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Spotlight flower - the Rose

A close-up of a classic red rose
Photo by @edwardhowellphotography

This week we turn the spotlight on possibly the most popular wedding flower of all - the Rose. These beautiful flowers have long held a cherished place in the world of weddings, with their timeless elegance, versatility, and varied colour palette making them a perennial favourite among couples. From classic bouquets to elaborate venue decor and installations, the use of roses in weddings has a long-held history, adapting to trends while maintaining their enduring appeal.

Roses have long symbolised love and passion, and one of the most enchanting aspects of roses in weddings is their incredible versatility. These blooms seamlessly adapt to various wedding styles, from the classic and romantic to the modern and avant-garde. They're a hardy flower that can hold up for a few hours out of water, making them perfect for bridal bouquets and installations, and the size of some varieties means they also work really well as a focal flower.

A bunch of beautiful purple roses
Photo by Guillaume LORAIN

One of the key things about the rose for me is the choice of colours available, which allows for endless customisation, ensuring the bouquet complements the bride’s gown and the overall theme of the wedding. They also come in a multitude of varieties, each with its own unique characteristics, hues and shapes. Some popular styles include:

Hybrid Tea Roses

Known for their classic beauty and long stems, hybrid tea roses are favoured for their elegant ruffled appearance. They boast a high petal count and come in various shades, making them a go-to choice for formal arrangements.

Garden Roses Garden roses exude a vintage charm with their lush, full blooms and captivating fragrance. Their ruffled petals and larger heads make them a luxurious option for show-stopping bridal bouquets and abundant centrepiece arrangements.

Spray Roses With multiple smaller blooms per stem, spray roses are perfect for helping to create fuller arrangements. They work well in buttonholes, corsages, and smaller bouquets, adding texture and dimension.

Miniature Roses These petite roses are perfect for intricate designs and smaller décor elements like cake decorations or hair accessories, adding a delicate touch to the look of your wedding. So many brides request roses for their wedding day, and with this list it's easy to see why! If you would like to feature roses as part of your day and have a style, colour or even just a vibe in mind that you would like to achieve, please get in touch and together we can design the wedding florals of your dreams!

Mel x



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