A pressed flower collage is a way to keep the memories of a special bouquet or flower piece long after the event has passed. As a flower farmer, florist, and artist I have a unique, modern perspective on this old-fashioned art. I’m excited to add this service to my floral offerings.
I can create a pressed flower collage from your actual bouquet, and I can also create a piece inspired by your wedding day bouquet!
Here’s how it all goes down:
- You email me to make sure the timing will work. It’s important that a) I’m here to receive your flowers and b) I have time in my schedule to process them as soon as I get them.
- Once I’ve let you know your date will work, you go to my shop and place a non-refundable deposit. The $75 deposit goes towards your piece and it will put your bouquet in my schedule. I’ll email you confirmation once I receive the deposit. If you have any special requests (like incorporation of your invitation or some other element this will be the time we work it out.)
- You get married! Yay! Congratulations! Happy day! So fun! Have a great honeymoon and an even better marriage!
- Someone brings me (or mails me) your flowers as soon as possible, and no more than 3 days after you get married. If delivered in person, they need to be in a vase, in water, and have been protected from sun, wind, cold, heat, etc. The nicer condition they arrive to me the better they will look once pressed. If mailed to me, they need to be mailed overnight and they need to arrive in excellent, hydrated condition. Best is if a baggie of water is banded around the bottom of the stems and the whole bouquet is packaged carefully and securely.
- When I get the flowers I will process them and prepare them to be made into custom artwork! Once the flowers are ready to be made into a collage I will contact you so we can work out size, shape, and frame, which all impact the price. The usual frame size I suggest is 16 x 20, but we can do something smaller, something squarer, or a floating frame if you prefer.
A Note about the timeline: It takes about 6 weeks before the flowers are ready to use. Depending on time of year I may not be able to get to them until January. If you get married November – March I can likely get them to you in the spring, but once my wedding design season starts in earnest (June – October) then I don’t have time for much else. I cannot guarantee any pressed flower pieces for Christmas.
Cost: Pressed flower pieces range from $200 – $450, depending on size and shape of frame and complexity of design. The $75 deposit goes towards your final piece. Packaging and shipping costs are extra and I charge exactly what the packaging store charges me.
To reserve a date for your pressed flower piece please click here.
Things to know:
- I will use the flowers you send me whenever possible, but I will always use my best professional judgement when it comes to which to use. Some flowers press better than others. Some might deteriorate in the pressing process. I reserve the right to use similar flowers (either those I’ve grown at my farm or those I’ve sourced) when creating your wedding bouquet keepsake.
- You are giving me artistic freedom when it comes to designing the collage! You’ve chosen me because you like my style.
- I use acid free, archival paper and artist quality matte gel to make the pressed flower collages. I do my best to create a product that will last a long time. That said, pressed flowers are natural items, and can fade and become brittle over time. The best way to care for your collage is to keep it out direct sun and to move it as little as possible.
I often have pressed flower collages as well as pressed flower kits for sale in my shop! Please check out the shop and follow me on Instagram to learn about collage releases as they happen.