I design and create modern & unique preserved floral resin keepsakes from your wedding and special occasion bouquets. Each botanical art piece is custom handcrafted to reflect all the beautiful details of your bridal flowers. Your preserved bouquet is a timeless and elegant memory of your wedding day for you to enjoy for a lifetime.
Brides, save your bouquet! Don’t let your wedding flowers wilt and dry up! Your floral arrangements are one of the most beautiful and carefully chosen investments from your wedding day. Your bouquet will be carefully dried and then creatively arranged and preserved in glass-like resin so you can display it in your home and enjoy it as a meaningful memory of your special day that you will cherish for years to come.
Resin preservation is not just for weddings. Any flowers that hold special memories would be meaningful to preserve ~ Anniversary, Birthday, Mother's Day, Memorial or even flowers from the significant places, people or events in your life. Preserving your favourite flowers would be a unique art piece to accent your home decor.
If you would have liked to preserve your bouquet, a few of each of the loose blooms and leaves from your florist is all I need. If you are not in the Vancouver area, you can order from one of our local florists and save the shipping costs. Also, If your bouquet is already dry and you would like to preserve it, please get in touch.
This is a thoughtful gift for Mom, bridesmaids, flower girls and Grandparents. A Resin Bouquet would also be a very special wedding gift for the bride herself! Any friend or family member that loves flowers or gardening would appreciate their favorite botanicals preserved in resin as a beautiful keepsake or decor art piece.
The best results for preserving the most authentic colors, shapes and textures of your flowers is to dry the freshest blooms possible. It is very important that the bouquet is kept cool, hydrated in water and delivered as soon as possible after the wedding or special occasion. Friends or family members can also deliver, ship or courier the bouquet if you are not available. To aid the flowers to take up more water it is also very helpful to recut the stems. It is important to note that any damage such as wilted, bruised, discolored or crushed petals cannot be reversed in the preservation process. Replacement flowers can be purchased from your florist if some of the blooms are too damaged to preserve.
Once the bouquet is received, the best blooms are selected and carefully and individually dried in silica gel. Depending on the size and thickness of the florals, this can take aproximately 2 weeks. During the drying and resin process certain colors tend to either darken or lighten. This is completely normal and is especially apparent in pink, red and white botanicals. Also, depending on how bruised or spent a bloom is, it can sometimes appear to have translucent spots in the resin. This seems to be more apparent with white flowers. Once all the botanicals are dry, a creative design is made in a mold and an image will be emailed to you for your consideration and approval.
The next step is pouring the resin. Over a number of days, many fine layers are carefully poured over the very delicate floral ingredients. Each layer of resin must set before the next layer is poured. The resin is generally poured to aproximately 1.75 inches in depth. Any blooms that are deeper than 1.75 inches will be covered in resin to protect the blooms, but they will not be submerged under the resin. This produces a lovely three dimensional effect!
Important note: Because of the nature of working with resin and very delicate botanicals and also because this is original handmade art, there is always the possibility of bubbles, small flaws and imperfections.
Lastly, once the pouring is complete, your Resin Bouquet will dry for approximately 10 days to ensure that it is completely hardened and cured. The entire preservation process takes about 4 weeks in total. All resin art is non-toxic, and produces no VOCs or fumes. Please keep your preserved bouquet away from direct sunlight as you would with any piece of art.
I would love to transform your wedding or special occasion bouquet into a beautiful keepsake that you will cherish for years to come.
There are two options for the mold. A 9 inch round and an 8 inch square. They both contain the same volume of resin. To order, a $100 deposit is paid to confirm and reserve your date. The remainder of $200 (plus shipping if non-local) is paid before pickup or shipping. Payments are made using etransfer. A final invoice will be given once the Resin Bouquet is completed.
Save your date! Because of the labour and time intensive nature of making handcrafted art, only a limited number of flower preservations can be accepted each week. Please leave a message in the contact section to check availability.
Serving the Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada area ~ North/West Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, Langley, the Fraser Valley and all of BC.
Overnight or 1-day shipping of bouquets from all across Canada are also accepted. Complete instructions for easily and safely packing and shipping your bouquet is provided once your date and deposit have been confirmed. Important note: Resin Bouquet is not responsible for any damaged, lost or delayed shipments.
I receive many International inquiries, but due to Canadian customs regulations, the shipment of fresh and dried flowers from the US is prohibited. However, many of the brides that contact me choose to have a Resin Bouquet made by ordering the same blooms and greens that were in their original bouquet from a florist in my local area. This option has worked very well as brides can have a beautiful keepsake made of their wedding flowers and also save the cost of shipping. The bouquet does not need to be remade, just a few of each of the botanicals is all I need. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this opportunity.
Do you have comments or questions? I’d love to connect with you! Please feel free to reach out in the contact section. Looking forward to hearing from you if you are having a wedding in 2021!