Funeral Flowers

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Arranging funerals is always difficult. During this sad time we can help you choose the right funeral flowers with sensitivity, guidance and support. Our designs range from casket sprays, tied sheafs, wreaths and crosses, as well as many other specialist funeral designs.

All of our Funeral flowers are made to order using the finest quality products and foliage.

At such a sensitive time it is necessary to deal with someone kind, caring and considerate. Nicola has had first hand experience of the difficult task of arranging a funeral for a loved one so is familiar with how you may be feeling.

If you would like to discuss in more detail, please Get In Touch and we will happily come to your house, talk on the phone or meet at a convenient time and place to help ease any pressure at what is a very difficult time.

We have prepared some standard funeral arrangements to purchase in our shop, however please do understand that we offer a completely bespoke funeral service and flower choices and colours can be all altered on request.  Each arrangement is made to order and can be personalised such as using a loved ones favourite flower or fragrance.

Often when you discuss flowers with the funeral director the options are fixed, expensive and you must choose from an image in a catalogue but all to often these arrangements are not quite what you are looking for. We really want to stress that each and every funeral arrangement we create is made to order.

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How to say it with flowers

Loss or sad news can be tough to respond to, funerals especially.  But you can pay your respects by offering sympathy flowers.

Some families may state ‘no flowers’ or ‘family only flowers’, and these wishes should be respected.  They may offer an alternative such as a charity donation, either online, or at the service – which the undertakers will co ordinate.

However, if there is no express wish for limited flowers, it is a traditionally British way to offer your condolences, whether they be funeral flowers for the grave, or a thoughtful gesture for the family.

It’s particularly valuable if you can’t attend the funeral but want to send a message of support and sympathy.

It can be hard to know what to send.

It’s useful to think about what colours they might have liked.  And also whether you want to celebrate their personality with bright and vibrant hues, or opt for a more traditional arrangement.  Traditionally funeral flowers are white or cream, with pastels.  Some families choose blooms in a favourite colour of the deceased.

Usually, it is for the family only to contribute the arrangement for the coffin.  These can be as elaborate or simple as is suitable for them.

Flat spray arrangements are a classic choice.  You wouldn’t usually see a wreath arrangement for a funeral; and neither should these be purchased in sympathy – these are more for remembrance for birthdays or at Christmas.

Where flowers are welcomed at a bereavement service or funeral, you will likely see them in the church, or at burials, they are commonly placed from the funeral cars to the grave like a walk way for the family to pass through.  Either a posie or tribute can work well here.  There’s an alternative option to send something direct to the family home such as a tied sheave.

White lilies are the most common sympathy flower following death.  They symbolise the innocence that is restored to the soul of the departed.

Carnations are also a popular choice – pink carnations stand for remembrance.   Or the Gladioli which elegantly arranged in a fan spray, stands for strength of character, morality and integrity.