Celebrate Women This Month Of March
March is a month that celebrates women with International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th and Mother’s Day on Sunday March 31st. For these special occasions Neill Strain Floral Couture has created some fabulously feminine designs to meet all the tastes and styles of the dynamic 21st century woman, as well as for Persian New Year and Arab Mother’s Day on the first day of spring, March 21st. Neill tells us about the inspiration and sourcing for his exquisite designs.
Everyone loves spring time! It means the end of winter and summer is that bit closer. I love the flowers and plants of all four seasons but spring is the most prolific, particularly when I go on my sourcing visits to Holland. The bulb fields, now full of not just Tulips, but Daffodils, Narcissi and Hyacinths creating bands of colour as far as the eye can see, make my research for our Spring Collection all the more of an experience.
After all the red Roses of Valentine’s Day, the next big date in the diary is International Women’s Day. The tradition for this important celebration is Mimosa and hence I have created a range of designs incorporating the yellow flowers of Mimosa with the pink and purple hues of spring… Renunculus, Lilac, Tulips and Viburnum are combined with Roses, Eustoma and one of my favourite Phalaenopsis Orchids, Golden Treasure. Here are some of my inspirations for these designs, from Holland and the Belgravia boutique:
It is our “Chelsea” range of designs that we propose for International Women’s Day 2019, for which this year’s campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is to further improve gender balance across the world. “Better the balance, better the world.” By offering flowers to the women you admire and respect, you can support this worthy theme. Order online, visit our Belgravia boutique or concession at Harrods. There are many options and we can also make up something for you completely bespoke.
Another range of designs, part of our Spring Collection and perfect for any of the celebrations in March, is “Knightsbridge.” Bursting with spring blooms, these arrangements comprise Anemones, Renunculus, Paper White Narcissi, Viburnum and yellow Tulips, together with Roses, Clematis and the stunning “Surabaya” Phalaenopsis Orchids.
Here is the Knightsbridge range of bouquets and arrangements which you can order online.
We also have a range of designs in pink - for Mother’s Day and any other day or occasion that calls for pink. Our “Westminster” range combines beautiful Roses with Cymbidium Orchids along with spring blooms of Lilac, Tulips and Viburnum creating quite a classic look.
Here is the “Westminster” range which can be ordered online.
A fourth alternative is for the woman that likes tints and tones of orange in a modern style. This is our Mayfair range, created with Roses, Orchids, Calla Lilies and tropical blooms. As always inspired by our growers…
Last but not least, I would like to share with you my favourite design for Mother’s Day. As this will be celebrated on March 31st, and on March 21st in Arabic countries, I have created a design with magnificent Dutch Hydrangeas which will be in season, together with stunning Roses and a textured mix of other seasonal blooms. In a palette of old Rose, I think these designs are incredibly elegant and feminine. Again, you can order online.
All of our bouquets and arrangements are made with the very finest selection of flowers from the best growers in Holland. These select growers pick our blooms especially for us and send them to us directly so we can be quite sure we have the freshest flowers in London. If you’re looking for something special for International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Persian New Year or Arab Mother’s Day, I hope one of the designs here has inspired you. If not, come and visit the Belgravia boutique and tell us what you’d like. My talented team are highly creative and they will be able to create something divine for you. We deliver throughout London.
Best wishes to all the wonderful women we know and may you enjoy the month’s celebrations.