A universal symbol of love and beauty, roses are simultaneously classic and current, omnipresent yet still never overstated, constantly current yet infused with history.
Below are more specific reasons to choose roses for your special occasion:
The Society of American Florists estimates there are a minimum of 120 varieties of roses that are available commercially today. Styles may range from tiny flowers with sturdy leaves to larger blooms with soft, fluffy petals. But you know what the real beauty is? Roses are generally available and can be reasonably priced (despite rare varieties possibly skyrocketing from $4 to $10 a stem).
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There are three major types of roses that are the most probable candidates for wedding flowers: hybrid tea, spray, and garden roses. Here’s a fast glance at what makes each distinctive:
With its traditional shape, the hybrid tea rose is, in fact, loved for its consistency, durability (it can last the entire day without wilting!), and availability.
These tinier roses come with five to ten small heads every stem and so fill out bouquets more than one stem. They are available in single shades or bicolor, such as the hybrid. Given the variance in size, they are perfect for giving texture and visual charm to an arrangement.
These roses are far bigger and lusher than all the other varieties. They are typically very open, natural and free-flowing. Owing to their fragility, they are very rare and thus costly.
Combine white roses with a classic bloom such as a white hydrangea or a gardenia. Or arrange around 200 roses of the same color and variety into a classic silver bowl for a neat and sleek look that makes a big impact.
Romantic and Charismatic
Imagine fur-trimmed or beaded wraps for the bouquets, or ruby or citrine-colored tear-shape beads that dangle from rose-filled candelabra. Think feminine but current — and include sweet elements – for example, large open garden roses with satin ribbon looped all around them.
Exciting and Stylish
Monochromatic arrangements are becoming more popular, whether it’s all white, or a combination of hot orange and pale peach. Have the single-color cluster of flowers – for instance, white roses, stephanotis and hydrangeas – and set them up in a glass cube or a vase with an unpredictable geometric shape. Contrast roses with spiny dahlias in brilliant colors, such as yellow and orange, and set them in surprise vases in hip colors, like deep blue ceramic water pitchers.
Whether you’re preparing for an outdoor wedding or a traditional bash at a dazzling ballroom, roses will certainly make it more memorable. Of course, a reputable florist can make everything possible for you.