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2019 before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry - part two

Without further ado, here's the second set of wedding bouquet preservation jewelry from 2018 nuptials. Check out the first set here. Thanks again to all of the couples who kindly shared their stories! michelle October in Gold Canyon, Arizona Michelle celebrated her wedding at the picturesque Superstition Mountain Country Club in early October 2018. She reached out to me two days after her wedding, and we were able to get her flowers pressed and in the mail back to me within a week. We preserved an autumn bouquet of cherry brandy roses, green ruscus and red leaves. Since then we created a beautiful jewelry set including earrings, necklaces, and cuff links.   Earrings, necklaces, and cuff links with cherry brandy roses, green ruscus and red leaves.Florals by The Floral Theory | Bouquet Photo by Ashley...

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2019 before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry - part one

2018 was a busy year for weddings! I worked with nearly forty couples to preserve their wedding flowers and create custom jewelry pieces to commemorate their wedding day. Almost half of these weddings happened in the Fall (after all, 40% of weddings happen in August and November now), so you'll see some particularly rich palettes along with some late summer pastels and brighter colors. I'll be featuring a selection of weddings in this two-part blog series, so look out for Part Two soon. Special thanks to the couples who generously shared their weddings and photos. andrea August in New Jersey Andrea celebrated her wedding at St. Teresa of Calcutta in Westmont, NJ and Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ in August 2018. She...

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truly unique registry gifts + modern online registries

Traditional wedding registries can be limiting and dated in their offerings for modern couples. Using big box stores' registries can be convenient, but they limit what you can request as a gift to a fraction of what's out there. For instance, you can't include anything that's truly unique, like products from handmade makers and independent designers. As a handmade artist, I've run into this challenge. Couples regularly reach out to me about including my bouquet preservation package on their registry, which is nearly impossible using the traditional registry route. Luckily, there are so many new options in the way of registries, so I'm excited to talk about both unique registry gifts AND modern online registry options in this blog post. unique...

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DIY flower project: floral ice punch bowl

Summer festivities call for FLOWERS! (Well, in my book anyway!) Here's a simple way to add a whole lot of botanical beauty to your party and really impress your guests. I made this floral ice punch bowl for my birthday and it was a hit! I'm planning on making it again and I learned some lessons to adjust for the second time around, which I'll share below. Floral Ice Punch Bowl Materials: flowers - I recommend edible ones since they will become exposed as the ice melts. You can find edible flower petals at your local grocery store in the fresh herbs section or you can forage for your own using this handy guide.  two large bowls - One should be...

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2018 before + after: wedding flowers transformed into jewelry

One of the most rewarding aspects of my business is working with newlywed couples to preserve their wedding flowers and create botanical accessories to memorialize their special day. I’ve worked with dozens of brides in this way and each jewelry collection is so unique, so I’m beyond excited to share a handful of them with you here! Special thanks to the couples who generously shared their weddings and photos.   amy August in Baltimore, Maryland Amy, along with the help of her family, took full advantage of her late summer wedding and grew her own wedding flowers--isn't that amazing?! We preserved over a dozen varieties of flowers from her bouquet, including zinnias, queen anne's lace, river oats, daisies, and sunflowers; and created...

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