So many of my brides ask for a garden rose wedding bouquet – and it’s so easy to see why. I’m a rose addict so I believe nothing is more romantic than having a garden rose wedding bouquet.

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”

Matshona Dhliwayo
garden roses

Roses and romance

Look at a rose. The colours. The scent. All those fabulous petals. They ooze romance and love. And a love of the beauty of nature. When Valentine’s Day comes we buy roses. Red roses symbolise passion, romance, true love and desire!

“Love and a red rose can’t be hid.”

Thomas Holcroft

Roses and nostalgia

One of the reasons we love roses so much is that they evoke memories.

My mum tended a beautiful rose garden in my childhood home. It had all the colours and scents you would imagine. (It also took a lot of time to dead head, but let’s gloss over that!).

During summer, the roses kept blooming. The scent was amazing. My sister and I collected the roses and make rose petal perfume. The idea was delightful. The result was abysmal. But year after year, we still did it!

And that’s what roses do.

They evoke fond memories of happy, bygone days. If you have a garden rose wedding bouquet, you can relive your wedding day memories whenever you see or smell the same roses. You can even have them growing in your garden.

roses on wedding table

Roses and fragrance

So many of my brides who ask for a garden rose wedding bouquet want to enjoy the fragrance. There’s nothing better than the fresh scent of a garden rose. I remember driving my car to one wedding, packed full of beautiful garden roses. The fragrance was so beautifully strong, I had to wind my windows down!

Every time I smell those roses, I am transported back to that moment. Imagine that feeling.

“World without poetry is like a lover without a rose.”

roses in glass vases

Our wedding day is one of the happiest in our life. If we carry a garden rose wedding bouquet we can relive those moments every time we see or smell roses. There’s no better feeling!

If you’re looking for ideas for your garden rose wedding bouquet, get in touch! As you can imagine, I have lots of ideas to help you decide which flowers to choose. You can see more wedding bouquet ideas on my portfolio or Pinterest boards.

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