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Our adventures in floristry...

Funeral Tributes Photoshoot

More than thirty funeral arrangements, three locations, two loaned caskets and one scorcher of a day; yes, our funeral tributes photoshoot in the height of the summer heat-wave was no mean feat!

The aim was to photograph all of our different funeral arrangements; sprays and garlands through to wreaths and letters, in five different colourways.

Funeral Directors, Richard Steel & Partners, very kindly loaned us two coffins upon which to display our double-ended sprays and garlands. While Winchester Registry Office, St. Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church and St. Cross Allotment allowed us to use their beautiful settings as backdrops.

We started at Winchester Registry Office, in their Castle Room, shooting our Mr. Fisher range against the gorgeous blue walls. Then it was off to St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church, which, as many of you will know, is the most stunning small church which dates back to the Middle Ages and forms part of the fabric of the old city wall. Sunlight flooded in through the stained glass windows and provided a beautiful, atmospheric setting for our Brambly Hedge and Memories ranges.

Finally, we moved on to St. Cross Allotment as the late afternoon sun lowered in the sky. The allotment was in full bloom, flowers and vegetables spilling over everywhere, and provided a wealth of wonderful photo opportunities for our Cottage Garden and Celebration ranges.

Such an amazing team effort; carefully manoeuvring the coffins around, sweeping up trail of leaves and re-purposing and re-touching the displays as we went along. We duly rewarded ourselves with ice-creams and cold beers, and couldn’t be happier with the results. You can see more of the pics over in the funerals section here.

Photos by Stephanie Osmond

Special thanks goes to Richard Steel & Partners of Winchester for the loan of the Somerset willow and mahogany coffins, as well as Winchester Registry Office, the church of St. Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, and St. Cross Allotment for allowing us access for the photoshoot.