When I was a florist I met with so many brides who loved antique garden roses but were sad that the roses didn't fit into their budget. Often I would recommend inexpensive spray roses in full bloom as a substitute or to use as a mixer with the garden roses to keep the price down. Click here to see a bouquet I made for a bride years ago and I still love it. It's a mix of garden roses and spray roses.
A garden rose bouquet will usually run you upwards of $150. This spray rose bouquet cost $12! There's a way to sort of deconstruct the spray roses to make them look like they were just gathered from the garden (instead of the grocery store!). See full article and instructions on Project Wedding.
Photos by me for Project Wedding.
AMAZING! I can’t believe the price difference.
So pretty. Makes me want to get married again! 🙂
sooo beautiful! makes me see roses in a whole new light!
love the simplicity!
Simple pink roses, garden, spring, whatever the case, are always pretty! Lovely! Marija
fabulous… and so pretty. happy to have found your blog … have a great weekend xx pam
Perfect! I love roses
that is gorgeous, chelsea! what a great idea! i have always loved old fashioned roses much more than the new variety.
Wow, I can’t believe the price difference! These are just stunning. I don’t know why, but I’m always a fan of monochromatic groupings of flowers. Just looks so good to me 🙂
Brilliant! This is what my mother does for centerpieces, and they really are gorgeous when you let them open up all the way.
gorgeous! i had a huge issue with my roses bouquet that i tried to make this weekend…it didn’t work out at all…that’s a story i’m a little embarassed by…
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I can’t believe that bouquet is only $12 worth of flowers! Just beautiful.
So beautiful, love the colour of these roses.
Have a wonderful week!
the spring issue of martha stewart weddings is all about pink and your gorgeous bouquet should be in it! i love sweetheart roses, especially in such a soft color. great tutorial!
love how you managed to make roses look unfussy — something that I thought was impossible to do. magical!
Wow, that is a beautiful bouquet!
ahhh beautiful, i do love roses. those are sucha bargain, i can’t believe a garden rose one would cost $150 though! eep!
Wow, so beautiful at such a great price!
What a lovely bouquet! Such a great alternative to garden roses. I can’t believe the difference in price! xo
Chelsea! So pretty! I am craving beautiful flowers and this just made my day! Oh my way home from work I will have to pick up something beautiful. stunning!