LOVE/HATE: The Over-the-Rainbow Edition

Most brides, when choosing their wedding colors, go in for two, three, or sometimes four colors, with some variations on the theme for a little extra pizazz. Rainbow isn’t a popular wedding color scheme, though some brides do choose it and when they know what they’re doing, damn, does it look good! Even fewer go in for a psychedelic rainbow color scheme, though I’ve found the perfect wedding flowers for those who do.


My first thought upon seeing a snapshot of Happy Roses somewhere was “Shopped!” But no, these petals are on the level — what you see is pretty much exactly what you get, thanks to a special watering technique. Remember coloring carnations or celery stalks with food color infused agua in grade school? It’s kind of like that.

The Happy Roses are placed in special water. Different substances are dissolved in this water. The rose branch absorbs this water as part of a natural process. This is what changes the colour of the petals. What makes Happy Roses unique is that the inventor has managed to colour a few petals, for example, yellow, whilst at the same time other petals colour differently, for example, blue, orange or lilac. It even proved possible to achieve a range of different colourings in the flower, which as it were fan around one another. This resulted in these unique, colourful and cheerful roses.

So love? Hate? I vote LOVE, just because the bouquet and the centerpieces are so wonderfully eye-catching. As La BellaDonna likes to remind me, “More is more,” and these definitely fall into the more category. What say you?

12 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The Over-the-Rainbow Edition”

  1. MET says:

    I like the rainbow wedding that you posted, but I am not a fan of these roses. It’s just a bit too much for me. I am quite interested in how they were made though.

  2. kate says:

    they’d make a great focal point. i would want too much else going on around them, tho. very cool!

  3. daisyj says:

    Love the roses, Tremble In Terror to think of the wedding a theme-happy planner could create around them. (My eyes! My precious eyes!)

  4. un-bride says:

    I can appreciate how they’re made, but yikes! Not for me.

  5. La BellaDonna says:

    Oh, I like them! They’re such, well, Happy Flowers!

    I, too, am interested in the technique used to colour them. I’d love to see some specifically customized colors, in addition to this rainbow blend, just out of goggle-eyed curiousity.

  6. Twistie says:

    I’ve been trying to decide since yesterday precisely how I feel about these. At long last, I’ve come to the conclusion that whether or not they will work depends entirely on the good (or otherwise) taste of the person planning the overall look of the wedding. Oddly enough I think the worst thing you could do would be to underdo them.

    If you’re going to go with these, you can’t be timid. Be BOLD with color and scale. Use saturated jewel tones, and don’t skimp on anything. Any attempt to tone them down or make them ‘safe’ is likely to result in the flowers looking bizarre and clownish.

    But if you use them with gusto and a lavish hand in just the right setting, they really could be spectacular.

  7. Pencils says:

    I really don’t like them. They look too dyed, or fake. I do, however, love the rainbow wedding that you linked. Gorgeous dress, lovely details, and the bride and groom look so damn happy it makes it all sublime.

  8. Anne says:

    I really, really, really do not like them. I cannot imagine any way in which they would add to the beauty of a wedding. They would perhaps work for the wedding of 2 clowns however.

  9. Toni says:

    I think they might look better in person, when you could see that they were real roses, and not some fuax disaster. I would also like to see them in a lighter setting, offset by white, to see if that gives them a more delicate appearance.

    That said, it doesn’t appear that they ship to the USA, so it’s all a moot point for now.

  10. Toni says:

    Ooh, the chrysanthemums are really lovely, and I think their spiky, more “informal” shape lends itself to the multi-colors better than the roses do.

  11. De says:

    I love these! Roses aren’t my aesthetic, but bright colors are, and I think these could make a beautiful impact in a wedding. Either by limiting them to the bridal bouquet or even having them as centerpieces.

    I do agree that without the right combination of decor these could be garish, but I don’t they are inherently so.

  12. Emi!y says:

    The flower shop I work in had pictures of these in our prom source books. We couldn’t actually get the roses – they would have cost US $8 apiece, meaning we’d charge upwards of $16-18 in addition to the corsage making fees. But that didn’t stop 4 girls from falling in love with them. So I had the fun of stripping apart white and hot pink roses, spraying the leavesall the colors and gluing the roses back together. Plus, one of the corsages was a composite rose, so I colored and glued together the petals of 5 roses. They looked pretty cool, but had me damning the bastard that created them! 😀