The sooner I receive your flowers the better! Bouquets should be kept as cool as possible after the wedding, but not frozen. I will email you a link a week before your wedding to schedule your drop off. If you are shipping, you will be provided instructions on how to safely pack and ship your flowers upon booking.
No you do not have to be the one to drop off. I know a lot of couples leave for their honeymoon the next day so you are definitely welcome to assign this task to someone you trust! When it comes time to schedule a drop off time, which is usually the week before the wedding, there will be a place for you to put their name in the scheduler so I know who is coming :)
Once I have received your flowers, the process can take up to 6 months to complete. This timeframe depends on many things, including the flower drying process, client communication during design, the amount of pieces being made, and the availability of the chosen molds at the time of approval.
Absolutely! Once your florals are dry, I will send you a questionnaire so I may better understand what style of artwork you prefer, based on a scale of "minimal to full" of flowers, and which layout you like. When it is time for the design process, I will create designs for you, based on your answers. Due to the delicacy and fragility of the florals, we can make slight changes to the designs, but multiple design options will not be available in order to protect the florals.
Color variations will occur naturally. Pinks, reds and purples often darken while some colors lighten. White flowers may appear translucent in the final artworks. Bruises can also be common in flowers and will only show themselves after they have been placed in the resin. The best way to avoid this is to make sure you have chosen a florist who uses high quality flowers and to take extra good care of your flowers before they make it to me.
Due to the nature of flowers having air pockets, some bubbles may occur. We do what we can to minimize bubbles, but as resin cures it can create bubbles from air pockets that are not visible until it is too late to fix them. These bubbles can have a "water-bubble" like appearance that can be really pretty! You will also see bubbles along the edges of the piece. Due to the nature of resin, over time it will take on a slight amber coloring.
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Can we have other things placed in our pieces, such as lace, invitations, etc.?
Yes!! We can put anything that is not living or contains water into your piece. Some examples of things we have used in pieces before include, wedding dress lace, ribbons, invitations, garters, pearls, feathers, photos, a fishing fly and dog tags. Other things that can also be incorporated are cake toppers, glass pieces, jewelry, other small knick knacks and even fake flowers!