Pastel colours are totally irresistible and while many people associate these soft shades with springtime, we love to see pastel weddings at any time of year. Pastel hues have a soothing, nostalgic feel, reminiscent of 1950s style and a simpler, less complicated way of life.
Pink, mauve and baby blue are the commonly-used pastel colours, alongside mint green, peach and periwinkle. If you’re wondering how to use pretty pastel shades in your wedding bouquet, we’re here to help with a collection of stunning designs using pastel David Austin Wedding Roses to inspire you.
Pastel Pink Rose Bridal Bouquets
Pale pink roses are beautifully versatile flowers that can be taken in so many style directions, from soft and classically feminine to raw and wildly romantic. The beauty of David Austin Roses is their unique charm and individuality.
Each rose even of the same variety is never quite the same, which adds a beautifully natural aesthetic to any floral design they are used in.
Our pastel pink roses include raspberry-rippled Keira and peach pink Charity with her unique green stamen, as well as flamboyant and frothy Eugenie in her blush peachy tones and sophisticated Purity, known for her loosely ruffled ivory petals that open to reveal a light blush dusted centre. With such a stunning collection of blush roses, you’re sure to find the perfect shade of pastel pink for your wedding bouquet.
And if you can’t choose just one rose? Don’t! Layering several different blush roses creates an elegant artistic effect, which can be further enhanced with the addition of our more vibrant varieties like Constance and Miranda. We also love to see pink roses paired with delicate flowers in pastel blue and soft lilac like sweetpeas, lavender, nigella and campanula.
Ivory Rose Bridal Bouquets
A classic ivory rose bridal bouquet will never not be chic and our collection of David Austin Wedding Roses are the ideal choice to infuse your wedding with style and sophistication. Whether you choose an all white clutch of creamy rosettes or embrace a more natural look with textured greenery and trailing tendrils, a white bridal bouquet is always a good idea for a timeless wedding look.
If you’re planning an all-white wedding, you’ll soon discover that a true white rose doesn’t really exist, at least in the purest sense of the colour that comes to mind when we think of snow or clouds. White roses tend to have subtle, natural nuances of cream, blush or apricot – either on the outer petals or buried deep in the centre of the rosette, adding a hint of pastel colourway. Our collection of ivory David Austin Wedding Roses become brighter and whiter as they bloom, bringing a luxurious luminosity wherever they are placed. Our closest white rose girls are Leonora, Purity, Patience and Eugenie.
Pastel Peach Rose Bridal Bouquets
The perfect balance between pink and orange, peach is the ideal colour choice for weddings as it is so soft yet still joyful and eye-catching. Our perfectly peach rose Juliet is one of our most popular wedding roses thanks to her radiant colour and distinctive cupped shape. Juliet has voluminous petals with a beautiful ombré effect from soft peach to warm apricot, and a light scent with a hint of tea.
We love to see Juliet in a peaches and cream palette for a bridal bouquet, paired with ivory roses like Purity and Leonora. Silvery green beautifully complements this palette, so consider foliage such as eucalyptus, lambs ear, olive, dusty miller and brunia. If you’d like to add some more contrast while keeping to a pastel scheme, try soft blue and purple flowers like lavender, salvia, eryngium or scabious.