Here at Sedona Sky Weddings, we do several wedding each weekend—which is why you might want to call Carlinda Alvarado, our Events Sales Manager and book early! Because we do so many weddings, we decided to look into the meanings of the color of various roses to see what those roses communicate.
Roses, since they are available year-round, are often the floral focal point of weddings here at Sedona Sky Weddings. Here are the meanings of three very popular colors:
Purity, Innocence, Virtue, Purity of New Love, Honor, “I am worthy of you”
Additional meanings: Spirituality, Heavenly, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness
- White rosebud: symbolic of girlhood
- Red roses and white roses given together: True Love, Unity, and Bonding
- White roses and yellow roses given together: Harmony
Traditionally, a white rose was the preferred wedding rose because it symbolized true, happy, marital love, as well as purity, and innocence.
At certain colleges, a woman carries a single white rose during her college graduation.
True Love, Beauty, Romance, Romantic Love, “I Love You,” Passion
Additional meanings: Courage, Respect, Congratulations
- Dark red rose or deep burgundy rose: Unconscious Beauty
- Single red rose: “I Love You”
- Red rosebud: Purity and Loveliness
- Red roses and white roses (given together): True Love, Unity, and Bonding
- Red roses and yellow roses (given together): Happy and Joyful feelings
In modern times, the red rose symbolizes true love.
Love, Poetic Romance, Perfect Happiness, Sweetness, Admiration, Gentleness, Grace
Additional meanings: “Please Believe Me”
- Dark Pink Roses: Gratitude, Appreciation, “Thank you”
- Light Pink Roses: Gentleness, Admiration, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness
As a blending of white and red, the pink rose blends the sweetest meanings of each. Pink roses are the gentlest messengers of poetic romance, love, and perfect happiness—which is why they are often the rose invited to weddings!