Planning & Inspiration
A Rose By Any Other Name
With their versatility, deep-rooted symbolism and timeless appeal, roses are the perfect emblem of love to grace any wedding décor. Our obsession with roses dates back to Ancient Rome, when roses were used to symbolize devotion to Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and desire. The rose is the official flower of the United States, the United Kingdom, and even New York. Fossil evidence teaches us roses are over 35 million years old, with 150 species naturally growing across the Northern Hemisphere. It wasn’t until the late eighteenth century that we began to breed roses and create thousands of hybrids in a wide range of colors and shapes.