Are you one of those brides who wants to figure out a way to preserve her bouquet long after the wedding day? I have seen and heard about brides who tried hanging the bouquet upside down in a dark closet to dry it out. Or placing the petals in a food dehydrator and then placing the dried petals in an organza sash to use as potpouri in clothing drawers. Or you could always do the old fashioned thing and stick it in your freezer...not sure why my mom did that with our old dance corsages?
Anyway, one day while browsing the net for wedding ideas, I came across a web site for bouquet preservation. I fell in love with the idea and was more excited to find out the company was only 10 minutes from my house. So after my wedding day, I assigned my mom the task of collecting my bouquet and delivering it to Nature's Beauty in Laguna Niguel, CA.
On the wedding day, the bouquet looked like this:
And few months later when I received my completed flower box, it looked like this:
Sorry I couldn't get better pictures with my crappy camera...this was the best I could do because of the glare of the protective glass on the box. But basically, you give the company your bouquet along with a photo of you and your groom and whatever items you'd like to add from your big day. They typically suggest your invitation but we used our program instead along with the little tag from our favor box, the silver bell of a bride and groom that sat on each table and my garter wrapped around the bouquet.
If you like this idea, I highly suggest you contact this company to find out more about the process. Even if you live in another state, they have ways of shipping to work with you. Check out their web site to see other examples of boxes in different shapes and colors. It's not cheap by any means...but it is a very cool keepsake to display in your home forever.
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