Red Wedding Flower Ideas

Written by    Last updated: June 16, 2014

Red is the colour of passion and red wedding flowers are a striking visual symbol of love. A stylish and colourful choice all year round, red is perhaps the perfect colour for an autumn/winter wedding. Here’s how to give your day the ‘wow’ factor with dramatic red roses, how to mix red with other colours for a unique look with tips for bouquets, venue and table decorations and the symbolic red rose ceremony.

Red roses by Bloom Bloom

Red wedding style

Red is a truly stunning colour with which to style your wedding. Whether you choose red roses, pretty poppies, peonies, orchids, calla lilies or tulips, you can’t go wrong with red. A bold scarlet or ruby shade against ivory can be made to sparkle with gold or silver accents or if you want to be different try mixing red with orange, pinks or even purples for a unique look. Green foliage sets off red flowers and adds an organic colour to the mix. For a clean and simple look consider red and ivory with clear crystal accents. A richer, darker deeper red: burgundy is a sophisticated shade that looks beautiful against white, ivory or cream.

red rose close up by Bloom Bloom

Red floral bouquets

A posy of brightly coloured, sweet scented red flowers set against an ivory gown, will add bold colour, beauty and brilliance. Add the tiny delicate white buds of gypsophila and green ivy for a stunning traditional bridal bouquet.

If you plan towear a red wedding dress, long-stemmed deep red roses make the ultimate bridal bouquet. Wrap with ivory satin or chiffon and add diamante gems to the centre of each rose for extra sparkle. For a bride wearing an ivory gown, a hand-tied or long-flowing bouquet of red blooms will look beautiful particularly surrounded by bridesmaids in red gowns with red flowers in their hair.

Bride with red rose bouquet by Bloom BloomBudding Sensations Artificial Red and White Rose BouquetBride in red wedding dress by Halo and HobbyBride with red rose posy bouquet by Bloom Bloom /Artificial rose bouquet with gems by Budding Sensations / Bride in red wedding dress by Fabulous Wedding Photography

The symbolic red rose ceremony

Roses have always symbolised love and make a beautiful statement when incorporated into the wedding ceremony. A visual representation of the love the bride and groom have for each other on the day of their marriage, the rose ceremony adds a deeper level of meaning.

The Rose Ceremony

The symbolic red rose ceremony set

Red floral venue decorations

A bright colour a little goes a long way. Decorate your venue, indoors and out, with red roses in pedestals at the entrance to doors, in garlands around pillars and as floral table centrepieces at the wedding breakfast. A tall glass vase of long-stemmed red roses makes a gorgeous table centrepiece. Sprinkle real scented red rose petals on your reception tables for a finishing touch. And save some for your bed that evening…red wedding flowers

Eternity red rose centrepieceRed Table Decor at the Confetti ShopRed rose confetti shopcountry rose garland

Eternity red rose centrepiece / Flower of Love ring cushion / Natural rose petal confettiCountry rose garland, all by Confetti

Find your wedding florist in the Directory and find matching red wedding accessories when you Shop by Colour.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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