deliver flowers to Cape Town, South Africa and world
The trained staff of Special Occasions of
Wynberg(Cape Town) specialize in flower delivery and the
arrangement of flowers for all occasions - including parties,
weddings and funerals. We buy our flowers directly from the flower
markets and flower farms and can thus offer the best quality at the
As an Interflora florist we deliver and arrange for delivery of flowers in South Africa and world wide. Orders are accepted online from
our South-African catalogue(click on the "Home" button to access this page), from where the catalogues for the United Kingdom,
the USA, Europe, the rest of Africa and Australia and New Zealand can also be accessed.
An arrangement of flowers is always
appreciated, bringing fragrance, light and colour into any room,
Flowers bring joy to everyone who sees it. Colours in a flower
arrangement can be subtle or strident. Flowers can calm or excite,
lift the spirits or induce tranquility. All flowers are beautiful
but fresh flowers have a particular vibrance and style. The language
of flowers often speak louder than words. Giving a gift of flowers,
specially chosen for their particular meaning is a wonderful way to
express an emotion. Red roses are the flowers that speaks of love.
White flowers like white lilies or white roses mean pureness. There
is a flower suitable for every occasion. Flowers arranged in any
style or just a simple bunch of flowers given as a gift is always
Flowers are used for decorative purposes
at variety of events. At a wedding flowers and
major part in decorating the church and the venue for the reception.
Large flower arrangements in the church and flowers on the pew ends
make the whole church ceremony a happy occasion. A venue decorated
with flowers forms a colourful display with sweet smelling flowers
in free-standing arrangements, arrangements on the tables and on
Flowers are a source of joy to ill people. Everyone
in hospital enjoy receiving an arrangement of flowers. Flowers are
appropriate gifts for every occasion.
and Sympathy flowers Cape Town
Flowers are used at funerals for wreaths and coffin
sprays. Single flowers like roses are put on the coffin of a loved
one lost in death. There is a difference between funeral flowers and
sympathy flowers that should be understood before placing an order.
Sympathy flowers are sent to homes,
or flowers in the form of a bouquet can be carried while attending
the funeral service. If you are planning to send a floral
arrangement to the residence and not to the funeral parlor you need
to select a sympathy flower arrangement that conveys your feeling
without being pretentious. The size of the sympathy flower
arrangement depends upon the place of delivery and also your
relationship with the deceased and their family. If you have lost a
close friend a large floral arrangement may be sent or if the
deceased is just a mere acquaintance than you can decide on a
smaller floral tribute. Sympathy flower arrangements could be small
that can be placed on a table or at the entrance of the house.
Funeral flower arrangements are much bigger in size as they should
be visible from all the parts of the church, no matter where you are
standing or sitting.
Sympathy flowers should be delivered
to the funeral home or church before the visitation time
starts. Also, if you are close to the family member of the
deceased, then it would be advisable to have the sympathy flowers
delivered to their home. A person's nationality and traditions
should also be kept in mind when ordering sympathy flowers; in Italy
and the UK flowers are delivered usually to funeral homes and not
residences as they are considered a bad omen. In some religions such
as Buddhism and Judaism, floral arrangements are not preferred as
they cause distractions during prayers.
It is also important to select the
appropriate flower and colour while ordering a bouquet. In order to
show your respect for the deceased or the grieving family, choose a
bouquet that can generate positive memories. Each flower conveys a
special message; roses are for loved ones whereas lilies represent
elegance. While white is the most favored color used in designing
funeral flower arrangements, you can select any other appropriate
color that best conveys your feelings. Sympathy floral arrangements
could also be created using white chrysanthemums, or can be an
assorted mix of colorful buds. The colour of the flowers should be in
accordance with the traditions followed by the family. In many
countries, such as Japan, only white flowers are used during
funerals. A professional florist will be able to guide you in the
selection of an appropriate floral arrangement if you are not sure
about the religious beliefs and traditions of the deceased.
Traditionally white, lilac and other pastel shades are used for
making sympathy flower arrangements but you can create a bouquet by
mixing and matching differently coloured flowers. Colours that can be included in the ordered arrangement are blue
(symbols of peace) and yellow (symbols of friendship)
Request the florist to send a
sympathy card along with your floral arrangement. It may be tough in
times of grief to think of the right words to say but a short note
of support should do. Heartfelt personalized messages are much
appreciated by the family in these tough times.
Funeral floral wreaths can be in the
shape of a cross, heart, circle or even a motorcycle, truck or a
playboy bunny. Floral letter wreaths spelling out the name DAD, MOM
or the name of the deceased are also popular. It can be personalized
with names and/or a message on the ribbon.
Sympathy flowers could be
a mixture of different seasonal flowers arranged in a vase or a
basket and you can still offer condolences to the family by sending
them appropriate sympathy flowers even months after the funeral.
Personalized sympathy flowers and letter wreaths
To obtain a quote for personalized
sympathy flowers and letter wreaths, wedding or function flowers contact us to allow the
florists at Special Occasions to assist you to say it with flowers
in the Cape Town area.
Although they are based in Wynberg, Cape
Town, Special Occasions florist send and deliver flowers throughout South Africa and
arrange flower delivery world wide via Interflora.