Floral Preservation Process FAQs
How long will the picture last?
A well cared for frame should last for decades. Please remember that this is a natural product and flower colours may fade or brown naturally over time. The flowers are pressed without using chemicals and therefore will change over the years. The degree of colour change will depend on the flower types and colours in the original bouquet. For some flowers that are prone to colour loss, I will use a microwave flower press to preserve as much of the colour as possible.
To help them stay their best, keep your frame away from direct sunlight and heat sources or moisture.
Which flowers can be pressed?
Generally speaking, more brightly coloured flowers retain their colours best. Most flower colours will turn a darker shade when pressed so red rose petals will turn dark red. White flowers are hardest to press but if the flowers are in good condition the best results can be achieved. Very bulky flowers or fleshy flowers are difficult to press but can be taken apart and then reassembled to make pressing easier.
Are there any other costs?
The price includes my time and experience preserving your flowers, as well as creating your keepsake. You cover the cost of posting the flowers to me by Royal Mail Special Delivery. I will send your completed frame to you by Royal Mail 24 Hour Tracked at no extra cost to you.
How long will it take for us to receive my final design?
You can look forward to receiving your picture approx. 8-10 weeks from the date that I receive the flowers. This may be longer during busier times as I press a lot of bouquets over the summer months.
How do we reserve our wedding date with you?
Please send me a message asking if I have availability for your wedding date. The spaces I offer each month are limited due to space and spending quality time on each piece I design. If I confirm I do have availability, then please go ahead and pay the deposit.
Sending the flowers
I will send you my instructions for packing and sending your flowers to me when you have paid your deposit. I recommend sending by Royal Mail Special Delivery. It is usually easier to send the bouquet as a whole (as it can be protected better and move around less) than pulling out individual flowers and wrapping them to send.
Looking after your bouquet before sending
Please keep the flower stems in water until you pack them up and make sure the flowers don't come into contact with any water.
Can we drop our flowers off to you?
Yes! You’re very welcome to arrange a time with me to drop off your flowers if you’re local to me. My home studio is in Wymondham, Norfolk.
Will my finished picture look just like my bouquet?
Due to possible natural changes in colour due to the drying process they will look different. For example, flowers take on a more paper-like appearance when dried as all their moisture content has been removed, some colours may become darker when pressed and some white and very pale flowers may press to a cream or yellow colour.
I will create a design that works best for the frame and flowers using my experience and creative talent. Some flowers may not dry well, it is all dependent on type of flower and condition I receive them in. If any flowers are brown I will not use them in the frame and will discard them.
Frame Options & Pricing - see the Gallery for examples
Square wooden frame (small) - available in light oak, black or white; 12 in x 12 in (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) £250 incl. deposit
Square wooden frame (large) - available in light oak, black or white; 16 in x 16 in (40.6 x 40.6 cm) £280 incl. deposit
Rectangular A3 wooden frame - available in light oak, black or white; A3 size (42 cm x 29.7 cm) £280 incl. deposit
Rectangular A2 wooden frame - available in black, white or natural; 59 cm x 46 cm (A2 size). Please note that due to the size of this frame, high quality perspex is used instead of glass £350 incl. deposit
If you have any other questions please send me a message!