10 Ideas for Rose Bouquets

The classic floral symbol of love, the rose, is making a comeback. However, think beyond the standard long stem red rose and branch out into the wide world of color and style this versatile flower provides.

Classic White

These creamy roses with a hint of peach are lovely against a white gown. The accents of smaller white flowers with little jewels in the center bring an extra sparkle. Photo by Michael Cirelli and flowers by Debra Schefer Events. See the real wedding here, which featured rose details throughout.



Play with color. This ombré bouquet by Dutch Bloemen Winkel gradually melds from colorful to white. Photo by Philbrick Photography. See more photos from this shoot here.


Mix and Match Colors

Mix and match roses to create a bouquet with pops of color. Photo by Hinkley Photo. Bouquet by Exquisite Flowers.


Modern Meets Traditional

Traditional roses are paired with modern succulents and other green non-flowering plants. Bouquet by Apotheca Flower Shoppe.

Adding greens to bouquets is a popular trend. Here the pop of green pairs well with the soft colors of the roses. Photo by Anne Skidmore Photography. Bouquet by Sarah Severence. See more photos from the real wedding.

Bouquets with a touch of a wild look, achieved with loosely gathered flowers (even though they are actually carefully composed) and the addition of greens, berries and other non-flowering plants, are a big trend in the wedding flower world. Here this modern idea is paired with varieties of roses to make a truly lovely bouquet. Photo by North Photo Co. Bouquet by Dixieland Florist. See more photos from the real wedding.

More Modern Inspiration

A tight, round bouquet of roses sounds traditional, but check out how well it works with this simple, modern wedding featured on Style Me Pretty.

The Bohemian look is in. See how seemingly old school pink roses were used in this modern Bohemian inspiration shoot on the Wedding Chicks blog.


Solid Color

A single bright color makes a statement and it's a great way to incorporate your wedding's color scheme.



Roses are the flower of romance after all. By combining them with the modern style of a hand gathered bouquet that has a more "loose" appearance, you create a lovely romantic look. Photo by First Mate Photo Co.. Bouquet by Cobblestone Design. See more photos from this real wedding.

Soft, pink and oh-so-romantic. Photo by Audra Bayette. Bouquet by Cymbidium Floral.


Match Your Season

There's a rose for every season. Here white roses are paired with a modern addition of greenery that picked up the blue tones of this winter wedding. We also love the trendy addition of feathers. Photo by UnVeiling Photography. Bouquet by Dutch Bloemen Winkel. See more photos from this real wedding.


The Garden Rose

The garden rose is a decent stand-in for the short-lived peony. Peonies, though enormously popular, are available only in the spring and can get very pricey when they're out of season, which is most of the year. The garden rose, however, is a great substitue. Photo by Rylee Hitchner, flowers by Joy Thigpen. Posted on Once Wed.



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