Gone are the days when the red color and flowers are exclusive to Valentine’s Day and traditional weddings. More and more weddings are incorporating bright and bold reds as decorations or accents. Thinking of adding a hint (or a lot) of red into your customers wedding ceremony or reception? Here are 10 ideas you should see:
1) Match centerpiece with napkins – The cool thing about garden roses is that their layers, ruffles and textures add a natural feel to any bouquet. You don’t have to overdo your centerpiece to make guests go “wow.” Take this table setup as an example; a dark red silk napkin complements the deep shades of red roses on the bouquet.
2) Rose Balls – There’s nothing quite like a ball made of gorgeous, red garden roses, used as aisle markers, bridesmaids’ bouquets, or as part of the wedding décor. These balls look better in one shade, so pick a red rose and stick to one variety.
3) Use Garden Roses as a Hairpiece – A floral headpiece is perfect for brides who are planning an outdoor or beach wedding. Even if your theme has no red element, adding a red headpiece could add just the right amount of romance to the brides dress. Add the leaves, stems and accent flower for that nature-inspired look.
4) Rose Adorned Cake – A wedding cake decorated with real flowers isn’t a new concept, but it’s a timeless idea that can be made unique (or modern) with the right combination of flowers and colors. For an all-white wedding cake, a tinge of red roses mixed in with pastel roses provides a much-needed pop of color.
Choose a more subdued shade of red rose, like our “Piano” garden rose, then add a pair of peachy-apricot “Juliet” roses and finish off with velvety pink “Aphrodite” roses.
5) A Chuppah – Couples who are going to exchange their vows under a chuppah would go crazy with how red roses could enhance even the simplest white fabric. Whether you’re thinking of an extravagant chuppah completely decorated in red roses (left), or a simpler white chuppah with red roses as accent, the effect of red roses on both designs are equally impressive.
For the first chuppah, choose a royal red like David Austin’s “Tess.” If you like the minimalist chuppah in the second example, combine fluffy raspberry red “Darcey” roses with our gradient orange-yellow-pink “Sunset” roses.
6) Floating Candle and Rose Centerpiece – Something magical happens when you combine red roses and floating tea light candles into any clear glass container. It’s a great way to add mood lighting without spending hundreds of dollars on lighting rental.
The most appropriate red rose to use in a floating rose candle centerpiece is our “Wanted” rose, also known as “Hearts.” Its fluffy layered petals open up to 60% more when placed in water for 6 to 8 days
7) Rose-covered photo booth backdrop – If the wedding ceremony or reception has no red element, but you want guests to make a grand entrance, a rose-covered photo booth backdrop could make a huge impact.
A rich dark red rose such as the “Piano” would work quite nicely with such a backdrop. Plus, this particular garden rose includes multiple blooms on one stem, which doesn’t open up, but creates an instant cramped look when arranged as a backdrop.
8) Embellish the Wedding Gown with Red Roses – If your bride-to-be has been playing with the idea of a red wedding gown, but can’t take the plunge, why not try to infuse some colors into an all-white traditional gown with multicolor roses?
Instead of pastel roses, turn the heat up with fall colors and a tinge of red. Use a combination of raspberry red “Darcey” rosettes, red/orange/yellow hues of “Sunset” and David Austin’s assorted pack that includes coral-hued “Juliet,” creamy white “Patience,” dusty pink “Constance” and light pink “Keira.”
9) Rose-decorated chairs, cushions and seatbacks – Chairs are one of the easiest things to decorate at a wedding reception, so take advantage of them if you can. Use roses to pin chair covers such as fabric, ribbons, or other accessories.
Use red roses along with a red satin sash to highlight the bride and groom chair backs.
10) Contrasting flowers for red-themed weddings – If you went all-out with a red-themed wedding, the usual approach would be to stick with red roses as well. If you want a modern twist, add a bunch of contrasting-colored roses.
The peachy-apricot shades of our “Juliet” garden rose would soften the tone of a crimson tablecloth and provide a contrasting ambiance to your entire wedding theme.