As a wedding floral designer, roses are one of my must have flower varieties. Like a chef with their favourite ingredient, for me, roses can be used in such a variety of different floral recipes and designs. Their range of colours, shades, size, shape and softness means that no matter what your wedding style, they can be used in anything from vintage rustic to modern glamour.
Here, I have chosen my favourite rose wedding bouquet designs from our outstanding flower gallery, showcasing different colours, varieties and ways that roses can be used in wedding bouquets. Brides, get ready for some serious wedding bouquet inspiration!
Round Rose Bouquets
In this gorgeous design, pastel pink standard roses are mixed with cluster roses and heavenly helleborus which blooms in winter and spring. The silver suede foliage gives this bouquet by Leah Mitchell Floral Design a pretty softness.
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Classic white roses are displayed in this bouquet by Alba Roses, mixed with white lisianthus and chrysanthemum with brown and green magnolia foliage scattered through to add interest.
I adore when different varieties of blooms in the same colour tones are mixed together. CH Floral Designs shows how three different tones of roses in the same palette, dark peach, light peach and a very pale peach rose can be mixed with peach carnations and alstroemeria to give this beautiful bouquet display. A very traditional round posy design but the use of colour in varying shades adds great interest.
I am also totally in love with cluster roses, used in this example by Prestige Flowers and Gifts. They have a similar look to David Austin roses as there are multiple petals and blooms with buds on one stem. They can be a great alternative if David Austin roses are not available at the time of your wedding.
Textured Rose Bouquets
Pale or dusty pink and white would have to be the most popular and requested colour for rose bridal bouquets. So with that brief in mind, mixing pale pink David Austin roses and white lisianthus would be a perfect combination. To add texture to this bouquet design by Sassafras Flower Design the rose and lisianthus buds along with snowberry has been scattered throughout, so pretty!
For brides wanting to move away from the lighter popular colour palettes, a great option is deeper hues of pink, lavender and plums. We can see these colours being requested more and more this wedding season. Be inspired by Flower Face Floristry’s bouquet of plum roses, deep plum ranunculus, green and purple kale and light purple statice all framed with magnolia foliage.
Going even deeper in colour is the deep red rose which has petals almost like velvet. Unveiling Poppy combines them with different shades of red David Austin roses, port wine peonies, plum cymbidium orchid blooms and for amazing texture and interest, red hypericum berry, black berry, blue sea holly and just a hint of cream to break up the design. That is one very lucky bride!
Autumn is here and wow what a way to celebrate the season with this stunning rose bouquet from Alisha Ellis. Apricot roses are paired with autumn foliage and dark red leucadendrons to give the deeper colour tones in the bouquet. Lisianthus adds, even more, texture with the buds of this flowers and green fern, highlights different parts of the design.
Garden Rose Bouquets
I know so many brides would simply adore this bouquet by Autumn Kisses. It displays the garden bouquet style that in bang on trend and the most insanely gorgeous large head roses, mixed with spray roses, tuber roses, Queen Anne’s lace, snapdragons, snowberry, ferns and foliage.
This would have to be one of my all time favourite colour combinations, dusty pink roses and mint, it is just so fresh and sweet. The texture in these bouquets from Twig is delicious. David Austin and garden roses are the hero ingredient here but they are complimented ever so beautifully and delicately with fern, sea holly, soft suede foliage,
My heart’s aflutter looking at this bridal bouquet design by KC Blooms. The orange roses have been clustered in a group to balance the size of the large blue hydrangeas. The colour of the roses also compliments the orange and black butterflies beautifully.
Traditionally roses would stand alone in a bouquet, but these inspiring designs show that with so many different colours and varieties of roses available they can be used in so many unique ways.