Expert Tip by GRANT WEDDING WISHES (www.grantweddingwishes.com) Bouquet preservation in Kitchener, ON
At the end of your wedding night, the last thing you want to have to think about is throwing your bouquet in the trash! Trust this former wedding planner; it happens ALL THE TIME!
If the thought of that makes you cringe, then you should consider investing in preservation services so you can enjoy your wedding bouquet for a lifetime. Grant Wedding Wishes specializes in transforming your bouquet into a unique and timeless work of art.
“It has captured a moment in time from our wedding to forever be displayed in our home. I am so thankful I made the choice to have my bouquet made into this art piece, it’s one of my most cherished keepsakes from our wedding day.” -Allie Fricker
WHAT IS BOUQUET PRESERVATION?
Professionally preserving bouquets is complicated and requires a lot of skill, materials, and experience. The team at Grant Wedding Wishes have done all the trial and error so you don’t have to! Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering preserving your bouquet.
Creating these hand-made pieces of art is very labour intensive. The process from start to finish takes about 4 months to complete. To ensure the freshest most vibrant appearance to your bouquet, you’ll want to get your flowers to Grant Wedding Wishes within 5 days of your wedding.
Once they’ve received your bouquet the team will then begin the drying and pressing process. It takes several weeks to ensure each flower is completely dry. The drying process is one of the most important steps as it ensures that flowers don’t mold or deteriorate. Now that the flowers are dry, professional-grade pigment is added to every petal as well as greenery, to prevent yellowing and fading. The pressed flowers are then glued onto acid-free background paper that will never yellow or change colour. The piece is framed in a high-quality, hand-crafted wooden frame from a local supplier. Each frame has UV protection glass to prevent the deterioration of flowers over time from the sun.
“I cannot recommend enough to other couples to have their wedding bouquets preserved. When my friends and family members saw the piece, so many said, ‘I wish I would have done this too’.” – Allie Fricker
Grant Wedding Wishes also offers resin preservation which creates usable art for your home. “We take your 3D dried flowers and cure them in high-quality resin with UV inhibitors. Resin is the newest trend in preservation, and allows you to keep your flowers whole and showcase them on a bookshelf, coffee table, or mantle.”
“When I look at it I think of the magic of that special day: the beauty, the romantic feeling, and the mood you want to feel and remember for a lifetime. I would highly recommend any couple to capture the magic and memory of their wedding bouquet this way.” – Deanna Martynowicz
THE PERFECT GIFT:
Having your partner’s wedding bouquet preserved is an amazing wedding gift idea! Or are you a Bridesmaid? Maid of honour? Parent? Gift your couple a lifetime keepsake of their wedding florals so they can enjoy them for years to come.
ABOUT GRANT WEDDING WISHES: Grant Wedding Wishes is owned and operated by Amelia & Evelyn Grant. The mother-daughter duo feels absolutely privileged that they are able to work full-time together. They have so much fun creating beautiful memory pieces for you! Use the form below to contact Grant Wedding Wishes.
Featured in the Fall/Winter 2022 edition of The Wedding Ring Magazine