What is the timeframe to get the flowers to you?
The sooner the better!
For best results, we recommend dropping the flowers off twenty- hours after your event. To help keep flowers fresh cut the stems off about half an inch at an angle and put them in fresh water. Keep them in water and out of direct sunlight until you can overnight ship them. Forty-eight hours is the maximum that I can take the flowers otherwise they will not preserve well.
The condition in which we receive the flowers plays a vital role in the quality of the preservation. Some flowers dry better than others. If there is browning on the flowers they cannot be used. Due to the nature of flowers, they can have bruises from being handled all day at the wedding, packaging and shipping, floral design etc. even if you don't notice it, through the drying process and the resin, it can become more apparent. Bruising on petals can show up as translucent spots.
Do you accept air dried flowers?
Yes, but the flowers will not be as vibrant as the other flowers sent to me to be professionally dried but still a great way to preserve your memory!
What is your turnaround time?
It can take up to six months to finish a piece. The flower drying process takes 4 weeks to dry. Then the resin must be poured in layers so that it doesn't burn the flowers. Flowers are subject to change colors due to the drying process, particularly red and white flowers, White roses tend to turn ivory or off white, Red roses can turn into a dark, burgundy color. We try our best to minimize bubbles, however due to the chemical reaction in resin the formation of some bubbles can be beyond our control.
Do you do artificial flowers?