Floral tribute to my Dear Nana

August 22nd, 2011

Hi Everyone

My Nana sadly passed away on the 5th August at the age of 89. She was a wonderful, strong independent lady who did helped with a lot of charitable causes even in her 80′s. She use to love my arrangements which I made for her in fresh and artificial, so I really wanted to make her flowers for her funeral. We decided to send two arrangements from our family. This is the first time I made a funeral wreath, it was quite overwhelming making it for someone you love dearly.

Funeral wreaths and funeral crosses

Yellow and white colour scheme chosen for the cross

I chose to use large white gerberas, white Singapore orchids, white stocks, white carnations, yellow roses and green chrysanthemums.

Funeral tribute for loved ones

Close up of finished cross

Modern sympathy wreath for funerals

White flowers chosen for the wreath design

This is my second attempt at the wreath, the first design did not work where I tried to group the flowers together. I think the gerberas were too big.

Special modern wreath design

White flowers chosen for the wreath

I thought I also show a picture of my working progress. Most of the work was done on the kitchen floor because it rained outside where I wanted to work on the decking. All the green foilage was cut from my garden.

Funeral arrangements for a loved one.

In the middle of making arrangements

4 Responses to “Floral tribute to my Dear Nana”

  1. Sue says:

    Your tributes to your Nan are lovely, sorry to hear your sad news.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Claire says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your nana. Im sure she’d be very proud of you making the floral arrangements for her.

    Claire xx

  3. leeann and kayliegh says:

    beautiful arrangements mei your nana would be proud sorry to hear your sad news xxxx

  4. Christine says:

    These are just lovely floral tributes I’m sure your Nana would have loved them both and been appreciative of your undoubted talent. Sorry to learn that you have lost her, but I’m sure she will continue to influence your life. xxx

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