The Olympics are in full swing now, if you’ve been watching the TV coverage you’ve probably spotted the Victory Bouquets. They were designed by Susan Lapworth, creative director at Jane Packer. The design reflects the vibrancy and energy of the Olympic Games.
As Roses are quintessentially British they were chosen for the main flower, all the materials used in the bouquets are British grown. The design is split into quadrants of roses, separated by a British food ingredient. The bouquet contains Illios roses (yellow), Marie Claire roses (orange), Wimbledon roses (green) and Aqua roses (pink). The herbs will provide a wonderful fragrance; they include rosemary, apple mint, and English lavender. British grown wheat also features in the design.
Honoured and excited students from several colleges have been helping to make the required 4,800 bouquets for medal winners. Students from Writtle College, Bexley Adult Education and Kingston Maurward have participated in creating the designs.
The photo above shows students working with a make-up guide to help them create the bouquets to the exact specifications. The bouquets were made to a strict brief, they had to be 20 x 25cm, reflect the energy of London 2012, withstand temperature changes and handling by non-experts.
Top image – Jane Packer
Middle image – thisistotalessex.co.uk
Bottom image – Jane Packer