All you need to know about Specialist Funeral Tributes

27 January 2020

At a sad time of loss, choosing the perfect funeral flowers can feel overwhelming. Here at Magnolia the Florist our caring team understand it is difficult and are dedicated to supporting you in picking the right flowers to say farewell. We often find that close family members request a really a personal touch to the flowers, which is where our Specialist Flower Tributes service is an ideal choice.

We talk you through all the FAQs about Specialist Funeral Tributes (also known as Bespoke Funeral Tributes), so you can decide what is the best option when ordering funeral flowers.


What is a Specialist Funeral Tribute?

Specialist Funeral tributes are bespoke designs created by our floral designers here in our Kettering flower shop. We use our artistic skills to create a personalised floral tribute based on your idea of how you would like to remember your loved one. This could be a hobby or pastime, quirky personality trait, favourite animal, special memory or reflect their career. This makes your specialist tribute truly unique and full of heartfelt emotions for you to say a personal farewell.

One of our favourite bespoke ideas for funeral flowers was this stunning Path of Life design, which captures the idea of your loved ones life in flowers. We can adapt the design to use flowers and colours to represent different stages.


What materials are used to create a Specialist Funeral Tribute?

Dean and the Magnolia team source the finest blooms and seasonal materials to use to create the design. This could include leaves and foliage, coloured ribbon, berries, twigs and feathers to create your vision. We can also customise the specialist floral tribute further if you would like certain colour schemes or a preferred flower.

Wherever possible we use eco-friendly materials for constructing the floral tribute. One of our most requested funeral tributes is our Woodland Posy , which incorporates the feel of nature beautifully using tons of seasonal foliage, moss and berries, country flowers.










How long does it take to make a Specialist Funeral Tribute?

More bespoke work such as letters and specialist tributes will require 5 days’ notice. Magnolia the Florist will always do our best to accommodate requests, so please feel free to get in touch or pop in to our shop on Market Street in Kettering.  


What can be made as a Specialist Funeral Tribute?

The beauty of a Specialist Funeral Tribute is we can make pretty much anything – we are always up for a challenge and turning your ideas in to beautiful farewell flowers. You could choose your loved ones favourite animal, football team badge, musical instrument , darts board, beer tankard, letters spelling out their name or nickname, favourite chocolate bar to a black cab.

A lovely example of this was our Allotment Box design, which captured the spirit of a keen gardener and vegetable grower. We can even use flowers or veggies that have been grown by your loved one, to personalise this design even further.


How long do Specialist Funeral Tributes last?

Our floral tributes can last a couple of weeks depending on the weather conditions and loving care given. If you chose to take them home, the flowers can be sprayed lightly with water and kept in a cool place to help keep them fresher looking for longer.


How can I order funeral flowers from Magnolia the Florist?

Our dedicated florists are here to help you with the process of ordering funeral flowers. You can pop in to our flower shop at a time that suits you to discuss your ideas, you are welcome to call ahead to book a time slot or order over the phone. We also have a beautiful range of funeral flowers online which you can order or browse through for inspiration.

We offer funeral flower delivery to all local funeral directors, crematorium or family home in Kettering and the surrounding towns and villages.

 All you need to know about Specialist Funeral Tributes