4 Types of Roses and The Secret Meaning They Bring into Your Wedding

Roses are, without a doubt, one of the most romantic flowers.  They look and smell fantastic, but they also come in a wide variety of colors and petal variations.  These factors help continuously rank roses year to year as one of the most popular flower choices for weddings.  What are some type of roses you can incorporate into your own wedding and what is the symbolism behind them?   

Lovely Floral Arrangement from West Virjeni
  • The different varieties. There are so many varieties of roses that choosing just one for your wedding might feel overwhelming! Even more, each of them has its own meaning and symbolism. For example, did you know that there are some roses that bear no thorns?  A thorn-less rose signifies love at first sight, while a Damascus rose is a Persian symbol of love and freshness.  Tea roses symbolizes remembrance and beautiful memories. Beautiful, right?  
Gorgeous White Roses from Rick’s Flowers.
  • The colors. As you may know, the color of roses each bring a different symbolism. The classic red rose symbolizes love and passion, white roses signify purity, and yellow roses represent friendship and appreciation. If you prefer pink roses in your bridal bouquet, you should know that they symbolize joy and gratitude, while orange roses signify happiness and appreciation. Finally, by mixing multiple colors of roses, you can create an array of symbolism and meaningfulness. 
Flower Girl Wreath with Pink Roses from WestVirjeni (photo: Sweet Caroline Photography)
  • The number. Did you know that the number of roses incorporated in your bouquet or arrangements can also bear a special symbolism of its own? For instance, one white rose says that your feelings are pure, and one yellow rose can say that the person you are giving it to is bringing joy in your life. Likewise, one pink rose is a declaration that you like the person you are offering it to, while fifty red roses say that your love is limitless.  
Wedding Arch from Rick’s Flowers.

 Have you chosen your wedding florist yet? If you are searching for the best wedding specialists in all of Virginia, be sure to check what Hunt Country Celebrations’ members have to offer. Their experience, their talent, and their dedication will not disappoint you in any kind of way! We work with two fantastic florists. Check out their work here: Rick’s Flowers and West Virjeni.  

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  • Afton Jackson

    December 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I really like how you pointed out how white roses are a symbol of purity and how they can be arranged to be more meaningful. This helped me get some ideas for gifts for my sister for her wedding next year, and flowers like these could really fit her idea of what she wants for her wedding. I’ll definitely start looking for any florists in the area that can arrange something like this for my sister in advance.

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