Wedding Dresses | This B.C.-Based Business Makes Stunning Pressed Floral Arrangements from Your Bridal Bouquet


Inform me in regards to the means of making ready a pressed floral association for a bride.

When marriage ceremony {couples} are beginning to plan each facet of their marriage ceremony, the afterlife of their marriage ceremony flowers typically will get ignored, and I don’t blame them! We have now these traditions established to both “toss” your marriage ceremony bouquet to the one girls on the reception, by no means to be seen once more, or to hold them the wrong way up afterwards to dry out, leaving you with a wrinkled, and distorted model of your once-lush bouquet. I wish to provide folks a method to hold their flowers in essentially the most minimal and exquisite approach potential: In a body, on their wall, for all to see. 

The method begins after I obtain the marriage couple’s bouquet. They’ll both ship it to me (inside Canada) or drop it off in Sooke, B.C. From there I deconstruct the bouquet and press the flowers utilizing a conventional picket flower press. I examine on the flowers and “repress” them each 24 hours for one to 2 weeks, then go away them to relaxation till they’re totally dried.

After they’re all pressed and prepared for use I choose one of the best items and show them in both a hand-crafted wooden body or on handmade paper. I’ve developed my very own fashion of how I show them, but when the couple desires to include their marriage ceremony invitation or items from the bride’s gown I can definitely try this! 

As soon as the body is completed I can ship it to them, or they will choose it up right here in Sooke. 

Your web site lists some florals you will not work with — are you able to inform me a bit extra about why these blooms are no-gos?

I press all my flowers in a conventional picket flower press (no microwaving flowers right here!). Not all flowers are appropriate for this conventional urgent technique. Orchids, for instance, are tremendous thick, dense flowers. They’d mould if I attempted to press them naturally. I all the time suggest that the marriage couple shares details about which flowers will dry effectively and which will not that I present on my web site with their florist through the planning levels of their bouquet. 

I see that you just press bouquets from throughout Canada! How typically do you get bouquets from far-off? What is the farthest?

If we put our belief in in a single day transport then technically I can settle for bouquets from throughout Canada! I ship my purchasers in-depth transport directions ought to they want to go this route, and ask that they ship them the day after their marriage ceremony. I do, nevertheless, favor to work domestically and most of my work does come from Vancouver Island — particularly from Bespoke Blossoms (an area florist), who has been gracious sufficient to inform their purchasers about me! It feels extremely heartwarming understanding that the florists in my very own neighborhood assist my work — I suppose they need their very own flowers to reside a second life, too! 

Inform me a bit about your partnerships (along with your frame-maker, as an illustration). How did these come about?

Initially, I used to be making my very own frames by hand. I used to be soldering metallic ones and chopping my very own glass. When COVID hit it turned extremely laborious to supply the supplies I wanted to make these frames so I converted to wooden frames! My husband and I drew up the prototype and measurements, and we met with our household good friend Al Ogilvy. Al now makes all our beechwood frames by hand. It’s extremely necessary to me that each facet of my product is sourced domestically, and made by hand, which is why I additionally supply our glass from a household owned glass retailer on the town. I additionally accompany every body with a thanks notice that’s printed on paper that was made by hand in Canada, by Papier June. My purchasers can really feel good understanding that they don’t seem to be solely supporting knowledgeable flower presser once they get their bouquet framed, but in addition an area carpenter, glass artisan, and paper maker.

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