Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sympathy Tributes - Casket Sprays

Casket sprays are a tribute to your loved one and many times include the deceased favorite flowers, colors, or interest. This first spray was for a cowboy and the flowers were made on his saddle. The Cowboy rode away in the fall of the year and the family ask me to create a tribute to their dad and pop that would honor him and his interest. 

Fall flower casket spray on a saddle

This was another spray for a very sweet lady. The family ask for an elegant fall mixed spray with sunflowers.
casket flowers

A red and white mixed spray with roses, carnations, fuji mums, and larkspur. 
A red and white mixed casket spray.
100 red roses. 
For the woodsy, outdoor man, this spray had a set of antlers from a deer he had shot.
A fall mixed spray for a beloved baseball and softball coach and supporter. Balls were placed in the top of his spray.
My only guidelines for this spray was "colorful for the manly, man." Orange lilies, high and magic roses, blue hydrangeas, dasies, solidago, berries, liatris and curly willow branches were used for this piece. 

Another  mixed spray for a man featuring a mixture of colors and flowers. 
For this spray, I was told it was a pinky/mauve casket and please make something nice. Knowing that one of the family members loved red roses, I handpicked a mixture of pink flowers, stargazer lilies, and red roses for an elegant feminine spray. I delivered the spray and saw the lady was wearing a red dress and knew the pinks and red flowers were the right combination for her.
A garden style arrangement of pink and purple mixed flowers including roses, lilies, larkspur, callas, alstromerias, stock, delphinum, and snapdragons.
The following sprays were all designed for my family members. This was my dad's saddle and bridle on his casket. My daddy was a rancher, cowboy, and team roper.
 For my great uncle- rich burgundy, brown, bronze flowers.
 For my uncle - the coffee drinker, it was very appropriate that the roses were called "coffee break."
 For Meme- a sweet and pastel garden style spray with pink, lavender, blue, white, and green mixed flowers.
Masculine spring casket spray with yellow, orange, blue, and purple mixed flowers.
I was ask to create a feminine, with a touch of country casket spray in spring colors, but mostly pink and purple. Touches of rope and burlap ribbon where included in this spray to give it a touch of country. I hand picked an assortment of spring blossoms and my client text me after the service "that  EVERYONE loved the casket spray!!!!! It was beautiful and so fitting..."
This was a spring casket spray including her favorite flowers: gladiolas, daffodils, and carnations, along with other spring flowers. It took sourcing flowers from several different locations to find all of her favorites, but I'm glad that I could find them and deliver the request. 
A red, white, and blue casket spray. The customer told me that she had used other shops, but there just wasn't the same care, compassion, service, and heart behind the designs. She also said she got more than her money's worth and was very pleased. 
It is an honor to help create a final tribute for your loved ones and I truly strive to help take care of you in your time of loss. 

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