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Rose Themed Wedding

Updated on February 7, 2018
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Best Rose Themed Ideas and Tips

The rose is the symbol of love and one of the most often used flowers in any wedding. In white or colors they symbolize the love that the couple have for one another. If you love roses , you can use them as your theme.They are available year round, so there is no problem getting them. Using a single color rose adds elegance to your décor and venue. They can be bunched together or used as a single flower. Roses make a statement that your wedding guests will long remember.

Depending on the kind of roses that you use, you can have eaither a formal or a casual wedding.The rainbow shades of roses would be more caual, while the deep reds and whites would be more formal.

Roses make a statement that your wedding guests will long remember.

Meaning Of Rose Colors

The meaning of rose colors is steeped in tradition. The colors that you chose for your wedding in roses can have a message. so you will want to think about the colors you want to select. In differernt cultures the meaning of the colors can vary. We have selected the most common meaning and symbolism for the colors of roses. Yellow, peach, or pink roses lend a friendly, lighthearted feel. Miniature roses can be playful or stately, depending on how they're displayed

Roses come in all types of colors
Roses come in all types of colors | Source

  • The Red RoseLove, beauty, respect,"I love You", passion
  • The Dark Red RoseUnconscious beauty
  • The White RoseWhite roses have been symbols of reverence and humility ever since Medieval Christian Europe. In those times, Mary was often represented by a white rose to represent her purity. In Wales, white roses are seen to mean innocence and silence, Meanwhile, some native American cultures see the white rose as representing security and happiness, so this is why they are traditionally worn at weddings.
  • The Pink Rose The most prominent interpretation of pink roses in general is grace and gentility.
  • The Yellow RoseIn modern culture, yellow roses apparently represent joy, gladness, freedom and contentment
  • The Orange Rose represents a blend of pure enthusiasm and passionate desire. Excellent!
  • Pale Pink and Yellow RosesPale pink and yellow roses traditionally signify sociability and friendship.
  • Red and Yellow Roses TogetherRed roses arranged with yellow is said to represent future joviality and happiness in all areas of your life.

Rose Lantern-Add Romance To Your Wedding

Rose Lantern-Add Romance To Your Wedding
Rose Lantern-Add Romance To Your Wedding

Rose Petals Can Be Added To Any Wedding Theme

Rose Themed Wedding Ideas

Roses are so adaptable to any wedding décor. They can be added as the central theme or as an additional touch to any other theme. Here are a few thoughts how to get more roses into your wedding décor

  1. Add large buches of silk roses to an archway with ivory. This can be done with almost any color.
  2. Rose petals for your flower girl to spread in front of the bride.For an indoor wedding, spread freeze-dried petals around the room instead of fresh.
  3. A single rose given to each mother as the first act of a married couple
  4. Roses in a vase to remember those who are no longer with us but we want to remember. Add a votive candle or two
  5. A small silk rose and some tulle tied around the wedding favor of your choice
  6. Fill handmade organza bags or simple tins with dried scented rose petals and give these as wedding favors
  7. Add roses as hair decoration, Use white in the brides hair and pastel hues in the bridesmaids
  8. A perfect outdoor setting would be a rose garden, or any other garden or yard with a rose arbor
  9. Rose-shaped scented soaps or candles make cute, useful favors
  10. Tuck a few silk rose petals in with your invitations
  11. Tuck some rose petals into tulle swags for both your ceremony and reception

Rose Ceremony
Rose Ceremony

Rose Wedding Ceremony

A Special Additional Ceremony

This is a ceremony that you can add to your wedding ceremony. The worlds are spoken by your wedding officient All you need is two roses

"Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings - which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect; and a public showing of your commitment to each other.

You now have what remains the most honorable title which may exist between a man and a woman - the title of "husband" and "wife." For your first gift as husband and wife, that gift will be a single rose.

In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing - it meant the words "I love you." So it is appropriate that for your first gift - as husband and wife - that gift would be a single rose.

Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife.

(Sometimes a couple will play a special song at this point).

In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose - and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life - one I hope you always remember - the gift

of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.

_________ and _____________, I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future - whether it be a large and elegant home - or a small and graceful one - that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage - and a recommitment that THIS will be a marriage based upon love.

In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right words.

It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most hurt by who we most love.

It might be difficult some time to words to say "I am sorry" or "I forgive you"; "I need you" or "I am hurting". If this should happen, if you simply can not find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected - for that rose than says what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words.

That rose says the words: "I still love you."

The other should accept this rose for the words which can not be found, and remember the love and hope that you both share today.

__________ and ________, if there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure."

Roses on your wedding cake add a nice touch and carries your theme
Roses on your wedding cake add a nice touch and carries your theme

Roses At Your Reception

  • Start with stark white linen on your table. Sprinkle generously with deep colored rose petals. Scatter them over your reception tables, your gift tables, your cake tables and anywhere you want to add drama and romance
  • Place a bunch of roses with a white or colored ribbon near a picture of the bride and groom in an entry way
  • As a table centerpieces float rose shaped candles and rose petals in shallow bowls.
  • If you are lucky enough to have a water fountain at your wedding scatter some rose petal in for a magnificent look.
  • Table décor might include glass bowls or wine glasses filled with rose-scented potpourri, rose-scented pillar candles ringed with rosebuds, or rose-shaped floating candles in glass bowls with layers of gold-glass "stones" covering the bottoms.
  • Indoors, a free-standing rose arbor, complete with faux climbing roses, set up over your cake table would make a fantastic background for photographs. Your cake could be rose-pink with white icing, and surrounded by rosebuds. If you can find it, or know someone who could make it, you could set a miniature rose arbor to shelter the couple topping your cake.

Easy To Make DIY Rose Votive Candles

With some silk roses you can easily make some delightful rose candle votive candle holder
With some silk roses you can easily make some delightful rose candle votive candle holder | Source

DIY Rose Themed Flower Ideas

You can cut the costs of your wedding by doing it yourself. For these projects, the materials you need are all readily available. If you decide to use fresh flowers, you can order them through your local florist. Another idea is to consider is to order them through your local supermarket.

The second thought is to use good quality silk flowers. They are less expensive and will not wilt. This is a great idea if you are having an outdoor wedding.

Either way, you can do these projects yourself and have the satisfaction of your efforts to celebrate your special day.

Red Rose Topiary

DIY Rose Wedding Centerpiece

This centerpiece could be used for any part of your ceremony or reception. You can use classic white or any variation of rose. You will need a styrofoam ball, some stryrofoam for the base, a flower pot,some glue or a cold glue gun, silk roses to cover the ball, a thin piece of dowel, moss to cover the base of the pot, some silk ivy, some ribbon.

1.Paint the flower pot in the color you want to use. Either silver or gold would be elegant.Allow it to dry.

2.Paint the dowel green and allow it to dry.

3.Cover the styrofoam ball with the roses. You will snip some of the stem before inserting. Add some glue to the tips to keep them in place.

4.Insert the dowel into the rose ball

5.Place a styrofoam piece into the flower pot and cover with moss.

6.Insert the dowel with the rose ball into the pot

7.Add some ribbon as desired

It's easy to do it yourself

DIY Rose Pomander Ball - Easy To Make

These rose pomanders are a joy at any wedding. They could be created in any color. They are easy to make, even for beginners.

Create a rose pomander

DIY Rose Themed Wedding Crafts - Free Rose Themed Ideas You Can Make Yourself

Add a special touch to your Rose themed wedding with these free ideas. Think about adding a personal touch to your wedding by doing it yourself.

Rose Wreath-Easy DIY

So easy to make ! Perfect for décor or in the smaller version, a pew marker. Create something special for your rose wedding
So easy to make ! Perfect for décor or in the smaller version, a pew marker. Create something special for your rose wedding | Source

Free Rose Themed Clip Art

You can use these free rose clip arts to create and coordinate your wedding theme. Save the date, invitations, programs, menus and more can all be created and coordinated to give your wedding a finished look

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    • linfcor profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda F Correa 

      6 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Thank you ! Roses are my favorite flowers....they are the "flowers of love" so that makes them perfect for any wedding

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      6 years ago

      Love the beautiful flowers.

    • linfcor profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda F Correa 

      7 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      @Faye Rutledge: I am crazy about roses and rose weddings. I had white roses for my wedding three years ago....Sounds like you really did a great job. I'm sure all your guests really appreciate d your efforts

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      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      My son and daughter-in-law had beautiful red roses for the theme of their wedding. The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and the flower girls wore pretty ivory dresses and dropped red rose petals. Her bridesmaids and groomsmen wore black. It was an outside wedding and there were lanterns (similar to the one above) decorated with red roses. Her cake had real red roses and petals. It made a very beautiful wedding!


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