Roses are the most popular flowers sold at the florist. We were lucky enough to visit the flower mart in Holland a few years ago and half of the huge warehouse is just for roses. They are shipped every day all around the world.
What about Roses as a Wedding Flower, is it still number 1? YES, YES YES . They are available all year round in an amazing variety of colors.
Roses are replete with symbolic meaning. During the Victorian era, the book The Language of Flowers created an ultra-romantic language for lovers’ correspondence in which flowers replaced words. With all this history and meaning, they are still considered to be the language of LOVE.
The Meaning of Roses
Pale Pink: grace
Red: true love
Rose Themed Wedding Favors
Rose in Eco Boxes for a Beautiful Guest Gift that will Grow Memories
Elegant Rose Seed Favors with Embossed Single Pink Rose
At our wedding my aunt had an idea for an Original Guest Book. You get a ceramic plate made with legs on the bottom so it will stand up on any counter. You bring it to the wedding with a bunch of water color paints in tons of colors and an equal number of paint brushes. The paint brushes should be in various sizes to mix things up but not too thick because you don’t want anyone to hog all the room or their names be way bigger than the next person. This are some of the names.
When the guests are finished you have to send the plate back to the original potter and they will glaze the plate so it will last forever. It would be best not to mail something like this, so my aunt who had this brilliant idea took it back and got it finished for us.
Here it is today in our house, a reminder of our wedding day, the people we love and lost, and a great place to keep fruits and vegetables on the counter.
PS. My sister has one too.
For a Rustic Guest Book I recommend the wooden slabs. They don’t break but have all the wonderful qualities of our ceramic plate.
If you have any other great guest book ideas send them our way and we will add them to the blog.
June 3, 2014.
All for now. Sheila, Robin, Shelly, Allie