Wild Blossoms signature process involves pressing your flowers to create a one-of-a-kind, modern art piece mounted on glass and finished in your choice of wood or metallic frame.
We are proud to be one of the few studios to offer this unique service and can preserve bouquets from weddings anywhere in the US.
How it Works
- Step 1: Reserve your spot on Wild Blossoms’ botanical calendar
We can accept bouquets during any month of the year but, art project are only designed and completed during November – May. When you book, we provide the first available date we have. As a boutique studio, we’re only able to take on 3 preservation clients per week and popular dates fill up quickly!
- Step 2: Make a delivery plan
We send you a bouquet shipping kit and instructions or you schedule a time to drop off your flowers within 48 hours of your wedding.
- Step 3: Keep your bouquet hydrated!
A vase of clean, cold water is vital during your reception and after your wedding.
- Step 4: Pack and ship or drop your flowers off
Your flowers should arrive at our north Fort Collins studio or ship within 48 hours of your wedding.
- Step 5: Bouquet Deconstruction
Your flowers are pressed or dried. This process takes about 6-8 weeks.
- Step 6: Design Process
Depending on your art due date, the design process can take anywhere from 4-6 months.
- Step 7: Sneak Peek & Framing
You receive a photo of your art and pay your remaining balance. Framing takes about 3-4 weeks.
- Step 8: Art Arrives
When your art is framed and ready, we will ship it directly to your home in our custom packaging with tracking info and UPS insurance.
This is a creative process that comes from Elycia’s heart and soul. Wild Blossoms’ busy wedding season is June-October and, while we can accept and press bouquets during that season, we do not design and complete art until November-May. Each art piece is created using the flowers from your bouquet that look the best, have retained their color, and have interesting textures and shapes. All of our pressed flower artwork is mounted to glass, framed by a local company, or worked into dried wreaths depending on the blooms.
Let’s Talk Logistics
If your event takes place outside of Northern Colorado, we will send you a shipping kit ahead of time. Your shipping kit contains everything you need to get your flowers safely to Wild Blossoms within 24-48 hours after your wedding or memorial. We’ve also created a video with complete Shipping Instructions to talk you through each step. We can receive shipped bouquets from anywhere in the continental United States!
If you’re within range of Denver or Northern Colorado, the best option is to schedule a time to drop off your bouquet at our North Fort Collins studio.
Caring for Your Flowers
Follow these tips during and after your wedding so your flowers will be as fresh as possible when they reach the studio!
- Make sure flowers are in fresh clean water.
- Keep flowers out of direct sun and store in a cool, dry area.
- Do not store flowers in a household refrigerator, chilling injury may occur causing necrosis and loss of color to sensitive blooms.
- Flowers should be kept away from ripening fruits which release ethylene gas causing rapid aging and or decay.
- When flowers are pressed they tend to shrink and often change colors. If you can also provide bridesmaids bouquets or centerpieces, great! We also have an extensive collection of pressed flowers to pull from to complete a full design.
- We would be happy to speak with your florist and help plan your bouquet flowers from a preservation standpoint. Coordination ahead of time leads to the most stunning and sought-after designs!
- Each design Elycia creates is an original piece of art. We are NOT recreating your bouquet – that was your florist’s original art. We use flowers from your wedding to create a piece of art in the spirit and color palette of your bouquet.
- Since the pressed flowers are mounted on glass, they will appear to float on the wall within the wood frame. This means that your art really sparkles when placed on an accent wall in a complementary color.
Framed Pressed Flower Art
Each piece is created to archival standards with non-reflective museum quality glass with a Solid Wood Frame of your choice. Companion pieces and full gallery walls can be designed upon request, so reach out with any custom ideas!
- 24×36 – $2400
- 20×30 – $2000
- 16×20 – $1600
- 12×16 – $1200
You can add on a dried wreath for $500 to any pressed preservation art piece. We will need extra flowers from the event and the wreath will need to be decided on when we receive your flowers since we process pressed and dried flowers differently.
The 12×16 size is a great option for a petite bouquet or as a second companion piece to any of the larger sizes. The 16×20 size is perfect for medium bouquets or as a second companion piece when preserving multiple arrangements from your event. The 20×30 size is our most popular option and can accommodate medium to large bouquets best. The 24×36 size is best when you’re preserving an extra large bouquet or multiple arrangements from your wedding, memorial, or funeral.
Advice on Size
- 24×36 – the perfect size to fit over a couch and a great option to preserve extra large bouquets or multiple arrangements from the day.
- 20×30 – our most popular size and a great option for preserving medium to large bouquets. In addition a great option when wanting to preserve several small bouquets or multiple arrangements from the day.
- 16×20 – our second most popular size and perfect for preserving a medium sized bouquet. In addition a great companion piece when preserving multiple arrangements from the day.
- 12×16 – our most popular companion piece, this size makes an excellent wedding party or parent gift. This size is a great option when wanting a set of 2 art pieces made from a single large bouquet. It’s also a good option for smaller arrangements and bridesmaid’s bouquets.
Couple of Notes
If your bouquet includes large focal flowers such as Anthurium, Orchids, Garden Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Peonies or Dahlias, 16×20, 20×30 or 24×36 are your best options to allow room for the flowers to really shine.
12x16s are not large enough to incorporate all of the lush blooms included in a medium to extra large bouquet. This size is best as a set of 2 or for smaller daintier bouquets and arrangements.
Bouquets with a variety of smaller textural flowers make great botanical art pieces. Bouquets with less variety and large focal flowers make great bouquet art pieces.
Gallery Wall Inspiration
If you would like to preserve several arrangements from your wedding or memorial, consider a gallery wall for your home or office.
We love creating custom gallery wall collections. Commissions are welcome and corporate spaces are a great fit for this work.
Gallery Wall Inspiration #1 – $7200 ($800 savings)
- (1) 24×36
- Set of (2) 16x20s
- Set of (2) 12x16s
Gallery Wall Inspiration #2 – $5400 ($600 savings)
- (1) 20×30
- (1) 16×20
- Set of (2) 12x16s
Gallery Wall Inspiration #3 – $3780 ($420 savings)
- (1) 20×30
- Set of (2) 12x16s
- Botanical design
Botanical layouts are more spread out with no layering and it doesn’t aim to recreate the spirit of the original bouquet. They are more artistic interpretations that showcase individual flowers. This is the perfect choice for bouquets with a lot of variety and color that are comprised of smaller, textural flowers.
- Designer’s choice
Alternatively, you can leave the style and layout up to Elycia and she will design your art based on what will showcase the flowers in the best way. Also consider ordering multiple pieces and mixing the design styles!
We offer two main layouts of pressed art: bouquet designs and botanical designs.
- Bouquet Design
This is the most popular option. It utilizes the most amount of flowers and recreates the spirit of your bouquet using a layered approach. It’s also the best choice if you have lots of large garden roses, peonies or anemones which become bigger when pressed.
Which Flowers are Best for Preservation?
- Vibrant colors
As a general rule, the more colorful the flower, the better it looks after the pressing process. Whites and pale blush tones sometimes turn brown or yellow during pressing so, the more vibrant your colors, the better!
- White Bouquets
If you’re planning to have a bouquet filled with mostly white flowers, consider a pop of color (blue or soft pink) to balance out the antique white of pressed flowers. Greenery is also very helpful. That said, it is absolutely possible to create a gorgeous piece of art with a bouquet that is mostly white!
- Variety + Texture
A variety of blooms in your bouquet offers lots of textures. Small, dainty flowers also press very well. The more creative elements you have, the more fascinating your art will be!
- High End Blooms
Excellent quality flowers make all the difference when pressing and creating art! Fresh, high-quality flowers are simply heartier and more intricate. They will have a better chance of surviving your wedding day and reaching my studio in good condition.
Field to Frame
“We’re SO glad we opted into floral preservation with Elycia early on –
THIS IS WHAT MAKES ELYCIA STAND OUT!
The way she handles flowers the day of a wedding AND after the wedding is priceless.
Our pressed floral wall art showcases Elycia’s artistry even further, which really brought our entire experience full circle. Working with her is invaluable!”
“Elycia really comes full circle in her sustainable approach – her preservation services ensure that you can continue to enjoy the memories long after the wedding day. She created several beautiful pieces from our flowers, and they are on prominent display in our home!
WE CANNOT RECOMMEND ELYCIA ENOUGH.“
Let’s Make Art!
If you are ready to move forward, Elycia would LOVE to create some beautiful,
modern art with your wedding or memorial flowers.
Please submit the form below and we’ll be in touch with more info including a link to schedule your 15 min phone consultation. We’ll discuss flowers included in your bouquet, art design, and size options during your consultation. After your call you will receive a detailed contract and invoice based on our discussion. The below form is for collecting the basic logistics, we’ll be emailing you throughout the entire process.
Submit A Preservation Inquiry
If you’re ready to secure your date on Wild Blossoms’ botanical calendar, click the link below to fill out your Art Order Form.
You’ll need to provide a few logistics and let us know your preference on art sizes and which frame you’d like. Feel free to upload some photos for inspiration and we’d love to know more about your bouquet and or flower arrangements!
Once we receive your order form we’ll respond with a detailed welcome letter and a link to schedule a 15 min phone consultation with Elycia, the designer.
We’re here to help create the custom experience that best fits your needs!