The Best Roses for Wedding Bouquets
Beloved for their beauty and poetic symbolism, roses are a romantic choice for any bride. Many a love story and childhood fairytale has shown us the passion behind these petals, so it’s no wonder roses are a top pick in the world of weddings.
Although traditional, the wide-array of rose varieties available today make these classic blooms much more versatile than you may think. Whether you’re throwing a formal affair or a backyard bash, there are lots of fresh ways to incorporate roses into your bridal blooms.
Before you fill your Pinterest board with every rose variety imaginable, we’ve selected some of our favorites to help you narrow it down.
Juliet Garden Roses
This soft, elegant rose is completely different than other contemporary cut roses. With a subtle touch of peach color, these large, round blooms open to reveal neatly-arranged, pastel petals. These beauties sit on top of strong stems, and make a sophisticated statement in a bridal bouquet.
Patience Garden Roses
A medium-sized bloom, Patience roses offer ruffled charm and lots of versatility. These creamy white blooms give off the elegance of lace and are full of fairytale character. Pair easily with other florals or let them stand on their own in an all-Patience rose bouquet.
O’Hara Garden Roses
Available in pink and white tones, these roses bloom into quartered bunches in the center of the bud. A sturdy flower, O’Hara roses won’t wilt halfway through your walk down the aisle, but definitely offer a romantic, delicate look nonetheless.
Things That Only Happen At Southern Weddings
Most weddings have an excited couple, more than a few loved ones, a grand send-off, and an 'I do' kiss – but Southerners have added their own charm to wedding traditions. We've mastered the art of soul food, we usually have fantastic 75˚ (enviable, really) weather, and our wedding receptions are full of syrupy drawls. If you find yourself at nuptials below the Mason-Dixon, you'll find some extra-special moments: seersucker suits, a buried bottle of bourbon, and a wedding cake with charms baked into it. Although very central to our region, these special Southern wedding traditions are celebrated for very specific reasons. We choose seersucker because it'll hold off the strong Southern heat. We bury bourbon so that we won't have to handle so much of that strong Southern heat. And, we pull charms so that our futures will be as lucky and prosperous as the bride and groom's. What's your favorite Southern wedding tradition?
Free Spirit Garden Roses
For brides looking for a pop of color in ombré fashion, these flowers offer all the fiery fun. Their standout color and ruffles not only add personality, but also give your bouquet a touch of texture.
There’s something to be said for the long-standing tradition of these classic steams. This bridal staple oozes romance through its deep hues and refined petals. Unless you’re going to a vintage or very formal look, it’s key is to keep a standard rose arrangement light and fresh to avoid an overly dense bouquet.
These miniature buds are known for their cute clusters and can help fill out a bouquet. But, don’t just pass them off as a filler flower. These tiny blossoms come in luscious colors and add a detailed charm to your overall bouquet.