It is becoming more of a tradition nowadays for brides to keep their bouquets and not to do a bouquet toss. As a bride myself in spring 2017, I wanted to keep my bouquet after our wedding, but I knew the flowers were not going to last forever.
A way that your bouquet can be preserved forever is by pressing it into clay.
Once the flower arrangement and design has been impressed into the clay, it is dried and fired, transforming your bouquet into a beautiful piece of wall art, vase, bowl, ‘thank you’ keepsake heart, or anything else! The pieces can be any size or shape, and wall tiles could even be split into 3 to create a triptych.
The arrangement of the flowers can be chosen by you, and I will make sure that at least one stem of each individual type of flower or foliage is included, unless otherwise agreed at the time of placing an order.
Bridesmaid bouquets, men’s buttonholes and women’s corsages can also be used.
This process isn’t just limited to wedding flowers. If you were given flowers by someone for any special reason and don’t want to throw them away when they go over, this is an ideal way of keeping them forever. The best thing is it works better if the flowers are dried so it doesn’t matter if they have gone a bit crispy.
The price for your bespoke flower tile largely depends on the size required. Sizes range from 15cm x 15cm up to 40cm x 80cm (other sizes available on request). Prices start from just £15.
Please get in touch with your size requirements for an accurate quotation.
Unless you are local to my studio in Northamptonshire (UK), and are able to drop off your flowers, I would ask that you send them to me in the post.
Depending on your budget, the size and design of your keepsake piece will be discussed by email or telephone. I will then make a start on your piece(s) and delivery would be around 3-4 weeks in most cases.
Once your ceramic flower preserved piece is complete, you will receive your it in the post, packaged beautifully in a box.