My husband has standing orders :
Never EVER Give Me A Trite Bouquet of Red Roses !
You know what I mean ... .. . the gathering of a dozen roses
that every florist keeps on hand for men to grab, because they
lack true thought and creativity.
I understand this. I also understand that, in these matters -
Men Must Be Trained. ( OK , Tristain - you're exempt
from that statement!)
As long as you smile sweetly and say "Thank you, dear" --
you're doomed to a long life of mediocre bouquets .. .. .
with no one to blame but yourself.
Let them know what you like and, better still, direct them
to a specific florist who knows what you like.
That said: These red roses are a perfect example of a florist
who knows how to take red roses away from being
trite and boring.
Our friends at Quintessentially Flowers have, once again, created
absolutely perfect bouquets by blending three different red/pink rose
variations. They have also made a giant leap -- which is often difficult
with roses -- in that they've given them a rather casual feeling , by
mixing the rosy roses with twigs and trailing ivy.
How perfectly/casually elegant for the railings on this barge !
I can only assume this was for a wedding on a river ... . .
Such a lucky bride.