Roses are often associated with romance; that is why they are often chosen for wedding décor. They can represent love, beauty, and passion. For some time, roses have been associated with relationships and serve as a symbol of blossoming and lasting affection.
Roses come in many different varieties -- red roses, pink roses, white roses, yellow roses, and beyond. In addition, roses come in different sizes from small blossoms to larger rose flowers with delicate petals.
Roses can serve a variety of purposes -- from decorations for your wedding, to a beautiful bouquet for a special someone.
What do the different colors of roses signify?
Red roses are the most common of the rose varieties. Red signifies love and passion. True red is the color for lovers; fiery red roses are a reflection of passion; and, cardinal red symbolizes desire. Fully-bloomed red roses can signify lasting love, while budding, red roses are symbolic of new love.
Yellow roses signify friendship, familiar love, and domestic happiness. Yellow roses are also given as an expression of sympathy. A bouquet of yellow roses would be appropriate to give to a graduate upon graduation day or as a congratulatory gesture.
Pink roses are symbolic of elegance, gentility, and poetic romance, yet they are not given the intense significance of red rose love. Pink roses are understood to be light-hearted and can signify admiration. Light pink signifies sympathy and friendship, while dark pink is symbolic of thankfulness and deep appreciation.
White roses sometimes adorn a bride-to-be on her wedding day. They symbolize unity, sincerity, loyalty, purity, and love stronger than death. White roses are sometimes mixed with red roses to emphasize love.