Modern Bouquet Preservation

Modern Bouquet Preservation

bouquet preservation of colorado wedding flowers pressed to create art
Melodic View Photography

Pressed Flower Art for Your Home or Office!

Our signature bouquet preservation process involves pressing your wedding flowers to create a modern one-of-a-kind pressed flower design, mounted on glass and finished in your choice of wood or metallic frame.

Each heirloom work of art complements your style and is sure to stand out as a décor piece in your home or office!

We are proud to offer our premier bouquet preservation services and can press flowers from anywhere in the US.

Bouquet ready for preservation. Bridal bouquet in a vase of fresh clean water.
Colorful flowers spread out over paper and ready for pressed flower bouquet preservation
Pressing flowers in a wooded flower press.
Pressed flowers ready to design with.
Elopement bouquet preservation process.

How Bouquet Preservation Works

Step 1: Reserve Your Project on the Wild Blossoms’ Botanical Calendar

To reserve your preservation project, please submit an Inquiry Form. We will get back to you quickly with an initial proposal and contract. Once a retainer payment is made your project is officially booked on the Wild Blossoms’ botanical calendar. We can accept bouquets during any month of the year but only produce pressed flower art projects from November through May.

Step 2: Make a Delivery Plan

Request our shipping kit with instructions or we’ll schedule a time via email for you to drop your bouquet off within 24-48 hours of your wedding.

Step 3: Keep Your Bouquet Fresh

A vase of clean cold water is vital during your reception and after your wedding day.

Step 4: Pack and Ship or Drop Your Bouquet Off

Follow our instructional video: How to Ship Bridal Bouquets or drop your bouquet off at Wild Blossoms Studio in North Fort Collins.

Step 5: Bouquet Deconstruction

Your flowers are delicately laid out into flower presses and undergo a drying process that takes about 6-8 weeks.

Step 6: Design Process

Four months after your wedding day, we’ll email you a sneak peek photo of your art design layout and ask for any feedback before it is mounted on glass. We’ll also including framing options and your invoice for the remaining balance.

Step 7: Mounting and Framing

Once we receive the remaining balance, your flowers are mounted on glass and sent to the frame shop. Framing takes about 4- 6 weeks.

Step 8: Art Arrives

After the pressed flower art is framed and ready, we’ll ship it directly to your home in our sustainable packaging with tracking and UPS insurance.

pressed bouquet preservation art frame choices

Preservation Collections

Pressed Flower Bouquet Preservation

Each modern art piece is created to archival standards with non-reflective museum-quality glass and framed in your choice of solid wood or metallic frame.

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

Receive 10% off when you purchase multiple pieces.

Shipping Included!

pressed flower bouquet preservation art set hanging on the wall over a rose colored couch

Collection Options 

Modern bouquet preservation. Botanical style pressed flower art.

24×36 – $2400

24×36 is the perfect size to fit over a couch and a great option to preserve extra large bouquets or multiple arrangements from the day.

Modern bouquet preservation. Bouquet style pressed flower art.

20×30 – $2000

20×30 is our most popular size and a great option for preserving medium to large bouquets. In addition, its a great option if you want to preserve several small bouquets or multiple arrangements from the day.

16×20 – $1600

16×20 is our second most popular size and perfect for preserving a small or medium-sized bouquet. In addition, a great companion piece when preserving multiple arrangements from the day.

(1) 12×16 – $1200

12×16 is our most popular companion piece and makes an excellent wedding party or family gift. This size also works well when preserving a petite bouquet or if you’d like a set of 2 art pieces made from a single large bouquet.

Vibrant bouquet preservation pressed flower art set.

(3) 8×10- $1200 

8×10 is the perfect size to preserve the groom’s boutonniere or mom’s corsage. This option is meant to be a companion art piece or created in a minimum set of three. The 8×10 size also makes an excellent wedding party or family gift.

image comparing a 20x30 to 16x20 to 12x16 art design

More About Size

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. 12x16s are best as a set of 2 or for smaller, daintier bouquets and arrangements.

Design Styles

We offer three main styles of pressed floral art. The bouquet design, the botanical design, and the pressed meadow designConsider ordering multiple pieces and mixing and matching the design styles!

White, pink, and purple pressed flower art.

The Bouquet Design
This is our most popular option when preserving bouquets with larger flowers that feature 2-3 main varieties. This design recreates the spirit of your bouquet using a layered approach and it’s best when incorporating large focal flowers like garden roses, peonies, and proteas.

Yellow, pink, white, and blue pressed flower art.

The Botanical Design
Botanical designs are more spread out with little to no layering. This design doesn’t aim to recreate the spirit of the original bouquet as they are more artistic interpretations that showcase individual flowers. This is the perfect choice for bouquets with lots of variety and color that are created with smaller textural flowers.

Pink, purple, and blue pressed flower art.

The Pressed Meadow Design
Much like the botanical design, pressed meadow designs are more spread out with little to no layering. They do not aim to recreate the spirit of the original bouquet they are more artistic interpretations that showcase individual flowers in a more upright form with some negative space at the top of the frame.

Which Flowers are Best for Preservation?

  • Vibrant colors
    As a general rule, the more vibrant the color of your flowers, the better!
  • White Bouquets
    White and pale blush tones will antique or often brown during the pressing process. If you’re planning to have a bouquet with mostly white flowers, consider using at least 5-7 different smaller varieties, or even a pop of color that fits your style. Greenery is also very helpful. That said, it is absolutely possible to create a gorgeous piece of art with a bouquet that is comprised of a variety of white flowers!
Modern pressed flower bouquet preservation. Pressed rose bridal bouquet.
Modern bouquet preservation gallery wall pressed flower art set with the bride.
  • Variety + Texture
    A variety of blooms in your bouquet offers lots of interest and texture. Small, dainty flowers press very well. The more creative elements you have, the more fascinating your art will be!
  • Fresh High-End Blooms
    Excellent quality flowers make all the difference when pressing and creating art! Fresh, high-quality flowers are simply heartier and will have a better chance of surviving your wedding day and reaching Wild Blossoms Studio in good condition.

Caring for Your Flowers

Follow these tips during and after your wedding so your flowers are as fresh as possible when they reach the studio!

  • Make sure flowers are in fresh, clean water.
  • Keep flowers out of direct sunlight and store them in a cool, dry area.
  • Be careful when storing flowers in a household refrigerator: chilling injury may occur.
  • Flowers should be kept away from ripening fruits that release ethylene gas causing aging and decay.

Note- Bridal bouquets tend to be “well-loved” during the wedding day, feel free to provide extra flowers from the centerpieces or bridesmaid’s bouquets. We can also pull matching flowers from our extensive collection when needed.

Let’s Talk About Logistics

how to ship a bouquet for preservation

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 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 Elycia’s North Fort Collins studio.

Production and Art Details

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. We are NOT recreating your wedding bouquet. We use flowers from your bouquet to create a piece of pressed flower art in the spirit and color palette of your wedding day.

Our pressed flower artwork is mounted to glass and framed by a local Fort Collins company.

Designer Elycia Feldman holding a framed piece of pressed flower art.

Next Steps

To book your preservation project, please inquire by submitting our: Art Inquiry Form

We will get back to you quickly with an initial proposal and contract. When we receive a signed contract we’ll send an invoice for 50% of your project total.

Once a retainer payment is made your project is officially booked on the Wild Blossoms’ botanical calendar.

“Elycia was amazing to work with! I can’t thank her enough for creating such a stunning piece with my preserved bouquet. Throughout the process, she was incredibly helpful, recommending flowers to include in my bouquet before the wedding, ensuring they would complement the preservation style I was most excited about, and sending sneak peeks when the flowers were out of the press with frame recommendations that would suit them best. Elycia’s thoughtful attention to detail and incredible creative talent blew me away, and I couldn’t recommend her more!”

-Jenna Rimel