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04. 02. 16

La Vie en Rose

Bloom of the Month: Garden Rose

We all know what heart-filled holiday is gracing our calendars soon, and this month, we’re swooning over gorgeous garden roses! These beautiful, lush, full blooms have become some of the most sought-after wedding floral and can offer a romantic feel to your bouquets.


According to The Knot, “Roses hold rank as the most beloved of flowers, rivaling classic lily of the valley, stephanotis, and gardenia as the enduring emblem of bridal grace.”

Photography: Nicole Cassano

Roses are synonymous with romance – they’re classic, emotional, and traditional without seeming clichéd or over-precious. These romantic blooms also hold a lot of symbolic meaning.

Some sweet signifiers include: White and red roses together symbolize unity; orange roses symbolize fascination; coral roses symbolize desire; pale pink roses symbolize grace; lavender roses symbolize enchantment; and red roses symbolize true love.

Photography: Christina Shields

Did you know that there are hundreds of varieties of roses to choose from? When meeting with floral designers, try to convey the look and feel you want the roses to have using pictures and descriptive language like “architectural,” “garden-like,” and “Victorian.” Or, just talk color.

Photography: Christina Shields

The lush layered petals and rounded blooms make these roses a perfect flower when you want a soft romantic look. They also make a great alternative when you want flowers like peonies when they are not in season.