I will not be another flower picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be difficult to find, and impossible to forget – Erin Van Vuren
My wedding flowers have been screaming at me for about 2 months now, demanding I show them the love and affection they deserve. This month on my to – do list was to figure out what I wanted to do with them and get it done! They would not be left by the wayside for another month… I promised them!!!
In my wedding flower post – Wedding Flowers – 8 Tip’s from one Bride to another – I went through my choices and tips for anyone picking their wedding flowers. In this post I’ll be sharing with you what I did to keep them… I adored them so much I just couldn’t part with them.
The usual research started and I found the below:
- How to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet: 6 Bloom-Saving Methods
- HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WEDDING BOUQUET
Last weekend we also hit our local Hobby Craft…. I am dangerous in this place. My inner craft Goddess goes into over drive in here, and my head starts spinning!! It’s a stand back and leave her to it moment for himself bless him.
While strolling through, looking for water paints (How expensive are these btw???… Madness) I found these Box Frames…. ON SALE!!! If that’s not a massive sign I don’t know what is! Yep, bagged and wrapped and off I went with a mission.
I wanted something simple and classic so a white frame worked well for this. My bouquet had been upside down for preservation and I simply starting cutting them. For anyone who does this professionally and is sitting there thinking what is she doing???? It’s ok…. I didn’t want it perfect, I wanted it rustic…
So I simply cut and placed them in any which way inside the box. I also had his pin hole flower so I used this as a centre piece and worked my way out and around. Make sure you use newspaper underneath as it goes everywhere! I also used some cardboard from our Wedding Stationary as a background. It looked much better than the white that came with the frame.
And there ya go, it’s already found its place on the wall!! I even marked them. There are a load of ways for you to keep your flowers, this one just worked best for me. I didn’t want something to big, just a little ode to my little darlings from a memorable day!
How I Dried My Flowers Out
- From the morning of the wedding, my flowers were kept out of water.
- After the Wedding, we wrapped them up loosely, in crepe paper and put them sideways in a paper bag. One that didn’t squash them and they had room to move.
- After about a week we turned them upside down and simply left them in the back room.
- Any time we moved them we handled with EXTREME care!
Have you guys ever kept flowers? What have you done with yours?
Lots of Love….