Preserve Your Cherished Memories
We have partnered with Fleur De Lis Flowers & Gifts to design and create modern & unique preserved floral resin keepsakes from your wedding and other special occasions. Each botanical art piece is custom handcrafted to reflect all the beautiful details of the flowers creating a timeless and elegant heirloom for you to enjoy for a lifetime.
Brides, save your bouquet! Don’t let your wedding flowers wilt and die! 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 tangible memory of your special day that you will cherish for years to come.
Our Forever Flowers products also make very special wedding gifts for the bridal party themselves! Floral coasters and jewelry using wedding flowers are wonderful gifts for the moms or bridesmaids and boutonnieres make great memory items for the dads and groomsmen.
Fleur De Lis can also create a replica of your bouquet or any other wedding day item if you’ve already gotten married. A few of each of the fresh blooms are all you need. If your bouquet is already dry and you would like to preserve it, please get in touch.
Resin preservation isn’t just for weddings. Any flowers or other keepsakes that hold special memories that would be meaningful to preserve can be used.
Anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, funeral flowers or even flowers from the significant places, people, or events in your life can be preserved. Friends or family members that love flowers or gardening would appreciate their favorite botanicals preserved in resin as a beautiful keepsake or art piece.
Keepsakes made with cremated remains serve as a memory of our departed loved one’s who are no longer with us or as a lasting tribute to our pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge.
Our Forever Flowers memorial keepsake pieces offer comfort and solace to those mourning their loss, keeping the memory of their loved ones close to their heart.
How Your Forever Flowers are Preserved
- The Freshest Blooms are Best
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 flowers be kept cool, hydrated in water and delivered as soon as possible after the wedding or special occasion. Friends or family members can also deliver the flowers if you are not available. Please note that wilted, bruised, discolored or crushed petals cannot be reversed in the preservation process. Replacement flowers can be purchased if some of the blooms are too damaged to preserve.
- Drying the Botanicals
Once the flowers are received, the best blooms and greens are carefully and individually dried for approximately 2-3 weeks. During the drying and resin process certain colors can change. Red, pink and purple can darken and white tends to yellow or become cream colored. Some flowers may appear to have translucent spots in the resin depending on how bruised they were when they were dried. This seems to be most apparent in roses. Once all the botanicals are dry, a creative design is made in the mold.
- Pouring the Resin
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. Depending on the size you select, the resin is generally poured to approximately 1” – 2” in depth. Any blooms that are deeper than the mold size 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!
- Drying and Curing
Lastly, once the pouring is complete, your flowers will dry for approximately 7 days to ensure that they are completely hardened and cured. The entire preservation process takes about 8 weeks in total. All resin art is non-toxic, and produces no VOCs or fumes.
We take the utmost care in creating your beautiful preservation, but because Forever Flowers is original, handmade art with resin and very delicate and fragile botanical ingredients some small bubbles, flaws and imperfections are sometimes unavoidable.
All epoxy resin will eventually amber or yellow over time. To delay the process please keep your preserved Forever Flowers away from heat or direct sunlight as you would with any piece of art or original painting.