Modern Bouquet Preservation

bouquet preservation art process

My 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.

Alternatively, some bouquets can be worked into a lush dried wreath.

I am proud to be one of the few studios to offer this unique service and can preserve bouquets from weddings anywhere in the US.

before and after of bridal bouquet preservation turned into art
vibrant rainbow bridal bouquet
colorful flowers laid out ready to press for bouquet preservation
laying flowers in a press
vibrant wedding bouquet preservation wall art

How it Works

  • Step 1: Reserve your spot on Elycia’s 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 3-9 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.

This is a creative process that comes from Elycia’s heart and soul. Our 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. 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.

how to ship a bouquet for preservation
pressed bouquet preservation art

Caring for Your Flowers

Below you will find important steps to take during and after your wedding. We want your flowers 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, there is potential for chilling damage.  
  • Flowers should be kept away from ripening fruits that release ethylene gas that would in turn cause aging of your bouquet. 

More Details

  • When flowers are fresh they are very lush and large. When flowers are pressed or dried they tend to shrink and often change colors. If you can provide additional flowers from the bridesmaids bouquets or centerpieces, great! I also have an extensive collection of pressed flowers I may pull from (in matching colors) to complete a full design.
  • I would be more than happy to speak with your florist. We can plan your bouquet flowers from a preservation standpoint. I find that coordination ahead of time leads to the most stunning and sought-after designs!
  • 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.
pressed bouquet preservation art frame choices

Preservation Collections

Pressed Flowers in Wood Framed Art

Each piece is created to archival standards with non-reflective museum quality glass with a solid wood frame of your choice:

  • 16×20 – $1200
  • 20×30 – $1600
  • Set of (2) 12x16s – $1600

Wood Choices: Ebonized Walnut, Bone White, Pecan, Natural Maple, Nickel, Soft Gold, Gunmetal or Champagne.

*Companion pieces and full gallery walls can be designed upon request, please reach out with any custom ideas!

Pressed Flowers in Wrought Iron Frames

  • Four 6×6 wrought iron botanical frames: $600

Dried Flower Wreaths

  • Dried Floral & Greenery Wreaths, constructed from natural grapevine wreath base: $500

*You can add on wreaths as companion pieces to any framed project. In some cases you will need additional flowers from the event.

Art Sets

We love creating large, unique gallery walls and sets of art!

We can often mix pressed and dried work to create a textured, versatile art collection for your home! These usually require more than just the bridal bouquet so be sure to plan ahead and bring bridesmaid bouquets and or centerpieces.

If you have something custom in mind, let us know!

Art Sets Apr 2022
Art Sets Feb 2022
large set of pressed and dried bouquet preservation art

“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 and dried floral wreath showcase Elycia’s artistry even further, which really brought our entire experience full circle. Working with her is invaluable!”

set of two 12x16 pressed bouquet preservation art pieces
bride holding bouquet on wedding day and bouquet preserved into art

“Elycia really comes full circle in her sustainable approach – she offers preservation services so that you can continue to enjoy the memories long after the day of. She created several beautiful pieces for us from our event flowers, and they are on prominent display in our home!

WE CANNOT RECOMMEND ELYCIA ENOUGH.

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botanical pressed flower bouquet art

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.

Let’s Make Art!

If you are ready to move forward, Elycia would LOVE to create some beautiful, modern art with your wedding flowers. Simply click the link below, fill out the preservation form and we will connect with you to start the planning process!

Holding Art In Dresses Collage