David Austin Roses are delighted that roses from their prestigious cut rose collection were chosen to be part of the wedding floral arrangements created by eminent British floral designers Simon Lycett and Paul Thomas.
Over 1,500 roses were used in the arrangements to decorate Windsor Castle, which was the location of the Reception held by Her Majesty The Queen following the wedding ceremony.
The roses were chosen to reflect the colour scheme of the autumn season – from the ruby reds of ‘Tess’; the golden and raspberry hues of ‘Edith’ through to the mellow yellow tones of the rose ‘Beatrice’. Also included were two of David Austin’s most recognisable wedding roses, ‘Juliet’ and ‘Patience’.
The roses were chosen not only for their beauty but for their notable fragrance. “As an age-old symbol of beauty, celebration and true love, a beautiful, fragrant rose can captivate our senses and stir our emotions like no other flower”.
“Huge congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on their marriage …. for our roses to be part of any wedding or occasion is a huge privilege but to be used within a Royal Wedding is an incredible honour. It is a testament to my father’s lifetime work and the dedication of the nursery team and our incredible rose growers around the world who share our passion”, said David J C Austin, Managing Director.