Alexandra Farms and David Austin Roses are delighted that roses from the prestigious cut rose collection grown at our farm were chosen to be part of the wedding floral arrangements created by eminent British floral designers Simon Lycett and Paul Thomas.
More than 1,500 roses were used in the arrangements to decorate Windsor Castle, which was the location of the Reception held by Her Majesty The Queen following the wedding ceremony.
The roses were chosen to reflect the color scheme of the autumn season – from the rich ruby reds of Tess, the golden and raspberry hues of Edith through to the beautiful mellow yellow tones of the rose Beatrice. Also included were two of David Austin’s most recognizable wedding roses, Juliet and Patience. The roses were chosen not only for their beauty but for their notable fragrance.
“As an age-old symbol of beauty, celebration and true love, a beautiful, fragrant rose can captivate our senses and stir our emotions like no other flower.”
David C H Austin OBE and David J C Austin Jr. have become renowned around the world for creating the most beautiful roses for the garden and also for the floral industry.
“Huge congratulations to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on their marriage . . . for our roses to be part of any wedding or occasion is a huge privilege, but to be used within a Royal Wedding is an incredible honor. It is a testament to my father’s lifetime work and the dedication of the nursery team and our incredible rose growers around the world who share our passion,” said David J C Austin, Managing Director of David Austin Roses.
Left: A floral arrangement in Windsor Castle by Simon Lycett with David Austin Wedding Roses, including Juliet, Patience, Edith and Beatrice, with autumnal foliage, rose hips and berries from Windsor Great Park.
Right: A floral display in Windsor Castle by Simon Lycett with mixed autumn foliage, hydrangea and David Austin Wedding Roses, including Beatrice, Edith and Patience.
Images courtesy of photographer Joe Short.