Each project takes a minimum of 4 months from start to finish to allow time for the flowers to cure and to work through the creative design process. I create each art piece using the flowers from your bouquet that look the best, have retained their color, and have interesting textures and shapes. In a sense, I let the flowers tell me what to do. I find that my most sought-after preservation designs are from the fresh bouquets that I create myself for your wedding. All of my artwork is mounted to glass or worked into dried wreaths, depending on the blooms.
If your event took place outside of Colorado, I will send you a shipping kit with everything you need to get your flowers safely to me within 24-48 hours after your wedding. I’ve also created a video with Shipping Instructions.
If you’re within range of Denver, I am happy to arrange a courier service to pick up your bouquet and deliver it to my studio for a fee. You can also feel free to schedule a time to drop off your bouquet at my private Fort Collins studio.
A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to guarantee your spot on my botanical collage calendar.
When your flowers arrive, I will unpack and inspect them, update you on the quality and begin to deconstruct the design into individual blossoms, petals, and leaves. These bits are strategically placed in the flower press between sheets of vellum paper or hung from my drying rack. Once pressed or dried, I arrange them to create a one-of-a-kind design, either a framed art piece for the wall or a dried wreath (or both!) and return them to you.
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