October flowers – rich in meaning, easy on the planet
Choosing flowers of the season for your special life event is a great way to get the freshest floral display. It also means staying as eco-friendly as you can – no air-miles, less artificial heating and more natural cultivation methods that are kinder to wildlife. It’s likely to be kinder on your purse as well.…
Big, beautiful flowers for an August wedding
Hot flower choices for an August wedding
Rosemary for Remembrance
April 23rd is the day we commemorate both the birth and the death of the greatest English playwright, William Shakespeare. If you visit his place of birth, Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll find sprigs of rosemary dotted around many of the historic places he’s associated with – an acknowledgment of the fact he invoked rosemary at a pivotal…
A Good Friday for a wedding
Put a spring in your step with an Easter wedding
As the year dies, the gift of life
When we remember, we give our loved ones a new kind of life.
A ribbon to tie up your memories
A beautifully simple ribbon for a meaningful celebration of life.
Prepare like a prince
Although Prince Philip enjoyed a life of privilege beyond what most of us could ever imagine, there’s one thing that we all share with him – the opportunity to prepare our own funeral. The media’s made a lot of the fact that the Duke of Edinburgh helped design his own hearse and planned many aspects…
Rosemary for remembrance
Rosemary and funerals – centuries of tradition
The sad beauty of a double funeral
Devastating as it is to lose a loved one, how much more devastating it is to lose two people within days, or even hours, of each other. I can’t say the death of two close family members has become common during the coronavirus pandemic but it’s certainly become less uncommon, particularly for elderly couples. The…
What’s in a name?
Why the funeral sector needs a professional Institute to set and maintain standards for celebrants
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