David Austin announces royal wedding 'Ella' rose

03 Jun 2019

The rose is inspired by Lady Gabriella Windsor's marriage to Thomas Kingston

Royal wedding images: Hugo Burnand

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Lady Gabriella married Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday 18th May 2019. 

Dressed in a lace gown designed by Luisa Beccaria, Lady Gabriella looked a vision in bridal white and carried a blooming bouquet assembled by British floral designer Paul Thomas. 

Yet unbeknown to the crowds who gathered to watch the royal wedding, the bouquet had a much more personal meaning. Named after the bride herself, the ivory 'Ella' (Auswagsy) rose took centre stage in the arrangement - showcasing yet another exquisite variety of David Austin's cut rose collection. 

Lady Gabriella who is also known as 'Ella' to her friends and family was proud to carry the rose on her wedding day which exudes simplicity and emits a fresh scent with notes of citrus and cucumber. 

David J C Austin - son of the late David Austin and managing director of the business, comments: “We are delighted to name our new cut rose, Ella, in honour of Lady Gabriella’s marriage to Thomas Kingston.

"Lady Gabriella’s bouquet is the first bridal bouquet to feature the new Ella rose, which is a tremendous honour for us all. We hope this will be the first of many weddings where Ella’s beauty will be admired and loved. My father would be extremely proud to see his lifetime’s work bringing great joy to such a special and momentous occasion."

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