Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Feature Flower - Everything's Coming Up Roses!

So this month after much deliberation we have chosen the rambling Rose as our feature flower. They are a firm favourite with our brides, a classic flower which changes with time and never seems to go out of fashion.  The oldest Rose is thought to be over 1000 years old and still grows on the side of Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.

We adore roses as they're so versatile, working well for lots of different designs from buttonholes to hair flowers as they perform really well out of water.  

There are over 100 species of Roses which again means that they range from huge cabbagey blooms to tiny delicate beauties.  Roses generally symbolise love in most cultures and, as you probably know, is the national flower of England.  I'm always partial to a white rose to symbolise my Yorkshire roots, T loves a David Austin 'Patience' Rose due to the amazing fragrance and Mel's favourite is a Vendella because of it's gorgeous colour!

Another reason why Roses are so popular is their fragrance.  Soft and floral without being to over powering, rose fragrance is said to relieve anxiety, calm the nerves and help boost self esteem and confidence.  What more would you need in your wedding day?!

In days gone by, roses were painted on the ceilings of meeting rooms to signify that what was said in that room would never leave that room.  I think this is a lovely thought as it makes me think of all the wonderful words and exchanges between a bride and groom on their wedding day that is just between them and not always shared with everyone else.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it.  I love writing the feature flower blogs as there is always something to learn about the flowers we love to use so much.

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Amy xx

Photo credit Key Reflections & Jess Petrie Photography

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