At the moment we are working on a white wedding. Such a classic look and when done well makes you want to reach for your evening gown and his bow tie. Our florist is trying to encourage the bride to introduce a little bit of colour though, ever so subtle. And it made me think. While she can’t stand pink, one of my favourite blooms – Julia’s Rose has the softest suggestion of taupe with just the slightest hint of pink which is in keeping with the classic elegance of a white on white wedding, but less of a sweet 16 pink.
Julia’s Rose is such an overlooked earthly beauty, I often wonder why it’s so underestimated. This rose is just so delicate, it looks like hours were spend handcrafting each petal in place.
Trends come and go, maybe one day we’ll see this little beauty make a come back. As much as I adore scouring Pinterest and Instagram, there is certainly a sense of feeling like you’ve seen one bouquet of peonies you’ve seen ’em all. This rose is certainly the underdog. I loved it when Marissa and Jon used Julia’s Rose with hydrangea against cut crystal at their very bohemian wedding in Lion Gate Lodge at the Royal Botanic Gardens. I feel like even though that was years ago, if they had the same event again tomorrow it would still be just as timeless and elegant.