Flowers are my passion and when I was asked to set a table for a benefits banquet using a floral centerpiece and eight place settings I found the Victorian Era theme fit my love of flowers. This era was named for Queen Victoria who ruled England from 1837 to 1901, whose enthusiasm for flower designs was a time of elegance for all things flower. They decorated not only with flower arrangements in a vase but also with flowers on plates, tea pots and in pictures for the walls, and their use of flowers was displayed in all their treasures. The Victorian women would often wear flowers in their hair, on their arm or around their neck. Their love of flowers was a way of expressing affection, and was given to friends and lovers according to the message they wanted to express, for the Victorians knew the meaning of flowers. Their floral arrangements were, formal, proper, opulent, lavish and showy. Aristocratic members of society would exhibit wealth by creating large, excessive, luxurious and often overdone flower arrangements.
The person that creates a uniquely designed floral creation per order without following any recipes or formulas is called a custom flower designer. A custom floral designer creates designs based upon an in_depth conversation with the customer. These designers are by and large the most creative of all designers and they use more artistic skills than those that follow a design recipe. Think of this type of floral arranger as the daring florist __ one that does not conform to the blueprint floral recipes and instead makes the most astonishing floral designs. Their creations are incredibly interesting and rightfully gets viewers to remember the flowers.