Beautiful Rose Bouquets
Roses have long been a symbol of romance and love and the giving red roses have been one of the most popular romantic gestures ever and what could be more appropriate for a wedding than a romantic red rose wedding bouquet.
Why Choose A Red Rose Bridal Bouquet?
Red roses are timeless - red has been associated with the heart and love since Greek and Roman times. They are also a lovely adaptable bloom that can work well with other colors, and with different bouquet styles.
A Rose For Every Season
Many brides associate red flowers with a winter wedding. While it is certainly true that a red rose bridal bouquet looks absolutely stunning in a winter wedding ensemble, it's a very versatile bloom.
A splash of red can add vibrancy to a spring or summer wedding, and the combination of red with more burnished hues is lovely for a fall wedding.
Classic or Modern Choices
Whatever style of wedding dress you choose, a red rose bridal bouquet is a wonderful choice.
If you are going for an elegant, draped dress, red roses will add a classic, glamorous touch to your look.
For more traditional brides, red roses are a perfect finishing touch, with their association with luxury and beauty.
If your dress has a more modern, edgy look, red roses add a splash of color that is bold and striking.
Of course, if you are having a red or black themed wedding, red roses are the perfect, dramatic finishing touch.
Colors and Textures
Red roses work well with other colors and textures, too. White and red together are a timeless combination, while red against cream is a sumptuous combination.
Red roses can be combined with hints of blue for a royal look, or even yellow and orange for a burst of color. The soft velvet look of roses complements other textures well.
You can create a beautiful bouquet by incorporating beads, berries, or crystal drops.
The Color of Love
Red is associated with love, desire and passion. It also has an association with elegance and classic beauty, luxury and richness.
This means that red can be incorporated into your wedding in many different ways, to create a variety of looks and moods.
Whatever your wedding style, a red rose bridal bouquet is an evocative choice that can add just the right amount of elegance or boldness to your outfit.
Romatic Red Rose Bouquets
How to Make a Simple Rose Bouquet
There are hundreds of varieties of roses to choose from and literally dozens of red ones.
So you will still have to make a lot of decisions if you decided to make your own bridal bouquet.
Will the roses be crimson, scarlet or dark burgundy? Single flowered or double flowered? Tea or English Rose?
And then you need to decide if you will have an all rose bouquet or do you have want a mix of other flowers or foliage for texture. Here is a list of some rose varieties:
- Black Beauty (deep burgundy color, with black tipped petals).
- Black Magic (deep scarlet color).
- Charlotte (crimson color with double flower).
- Scarlet Knight (deep crimson flowers with tea scent).
Roses are available all year round. They generally last up to seven days as a cut flower.
Below you will find instructions and a video on how to make a hand tied bridal bouquet as well as more images of rose bouquets to help you on your way to creating your own beautiful bouquet.
Making A Hand-Tied Round Red Rose Wedding Bouquet
Flowers and Essentials
- Red Roses
- Twine, rubber bands
- 4 to 8 pearl corsage pins
- 3 yards (2.7 meters) of 2 inch (5cm) wide ribbon
Preparation and Assembly
- Wearing sturdy gloves carefully remove the thorns from stems. Next condition the roses. This is done by bending the stem about 1 inch (2.5cm) from the bottom until it splits. Scrape the bent area with a sharp knife in a dragging motion. This will remove some bark exposing the inner stem and allowing more water to enter the stem.
- Next fill a container with about 2 inches (5cm) of boiling water. Place the stems in the boiling water for a few minutes, then empty the water and fill the container with cold water. Let the flowers soak in the cold water for a least two hours if possible.
- To get the round shape of the bouquet, start with a single rose. Then surround the first rose with concentric circles of roses, holding them tightly in place as you go.
- When you have the shape that you want. Bind the stems tightly with a piece of twine just below the flower heads, then bind with a rubber band about 3 inches (7.6cm) from the bottom. Re-cut the stems so that they are even and the length that you want.
- Start wrapping the bouquet with ribbon. Starting from about 1.5 inches (3.8cm) from the bottom. Fold the end of the ribbon under itself, then wrap up to the top of the stems covering the twine.
Below Lynn Jawits from Florisan flowers shows you how easy it is to create a rose bridal bouquet.