Absolutely! We have placed all of our floral preservation expertise and knowledge into the creation of the Bouquet Preservation Kit so that it's both simple and enjoyable for anyone. Remember, you don't have to be an artist to make a memory.
Yes! You can absolutely use The Kit for your previously dried blooms. This makes it a perfect option for weddings that have already passed. It's time to get that bouquet out of your closet or that box!
1) Your blooms are naturally going to be more delicate to handle because of their dried state. Due to this, we simply recommend extra gentle care and handling throughout your creation process.
2) The Kit will not bring color or texture back into your florals. It will, however, help you preserve those special blooms in their current state and appearance.
3) Some language included inside of The Kit is geared towards weddings that have *just* occurred - so we kindly ask that you excuse this.
We can't wait to help you give your special blooms new life!
We recommend that Phase 1 of The Kit is completed within 5 days post wedding day for optimal preservation of your blooms. Phase 1 is simple and should only require about 15 minutes of your time, which makes it perfect if you are on the go post wedding day! You can complete Phase 2 when you return home from honeymooning and can catch your breath after all of that wedding excitement.
As Botanical Artists, we are always up for a fun floral challenge. However, there are certain blooms that do not preserve as well as others, or at all.
These include, but are not limited to: -calla lilies -king protea -tropical flowers and leaves -succulents or plants
Some flowers preserve beautifully but are just a bit more sensitive to normal wedding day wear and shipment.
These include: -anemones -dinner plate dahlia -white flowers
We are firm believers that Mother Nature does it best, which is why we do our very best to honor the natural changes and variations that come along with floral preservation, without using any additives, dyes, or chemicals to the floral prep process.
When your bouquet reaches our studio, every single flower, stem, and petal is carefully evaluated - taking into consideration the external factors that affect each bloom such as wedding day wear, travel conditions, their original quality from your florist and even the farms that they were sourced from! It is a tedious process, but one that we treasure.
Our Botanical Artists are highly selective and leave absolutely no petal unturned in your bouquets assessment upon arrival. We choose only the most beautiful and healthy blooms available from your bouquet after the above factors are taken into consideration.
It's important to be mindful that every single bloom is unique and responds to our preservation process accordingly. For instance, some color and texture changes are perfectly normal and expected.
Some common external factors that can affect the preservation of your blooms include the quality of the flowers chosen by your florist, the farms they were sourced from, the weather on your wedding day and how closely you follow our care tips and packing instructions.
Through our developed preservation process, our Botanical Artists hands and minds work diligently to maintain as many of the special qualities and properties of the flowers that you love!
Our floral preservation process is not meant to freeze your bouquet in time, but to give it a beautiful, new life. A life that can be cherished for years to come.
The health and happiness of your blooms is of the utmost importance to our preservation process. This is why we provide you with bouquet safety and care recommendations before your big day. These tips and tricks will help keep your bouquet looking and feeling its very best during and immediately after your “I Do’s.” Pro Tip: Choosing a reputable floral designer who sources quality blooms is important, as they are the foundation of the art that we create.
As someone who is planning a wedding, we know you have enough on your plate as it is! That is why we make the bouquet shipment process as easy as possible for you by taking care of the logistics and coordination.
1 week prior to your wedding date you will receive an email from us that contains simple, step-by-step instructions on how to safely pack your bouquet as well as a prepaid, expedited shipping label to use on your special package.
We know the thought of packing up your special blooms and sending them off can be a little scary! We'll walk you through each step to put you at ease.
We have consistently received thousands of bouquets safely throughout the years with our method. However, it's important to understand that we are not the shipping carrier and do not have control or access to your bouquet while it is physically in transit to us.
For peace of mind, you can watch the provided tracking number for your bouquet as it travels to us. As soon as it arrives safely, you will receive formal confirmation from The Studio.
The floral preservation process requires both time and patience to execute skillfully and artfully. You can anticipate a 4-6 month process from the time you ship your bouquet to our Studio to the time your finalized art arrives to your home.
Your completed art will be translucent, for optimal viewing of your three dimensional flowers.
The specific preservation medium we use to create your art is clear. With time, the preservation medium will take on an amber tint that we think provides a beautiful, vintage-like glow to these heirloom artworks. This "ambering" is a natural process of our preservation medium with age. However, you can rest assured in the fact that this tint change does not impact the integrity and health of your preserved florals inside.