I specialise in making natural funeral flowers...these are popular with gardeners, people wanting old fashioned flowers, people wanting a more personal service, people wanting beautiful understated flowers....
I pick flowers and foliage from family gardens if wished and make sheaths of flowers from my garden and other British growers. Like my bouquets they are scented and contain old fashioned and less common varieties of flowers. Most commonly they are finished with raffia but sometimes ribbon. To extend my skills and ideas next week I am going on a natural funeral flower course. I am keen to make and dress willow shapes for funeral tributes....more information and pictures to follow.
This natural floral theme is extended to church flowers for the service either funeral, memorial or celebration of life. I make big urns of flowers and vases of flowers. One of the huge benefits of this type of approach is that the flowers can be taken home by all the guests or incorporated into the service e.g. thrown into the sea or river with thoughts. I have discovered that many floral foam type arrangements are simply placed in the bin at the crematorium.
More recently I have arranged flowers for Mary Goodrich who makes gorgeous funeral teas. Many of you may know Mary when she worked in Nutters delicatessen in Southwold.
Do get in touch if you would like more information.
I love this work...in many ways the most personal of all the work I do.
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.