Fleur a Flair has been a family business specializing in floral preservation and design since 1985. 


Our Design Process:

  1. Preservation Drop Off (by appointment only)

  2. Preservation (6 weeks minimum)

  3. Design Selection Appointment

  4. Design Work (~4-6 months)

  5. Pick Up

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 fafpreservation@gmail.com 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.

2) PRESERVATION

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 fafpreservation@gmail.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.)

Our Location

10448 Gateway Dr

Cincinnati, OH, 45242

 
 

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Fleur a Flair Heirloom Floral Preservation, LLC

Terms and Conditions of Service

Thank you for choosing FAF for your preservation needs.

The Sales Terms and Conditions Form has been designed by FAF to fully inform you as to the process and limitations involved in preserving your flowers.

*A signed copy of this form as well as payment must be in place to initiate your order for processing and is your agreement to allow FAF to design and create your keepsake using their best judgment based on your selections.

Fleur a Flair, LLC referred to in this document as FAF was established in 1985 and is registered as an LLC with the state of Ohio, carries a Vendor’s License and reports and pays sales tax and Fed and State tax on all sales. 

Your signature and preservation payment allows FAF to start preserving your flowers as soon as we receive them without you having to commit to a specific selection. This payment is non-refundable, non-transferable and includes only the preservation of the flower heads. If no further keepsake is ordered there will be a pickup fee associated with packing them and meeting with you to pick them up. No stems are included, no design labor, nor design consultation on a flowers only order. No shipping options on flowers only orders.

No guarantee, express or implied is provided along with your order. Our goal is your satisfaction and we create our pieces with the perspective that they are our “calling card” for future orders but there are limitations to what we can accomplish.

  1. Color is not guaranteed to remain the same. Due to many factors in the growing as well as drying process some flowers change shades. For example, some reds and pinks get darker, whites often become creamier or more ivory, hot pink often takes on a purplish hue, and some coral/peach tones appear pinker. We will take a photo before disassembling the bouquet for shape and colors but it is best to submit a day-of photo as flower color can change with age and conditions. Feel free to send extra flowers to use for replacement. (They will be preserved instead of the originals, not in addition). If we have to provide a replacement there will be a charge. Some flowers such as stephanotis almost always come in wilted and will need to be replaced at your discretion.

  2. One month after the flowers are brought you will call and set up a custom design selection appointment with a designer. Please be prepared to make all decisions during that appointment or an excess design fee will be incurred. Please bring 2 or more copies of anything paper you want to include, browse our website galleries, our blogspot, and Facebook page for ideas. It is your responsibility to make this appointment; we will only call as a courtesy. All decisions must be made and paid by 6 months after flowers are dropped off or they will be retained as property of FAF. Payment for your selection is due in full at the time of your appointment. (Any payment arrangements made are still due before order is completed). *ANY MISSED APPOINTMENTS WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC $10.00 FEE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR REMAINING BALANCE. Your time is valuable, and so is ours, so we ask that you please call in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule.

  3. Additional items included with flowers: We will store and label your items in a safe and careful manner. We assume no liability for damage/loss of the items you leave with us to be included in your design, you leave them at your own risk. Since the items you wish to include may be sentimental please keep this in mind. We require 2 copies of any paper items to allow for a backup. There will be no extra charge for the first item to be mounted (ie: invitation, card, etc.). Additional fees per item will be charged. Most items are mounted with adhesive of some kind and not reversible. Should you require special mounting such as sewing, the charges for mounting will be higher. Your turnaround completion date will be delayed until all items are received, starting at the time all items are in our possession.

  4. Completion dates will vary with the level of orders in production. We are currently operating at an approximately 5-6 months completion time from the time we have your order, payment, and all items here. This is not a guarantee, just an estimate, as many factors are involved with supplies, labor, environmental conditions, and incoming order fluctuations. Certain items such as jewelry and small items may be completed sooner. We will notify you when your order is complete.

  5. Photos: all flowers are photographed when they come in to have a working record of how they looked when received. The design layout idea is then photographed at the time of the selection to have record of what was selected for the designer to follow. This is a “rough draft” design, not an absolute prediction of the resulting design. Finally, all finished items are photographed and archived for our records, are our sole property and can be used for any purposes including our design guides, albums, website, Facebook, advertising, etc. Your signature on this agreement releases FAF, LLC to use your keepsake in photos/videos/brochures/etc. for the publicity or marketing of FAF, LLC.

  6. A note about imperfections and the one-of-kind nature of our creations: these are custom-designed art made from natural materials and as such are subject to imperfections, spots, wrinkles, holes, glue marks from the florist. We do our best to minimize the look of the imperfections. The creation of preserved flower keepsakes involves many factors and is subject to creative interpretation and conditions along the way. Due to many subjective variables, once the final product is complete there are no alterations included in the initial cost. Any changes or alterations (if possible they can be completed) will incur additional charges for labor, materials, and any shipping involved. These charges will need to be paid by you before any labor is done. All sales are final and there are no allowances for refunds or returns for any reason. No replacements or repairs are included for insect, fire, mechanical damage, or environmental damage. Since the long-term condition is dependent on factors beyond our control we are not responsible for any items once you receive them.

  7. Payment is due in full at the time the order is placed. If the bank returns any check there will be a $35 returned check fee payable to FAF. This will delay order completion. The order is custom and payment in full is required in all circumstances. If we extend a payment plan to you it is still due by completion date, not to allow you to “approve” of the order before payment nor to delay the balance due until you decide to pick it up. Full payment is expected as all time, materials, etc. have already been invested.

  8. Framing: Frames are custom built for our customers and are subject to imperfections in joining; nail covers, grain, etc. Wall anchors are at the customer’s responsibility. We recommend finding a stud or using a strong wall anchor along with the hook provided as a courtesy. Oval frames with straight line items sometimes have the optical illusion of being uneven; this can often be remedied by shifting the frame on the picture wire until it looks straight. We make every effort to mount items straight and level. Items are top mounted on the mats unless specified differently on the order and incur appropriate charges. Once mounted we cannot adjust these items.

  9. FAF reserves the right to refuse an order based on our workload and the level of complication of the order.

Since flowers are fragile, natural materials that require careful handling even before we receive them, FAF ‘s liability is limited to: up to 100% refund of initial deposit -preservation only portion. 

This agreement will be governed by the laws of Ohio and location for any dispute will be in Hamilton County, Ohio and any disputes will be entitled to recover fees and costs.

I agree to all of the Sales Terms & Conditions:

 

Signature:______________________Print name:__________________Date:________


*Prices are subject to change at any time

*ALL sales are final

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