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WHY ROSES FOR MY WEDDING?
Written by Felipe Arenas
Whatever the theme of your wedding, classic or contemporary, ornate or unassuming, sophisticated or romantic; the color rich, petal abundant blooms and strong glossy leaved stems of roses, will make not only for astounding bridal bouquets and wedding arrangements, but for eloquent heralds of the meaning of the moment, of the bond being celebrated by you and your loving partner, the day of your wedding
THE TRIED & TRUE ABOUT ROSES AS WEDDING FLOWERS
In what colors do roses come and what do they symbolize?
The quintessential wedding flower, the symbolism of roses in this context is closely associated with the color of its bloom. Here is a list of colors and their meanings to get you started with the creation of the perfect palette of colors and emotions for your rose ceremony and wedding:
Referred to as bridal roses because of their association with new beginnings and everlasting love, white and cream roses also symbolize youthfulness and charm.
Though jealousy is its first known symbolic meaning, yellow roses are now couriers of joy and warmth.
Peach roses communicate sincerity and gratitude, while pale peach roses mean modesty.
With their meaning of admiration, orange roses also convey enthusiasm and energy.
Of a sense of good fortune and gratitude, the meaning of pink roses varies depending on the shade of the color. Light pink roses speak of gentle happiness and joy, while deep or hot pink do so of contemplation and admiration.
No other bloom speaks of romance and desire, of passionate love like a red rose, the deeper the hue the deeper the emotion and sense of commitment.
By the same logic of deepening love, burgundy roses signify a passion beyond that of red roses. Of unconscious bedazzlement and beauty.
Of love at first sight, of enchantment, wonder, splendor and mystery, lavender and purple roses also speak of a romantic interest kept in secret, of platonic love.
Mostly a sign of abundance, bounty, and riches, green roses carry a sense of balance, peace and stability, as well as rejuvenation and fertility.
The most mysterious of all roses, blue speaks of the impossible and unattainable, of the wonderful and singularly unique.
New beginnings and major change, black roses speak of confidence going into a new era full of hope and courage.
Multicolored roses talk of feelings and emotions that evolve and transform.
The kaleidoscopes of colors of rainbow roses convey brightness, fun and happiness.
With mixed color roses it is all about matching (or mismatching) colors and emotions to create the perfect meaning for the moment.
What is a Rose Ceremony?
Intended as ways to expand on the meaning of the exchange of vows, unity ceremonies take many shapes and forms; couples can exchange letters to each other, plat a tree or tie the knot as symbols of the moment and bond. In Rose ceremonies, each partner holds a single rose and after extending their vows, swap them as a first gift to each other before placing them together into a vase. Ritual that can extend, if the couple so wishes, to family and guests by inviting them to add different color roses to the mix and creating an impromptu wedding arrangement made of blissful blooms.
SO, WHAT DOES THE FLOWERS GUY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ROSES AS WEDDING FLOWERS?
Its not by accident that roses have for millennia been muses of artists, writers and musicians. With their undeniable beauty and rich symbolism, roses carry themselves with unperturbed elegance and sophistication, yet speak for a large spectrum of human emotions most decidedly of love and passion, - with a degree of nuance that no other bloom can.
For roses are not only heralds of feelings for others, they too speak of the contradictions that riddle our emotions. Of how with love comes heartache, and with passion too comes suffering; about how with hope comes anticipation and about how we could never understand boundless joy without having experienced grief before that too. Of how we bloom to attract yet guard ourselves behind our prickled spines.
About how we connect and tangle ourselves in ways that fail to be expressed but by the most extraordinary of philosophers, painters, poets, composers and performers; yet a single rose, can muster with almost aloof eloquence. As if their existence where solely for the purpose of being messengers for what we fail to speak, and so about the uniqueness of our bonds.
So come think about it the undeniable beauty and elegance of roses, the astounding bridal bouquets and wedding arrangements, the palette of colors and emotions for your rose ceremony and wedding, and how they speak of love with a degree of nuance that only very few of the brightest of artists minds can not a matter of why, but with roses, the Cyrano de Bergerac  of wedding flowers.
Speaking about the meaning of the bond being celebrated the day of your wedding, in ways that fail even the most sumptuous of words.
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Citations & Links:
 See: Wikipedia, Cyrano de Bergerac (play)