If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha
There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875
Celebrate with flowers
Every occasion we walk into has flowers included. We celebrate love with the giving of flowers to each other. We celebrate happy and sad events with the use of flowers. They evoke and lend themselves to us, filling our souls with scents and feelings that are as unique as the flower itself.
Luther Burbank said, “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”As a Celebrant, I have the pleasure in delighting in the presence of flowers for all occasions.
The heady scents of love as a Bride walks her walk towards the love of her life. The flower girls were throwing petals of love for each step, the buttonhole of the groom and bridal party carefully placed and chosen to represent the unique qualities and traditions of the families depicted.
A room that is full of grief and sadness with the comfort of beautiful flowers lovingly with respect placed upon a casket. A feeling of personal connection each guest attending places a single flower or a sprig of rosemary, the herb of remembrance onto the coffin as a final touch or contact with the deceased and the love left with them.
Fill a room full of laughter and flowers adorning the birthday celebration, a baby naming or a vow renewal all these occasions incorporating the favourite flowers of the one who everyone is honouring.
Let’s face it a world without the wondrous fragrance and beauty of flowers and herbs would be a lot more difficult to bear.
With so many to choose from what Flowers do you include in your celebrations in 2020?
Style Trends 2020
1. 70’s style: The WOW factor with bright colours and love
Vibrancy and psychedelic mood carried over from the 60’s free love. Go for flowers that are bright, load and alive using vibrant vibes palette such as the loud and colourful.
2. Neutrals tones: White & Green flowers are IN! Gather from the forest floor.
Soft pastel and neutrals, using soft, fresh hues. White. Green include some sustainable elements from woodlands. On-trend forecasters WGSN suggest the colour palette called ‘neo-mint’ should be involved in the colour palette for 2020 indoor and outdoor celebrations.
3. Striped back minimal. One Colour. One Flower. Statement piece.
Bouquets are also going to be popular with their one colour and less fuss, these will be favourites for those wanting sustainable and minimalistic vibes.
4. Highly scented. Flowers with best scents and herbs with healing smells.
Bouquets are forecast as favourites with the scents of freesia’s, lavender, lilacs or sweet peas filling the room occasion with heady smells evoking treasured memories and remembering people mixing herbs and flowers.
5. ‘Wellbeing bouquets’ Flowers and herbs used for health and healing
Uniquely and thoughtfully created. Heal and lift the spirits creating joy and wellness to the recipient, to soften the wounds and touch the souls giving relief from physical and emotional suffering are being offered by florists using the seasonal flowers and herbs to represent the meaning. i.e., Roses for love, grace, Anemones for calmness, mint to stimulate and awaken the senses and rosemary for remembrance.
Keepsake – Some great ideas to preserve your flowers.
Whatever your choice is fresh, dried silk, sophistication and luxury, enjoy your flowers and make them yours. Don’t stop preserve your flowers too. Dry fresh flowers, have them pressed or encapsulated in epoxy resin. You might box frame your silk flowers start cuttings pf the herbs for your homes and gardens as lasting memories of your special day. Make your keepsake yours.