"Victory Bouquet" for 2012 Summer Olympics
So unless you have been living under a rock you must have seen some the 2012 Summer Olympics. If not there is still time, check it out! I am probably the most uncoordinated person you will find, and over the years I have found it safer to be a spectator vs a participant. Although clumsy, I am still absolutely taken with the Olympics. The grace and ease these athletes have is mesmerizing. Their will and dedication to their sport is honorable. I can and do watch them for hours. The best part is each medal winner receives a "Victory Bouquet"!
The Victory Bouquet was designed by the creative director at Jane Packer, Susan Lapworth, to reflect the energy and vibrancy of the London 2012 Games. This vivid combination creates visual impact, which will also enhance the athlete's moment of victory.
The bouquet is sectioned into boldly colored quadrants of Aqua Pink Roses, Illios Yellow Roses, Marie Claire Orange Roses and Wimbledon Green Roses to mirror the 2012 logo. These are separated by typical British food ingredients of English Lavender, Rosemary, and Apple Mint. These provide an eclectic fragrance which is important to enhance the ‘moment’ of triumph for the athlete without causing an allergic reaction which some heavily scented flowers often do. Along with these herbs, wheat is included as a source of energy, to reflect the ‘energy lines' of the London 2012 theme that has been an influence throughout the design process.
The flowers and herbs in the bouquet are British grown and bouquets are made with the help of floristry students across the country.Sadly no UK grower was currently producing roses for commercial use, so the roses used in the bouquets were commissioned and grown specifically for this project. Hardy varieties were chosen to l withstand varying temperatures as there are no cold storage facilities at the venues. 4,800 floral bouquets will be presented to athletes along with medals during the Victory Ceremonies.
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Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.