Rose petals are the quintessential wedding accent. They’re vibrant and beautiful—soft and so alive. The rose is the universal symbol of love. Here are some creative ways to incorporate organic, eco-friendly rose petals into your wedding décor.
1. On Tables, To Accent a Centerpiece
No matter where you put them, rose petals are beautiful. Add some lavender panache to your tables by tossing a few at the base of your centerpiece. Or arrange them in rows for a less haphazard look, like on the table pictured above.
2. Strewn Down the Aisle
The rose petal-covered aisle is an image out of a fairy tale. The walk down the aisle is traditional and ceremonial: the transition from your parent’s child to your husband’s wife. Cushion your footsteps with bright flowers to symbolize your commitment and your love.
3. As Confetti After You Say “I Do”
What could be more decadent and luxurious than a shower of pink and white rose petals? Give your guests recycled paper cones filled with petals and get ready to be covered in nature’s prettiest confetti. Make sure your photographer is ready!
4. As an Elegant Prop for Photographs
Add some flair to your photographs by incorporating tuscan sun rose petals into your tableau. Throw them in the air, arrange them in your hair, or lay back with your beau on a bed of soft curling petals.
5. In Your Hotel Room
No marriage bed is complete without rose petals. That’s just a simple fact. The perfect color for a night of romance? Bridal red, of course!
If you are dreaming of a wedding with the perfect combination of romance and glamour – this is the look. Maddy Hague, creator of The Inspired Bride blog, is the incredibly talented wedding planner and stylist who designed this table using wholesale flowers from FiftyFlowers.com. It’s simple elegance with the perfect touch of glitz.
I love a Bride with a vision. Mostly when her vision just happens to be seriously gorgeous like this lovely lady’s. Her seaside soiree comes to life beautifully through the images by Danielle Gillett Photography, and it’s all so lovely I couldn’t possible pick my favorite feature of the day.
From the Bride… Growing up in Santa Cruz, I always wanted a beach wedding. However, with my dad in a wheelchair, I couldn’t imagine how we would ever be able to get him onto the sand. I fell in love with the idea of having my wedding at the Seascape Beach Resort because of their beautiful bluff nestled into the cliffs with panoramic ocean vistas and their handicap accessibility. I wanted to transform my ceremony space into the shoreline, mixing flowing grasses, agave and succulents with driftwood, old ship floats, shells and bottles. It felt like you were walking along the beach after a storm. I’d also found old doors and tables that looked like they had spent a lifetime by the sea.
Having grown up in a flower shop, it was really hard for me to pick out my wedding flowers. My mind would change from week to week. I swear I drove my poor mom crazy asking her about all of the different flower combination schemes I would hatch. The flowers had to not only be beautiful but really had speak about what my husband and I like. Finally, I found the perfect mixture of elegant and classic flowers with just the right amount of fun and funky textures. Garden roses, lilac, hydrangea and ranunculus mixed with tillansias, scabiousa pods (my husband’s favorite), succulents and bunny tail grass put me in flower heaven!
For the reception, I wanted to create an oasis. Ever since I started planning my wedding there were three things that I needed for my reception. I had to have a capiz shell chandelier, peony linens (my favorite linen by La Tavola) and casual bamboo chairs. I knew that everything else would fall into place as long as I had those things.