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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 reached out to me a week before her wedding, which was just enough time to get the flower pressing kit to her! We preserved hydrangeas, roses, and queen anne's lace flowers from her bouquet, and since then have created some beautiful jewelry sets using rose gold findings.

 

Earrings and a necklace with blue white hydrangeas in rose gold.
Florals by Penn Florist | Bouquet Photo by Martin Reardon Photography

Getting my wedding flowers made into jewelry from IMPRESSED by nature was one of the best decisions I made! The process was extremely easy and the jewelry is gorgeous!! — Andrea

laura

September in Oakland, California

Laura's wedding took place at the Piedmont Community Hall in Oakland during the late summer. Since she's local, Laura dropped off her flowers to me a couple days after her wedding, and I took care of pressing them. Her brilliant bouquet included some large tropical flowers and leaves, like monstera and bird-of-paradise. We pressed some of the smaller botanicals, including purple tulips, white orchids, purple lilies, and green palm leaves, and created a unique set of jewelry.

 

A set of jewelry with orchids, tulips, and palm leaves.
Florals by Brother and Sisters | Bouquet photo by Abby Wilcox 

chelsea

September in Los Gatos, California

Chelsea went for an eclectic, classy vibe with creams, whites, sage, and greenery for her wedding at the outdoor Radonich Ranch venue. We preserved dahlias, sage, lisianthus, queen anne's lace, hydrangeas, roses, eucalyptus, and more from her bouquet! We created a set of necklaces, earrings, cuff links, and tie clips with her green and cream botanicals.

A set of earrings for Chelsea and her loved ones with queen anne's lace, rose, and sage.

Florals by Susi's Flowers | Bouquet Photo by This Love of Yours

I had previously bought some earrings from Impressed and loved them. When I visited their website to order more I saw that she does wedding flowers. I was overjoyed at the unique opportunity to preserve my flowers. I get compliments on the several pieces she made for me. — Chelsea

 

katie

August in Estes Park, Colorado

Katie's mid-summer wedding took place in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. She shared: "Our wedding day was cloudless and warm, and filled with so much love and laughter. Loved ones traveled from all over to ascend a 9,300 ft to witness our vows and ring tiny bells on a mountainside. The best part was walking alone down the trail winding through aspen and evergreens with my new spouse knowing this was the beginning of an incredible journey! My mother-in-law Vonna helped sew a dress for me out of my mom's wedding gown and she even preserved flowers for me while we were on our honeymoon. I had a ranunculus necklace made for her and she loved it." In addition to ranunculus, we preserved anemone, solidago, waxflower, astilbe, larkspur, eucalyptus, and protea. 

A set of ranunculus and eucalyptus jewelry.
Florals by The Enchanted Florist | Bouquet Photo by Jesse La Plante

Most of all, Kyla was great to work with! She explained which designs would work well with my pressed flowers and went back and forth with me on specific designs. I really appreciate that she sent a photo of the finished jewelry designs to be sure I was happy with them. She made an adjustment to one of the pieces and I loved it! — Katie

allison

August in Hartville, Ohio

Allison celebrated her wedding in the picturesque Quail Hollow Park in Hartville, Ohio in early August. Her colorful wedding flowers complemented her equally brilliant wedding dress. We preserved red anemones, orange daisies, black-eyed susans, blue delphinium, and more!

A set of jewelry with delphinium, anemone, daisy, and more.
Florals by The Garden by the Gate | Bouquet Photo by Mandy Mezinger

I was so pleased to find out about Impressed by Nature before my wedding, and I remained pleased throughout the process as well as with the results! Every piece of the process was smooth, careful, and beautiful.— Allison 

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