Church flowers require specialist attention, as they have requirements that other arrangements do not have. Church flowers will be seen both close-up and from great distances. The flowers therefore need to be arranged so that they are at their best from all viewpoints.
A common mistake many florists make is to cut corners by not completing the rear of the arrangement, thinking that the arrangement will only be seen from the front. This is not the case with church flowers. The flowers will be seen from the rear, even if it is just the priest, bride and groom or choir. From a front side pew it is also too easy to see a part of the rear of a church flower arrangement and if the back of the arrangement is not complete, it will be all too obvious to the eye.
Different Types Of Church Flowers
When one thinks of church flowers, weddings immediately come to mind. Every bride wants the church filled with glorious flower arrangements to make their day extra special. Wedding flowers in a church can range from large arrangements at the altar or chancel step, through to columns and pews being decorated. Depending upon the nature and wishes of the bridal couple, very personal touches may be designed into the arrangements.
Wedding flowers are never cheap, so a good wedding florist can help by making suggestions for arrangements which can be removed from the church at the end of the service and be taken to the reception venue. This can cut the overall cost of wedding floristry by half at least!
Funeral & Remembrance Flowers
Funerals and services of remembrance require very different types of arrangements to weddings and Christenings. The funeral flower arrangements tend to be more sombre in nature, though the flower arrangements can be just as beautiful in their own way.
Remembrance Sunday is another day a church can be decorated with flowers to honour and remember the Fallen. We tend to use a combination of faux poppies together with branches and twigs of laurel, giving a full flower arrangement with the deep red of the poppies providing colour from within the green of the laurel.