I made an arrangement for Alexandra last year when her father passed with the flowers from his funeral and I was so excited when I ran into her at the Richmond Weddings Expo at the downtown Richmond Mariott this past January to find out she was getting married! How wonderful that I could preserve her wedding bouquet too for her!

Both arrangements are amazing sentimental keepsakes that she will cherish forever and I am so happy to make arrangement for clients multiple times and create these relationships with people and make new friends. My son Jack simply adores Alexandra and loves it when she comes over!

Something unique about her arrangement is that is still has a faint floral aroma..The greenery had such a beautiful smell and it stayed ever so faintly even after preservation! This was a first for me as the flowers usually loose their smell completely after being preserved and dried.

Alexandra’s bouquet was created by the talented Erica Hutchinson with Black Creek Flowers and Sweets!

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Simply Beautiful




Most of the arrangements I create have alot of flowers and other keepsakes included but this one was more simple. The hydrangeas were in pretty bad shape when they came to me having been left out of water for quite some time so I only preserved the roses. I really love how it turned out and the simplicity of it. The bride also wanted to include the photo charm of her grandmother that was in her bouquet on her wedding day, so that makes it even more special. This bouquet was made by Tommy’s Garden in Richmond, VA.
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Wedding Vows

This arrangement is really unique because the bride and groom wanted to include the last part of their wedding vows that they wrote themselves. How sweet! So I wrote it in for them and I just love how it adds a special touch to the arrangement. I know they are going to cherish it forever!

This bouquet was made by the amazing Erica Hutchison from Black Creek Flowers and Sweets.


Pretty in Pink



I couldn’t believe this bouquet was a week old when it came to me. The flowers were in such good condition and that rarely happens! When the bride brought me her invitation after her bouquet had preserved I was excited to see that there were matching pink roses on it! It turned out really cute and I love the combination of a country style bouquet with the rustic brown frame. I know she is going to cherish this arrangement forever!

Bouquet was created by Coleman Brothers Flowers.


Trying something new



This is my first creation that includes the bouquet’s stems! When the bride, Sara contacted me and wanted me to preserve her bouquet she told me she wanted her arrangement to look exactly like her bouquet the day of her wedding. As if you took her bouquet and stuck it in a shadow box as is. I was hesitant to do this because I wasn’t sure how the stems would turn our or preserve and with my method of preservation I have to take the bouquet completely apart.  Needless to say, I was up for the challenge! I love trying something new and expanding into different possibilities. I couldn’t be happier with how Sara’s bouquet turned out and she loved it too! It is so rewarding that I could give her exactly what she wanted and I’m excited to be able to create pieces like this now for more brides to come!

This beautiful bouquet was originally made by Vogue Flowers in Richmond, VA



A True Piece of Art


This arrangment is a true piece of art. I will never forget when this bouquet was brought to me because it was the day before we were moving! The bouquet came to me falling apart days after the wedding and I was able to save enough of it to create this for the bride. It was such a beautiful and unique bouquet to begin with created by Nicola Flora in Richmond, VA. I think the arrangement speaks for itself and its beauty!

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Red Roses



Red Roses couldn’t preserve more beautifully! Roses are the best for preservation, they never disappoint.

What is special about this arrangement is their cake topper included of the silhoutte bride and groom. Such a cool idea and it adds so much to the arrangement to have that extra special keepsake and personal touch from the bride and groom! And they didn’t forget to include the groom’s bootnere, which is special too!

Bouquet was created by Flowers By Zoe

Gorgeous Gold



Ok, I fell in love with this gold frame before I even put anything inside it…. Now it’s on a whole new level of LOVE!

I’m having a hard time dealing with the fact that it’s going to be picked up soon, I want to keep it hanging on my wall display forever!

And the custom invitations made by a local Richmond, VA artist Claire Wall are just amazing!

The bouquet was originally created by Flowergirls also in Richmond, VA.

Heather’s save the date card was done and Photographed by PW Photography.

Love all of the items inside her arrangment to make it extra special and unique to the bride.


A perfect gift for the bride

Sometimes when preserving wedding bouquets, I never actually get to meet the bride. More than often I deal with a family member who is having the bouquet preserved as a suprise gift. It’s really something to be able to create such a special sentimental gift for them to be able to give to the bride in their life that they care for so much. The only downside is that I don’t get to see the bride’s reaction for the first time she see’s it. I really enjoy that moment she see’s it and the smile on her face.

In my most recent piece I created an arrangment for the bride and her sister. She had a wedding bouquet arrangement made for her sister as a surprise and had her own arrangement made from her bridesmaid bouquet.These arrangements were both unique and special because not only were the flower arrangements gorgeous with peacock feathers added, but she also wanted a piece of their grandmother’s wedding dress put into the arrangement. Special sentiments like this that are added with the flowers make the piece even more meaningful. To top it off, she even sent me a picture of her sister holding her arrangement the day she gave it to her and let me see the smile on her face!

*Photographs used in arrangements were taken by Jackie McCool with Jackie McCool Photo

*Floral Bouquets were created by Deborah Mooney with Lasting Florals


Don’t Let The Memory Wilt

Why is that floral preservation of a wedding bouquet is always desired by the bride but very often overlooked?


Here’s what usually happens.. I get a phone call from the mother or family member of the bride days after the wedding who is scrambling trying to find someone who can preserve a wedding bouquet. Once I actually get the flowers they aren’t in the best shape anymore. I can usually save some of the flowers depending on their condition but they won’t look as beautiful as they could if I had gotten them the day after the wedding. Unfortunately, A bride doesn’t think about saving her bouquet until her actual wedding day when she sees it and falls in love with it and wants to be able to keep it forever and always have it to remind her of her special day. There are so many decisions to be made when planning a wedding that are necessary to decide before the wedding day and preserving the bouquet just isn’t one of them. Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure you consider every single detail of your wedding beforehand and save every keepsake that you can. Your wedding day will go by faster than you can imagine and then when it’s over the only thing you are left with to remember it by are the photographs and maybe a video if you had one done. I can’t tell you how many times I show someone what I do and they always say they wish they had preserved their bouquet and had a keepsake like this to remember their special day.