Sympathy arrangements are some of our favorites to design. We love the idea of celebrating a life well-lived.
Two of the sympathy arrangements we created this fall were similar in that the people commissioning them both wanted the same color scheme--fall reds and oranges. We were happy to oblige! We had many wonderful flowers and even some fall foliage to use that were just the ticket.
Here is a basket that we made with beautiful orange dahlias, bright red zinnias, and accents of red gomphrena, variegated orange and red marigolds, bright orange celosia, red snapdragons, and Rudbeckia triolbia. Then the fall leaves were a perfect foliage to use.
The other arrangement was a funeral spray. It had the same color scheme an same flowers, but this was for a man who was a farmer so we added some corn stocks and amaranth.
Both of these arrangements were for men, which always is a pleasure to create a beautiful arrangement with flowers that has a more masculine feel to it. I think the red and orange colors help bring a masculine feel to the arrangement (as opposed to baby pink and lavender).
What are some things you think help make a flower arrangement feel more masculine?