His & Hers: Hey Jude

Jude the Obscure is another Old World treasure I brought back from Highbank. It’s an old fashioned David Austin rose, named for the controversial 19th century Thomas Hardy novel. I love this rose not only for its beautiful fragrance and its delicate apricot colouring but for the unique shapes of its bloom – reminiscent of freshly scooped ice cream!

In this bouquet, a soft palette of apricot, cream and white roses contrast effortlessly with the palest green lisianthus, velvety sage leaves and blue plumbago. Scalloped-edge ivory lace graces the handle.

The combination of flowers and herbs in this scented posy offer a glimpse into the world of Jane Austen – can’t you see one of her heroines clutching this as she makes her way down the aisle towards her Mr Darcy? – Who, incidentally, would look dashingly handsome with a matching boutonniere of apricot rose buds, lisianthus and snowberry…

 

jude the obscure wedding

Delicate David Austin roses (apricot for modesty and white for purity) with sage (health and respect), lisianthus (adoration), snowberries and plumbago.

 

Ice cream image credit – Charles Ayoub