your wedding flowers

congratulations… you’ve set the date and you’re getting married. you’ve probably booked your venue and possibly your dress. now its time to think about your flowers. At Cambridge floral designs, we pride ourselves in listening to what the bride (and groom) would like on the big day. yes we advise but appropriately. our main focus is to work with the brides (and grooms) vision ( after all it is their  big day!).

Things to think about….. do you have a colour scheme?, maybe a theme or style of wedding. have you seen/ collected and pictures etc of bouquets etc that have caught your eye. when going to a consultation it’s always good to have some designs that you like available. this shall give the florist the best indication as to what you like about the chosen designs and flowers.

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No matter what your theme, we are here to create the perfect bouquets   for you

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buttonholes – we have endless choices and ideas on how to make the grooms that little bit more special

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if you are looking at table displays, we can advise on designs to suit your budget

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no wedding is too big or too small. we can even show you ways to help with your costs, so you can have the flowers you dream about

IMG_1848  how about using arrangement for alter and top table – simply take with you

 

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we can even make artificial bouquets for those that want the day to last forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

no matter what your idea or budget, we are happy to help with suitable and realistic creations.

 

why not email us for a free  no obligation consultation today

 

Bespoke funeral tributes

 

Choosing a bespoke tribute, doesn’t have to be costly, it could be as easy as changing the colours to those shown in the design book.

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It could be creating a design much suited to the person or the place of rest, IMG_0527

IMG_1779It could be creating a design to reflect he personality of the deceased. Maybe nationality, hobby, likes,, favourite flowers etc etc.

IMG_2023or maybe choosing a shape that’s best suited for that dear loved one. Choosing a dove for example the perfect sign for peace

 

 

 

How about a coffin spray made purely of vegetables. Perfect for anyone who love growing there own vegetables. Although we keep the floristry sundries to a minimum in weight the vegetables can be quite heavy when the design is complete. I wouldn’t recommend placing this tribute on a wicker or seagrass coffin.

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which flowers to choose for funeral tributes

As you visit your florist or choose to order online, maybe with a little advice we can help you choose a stunning design with a personal message sent through the flowers it includes. Bespoke items don’t have to be costly, by being creative with your choice of meaning can help dictate the design contents.

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A very popular choice for funerals, lilies suggest that the soul has returned to innocence. They symbolise purity and virginity.

images-1 Carnations are often found in sprays and wreaths. As with all flowers, each colour has its own meaning – red shows affection whilst white symbolises innocence.

imgres-3hydrangeas are not so commonly used in funeral tributes, although they are a stunning flower with a perfect meaning. it is believed that hydrangeas symbolise true heartfelt emotions. Hydrangeas are a seasonal flower, but we would be happy to discuss availablity with you.

imgresOrchids come in multiple colours and varieties, but no matter which you choose the meaning stays the same – i will always love you. A truly stunning flower with the perfect message.

imgres-2Hyacinths are usually used amongst other spring flowers in a spray or wreath due to their stems being quite short in length. Apart from their vibrant colours and uplifting scent, hyacinths are believed to send a message that you are always in our prayers.

imagesroses are an extremely popular flower to choose for any funeral tribute to include. They can be arranged amongst other flowers or in a tribute on their own. However you choose they shall always look stunning red roses, traditionally for love, white roses for peace, purity and innocence. yellow roses signify the bond between friendships.

 

 

 

Woodland burial tributes

Woodland burials –

Laying a loved one to rest in a woodland burial ground surrounded by the beauty of nature is the most peaceful place. although a perfect setting, when it comes to saying your goodbyes with the perfect floral tribute, you may find this a daunting task. most woodland burial grounds don’t allow oasis frames of any kind, all items must be biodegradable. You could choose an elegant tied sheaf, using twine and raffia to secure the display.Version 2IMG_0529

maybe you’d prefer a wreath, created on  straw, willow , twig or hessian wreath ring. using natural flowers and materials to create these stunning designs

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if you are looking for a design suitable for a loved one, to lay on top of the coffin, maybe this stunning tribute created on a willow heart with bunches of tied flowers attached. the design is then completed with a natural raffia bow.

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All materials used in these designs are all biodegradeable and can stay with your loved ones forever. Any flowers and materials can be incorporated into the deigns to add that personal touch. Call us on 01223 311944 and we shall be happy to discuss your ideas with you.

 

only the freshest will do

Untitled-1So, you’ve been lucky enough to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Don’t worry if some of the blooms are in bud, this is to ensure you can enjoy every moment of your bouquet possible. We’ve had reports from our customers that they’ve received  flowers from us and they’ve lasted over three weeks.

Well here’s our secret – we only buy the best quality flowers, we are lucky enough to have a super fast turnover of flowers, ensuring you get to enjoy the flowers rather than us. We have a fresh delivery of flowers six days a week every week.

But can our flowers really be too fresh? in my opinion the longer you can enjoy your flowers, surely the better. what are your thoughts? would you really be happy if your flowers arrived in full bloom, yes they look beautiful on delivery, but this is for a short period of time, they are already on the turning point and your bouquet shall soon be looking sad.

We’d love  to hear your opinion and thoughts on whether flowers can be too fresh!!