When it comes time to choose flowers for your wedding, you may think roses are a safe choice. While elegant, most think of roses as being perhaps a little too traditional for today’s unique and creative brides. However, garden roses are an entirely different bloom than their classic long stemmed cousins; and are an excellent choice for lavish bouquets and arrangements. Abundantly full heads of petals often appear much like peonies, a highly sought after wedding flower. But with peonies being both more expensive, and currently out of season – garden roses fill in beautifully, while showcasing the same luxurious appearance.
You also have your choice of colors with the cultivated garden rose. While pinks and whites are classic wedding colors, for the fall you might consider deeper pinks, reds or wine colors. These hues embrace the richness of fall and look stunning against a white backdrop. Bridal bouquet or centerpiece, hot pink and fuchsia blooms are a top choice of couples this season.
For a more quintessential fall bouquet, seasonal oranges and yellows exemplify the cozy warmth of autumn. Pairing with eucalyptus gives this bouquet a sunny, outdoor vibe; add in ranunculus and baby’s breath to stock for a fresh-picked wildflower look.
Garden roses give reception flowers a vintage, sophisticated air. Choose corals and oranges to give the floral arrangements a fall makeover; further embellish your fall roses with lilies, classic roses, berries and leaves. Set off with a crystal or silver vase, this bouquet is sure to make any wedding venue stunning; from head table to gift table, the garden rose will shine.
When looking for a plush, generous bloom for all of your wedding flowers, peonies may come to mind; but this time of year – and year round – garden roses deserve their opportunity to carry the day. Flora D’Amore is your local wedding expert and can help you to choose the perfect flowers to express your vision of the perfect wedding day. Come in to speak with one of our Everett wedding consultants, and let’s get planning!