Natural sympathy flowers
Sympathy or floral tribute work can be a very rewarding experience, both for the family involved and the florist. I prefer working on natural arrangements that are very different in style - a far cry from the traditional crysanthemum based designs. I can create a full sized coffin spray for a natural burial just using moss, twine and twigs as a base - no plastic or floral foam involved. The beauty of the natural materials shines through, which is particularly fitting for woodland burials.
Individual stems are a lovely way for friends and family to take a moment with their memories and lay the flower at the graveside or on the coffin.
Prices start from £35 for a small hand-tied posy. Mossed base work starts at £45 for a smaller piece, rising to around £120 for a full length spray. Foliage garlanding on wicker coffins is around £60 depending on size, foliage type and flower content.
Letters and names continue to be popular for funerals. I can create eco letters entirely on a moss base and wicker frame as well as more traditional Oasis letters, although these I do with mixed flowers rather than the traditional chrysanthemums and florists ribbon border. Letters start at £50 each for simpler designs either on a moss base or Oasis base.
All items are bespoke and can be designed around requests for specific colours or flowers from the family.