Although modern couples plan weddings that reflect each person’s individuality, roses have remained a bridal tradition throughout many generations. Many people feel nothing conveys love better than a rose.
Suitors introduced the rose as a symbol of love in the Victorian Era. Strict rules of conduct made it impossible for smitten young men to express their emotions verbally. A language of flowers developed, allowing lovers to communicate sentiments by the type, color, and several flowers they gave.
The gift of red roses is a declaration of love, while pink roses convey sweetness, grace, and poetic romance. White roses signify eternal love, purity, and innocence on a bride’s wedding day.
According to tradition, long-stemmed roses are an expression of love and devotion. They represent the love that is deep and long-lasting. Because twelve represents a complete cycle, a dozen roses symbolize unconditional love. Since there are 24 hours in a day, two dozen roses signify complete devotion each moment of every day.
Regardless of the colour or number, a bouquet of roses is a special way to send a message of love.