Pressed   Flowers

  ORGANIC KEEPSAKES

 TO CHERISHED MEMORIES

Just Brides offer a service to all brides to have select flowers from their bouquets pressed and redesigned in a modern frame as an organic keepsake.

The pressed blooms when framed have a light and airy appeal with their textural elements that creates a unique piece of handmade fine art. Each frame is designed in our Perth studio and exclusive to brides in Western Australia.

Purchase gifts directly from our gift shop or make a reservation to have your bouquet preserved.

   Make a Reservation 

A reservation holds your spot in our production line up. We can only accept a limited number of flower deliveries per month, so we recommend paying your deposit and reserving your spot as soon as you can.

 

The cost of the reservation goes towards the total cost of your order. Once your place has been secured we will be in touch to discuss which preserving options (Pressing or Resin) you would like to order.

 

An invoice will be emailed to you with the balance, less the reservation cost. Please ensure your balance is paid in full (4 Weeks) prior to your wedding date. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY FLOWERS UNTIL YOUR BALANCE HAS BEEN PAID. 

 

 

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The   Process

Pressed flower craft consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. Pressing flowers makes them appear flat, and there is often a change in colour, ranging from faded colours to a greater intensity of vibrant colours.

 

Flower bouquets are best delivered the next morning after your wedding day while they are still retaining some freshness, to our studio in Rossmoyne, Perth.

 

It is important to understand that this style of flower preservation requires much patience and can take up to 6 weeks for your bespoke heirloom piece of art.

Please see our gift shop for prices &  framing options.

 

Best   Blooms

Due to the natural drying process it is expected for flowers in the paler colour range to fade, have browning and be less vibrant.

When customers deliver their bouquets to press, we press all flowers supplied and then hand select which blooms will work best for our customised frames. When choosing which to use, we take into consideration not only how the flower will lay in the frame, but also which flowers will work best for the composition.

When preserving, we should mention that the fresher the flowers, the better! If the blooms are fresher then there will be less chance for browning and a higher chance of colour retention. 

 

All white flowers have the highest chance of browning.  Although the most care is taken during the pressing stage, please be mindful they will NOT remain a vibrant white after drying. You may wish to consider a RESIN option instead.

 

Though there are plenty of other flowers and plants that press well, this is a short list of botanicals that we have found to press successfully:

Hellebores, Astrantia, Queen Annes Lace, Scabiosa, Spirea, Sweet Peas, Ranunculus, Delphinium / Larkspur, Caspia, Spray Roses, Astilbe, Eucalyptus, Peonies, Dusty Miller, Orlaya, Anemones, Ferns & Blushing Bride Protea. 

Flower   Tips

 

The fresher the better. Re-cut the flower stems (1 cm off) if you can and allow them to drink again in clean water, in a cool area and away from direct sun.

It is important to keep in mind that due to the organic and natural process, flowers will not press out and retain colour exactly as they were when fresh. Even flowers that are typically reliable, will not press nicely if they are not in great shape. All the colours eventually fade a bit over the years but that’s the beauty of it!

Second Avenue

Rossmoyne, WA 6148

Tel: 0402 518 110

Email: info@justbrides.com.au

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