Wedding Roses

May of 2017 at the Abbie Holmes Estate in Cape May Court House, NJ.

Photos By: Jessica Cooper Photography

The Abbie Holmes Estate is the perfect setting for weddings with its beautifully manicured gardens and natural surroundings it is sure to make your wedding memorable.

The bride’s bouquet consisted of a gorgeous combination of peach and lavender roses in a small cascade shape. Her bridesmaids carried a small bouquet of similar colors consisting of white hydrangea, peach roses and small purplish blue accents. Having more white in the bridesmaids bouquets allowed the flowers to really pop against their dresses and the opposite effect for the bride in her stunning white gown.

Jessica Cooper Photography

Erin & Kevin

Erin and Kevin said their I Do’s on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, PA. Erin’s crystal beaded gown sparkled in the sunlight and was complimented by her bouquet of soft pink and white blooms. Kevin wore a white bloom with greens to match his bride. The reception took place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia where the tables were decorated in  soft neutral colors with pinks and greens to accent. Floating candles and tealights were added for a romantic candle lit atmosphere.

Photos by: Juliana Laury Photography
Venue: The Crystal Tea Room – Philadelphia, PA

The Rose

Roses are the national flower of England, and represented two important families in the 15th century. The Lancasters (red roses) and the Yorks (white roses) competed against each other for rule of England in The War of The Roses.

Williams Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest writers was inspired by the rose. Romeo and Juliet has one of the most well-known quotes on roses, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet is reminding Romeo it doesn’t matter that they come from feuding houses because their love is real.

The Rose is one on the most popular and easily recognized flower out there. Many people see them as a gift of love and affection. Well, they are correct, but did you know that different colors and groupings of roses symbolize different things?

A rose’s symbolism changes based on the color and the number of them given. Below is a list of the most popular colors and what they represent.

  • Red roses symbolize love and romance.
  • Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy.
  • Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion.
  • Yellow roses symbolize friendship.
  • White roses symbolize innocence and purity.

Uptown Roses                     Sweet Love                    Cupid’s Arrow
        By: Leigh Florist

Did you know you can send a more specific message with the number of roses given?

  • One rose symbolizes love at first sight.
  • Two roses symbolize shared and deep love.
  • Three roses says “I love you”.
  • Six roses says “I want to be yours”.
  • Seven roses says “I’m infatuated with you”.
  • Nine roses symbolize eternal love.
  • Ten roses says “You’re perfect”.

Modern Gem by Leigh Florist

 

A Spring Wedding

In April of 2017, they said I do in Haddonfield, NJ. Their family and friends gathered at Haddon Fortnightly to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

The Haddon Fortnightly is a beautiful, traditional space with honey colored hard wood floors, white decorative pillars and simple yet traditional gold chandeliers throughout. It was a beautiful day, which made the photographers job that much easier! Carley K Photography captured the love these two share perfectly and we couldn’t be happier for them.

The Bride’s bouquet was a beautiful organic collection of white blooms, accented with a variety of greens including silver dollar eucalyptus (one of our favorites). The groom wore a simple white tea rose with greenery to match his beautiful bride.

Carley K Photography

Paige & Derek – Sea Isle Yacht Club

Paige had a beautiful garden vision for her day at the beach. We used hydrangea, roses, tea roses and lots of draping eucalyptus! The centerpieces were so fun to make, we had a variety of vases, footed bowls and tall fluted vases. The mixed designs really created a fun garden mix, accented with rustic wood slices. We love this design style that is simple, beautiful and timeless.

Photo credit – Brook Bakken Photography

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Sammie & Kevin’s summer garden party wedding!

From the first time we met Sammie and Kevin, We knew that they were a true love story.  Sammie loves flowers, and Kevin loves Sammie.  She really wanted to create a lush and romantic garden party wedding. We used a variety of garden roses, tea roses, and hydrangea. The DuPont Country Club was a wonderful setting for her whimsical and lush garden celebration! A special thanks to Heather Curley of Twelve Stones Photography for sharing their photos with us!

 

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Okito Wedding October 2014 at The Westin Mount Laurel

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Their style was simple chic with a splash of glam! Incorporating gold, fuchsia & plum.
Flowers used: Garden roses, Specialty Hydrangea from Holland &  Ranunculus
Wedding Planner – Isis from Posh events
Photographer – Rashad Pleasant | Photography

Rita & Kjeld Engberg Brooklyn Botanical Garden

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a beautiful place! A great setting for an urban yet garden wedding! The orange garden roses really added a great pop of color to the event! Thanks to JAZ Photography for sharing their beautiful photos!

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Nicole and Stephen – June 2013

Congratulations to Nicole and Stephen!

You two had such beautiful weather on your wedding day!

Venue: Congress Hall – Cape May, NJ

Photographer: Artwork Photography

Wedding Planner: Michelle Scanzano – All Things Beautiful

 

The men's boutonnieres included white garden tea roses and silver grey pods to accent.

The men’s boutonnieres included white garden tea roses and silver grey pods to accent.

 

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Nicole's bouquet included garden roses, garden tea roses, hydrangea and peonies.

Nicole’s bouquet included garden roses, garden tea roses, hydrangea and peonies.

 

Peonies for Your Wedding

Peonies and garden roses…Oh MY!!! How I love them both!!

You really cannot go wrong with these luscious blooms, full and bold yet feminine and pretty!!

Depending on Season and availability both flowers will create a stunning look for bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s flowers. Let’s be serious; they are perfect for any floral design for ceremony displays and reception flower decor.

 

Choose your style:  Are you a naturalist at heart? A purist? Or dream of a little glitz?

You will most likely fall into one of these design styles:   vintage, Hollywood glam, modern, simple or English garden.

Once your style is chosen these flowers are flexible and really PEREFCT because you can dress them up with either garden accents, Peony pinkscrystals, rhinestones or designed simply.

 

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Peonies are a bit more delicate.. As all late spring blooms are! In New Jersey and Philadelphia their time to shine is Early June!!  While you can get these flowers in spurts at certain times of the year from Israel and Holland the price will increase. Supply and demand during these off seasons will make them range from $15.00 – $30.00 per stem.  So… If you are a late May or early June bride take advantage of the local gems that are typically priced around $8.00-$12.00 per stem. They are absolutely worth it!!  They remind me of a perfect slice of cake…Delicious!!

 

 

 

Garden Roses: They are a bit sturdier in warmer conditions in contrast to their friend the Peony and can be found throughout most of the year. Their prime time is June thru October!! With and incredible petal count these beauties will give the same look as peonies. Also the upside to using garden roses is they come in beautiful colors – shades of Pink, Reds, bold Yellows, butter yellow, Blush and Ivory. Garden roses are grown mostly in California due to the perfect temperature inland of Southern California.Garden style

If you ever have had the chance to visit a garden rose grower… It’s absolutely stunning!!

 

 

Call us today to discuss garden roses and/or peonies for your wedding day!

(856)547-1090

400 Amherst Road

Audubon, NJ 08106

http://www.leighflorist.com

 

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