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Reasons to Choose Roses for that Special Occasion A universal symbol of love and beauty, roses are simultaneously classic and current, omnipresent yet still never overstated, constantly current yet infused with history. The following are concrete reasons to pick roses for your special occasion: Practicality
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The Society of American Florists says there are no less than 120 varieties of roses that are commercially available today. Styles can range from big flowers with soft, sensitive petals to smaller blooms with robust leaves. But that’s not the real beauty. Roses are generally available and can be reasonably priced (despite rare varieties possibly skyrocketing from $4 to $10 a stem).
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Variety There are three main categories of roses that are the most likely nominees for wedding blooms: hybrid tea roses, spray roses, and garden roses. Here’s a fast glance at what makes each distinctive: Hybrid Tea With its typical shape, the hybrid tea rose is, in fact, prized for its evenness, durability (it can go the whole day without wilting!), and availability. Spray These smaller roses have five to ten small heads each stem and thus fill out bouquets in excess of a single stem. They are purchased in single colors or bicolor, just like the hybrid. Given the variance in size, they are perfect for giving texture and visual charm to an arrangement. Garden These roses are far bigger and lusher than all the other varieties. They are usually freeform and very open. Owing to their fragility, they are very rare and thus costly. Classic Charms Combine white roses with a classic bloom such as a white hydrangea or a gardenia. Or toss about 200 roses of the same kind and color into a traditional silver bowl for a fresh and neat look that creates a huge impact. Romantic and Enchanting Try beaded or fur-trimmed wraps for the bouquets, or jewel-tone, tear-shaped beads hanging from rose-stuffed candelabra. Think feminine but up to date — and add in sweet elements – for instance, big open garden roses with satin ribbon looped into them. Fun and Stylish Monochromatic arrangements have grown in popularity, whether all white, or a combo of hot purple and pale lavender. Pick the single-color cluster of flowers (for instance, hydrangeas, stephanotis and white roses) and put everything together in a glass cube or a vase with an eccentric geometric shape. Contrast roses with spiky dahlias in vivid colors, such as orange and yellow, and arrange them in unconventional vases in stylish colors, like deep blue ceramic water pitchers. Whether your wedding will be held outdoors or in a posh ballroom, roses will definitely make you shine. Of course, if you choose the right florist, everything is possible.