Rose Theme Wedding Ideas

A rose theme is a great way to create a romantic wedding. Roses are among the most popular choice for weddings, perhaps because the rose has long been a symbol of romance; whether it is the white rose of purity or the red rose of passion.

Rses vary greatly in color from hot pinks, greens, orange and peach. Roses are a practical choice because they are available all year round.

For a luxurious look and feel to your wedding, select the all one color bouquet and theme throughout your wedding. Roses are quite versatile and work well with other kinds of flowers.

Rose Theme Wedding Ideas

  • Use dried rose petals as confetti or scatter over the tables.
  • Instead of having a guest book, fill paper cones with rose petals and attach note cards, and encourage your guests to leave messages on the cards.
  • Fill handmade organza bags or simple tins with dried scented rose petals and give these as wedding favors.
  • As a table centerpieces float rose shaped candles and rose petals in shallow bowls.
  • For a romantic wedding scatter rose petals down the aisle.
  • At the entrance to your wedding ceremony, fill large cylindrical glass containers with colored rose petals. Your guests can then take a handful of petals and use it like confetti as they leave.
  • Scatter scented rose petals over the guests tables.
  • If you are lucky enough to have a water fountain at your wedding scatter some rose petal in for a magnificent look.
  • Set your wedding cake amongst some fresh roses or rose petals.

Rose Theme Wedding Pictures

The Ceremony

Make a grand entrance as you walk down the aisle with lush displays of roses and beautiful rose arches.

Wedding ceremony arch decorated with roses.
1. Decorate the ceremony site with beautiful arches decorated with roses.
red carpet aisle lined with rose arrangements on pillars covered in tulle.
2. Use pillars topped with rose bouquets to line the aisle.

Wedding Hair

Create a beautiful bridal hair style by wearing roses in your hair. Your style can include a large grouping of rose flowers in full bloom, a single rose or just rose buds.

Bride with roses covering hair bun.
3. Silk or fresh roses can be used to totally cover a hair bun.
Bride with single pink rose in hair.
4. Or use a single rose to accent your hair do.


Your groom and groomsmen can also wear a rose on there lapels.

Yellow rose wedding buttonhole.
5. Yellow rose wedding boutonniere.
White rose boutonniere.
6. White rose and lily boutonniere.

Wedding Tables

Use roses on your wedding tables. They can be large low displays such as the one on the left or tall and elegant as the one pictured in the middle or more casual in style as the yellow rose centerpiece on the right.

Wedding tables with pink rose centerpieces on beach.
7. Large low pink rose table centrepiece.
Wedding tables with tall pink and white rose arrangement in garden setting.
8. Tall table centrepiece with pink and white roses.
Yellow roses in vase cover with twigs.
9. Decorative yellow rose table centerpiece.

Reception Decorations

Roses can also be used in other areas of your wedding reception such as a decoration to a welcoming board and a lovely arch backdrop to the bridal table. Your wedding reception and ceremony chairs and church pews can also be decorated using roses.

10. Decorate your welcome sign with roses and greenery.
Rose arch backdrop to wedding table.
11. Use flowers to decorate the backdrop to the head wedding table.
Mason jar lantern with rose decoration.
12. Use single rose to decorate small items.
Love spelled out in roses.
13. Rose love letters.

Wedding Cakes

Use fresh, silk or sugar roses on your wedding cake or simply use roses to decorate the cake table.

White wedding cake with soft pink and cream colored roses.
14. Use roses in abundance between each cake tier.
Vintage style gold toned rose wedding cake.
15. Create a vintage style by using gold tone decorations and similar colored roses.
Wedding cake almost completely covered with soft pink roses.
16. A profusion of soft pink roses produces a refined romantic look.
Three tiered wedding cake with matching stenciling and handmade roses.
17. Three tiered wedding cake with red handmade rose cake topper, and co-ordinating stencilled detail.
18. Use roses to decorate the cake table.

Wedding Bouquets

Wedding bouquets in all sizes and shapes can be created using roses in many different colors and styles.

Yellow and white brides bouquet.
19. Yellow and white teardrop bouquet.
Larege ball style cream rose bouquet.
20. Large cream rose and pink flower bouquet.
Soft pink rose create and outer circle to an otherwise white rose bouquet.
21. White and pink rose bouquet.
Purple rose bouquet.
22. Beautiful purple, white and rose bouquet.

Wedding Transport

Arrive in style by decorating your wedding transport with roses.

Wedding car with flower wreath decoration.
23. Heart-shaped wreath decoration for the wedding car.