Fleur a Flair has been a family business specializing in floral preservation and design since 1985.
Our Design Process:
Preservation Drop Off (by appointment only)
Preservation (6 weeks minimum)
Design Selection Appointment
Design Work (~4-6 months)
Caring for your flowers after the event:
PAMPER THE PETALS: The fresher the flowers are when we receive them, the better they will preserve. To best maintain your flowers beautiful essence between your event and preservation, please ensure that the bouquet has a water source.
Some methods to care for your flowers;
KEEP FLOWERS HYDRATED: Pour water into the bouquet holder, or if the bouquet has natural stems re-cut stems approximately 1.5-2 inches and place them back into fresh water. Replace water when it becomes cloudy.
REFRIGERATE: Place bouquet into a plastic bag (kitchen or dry cleaner's), and if it fits without squishing flowers, then into a large paper grocery bag. Place this bag in a refrigerator over night. A plastic or foam cooler also works well if there is insufficient space in your refrigerator. If flowers can’t be immediately refrigerated after your event, bring along a cooler for your flowers—do not leave the bouquet in a hot car.
DO NOT FREEZE!! We cannot preserve flowers that have been in the freezer.
1) DROP OFF:
We work by appointment ONLY. Use the contact form below, give us a call @ 513 891 7404, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to drop-off your flowers—a separate appointment will need to be made for design selections. Call in advance—we can usually receive the bouquet anytime between 9:30am and 4pm on Monday-Fri following events. Note: Saturday Drop-Offs are available by advanced request only. See preservation pricing on our Price List page HERE.
We meet with each customer during drop-off and selection appointments. At the time of drop-off, no decisions about the final product will need to be made. Preservation costs vary depending on number of flowers as well as freshness of flowers. The preservation process will take 1-2 months to complete.
We strongly recommend booking your preservation & drop off appointment with us prior to the wedding/event date as our schedule fills quickly and we may not be able to accommodate customers in at the last minute. *We reserve the right to turn away any order that has not been booked in advance due to lacking available time slots and limited resources.
If you are booking your preservation prior to the wedding you will save $25.00 off your final display piece. Otherwise, a standard size bouquet will run $175.00 (+tax). If your bouquet especially large the cost of full preservation will vary between $200-$250 (+tax). If you are not wanting to recreate the look of your bouquet—for example: a frame filled with just the flowers (no stems) or flowers accenting a photo/invitation—you may preserve half the bouquet for $100 (+tax). You are always more than welcome to keep preserved flowers which don’t end up being used in our designs.
The preservation is a separate cost from any shadowbox (or other items) you would like to display your flowers in. This is because we preserve each flower individually, removing each flower-head from its stem and submerge everything in our perfected formula for one month. Once the month-long process is complete and flowers are removed from the formula, some may require color enhancing tools, and all flowers require proper sealant. This is a delicate and detailed process and the utmost care is taken with each flower.
Allow at least six weeks from your drop-off date to schedule a selection appointment at your convenience. We will give a courtesy call or email to let you know when the flowers have finished the preservation process and are ready for the design selection appointment. Due to our high volume of orders and this painstakingly detailed procedure, some preservations may take closer to eight to ten weeks to fully complete the process.
3) DESIGN SELECTION APPOINTMENT
Our personal selection appointments allow customers to sit down with the designer to see the flowers after the preservation process is complete. We then lay out your preserved flowers and will show you the various options of mat-choice color&texture, frame styles/colors, UV protective and non-reflective glass options, and other display options that we offer. We will work with you to find what fits best into your home and your price range!
4) DESIGN WORK
Your preserved flowers will be painstakingly designed according to meeting notes from your selection appointment in your chosen keepsake frame or other product. This process can take from 4 to 6 months from the selection date.
We do custom order all of our frames and products so each item is made special for you! All shadowboxes are built and made per customer, but this does unfortunately add time to the process. This can take up to 3 months just for us to receive a frame shipment.
5) PICK UP
You will receive a call (and email if you have provided one) letting you know as soon as your order is complete!
*Due to a high volume of orders we are not responsible for additional reminder calls for customers to schedule a pick-up date.
For any additional questions please email us at email@example.com
We look forward to working with you to create a memory that you can look at fondly over the years!
Above is two different example or recreated wedding bouquets on an angle. (On the left is a 16x20 and on the right is a 20x24 frame with and invite mounted to the right of the bouquet.)