The book starts with the basics of flower arranging and ends with thematic designs for larger ceremonies and festivities. Clear step-by-step photos guide even the least experienced flower arranger or volunteer to a beautiful result. Included are inspiring flower recipes for weekly worship services, but also for special occasions like weddings, funerals and the big church festivals like Christmas, Easter etc. Moreover, this book not only contains flower arrangements in the typical traditional styles and colours, but also offers innovative designs in less obvious colours and with surprising flower combinations. Author Laura Iarocci shares the knowledge and experience she gained during her 16 years as ‘Flower Guild Chair’ of one of the largest cathedrals in the United States. Over the years she has brought together hundreds of volunteers in cathedrals and churches across the US. In Faith Flowers, she shares her triumphs and most beautiful creations.
Bouquets is the new book in Laura Dowling’s inspiring ‘how-to’ series and builds on the premise of her successful first book Floral Diplomacy in the White House (2016), namely the idea that flowers have the power to change the way people think and feel and to create powerful emotional connections – with nature and with others, with our past and with our desires for the future.