The central theme of The Duchess’s bouquet was soft peach ‘tinkerbell’ roses symbolising Peter Pan and the lost boy’s journey to neverland, the pale pink astilbe – meaning that I will be waiting for you – a dedication to a loved one – interspersed with sweet peas and Hypericum to calm and help anxiety, forget-me-nots, rosemary to heal and remember and chamomile daisies often given as a gift from child to mother. The peaceful colour combination, beautiful smell and subtle meaning were intended to heal and comfort.
In hot demand to date she has also produced flowers for Chelsea Flower Week in London, Liz Earle (of skincare fame) at the stately home Holkham Hall and has done a solo exhibition at the newly opened Jarrold’s restaurant in Norwich. Rebecca also works closely with interior designers and one of her biggest fans is International interior design company Kelling Designs whom she helps with their flowers for houses countrywide.
In the brave new world of floristry she is ploughing a fresh and interesting new furrow that incorporates a more holistic and caring side to their preparation and use. Gone is the tight roses and rows of the same flowers, unsustainable florists block – fast forward to the world of fresh, breezy, beautiful natural flowers with provenance and meaning, greenery garnered from nature and the neighbours gardens.
Not a great believer in the formal approach to floristry, Rebecca’s flowers are often seen to be bursting with colour, energy and passion.
Simon Hempsall, EACH Head of Marketing and Communications said: “As a charity relying so heavily on voluntary support, it’s really important we do everything we can to minimise expense while at the same time being able to put on a first-class high profile event for families, supporters and the world’s media. Rebecca generously gave her time, flowers and expertise completely free of charge, something we and the families appreciated so much – even more so that we were able to showcase such talent in the county.”