle look. Maroon will deepen the overall look of your arrangements. Think about using deep purple Gladiolas and maroon Roses for an exquisite formal bridal bouquet. Flowers with purple blooms take on a richer tones when paired with greenery like Ivy or Hosta leaves. Some purple flowers have a more velvety texture which would add to the elegance of alter arrangements and centerpieces.
Contrasting colors for purple flowers are in the yellow family. This combination will put the spot light on your flowers and highlight all that rich color. For example, for a summer wedding, blending the cool tone of Lupine and the warm color of Sunflowers will amplify each individual color while highlighting the best of the summer season. Using the more earthy tones of purple with brown yellows would be perfect for a fall wedding or a rustic outdoor celebration.
A holiday such as Christmas would be the perfect choice for using flowers with purple blooms. Consider gold accents and you will be able to mirror the colors of the holiday season. Silver would be a nice accent choice for the lighter colors of purple flowers, like Lilacs, that you might want for a spring or Easter wedding. Clematis has an exotic look that would bring some tropical color to a summer wedding.
Check with florists, nurseries, wedding planners, and garden books to view lists of purple flowers. Also, keep your eyes open when you step into formal business offices. Because of the emotional ties purple flowers have to dignity, fortune, and superiority, many professional locations use them. Garden catalogs and floral design books are also great places to look.
Think about using various types of purple flowers to deepen and support the spiritual side of your ceremony. Purple is the color used by kings and queens for centuries to denote their majestic standing. While you may not be descended from royal bloodlines, adding flowers with purple blooms to your ceremony will certainly bring some of that royal treatment to your wedding.