Gourds, Pumpkins and Autumn Treasures
With Halloween and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, it is the time of year when we celebrate the harvest with fabulous designs created with Gourds, Pumpkins and other fruits and flowers of the season. In this blog post Neill shares his new autumn installation at the Belgravia boutique along with exciting designs that can be ordered online, as well as bespoke arrangements from the Belgravia boutique and the concession at Harrods.
Along with the arrival of autumn come many harvest celebrations around the world in thanks for the successful harvesting of crops. Dates of these festivities vary from country to country and according to the time of the “harvest moon” (the full moon). In the U.K. this year “harvest home” was held on Sunday, September 22nd. For a floral designer, autumn and these harvesting and thanksgiving celebrations inspire designs that are quite different from any other time of the year. Gourds and Pumpkins are fabulous fruits to blend with flowers; the warm, autumnal colours create a spectacular colour palette and the textures of fruits and grasses blended with flowers give rise to exceptionally rich and abundant designs.
These designs can be ordered online. We offer a same day delivery service throughout London.
In addition to carving Pumpkins into spooky faces for Halloween, we create a wide variety of bespoke decorations for any occasion thanks to the magnificent selection of Gourds and Pumpkins we source from our growers.
A harvest celebration, an autumn themed party or Thanksgiving dinner are all occasions that allow us to create lavish table settings inspired by the season. Designs with autumn leaves, lush fruits, berries and flowers combine to make a magical, ethereal setting that guests will adore.
Any bespoke arrangement, event decor or floral home styling can be requested at the Belgravia boutique or our concession at Harrods. If you head over to the boutique you can enjoy our new autumn installation which has already become a target for instagrammers and social media aficionados.
While we are enjoying the joys of Autumn, have no fear, Christmas will be soon upon us in not time at all! With that in mind I thought you might like a sneak preview of our 2019 Christmas Collection which you can view here. The trends for this Christmas at Neill Strain Floral Couture are particularly floral and opulent and we can’t wait to reveal more to you very soon…