Rose Details for a Wedding

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Call on roses to set the scene for your celebration.

Soft pink roses and pale yellow orchids complement the velvety red roses in this arrangement. Ask your florist about renting metal pillars like those shown here to support aisle flowers. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

Bold red-and-pink flower orbs provide welcome bursts of color along the grass aisle of this outdoor wedding. The red-and-pink theme continues with the urn arrangements flanking the flower-clad arbor. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

Rose petals carpet the edge of this outdoor aisle in luxury. The petals coordinate perfectly with the carnation-and-chrysanthemum flower orbs dangling from shepherd's hooks. --Photographer and floral designer Sandra Meyer

White pillars support two massive pink-and-white bouquets and act as sentinels, framing the space where the bride and groom will stand. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

This lush arbor is a stunning ceremony focal point. Although arbors like this one require several hours and hundreds of flowers to construct, they make such an impressive statement that they are often the only floral decoration at the ceremony. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

A gazebo or arbor presents many options for floral decorations. The lovely garland gracing an archway of this gazebo is made primarily of hydrangeas, purple roses, and blue tulle. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

The sculptural form of twin topiaries is a perfect complement to the serene altar area. Tour the ceremony site with your florists, or give them photos of the space where your wedding will take place so they can recommend appropriate arrangements. --Photographer and floral designer Asa Ige

Roses and seeded eucalyptus create a floral frame around a guest registry. This creative take on the traditional arrangement that stands beside the guestbook immerses your guests in the beauty of flowers. --Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe

After months of preparation, your wedding day will come and go in a flurry of joyful activity. Do your best to remember the day: Live in the moment, snap mental pictures, and take time to stop and smell the roses. --Photographer Kim Cornelison; Floral designer Wanda J. Ventling

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