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Introducing…Capability

David Austin Roses is pleased to announce the addition of a new cut rose variety: CAPABILITY (Ausapply), to its collection of luxury wedding roses. A strong, deeply coloured rose in tones of rich raspberry…

Experience David Austin Roses With All Your Senses, at Fleuramour

Close your eyes and imagine... You walk inside a castle and are drawn to a doorway by a lovely scent that gets stronger with each step. You enter the room. Fragrance envelops you — a complex, rose scent with hints of citrus and spice, raspberry and vanilla. A field of...

It’s All About the Dress

A bridal bouquet is a fashion accessory that "should accent the dress," not obscure it," says floral designer Lorraine Cooper, AIFD, in the September issue of Flowers& magazine. The article, aptly titled "It's All About the Dress," includes 12 bouquets she created...

The Botanical Magic of Francoise Weeks

Innovative brides searching for a fresh and fashionable approach to floral design are likely to fall in love with the high-style botanical couture of Francoise Weeks. Her captivating creations —  shoes, purses, jewelry, headpieces, even parasols — would fit right in...

Flowers&: Raising the Bar on Wedding Style

Brides look to floral designers for fresh, creative wedding decor, but where do florists turn for inspiration? In the April issue of Flowers& magazine, editor Bruce Wright’s insightful article gets to the heart of an innovative program where floral designers can explore new approaches, improve skills and expand their creative scope.

Expanding the Horizons of Floral Design

Floral artisans from the U.S. and Canada discovered fresh new ways to create deeply romantic, elegant wedding arrangements — with help from Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Francoise Weeks, Holly Chapple and Susan McLeary — at Florabundance Inspirational Design Days. David Austin...

Caring For Your Roses

Most floral arrangements last six to seven days or longer, depending on the varieties used and the care they receive. The Society of American Florists provides these Consumer Tips for longer-lasting, more vibrant flowers. Looking after flowers Keep the vase filled (or...

Signature Elegance — Designer Holly Chapple on David Austin Roses

“If I had my choice, I’d never use a regular rose again,” said luxe wedding and event designer Holly Chapple. She relies on David Austin cut garden roses for the lush, elegant look her customers love.

“A David Austin Rose is like a Gucci or Louis Vuitton — it’s a branded, labeled specialty bloom that’s worth every penny you pay for it.”

Chapple and her design team create floral décor for more than 150 upscale weddings annually. She began using David Austin’s luxurious garden roses about six years ago and credits them with a transformational change in her approach to floral design …

Summer Wedding Inspiration

Need a little summer wedding inspiration? Petals trailing from a bouquet creates a luxurious, natural rose petal confetti. Our couples tell us that the sensation of fresh rose petals falling on them is simply delicious …

Romantic Bridal Headpieces with Hip ’60s Style

Today’s hip brides are channeling grandma’s free spirit into a style that’s all their own. We love the way David Austin Wedding Roses transform the sweet ’60s circlet into a boldly romantic statement as unique as the woman who wears it …

Unexpected and Utterly Gorgeous Wedding Décor

We, at David Austin Roses, have had the pleasure of seeing our garden roses utilized to create stunning weddings around the globe. Here are a few creative and eye-catching floral designs…

Cakes Galore!

The history of the wedding cake dates back to Ancient Rome, when the groom would break a loaf of bread over his bride’s head as a symbol of good fortune. Here’s a look at wedding cake design trends …

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