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What is Floral Preservation?

What is Floral Preservation?


Bright colored bouquet for mountain wedding | What is floral preservation on Zion Brides | Jessie and Dallin Photography


Drying and preserving flowers has been around for a long time... you might have a family member that has their old bouquet hanging upside down in their closet, in a shoebox, or a shadow box from when they were married! The concept of floral preservation has completely changed since then and it's pretty incredible what we can do with your live flowers so that you can keep them FOREVER and in an art form that you will WANT to show off!

In technical terms: floral preservation is the process of taking fresh flowers and using a variety of methods to dehydrate them and turn them into lasting sentimental keepsakes. What does this mean for you? Your bridal bouquet flowers can be turned into framed creations or resin art. Both of these are functional and beautiful pieces for your home or office! There are so many ways to preserve your bouquet and each one of them, is timeless.

Here are the top 3 things to consider when deciding how to preserve your wedding bouquet.

 

1. Timing for floral preservation

Time is a HUGE factor in the preservation process and most importantly, that means making sure that you book the service you choose in advance. The condition of your flowers when we receive them can make or break the final product (without any enhancements). This is why this service must be booked before your wedding AND bouquets need to follow our very specific packing + shipping instructions!

 

 

Flowers in frame for floral preservation

2. Investment

We want to make sure floral preservation is factored into your wedding budget from the start, especially if you know this is something you want! To start that process we ask for a $175 deposit and the final payment is not due until the final products are ready to be shipped back to you (which is usually about 3-4 months after your wedding day). If you don’t know where to start to find prices, check out our shop! We do have a $250 minimum in place for orders place through the shop, so keep that in mind.

3. Frames vs. Resin ART

 

There are two main types of floral preservation and understanding the pros and cons of each will be a vital part of your decision! The two types of preservation: Frames and Resin Art.

 

 

FRAMES:

Pressed flowers in traditional frames or float frames.

 

Frames are true statement pieces in your home and look amazing next to your wedding photos. The colors will naturally fade through the dehydration process for these pieces and they are absolutely stunning once they're assembled into the frame. You’ll have your choice between a standard frame (colored backgrounds help make your flowers really pop!) or a float frame, which is in a modern glass-on-glass style!

 

Resin ART:

These can be either pressed or preserved in silica depending on what piece of art you would like. 10" square blocks, 8" hexagon blocks, bookends, wine corks, jewelry trays, trinket dishes, pendant necklaces, and coffee table trays are just a few of the items we offer but we have all of them available on our shop page!

Resin pieces retain their colors so well. Flowers dried through this particular dehydration process remain bold and vibrant even if their color changes slightly through the process. We also love the diversity of these resin pieces. From wearable pieces like a pendant necklace to accent pieces like our popular hexagon block, to functional pieces like ring holders and book ends, there is so much you can do with these!

You can't go wrong with either option and if you can't decide which style you love more, no one's saying you can't do both! Plus, when you order a frame and one of the larger resin pieces, you get a free add-on piece of your choice. I'd call that a WIN!

 

Assorted shapes of acrylic preservation for florals

4. Why Choose a professional?

Trusting a professional with one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding is the best decision you'll make to ensure your pieces turn out beautifully.

Our no-stress process starts from the moment you receive our specific packing instructions until the moment we ship the finished product back to you! We always give you the final say in your design because we want you to fall in love with your bouquet all over again! Preserving your wedding flowers is one of the best ways to remember your wedding day and share those memories with future generations.

 

 

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