Red roses are one of the classic wedding flowers. They symbolize passionate love, after all, and roses are also very elegant and romantic. That said, the basic bouquet of red roses has been done to the point where it is not at all unique. However there are always fresh ways to use any classic wedding element in an interesting way, whether it is updating classic pearl bridal jewelry or putting a new twist on a lace wedding dress. Find out how to use red roses in your wedding in some unique and memorable ways.
Play up the passion of red roses with a dramatic display with sultry black dahlias, red Asiatic lilies, and incredible striped feathers. There is nothing ordinary about sprays of feathers and rich red blossoms in black containers. The shape of the dahlias complements the round roses beautifully. Choose a centerpiece like this when you want dramatic centerpieces with a dash of sex appeal.
Roses can be used in sculptural centerpieces for a very unique effect. The floral arrangements above are the perfect example of how to take traditional elements and use them in a completely unexpected manner. The graphic effect is quite striking, particularly because of the way the centerpieces are grouped. It can be hard to mix formal and “offbeat”, but this red rose, green orchid, and white carnation design manages to pull it off beautifully.
This modern tablescape showcases another sculptural use of red roses. Once again, pops of lime green are incorporated as a bold contrast to the rich red roses. Several sizes and shades of berries add textural interest, while the square white candles play up the geometric form of the floral arrangement. What a fresh, modern take on classic wedding flowers.
Red roses are one of the favorite types of bouquets for brides. A nosegay made entirely of crimson roses is beautiful, of course, but also quite predictable. That doesn’t mean you cannot use your favorite flowers, however; with a little creativity, you can transform a rose bouquet into something original. The top bouquet is very pretty because it combines berries and other flowers like striking red anemones with the roses. The second bouquet uses the classic round rose bouquet form, but sets it off with a beautiful wreath of romantic ivy. So pretty.
How fabulous is this “Glameria” style bridal bouquet made from red rose petals? Also called a composite bouquet, this would be spectacular for a formal wedding. Picture it being carried down the aisle by a bride in a glamorous ball gown with sparkling crystal jewelry. The cuff of leaves adds the perfect finishing touch to this unique formal bridal bouquet. As you can see, it is definitely possible to use red roses in a way that is memorable and original.