Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebration of Life Memorial Flowers- Victoria BC-Artistry in Bloom

Flowers are an important part of any Celebration of Life Memorial and should reflect the life and personality of the loved one you are celebrating.

Recently I did the flowers for my father's memorial service.

Dad was like a ray of sunshine brightening the lives of everyone who knew him and I wanted the flowers to match his spirit.

The flowers had to be bright and warm like the sun and also reflect his love of lemons.

Dad loved lemon drops, lemon meringue pie, lemon cake, lemonade, lemon pudding- you name it. If there were lemons in it he loved it.

If dad could see his memorial I knew he would have a chuckle at lemons in his wreath.

I also added some camillia leaves from mom and dad's garden and some hellebores flowers from my garden to reflect the many hours he spent working in his garden and visiting in mine.

Dad's memorial was on Saturday March 17. I went back to work on Tuesday and the first call I had was from a lady ordering flowers for her uncle. She said she didn't want the usual sympathy arrangement and that she wanted all yellow flowers because her uncle was a retired lemon farmer from California. I asked her if she would like me to put some lemons in the arrangement and she thought that would be wonderful.

                                                                    How amazing is that? 

                                      I hope there are lemons in heaven.