Types of roses for a wedding bouquet

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Types of roses for a wedding bouquet
Colourful rose wedding bouquets (wedding flowers rose bouquet from bride image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com)

Rose wedding bouquets have been carried by Princess Diana, Jennifer Aniston and many other brides. The types of roses you choose for your wedding bouquet is important on many levels. Choose roses that will look the way you want and stand up well over multiple hours. The colour of your roses also carries meaning. Pairing white roses with red signifies unity, while coral-coloured roses symbolise desire. No matter what types of roses you choose, pick the blossoms you love.

Tea Roses

Tea roses are a popular choice among designers and professional wedding planners because they're extremely hardy, pretty and sweet-smelling. Tea roses have a modern look to them, which makes them a good choice for a contemporary wedding. They are available in every colour of the rainbow except blue, with blossoms ranging from the size of an orange to small buds barely larger than a fingertip.

Bold Colors

Some brides want to make a bold statement with a colourful, dramatic rose bouquet. Black Magic roses come in a dark red shade that will instantly draw attention. Leonidas are rust-toned, with petals that are more copper-coloured at the tips. Circus roses grow in two bold shades of orange and gold. Five-petal Ballerina roses, as the delicate name suggests, grow in two shades of pink on thornless stems. Tough Golden Celebration roses sprout dense yellow blossoms that carry a honey-like scent.

Soft Colors

White roses, such as Virginia, Iceberg, Bianca and Vendela, and lighter-coloured roses add a traditional touch to any wedding. White is the colour of purity and the colour most associated with brides, which makes white roses a natural choice for the bridal bouquet. However, white roses can show brown spots more easily than roses of deeper shades, so keep the flowers in cool storage until they're needed.

Brides may also want to consider lightly-coloured roses. Thornless Sterling roses grow lavender-toned blooms that have a silvery colour to them. Blue Chip and Lavande roses, which give off strong scents, are also lavender in colour.

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