The Perfect White Roses For Your Winter Wedding

 The Perfect White Roses For Your Winter Wedding

As snow falls across the UK this week, we’re in full hygge mode and dreaming of cosy intimate winter weddings full of twinkling lights, hot mulled wine and of course, lots of stunning white roses. White winter weddings are our ultimate favourite because they feel elegant and seasonal without looking overly Christmassy.

The white roses in our collection of David Austin Wedding Roses are the ideal choice to infuse your winter wedding with style and sophistication. A classic winter colour palette of white and forest green is perfect for capturing the magical tranquility of a snow covered Narnia. What could be more dreamy? Let’s find out about each of our beautiful white roses and how to incorporate them into your wedding flowers.

White Wedding Reception
Floral Chandelier
Photography: @jessicamangiaphotography
Wedding Table Place Setting
Floral Designer: @bowsandarrowsflowers


Leonora is a celebration of understated, classic elegance, her name meaning ‘light’ and ‘compassion’. This exquisite white rose is a firm favourite with brides and florists alike, thanks to her perfect form, countless blousy petals and fresh scent with hints of cucumber and citrus.

Leonora is a soft ivory rose that becomes lighter and whiter as she blooms. Wonderful  for any season, Leonora’s luminous petals make her particularly perfect for winter weddings, where all she needs are some lush seasonal foliage like eucalyptus, spruce, mimosa and trailing ivy. The key is giving her plenty of space to shine in arrangements, allowing her to fully bloom so you can really appreciate those countless fluttery petals.

White Wedding Rose Bouquet
Luxury Wedding Table
Photography: @camillajhardsphotography
Floral Design: @maryjanevaughan


Classic and naturally beautiful, Patience captures our hearts with her creamy ruffled petals and distinctive clean heady scent. This quintessential ivory rose exudes simplicity and sophistication, the ideal choice for brides striving for understated chic on their wedding day.

Patience’s charming milky buds ruffle out into ivory sculpted rosettes of papery petals, revealing a creamy coloured centre with just the palest hint of buttery yellow. Patience has the strongest fragrance of all the David Austin Wedding Roses, with an intense and clean scent of old rose with a dash of lemon. Heavenly!

Her neutral colour makes Patience a versatile choice for different styles of weddings, but she shines brightest in classic settings with little adornment to distract from her sculptural beauty. Think historic wedding venues with interesting architecture and classic design elements like grand entrances, wide staircases and huge fireplaces that can be enhanced with cascading greenery to complement Patience’s milky white blooms.

Photography: @spostophoto Floral Design: @oakandtheowl
White Wedding Roses
Photography & Styling: @jannelford
White Wedding Urn
Photography & Styling: @jannelford


Purity is the perfect pearly white rose, with alabaster outer petals that open to reveal a loosely ruffled center, lightly dusted with tones of pale apricot and peach. While smaller in size than her white rose sisters, Leonora and Patience, Purity packs a punch with an intoxicating scent reminiscent of Turkish delight and rose-water, which gives her a slightly exotic feel.

Purity is the epitome of relaxed romance, giving a feeling of graceful glamour in a relaxed and effortless way. She is a beautifully versatile rose and compliments myriad wedding colour palettes, from warm shades of pink and peach to cooler blue and lilac tones.

White Wedding Reception Table
Photography: @andyourstory ⁠
Wedding Arch
Floral Design: @clementinemoon_floraldesign ⁠

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