Roses are the most popular flowers in the world, bought and given for a variety of occasions – from birthdays and Mother’s Day to Valentine’s Day and graduation. Roses, with their soft petals and sweet fragrance, cannot fail to make an impression and always look really special. Roses can be found in a few colours and shades and according to them and the number of roses given, we send a different message. Here is some more information on roses and their symbolism:
• Giving someone a single rose (especially when it’s red), conveys love and passion. It is the ultimate romantic flower, the one everybody in love chooses above the rest.
• Offering one white rose expresses our pure feelings for somebody, whereas giving someone a pink rose says that we like them.
• A bouquet of a dozen roses sends a stronger statement, it’s like saying “I love you”.
• On your 15th wedding anniversary, give your spouse a bouquet of roses, as this flower represents the occasion.
• In order to congratulate somebody give them a bouquet of 25 roses.
• To express your infinite love, order a bouquet of 50 red roses.
Many believe that is also matters how we accept the roses. If we do so with the right hand, it means that you agree with the other person’s feelings for us, but if we do it with the left hand it conveys disagreement.
If you wish to create a rose arrangement to put in your home, it’s best to avoid splashy combinations and choose a neat, clean arrangement – a dozen roses of different colors paired with plenty of greenery is the perfect combination.
Roses for Weddings
One of the best wedding flowers is the rose. As the ultimate flower of romance and love, no other flower looks as classy, yet romantic as the rose. Perfect for centerpieces, bridal bouquets, confetti, corsages, garlands and various arrangements, roses are a great choice for young brides. Red roses are the perfect complement to the white or cream wedding dress. Rose petals can be spread along the wedding aisle – this will make the wedding a true fairytale. There are lots of types of roses that make great wedding flowers and here are some of them: Apricot Rose and Circus (orange roses), Jade and Supergreen (green roses), Musical, Anouschka and Cezanne (pink roses), Prima Donna and Olympia (peach), Royal Class (red), Violina, Talea and Universe (cream), Akito and Avalanche (white).
Types of Roses and Meanings
• White: it symbolizes innocence and virginity and is traditional for weddings. It stands as a token of pure love, new beginning and virtue.
• Orange: this rose was created by the hybridization of red and yellow roses. It represents enthusiasm, passion and strong desire. It is a great choice for Valentine’s Day.
• Peach: in a variety of peachy shades, this pretty rose symbolizes gratitude, honesty and friendship. It can be given on birthdays and other occasions.
• Blue: even though they can’t be found in nature, the so called “Blue Moon” rose is a beautiful creation which represents eternal youth, mystery and teaching the impossible.
• Red: the rose of all lovers, token of passion, affection and the heart. In a variety of red shades, this rose conveys different messages, but all positive and romantic.
• Brown: the best way to tell a man that you love him, a flower in plenty of masculine shades.
• Black: a token of strength and devotion, but also of death and tragic love. Often used when saying “farewell” or at funerals.
• Purple: a symbol of magic, royalty and an expression of parental love, this rose is also the most fragrant one.
• Yellow: a symbol of joy, friendship and new beginnings.
• Pink: the oldest rose in the world, representing elegance, romance and sweetness.