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!