Forgive me if I’m drowning you in pressed flower photos, but I’m so pleased with this Floral Memories concept! I previously shared Laura & Andrew’s final piece (what an awesome couple for letting me try out this service with their wedding), but one proof of concept isn’t enough!
For this second example I took inspiration from my bestie / social media helper Heather! She dug up one of her wedding invitations and I pulled flora that spoke to the aesthetic of her wedding—bright colors and lots of energy—such as orange roses and yellow mums.
When creating the dried floral art by hand, it’s not just about using the flowers and greenery that spoke to you for your big day, but arranging the pressed pieces to compliment your invitation and the feel of your day.
With Heather & Matthew’s piece, I placed the invitation in the bottom right corner to let the birds create the beginnings of motion across the frame! Then I added petals across the frame to mimic the birds’ motion, and placed the mums in the top corner because it reminds me of the sun.
Don’t forget, If you book your wedding with me by Dec 31, 2018, you can ask for this pressed flower service completely free as my gift to you.
Fun, right? I’d love to be able to work some magic on your wedding flowers, too. As a reminder, this service is available to my upcoming clients only, as that’s how I’m able to acquire fresh flowers for you.
When most people think of preserving their wedding flowers, the first image that comes to mind is a freeze-dried bouquet in a shadow box. That’s an option, for sure, but pressing your flowers in something more similar to what you’d see in an herbarium is an incredibly alternative.
A few weeks ago when I first announced a pressed flower service, Floral Memories, for wedding clients, I mentioned that I had flowers from Laura & Andrew’s drying in my office. Well… they’re dry enough to mount!
Gorgeous, right? I press and dry one of each type of flower and greenery from your wedding and artfully arrange it in a modern frame with a copy of your invitation (or print of your choice). This beautiful memory of your wedding will last longer than a freeze dried bouquet and fit with more décor styles than a shadow box.
As I gaze back at Laura’s stunning bouquet, I know these framed pressed florals are not a substitution for what she carried down the aisle. They’re another way to remember the wedding through colors, motion, moments, and beauty-filled joy.
Honestly, and I know I’ve said this before, I wish I had thought of this for my own wedding.
You can add this onto the handcrafted floral design of your wedding for $150! As pressing and drying times vary, I can promise to have your framed floral art available eight weeks after your wedding.
I’m also offering a special through the end of the year: If you book your wedding with me by Dec 31, 2018, you can ask for this pressed flower service completely free as my gift to you.
Let’s make these gorgeous framed florals the trend in wedding memories.
A few weeks ago I posted a picture of my pressed plant wall on Instagram, and the positive response there gave me an incredible idea.
The number one most frequent question brides-to-be ask me during consultations is: Can I preserve my bouquet?
It’s a great question, and I wish I had come up with a solution prior to my own wedding back in… ok… it wasn’t that long ago. Savoring memories of your wedding is so important, not only to bring back the loving happy feelings of the day, but to be proud of what your put together and to make your time and financial investments more worthwhile.
The answer to preserving your bouquet is complicated. Sure, you can overnight ship your bouquet to a service that will freeze dry it. That may cost hundreds of dollars, you have to go to the post office the day after your wedding, and the final product will eventually degrade over time if not taken care of properly.
(Let me be completely honest with you lovely readers, if you want to go the route of preserving your entire bouquet after the fact, here are some great options: Fantastic Blooms, Keepsake Floral, Suspended in Time.)
Instead of you jumping through those hoops, I have an elegant solution (remember my pressed plant wall?): I'll press, preserve, and artfully frame flowers used in your wedding for you. Since I order flowers and greenery fresh for each wedding, I can begin the preservation process immediately, when the plants are at their peak.
Right this very second, I’m pressing flowers from Laura & Andrew's recent wedding and I’m super excited to arrange and frame them when they’re done! I set aside one of each type of flower and greenery used in the bouquet to press. Really, everything in your bouquet I include in the final framed piece.
Now, some stunning plants like roses, dahlias, and sunflowers won’t press flat. So for those beauties I use individual petals.
The type of plant and outside weather conditions change the drying and pressing process, and I’m confident delivering your floral wedding memories framed and perfect two months after your wedding date. I’ll even include your wedding invitation (or another paper memory!) thoughtfully arranged in the frame with your pressed flowers.
This service is available to my floral design clients only, as that’s how I’m able to press the fresh individuals of what is included in your bouquet. Whether you’ve already booked or are just now reaching out for your upcoming wedding, I’d love to help save your wedding memories!
What do you think? Let me know, schedule a consult, and we'll see how we can make memories together!