Even now, when modern technology has made information so easy to exchange, some words are still hard to say. In this book, Shane Connolly examines the language of flowers in the context of love - that most tricky and subtle of emotions. Using a selection of over fifty gorgeous plants, Shane demonstrates how flowers, whether as single stems or as part of an arrangement, can reveal what our lovestruck, lovelorn or love-renewed selves are too wary or tongue-tied to express. Over eight practical projects, including simple wild strawberry wedding buttonholes and a biodegradable funeral arrangement, communicate their own exclusive and personal message.
Shane Connolly rocketed to global prominence when, as floral designer to HRH The Prince of Wales he designed the flowers for the 2011 wedding of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Since then he has won a second Royal Warrant, this time to HM The Queen. He has run Shane Connolly Flowers for over 20 years, which has a sophisticated, discreet and international clientele. He lectures and holds regular masterclasses in the USA, Japan and London.