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HUNTED : { Wedding Flowers – Red Roses }

The commercial Valentine’s Day industry has a lot to answer for in terms of ruining the appeal of what is a beautiful bloom with long, romantic heritage.

Red Roses are the epitomy of “romantic” flowers. Their ubiquity, and experiences of street vendors shoving single plastic-wrapped blooms under your nose may make you shy away from them as a wedding choice, but it really shouldn’t. The red rose has represented romance since time immemorial and as such is an ideal wedding choice.

For the superstitious amongst you you’ll be interested to know that even the shade has come to portent different things – bright red for love, burgundy red for unconscious love, dark crimson to show mourning.

If you’re thinking of red roses for your wedding, inspiration is hunted below.

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Bridal Bouquet

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Wedding Flower Ideas Roses

Red roses are a rich, vibrant, floral choice. Even interspersed with seeded eucalyptus as per above (via Google images) they will zing.

Wedding Flowers Mixed Roses Red White

There isn’t much you would mix with a red rose bouquet in terms of other flowers or palette due to the overpowering nature of the red. Whites and greens both balance well. If you like red roses but would like the look calmed a little mixing a heavier quantity of white roses in, as per the above, could be your solution. (image via Bouquet Wedding Flower)

Wedding Ideas Floral Red Roses

If you don’t want to calm the look at all, this is a fantastic example of how to go pure red rose bouquet. The trailing roses below the circle cluster look beautiful, and maginficently set off a vintage dress with pearls (image via Rosie Parsons)

Gothic Wedding Inspiration

Red roses can have gothic connotations when paired with black – or even a black wedding dress (image via WeHeartIt)

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Buttonholes

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Boutonniere Inspiration Roses Wedding

Adapting red roses for men’s buttonholes is extremely simple, and your florist should have no difficulties replicating something like this. (image via Wedding Fashioning)

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Bridalwear

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Wedding Hairstyles Floral

Whilst this image above, (via Google Images) is not strictly a wedding shot, it demonstrates how effective a red rose in the hair can be. With loose hair and unstructured dress it gives a bohemian or mediterranean vibe.

Wedding Accessories Red Floral

If that’s more dramatic than you were thinking of, you can get beautiful hair combs with red roses on for a hint of the bloom, like this one via Treasured and Cherished.

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Wedding Decor

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Wedding Decor Ideas Roses Table

When it comes to decor, you could take inspiration from this image above (via Tumblr) and keep it incredibly simple.

Wedding Decor Ideas Red Roses

Or, you can go the precise opposite of simple and suspend red roses in a high fluted glass (via weddingbycolor)

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Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake Ideas Flowers

Red roses can make even a very simple white cake look more interesting, particularly if they’re cascaded down the side (via Janetta’s Cakery.)

For more images of extraordinary wedding cakes, click here

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Wedding Favours

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Pop a little red rose accent onto your wedding favours.

Wedding Cake Box Red Roses

1. Wedding Cake Favour Boxes with Red Rose Ties // Swift-Hart Boxes. For wedding cake doggy bags with style.

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Red Roses : You have been hunted

As a final thought, I’ll remind you that red roses are a powerful flower, and you should give them some serious consideration before choosing.

Would you opt for red roses?

Have you been to a wedding where they were a prominent feature and seen a fantastic idea that’s not included here?

Your comments are always welcomed below.

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