The process of creating your preserved keepsake is very labour intensive and can take up to 16 weeks to complete. The process is explained below so you know the care and procedures in place to ensure the end result is of the upmost quality.
Your flowers are preserved using a specialised product that slowly removes the moisture from the flowers while maintaining their natural shape and colour. This process takes approximately 4 weeks.
Once your flowers are dried you are ready to choose your frame style and design if you have not already. All frames are made to order using high quality timber frames and durable shadow boxes. Frames are ordered to size depending on the design you choose so there is no need to try and fit your flowers or inclusions into a standard frame size, your imagination in the limit.
We are now ready to start the design process. Your flowers will receive a colour enhancement to help them look as close as possible to what they did on the day. Colouring not only makes your flowers look more beautiful, it also ensures your flowers remain this colour for their entire life.
After your frame is received, your flowers are then ready to be made up and placed inside the frame. Any photographs or certificates you chose to have included are now added in. Your flowers and greenery are placed one by one inside the frame, assembled using the original photograph of them as a reference. Any keepsakes such as charms, jewellery, etc are now carefully added in around the flowers in a tasteful manner.
Now that your design is complete, your frame is then securely sealed and ready for collection!
Your framed display will last for many years to come depending on the type of flower, colour and display location. Preserved flowers should be kept out of high humidity and direct sunlight. If they are not sealed in a shadow box and left open to the elements, their life is significantly shortened.
Please ensure you do not store your keepsake in plastic over an extended period. Your keepsake is a natural product and requires air to 'breathe'.
It is important that I receive your fresh flowers as soon as possible after your wedding or event as the fresher they are, the more beautifully they preserve. Unfortunately, I cannot reverse browning or damage to flowers.
The best way to care for your flowers after your wedding is to give the bottom of the stems a fresh cut, place them in vase of water and store them in the fridge but prevent the sides of the fridge touching the petals and burning them. If you can’t place them in a fridge please keep them in a cool, dark room.
Sometimes, depending on where you’re staying, the venue or hotel will put them in the cool room for you!
I can always replace the odd flower if needed at a minimal cost if required.
If you are local to the Perth area, please feel free to drop your flowers off to me in Aveley. Otherwise I can organise a courier to collect the flowers from your preferred location in a Perth Metro area and have them dropped off to me at their fee. The courier only operates on weekdays. Please contact me for a quote.
If you are interstate or outside of the Perth Metropolitan area, the best way to send your flowers is via express post. Please read below for how to pack and send your flowers.
Please remember to write your name on the box so I know who it came from!
The price of each keepsake varies depending on the size of the bouquet and chosen design.
Our prices are calculated on the size of the frame required for the selected design. As an indication, all bouquets and flowers I receive are measured in diameter and 5cm is then added to each side to allow room for the frame. For example, if you had a round posy that measured 25cm in diameter (when looking down on the flowers from above) and you chose to only display the flowers, the ideal frame size would be 35cm x 35cm. To include stems the frame is dropped by 10cm so the ideal frame size would be 35cm x 45cm.
Please see our pricing page for an indication on pricing. For a more accurate price, please feel free to contact us for a personal quote.
The preservation of fresh flowers takes 4 weeks to complete and an additional 12 weeks once the design has been confirmed, second payment received and frame order placed. This process can be made faster if the entire payment is made upfront as this allows us to make your frame order straight away.
There are two payment options available.
You can pay for the entire job upfront which can also speed up the process as this allows us to order your frame straight away.
The second payment option is three installments throughout the process. With all jobs, there is a $200 non refundable deposit required before or upon delivery of your flowers. This cost covers the initial drying process and cannot begin until the payment has been received. The second payment is due after approximately 4 weeks, once your flowers are dried and ready for makeup. This payment covers the cost of your frame and the makeup of your flowers and items. Your frame cannot be ordered and makeup cannot begin until this payment is received. The final payment is due before or upon collection.
Your keepsake cannot be released until this payment is received.