christmas wreath workshop/party

Posted in Adult Flower Arranging Workshops, Flower Arrangements, news on December 2nd, 2016

We absolutely love the festive season and creating floral designs for christmas wreaths, christmas table decorations and christmas garlands to adorn your front door, christmas dinner table, mantle, hall or stairs. The home is the centre of family life and everyone wants there to be a festive welcome at the front door so this year visit our store and choose from one of our six designs; traditional and bespoke designs with a unique Bouquet Chic style – the Berry, Citrus, Blanc, Glitter, Rouge and Hydrangea… all have their own style to suit your christmas theme and decor.

Using the very best flowers, accessories, foliage and fresh pine wreath materials we hope you will like them as much as we do. In two sizes; 50cm and 60cm, they will look lovely on your front door to welcome family and friends during the Christmas and New Year. Please contact us if you need a special christmas flower arrangement, hand-tied bouquet, garland or christmas table setting – we only do these orders for customers within 15 miles of Buckingham and only up to the 20th December with last orders taken on the 17th December.

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Why not create you own christmas wreath …… you can buy our christmas wreath material package found in our store or host a party for you and your friends. There are two different party prices.

£35.00 per person All materials included (example:-oranges, apples, twigs, cones, dried flowers etc.)

from £45 per person All materials and flowers included (example:-Roses, Hydrangeas, Skimmia, Artificial berries etc.)

Details about the party: The wreath shall be made in stages. First you will make your base and learn the techniques of wiring. Each piece of material will be individually wired to decorate your wreath.We shall share lots of top tips in floristry. You shall be able to re-use the base and some of the materials you use, to make another one next year.

The session is 2 hours long.

Mileage will be charged (45pence per mile) if you are not within a 15 mile radius of Bouquet Chic in Buckingham, UK. Please click here to make an enquiry.

Wishing all our customers a Happy Christmas and all you wish for in 2017.

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THE ADVENT CHRISTMAS WREATH

Where did the Christmas Wreath tradition come from? The Advent Wreath, Christmas Wreath or Advent Crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The ring or wheel of the Advent wreath of evergreens decorated with candles was a symbol in Northern Europe long before the arrival of Christianity. The circle symbolised the eternal cycle of the seasons while the evergreens and lighted candles signified the persistence of life in the midst of winter. Some sources suggest the wreath—now reinterpreted as a Christian symbol was in common use in the Middle Ages, others that it was established in Germany as a Christian custom only in the 16th century.

Roman Catholics in Germany began to adopt the custom in the 1920s, and in the 1930s it spread to North America. In Medieval times advent was a fast during which people’s thoughts were directed to the expected second coming of Christ; but in modern times it has been seen as the lead up to Christmas, and in that context the Advent Wreath serves as a reminder of the approach of the feast. Since the classical use and symbolism of wreaths, the meaning and representation has taken on differing meanings, depending on the culture. In Christianity, wreaths are used to prepare for the Advent season or the ‘coming of Christ’. The first known association with these now modern day wreaths dates back to the Lutherans in Germany in the 16th century. In 1839, Johann Hinrich Wichern used a wreath made from a cart wheel to educate children about the meaning and purpose of Christmas, as well as to help them count its approach. For every Sunday of Advent, starting with the fourth Sunday before Christmas, he would put a white candle in the wreath and for every day in between he would use a red candle. The Advent wreath is constructed of evergreens to represent everlasting life brought through Jesus and the circular shape of the wreath represents God, with no beginning and no end.