As red is the colour of love and romance it’s not surprising that we produce a lot of red wedding flowers. This beautiful colour works well for both summer and winter weddings.
The photo above is of a recent winter wedding at Wroxall Abbey. I produced the stunning sheaf bouquet with red ‘Passion’ roses backed with dark green aspidistra leaves. I also wired single red roses that the hairdresser secured in place. When Rebecca (the bride) first approached me about her wedding flowers she had her heart set on a red rose wedding theme.
Our favourite red roses are the ‘Passion’ rose that Rebecca had, a deep red rose called ‘Black Baccara’ and red ‘Grand Prix’ all of these are perfect for a red wedding flower theme.
In the two photo’s below you can see how I’ve used the ‘Black Baccara’ rose for Charlotte’s September wedding at Warwick Castle. This rose was perfect for her as her bridesmaids wore dresses in deep burgundy red. This rose has a beautiful velvet appearance to it that makes it very luxurious.
Other popular red wedding flowers are gerberas, gladioli, hypericum berries (the small red berry that you can see in lots of our pictures) and amaryllis. All of these flowers and the roses can be worked into church and civil ceremony decorations. Below you can see the pedestal arrangements that I made for the church. Pedestal arrangements look wonderful either side of the altar and these red ones stood out against the pale yellow background.
Red is a very good colour to use in your wedding centrepieces – it works well in both modern and traditional wedding venues. Below left you can see how I decorated our silver candelabras in red roses and dark green ruscus leaves. They looked stunning in the Mansion at Wroxall Abbey as the candelabras work really well with the period feature in the building. The red was the perfect December colour theme.
Lots of brides combine red and white flowers in their wedding arrangements. The handtied posy you can see in the photo below left, I made for a spring wedding.
I love this image above. It’s a great example of how a red and white colour theme can work. I produced a red rose handtied posy for the bride and then white rose handtied poises for the young bridesmaids. This was coordinated through to the gent’s buttonholes with the groom’s featuring a red rose and the rest of the gents wearing a white rose. They all look so smart as they pose for their photo at Coventry cathedral.
We would like to thank Prestige Photography for kindly allowing us to use some of the images on this page.