The bride’s bouquet is a unique and precious souvenir that you can now keep for many years. What better and original idea than to preserve your bouquet as a souvenir of your wedding day as a decorative piece for your home.
We all keep souvenirs from our weddings, either in boxes or in our closet accumulating dust. The bouquet of the bride is such a beautiful item that to be able to keep it is simply a pleasure for any bride.
Preserve your wedding bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres in a timeless shadow box.*
Non-floral items [such as decorative pins, ribbons, accessories] are saved to be included in the final artwork. The flowers are dehydrated by immersion in a preservation medium and left for a period of time. Each flower is sealed to protect them from fading and re-absorbing moisture. Once your flowers have completely dried, they will then be re-designed and enclosed within the frame of your choice. This process from start to finish takes approximately twenty weeks or longer.
A modern patented technique using a special silica sand will actually bring the negative effects of time to a virtual halt, and help preserve the appearance of most flowers for an extended period of time. The silica sand works by drawing the moisture from the flower, drying it quickly therefore reducing the loss of blossom size in most cases. Some loss or change of colour does occur in some varieties of flowers. ( White flowers will turn creamy and red will become darker etc)
Bridal bouquet and memorabilia boxes are custom made to each bride’s request. Include your floral bouquets, photos, bridal veil, garter, groom’s boutonniere or anything else that is sentimental to your special day.
Your display is custom designed by a professional floral designer. Your wedding colours are matched or complimented in the colour matte and custom frames. Most colours, widths or depths are available.
What is the cost of the bouquet ?
The price varies depending on the requirements and complexity of the bouquet. The price may vary from $550.00 up to $1000.00 depending on size, frame style and design.
Since each preservation is unique and custom made, the final cost of preservation and displays vary depending on size, time required, additional flowers needed and the cost of final framing.
The cost of $150.00 covers the cost of preservation process only and does not include any replacement flowers if needed to complete your design. Only the heads of the flowers are dried. ** There may be a higher preservation cost if bouquet is very large, has large flower head [ex. hydrangea or peonies etc.] or has many floral components ** If additional flowers are needed, the cost of preserving fresh blossoms will be calculated based on flower type and quantity needed.
Can we decide to preserve the bouquet after the wedding ?
We can preserve the bouquet if you decide to keep it after the wedding, time is crucial, we must have the bouquet in our possession in the next 2-3 days following the wedding.
It is best to arrange for a personal consultation before your wedding day. After your wedding, we require your bouquets or wedding flowers be brought to us for preserving preferably 1 to 3 days after your event.
Please contact 416-5flower for further information or to arrange for your personal consultation.
*Preservation of Sympathy flowers is also available.