Three Beautiful Funeral Wreaths

Funeral wreaths (also called Sympathy Wreaths) are floral tributes most often sent to the funeral service to express sorrow, sentiment and love. Symbolically, funeral wreaths have been made as a remembrance of the enduring, circular nature of life. Aesthetically they are a beautiful reminder of life and it's beauty, and also can be a quite personal link the the loved one who has passed away. We make a range of sizes, colours and styles of funeral wreaths at Urban Flower. I've chosen these three to show the variation, from vibrant reds to elegant, delicate floral whites. 





To find out more about the range of Sympathy and Funeral Flowers we offer, you can find other blog posts here and our view our range in our online store here.

Cranberry and Dusty Pink Wedding Flowers





Today I wanted to share these gorgeous wedding flowers Jules conjured up some time ago now. There's no shying away from the pink wedding trend here. I just adore these colour combinations so much - bespoke greens and blush pink, deep maroon, hints of white and woodland elements too. 

It takes a courageous bride to play with deeper colours like cranberry, but when they come together this well, the result is simply stunning - a rich warmth, sensual tones and dramatic hues add real beauty to the day. 

Here are a few bridal party photos from Marlene and Travis' special day (loving that whole tribe of bridesmaids!) taken in Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby.






King Protea Wedding Bouquet in Macquarie Park


This has to hands-down be one of my favourite weddings that we have done - I love that Jess wanted to make a white King Protea the champion of her clutch of flowers. The green bush foliage and paper daisies work seamlessly to beautify Jess and Daniel's wedding day, their botanical Eden Gardens setting, and reflect their relaxed style.






All photography courtesy of Bless Photography
Ceremony and reception held at Eden Gardens in Macquarie Park
Jess wears a Maggie Sottero wedding gown.
Wildflowers sourced from East Coast Wildflowers

Choosing Sympathy Flowers

It may come as a surprise, but the majority of flowers we prepare for delivery are Sympathy flowers. Many customers seem a little unsure when it comes to sending bereavement flowers Death often comes by surprise and leaves us wondering how to let the bereaved families know we care. We've put together some of our popular choices on the Urban Flower website to make the task a little easier. 

When choosing Sympathy Flowers, we suggest you:

Choose something easy-to-care for. Arrangements are less hassle than bouquets, all they require is to be watered once a day. Similarly, already-vased bouquets don't require the recipients to go searching the house for a vase of their own. 
- Choose something long-lasting. Native flowers are a popular choice for this reason. Orchids in all their varieties are also long-lasting.
- Consider pastels tones, white and more subdued classic colours. But, if you know the recipient well and you know they would appreciate bright, happy colours then that is perfectly fine too.
- Consider a leafy indoor plant or succulent bowl. With just a water every now and then, plants can live forever, be replanted in gardens and provide a special gift which can be appreciated long-term.


Fishbowl arrangements are a very thoughtful sympathy gift. Pure Delight showcases oriental lilies displayed with fine foliage, smooth river pebbles, and spear grass.  I have delivered these as a Sympathy gift on countless occasions and each time, they are received with awe and appreciation.


Broome is elegant and long-lasting. The orchids and native flowers are beautifully arranged in a ceramic trough.


White roses are often chosen as a bereavement gift. Our Pure Love arrangement with white roses and lush green foliage can be made in a few different sizes and price points.

We hope that these ideas have helped you. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to call us on (02) 97451668.

You may also be wondering where to have these Sympathy Flowers sent to and what to write on your card message. Perhaps you've been given the responsibility to choose funeral flowers for a loved one and need some direction. We answer those questions in the following posts:

Four Romantic Bouquets






Four romantic bouquets featuring romantic hues and softer textures.
Call us if you would like us to create one for you - (02) 9745 1668.

Breathtaking Flower Arrangements




Just wanted to share some of our florist Shannyn's beautiful work, you can follow her floral adventures on Instagram too @shannynflowers

Luxe Baby Hampers




Celebrate their new arrival with a Luxe Baby Hamper. Each basket features a gorgeous array of seasonal pastel flowers and greenery, as well as Organic Baby Bath Soak, Seventh Tree Vegan Soap and a bespoke wooden and silicone teether from Nature Bubz.




Choose from Standard (as pictured) or Amazing (we will glam it up with a bigger basket, extra blooms, and add an Organic Baby Balm too!). We can deliver our lovely floral hampers to home or hospitals, and add a hand-lettered card by Little Hoot Hoot too. If you have any special requests we're happy to help, just call us in the florist on (02) 97451668.

St Mary's Cathedral Funeral Flowers




If you've been inside St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney you'll know it's an expansive space with beautiful light. For a very special funeral of a much-loved family member, we filled the cathedral with red freedom roses, white phalaenopsis orchids and sweet peach blossom. Sarah designed each arrangement into a Northcote pottery Terrazzo moon pot. They were very heavy to lift into place, but made a huge dramatic space like St Mary's Cathedral into a more intimate and elegant area perfectly befitting our final farewells. 


                        


St Mary's Cathedral - St Mary's Road, Sydney 2000 
Ph: (02) 9220 0400

Lotus Flowers



That something sensual about lotus flowers as they peel away, opening to soft and pink.

5 Elegant Choices for Easter Flowers 2017

Sending an Easter flower arrangement is probably not the first thing you think of when choosing an Easter gift. But, more and more people are sending flowers to family and friends to celebrate the occasion. Most of us are already overladen with chocolate eggs and bunnies, but everyone appreciates beautiful fresh flowers as an Easter gift. Really, flowers are the perfect choice for Easter, an event centered on life and renewal.

Here, we share our five favourite Easter flower choices for Easter 2017.

1) An Emerald Easter
With vibrant and organic bespoke greet tones, this deluxe trough arrangement always charms.


2) Sunlight this Easter
Easter is all about new life - our Sunlight arrangement comes with roses, calla lilies, and cymbidium orchids.This wonderful Easter arrangement is sure to leave a lasting impression.

3) Pink Delight at Easter
While traditionally yellow was considered the Easter colour choice, in 2016, we see the pink trend growing. This
 fishbowl arrangement of oriental lilies displayed with elegant foliage, smooth river pebbles, and spear grass makes a stunning Easter gift.


If you're still undecided and hopping around about what to give for Easter, why not consider our Noosa arrangement? Bring Australian native flora home with long-lasting Australian natives and cymbidium orchids.  

5) Starry Easter Nights
Are you visiting family for Easter this year? Say 'Happy Easter' by showing up with a beautiful arrangement of Singapore orchids. These are a sure winner and a best seller here at Urban Flower

I really hope those ideas have helped you! Let us take care of your Easter flower gift giving, we deliver anywhere in the Sydney Metro area for a flat fee of $9.95. We offer same-day delivery to ensure your flowers arrive at their freshest.  (Please note, you must place your Easter orders early as our retail premises is closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. Order before midday on Thursday 24th March just to be sure.)