Flowers add a whole new life to spaces – whether you’re sprucing up your ceremony location or beautifying your centerpieces. Roses are perhaps the most popular flower, world-wide.
We talked to Juan Manuel Gutiereez, the general manager of Perfect Quality Roses, about the hottest, rose trends for this year and what’s behind the plant’s name.
Fresh, new colours
Today’s brides are drifting away from the classic white and cream flowers, but they’re choosing light colour tones to match the traditional colours, says Juan. “They’re just changing it a little bit, still being traditional, but with some differences.”
This isn’t big for weddings yet, but Juan says he sees it becoming a trend within the industry. When GM colours become popular, he expects these types of flowers will be used more frequently in weddings.
Rose colours for the seasons
Just as in fashion, certain colours are trendier than others, depending on the time of year.
Spring: Yellow, orange and bi-colours are usually in high demand with an emphasis on pastel colours.
Summer: During the hottest days of the year, customers drift towards yellow and cool colours such as purple or blue flowers.
Fall: With the cold settling in, pastel colours are the flowers of choice.
Winter: Like the colours of Santa Claus, white and warm red combinations are big to help overlook the cold.
What’s in a name
Each rose variety has a specific identity that is developed during the production process. If certain varieties are more aggressive or sensitive during its production, this is included in the flower’s name, like Wild Topaz.
Some roses will last longer between 10 to 15 days, while others will only stay alive for four to five days. How long a flower will survive and what you plan to use it for are key considerations to decide when choosing flowers for your wedding.
“Roses can express emotions when you are short on words,” says Juan. “It is a common international language.
“Flowers, and roses in particular, express happiness. Enjoy them and have a good moment with your flowers.”
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