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How to Pick your Hand Tied Rose Bouquet


Choose a hand tied rose bouquet for a gorgeous romantic look. Roses are perfect for a hand tied wedding bouquet as they symbolize beauty and love. What better day is there to express your love than on your wedding day?





Rose hand tied bridal bouquets are very popular as roses come in so many different colors, shapes and sizes, not to mention the amazing fragrances. The rose is the world's most popular cut flower; we can't get enough of them. Roses also have hidden meanings, convey a secret message with your hand tied bouquet:


  • White roses can mean you're heavenly and convey purity and innocence

  • Yellow roses stand for friendship, joy and delight

  • Orange roses signify fascination, enthusiasm and excitement

  • Red roses mean I love you, passion and desire

  • Burgundy roses stand for unconscious beauty

  • Light pink roses mean youth and happiness

  • Dark pink roses symbolize gratitude and grace

  • Lavender roses represent love at first sight, mystery and enchantment


A lot of modern rose varieties don't have any fragrance, but there are still commercially grown roses with a scent. You just have to know which variety they are or ask your florist for advice. A good florist will know countless rose varieties and be able to suggest roses for your color scheme.



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Garden roses have become more available commercially in recent years. The big blousy heads are stunning in wedding bouquets and they have beautiful fragrances. Ask your florist about David Austin Roses, they are a specialist rose breeder that supply beautiful English garden roses. They are now available as cut flowers grown in America. They grow roses in vintage pastel shades through to deep pinks and burgundies. Each rose has their own name like Juliet, Darcey and Patience.




A hand tied rose bouquet of one type of rose is a classic and timeless look. You can style the bouquet to complement your theme whether you want an ultra-modern look or a country garden style. The amount of foliage you have in your bouquet and the accessories you use can dramatically change how your bouquet looks. You can add diamante or pearl pins to each rose for some sparkle and glamour or surround your bouquet with loops of grass to give your bouquet a contemporary feel.



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You can mix spray roses in your bouquet for some added interest. Spray roses are miniature roses with multiple heads on a single stem, usually between four and six heads. Spray roses look very pretty mixed in with normal roses and also make excellent corsages due to their delicate nature.






For a really off the wall theme using roses, Happy Roses are the perfect choice. Also known as rainbow roses, they are specially treated to turn each petal a different color. Each rose is typically pink, purple, orange, blue, yellow and green all on one stem. A hand tied rose bouquet of Happy Roses is a really bright and cheerful design. You could continue the vibrant rainbow theme right through your wedding. Give each bridesmaid a different color dress, pick assorted color cravats for the groomsmen, enhance your table linen with brightly colored table runners and chair sashes.





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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity


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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"



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