We already love IMPRESSED by nature for their gorgeous handmade jewelry using locally grown flowers and leaves. But did you know that you can preserve your wedding bouquet and flowers in custom-made jewelry, too? Imagine being able to wear your wedding bouquet forever or give a piece of it away as a keepsake gift to family or friends. If this is up your alley (and it's totally up mine!), then these before and after shots will give you all the chills.
How does it work? The flowers and plant materials are preserved in large wooden presses for four weeks. The dried flowers are then sealed in thin plastic, making them durable and lightweight, and cut by hand to ensure their integrity. This means that the wedding flowers will last for ages and you can wear them without fear.
Let's peek at some amazing collections Kyla has created for previous clients in her own words (AND what she could dream up for you and your wedding flowers!). Oh! And keep scrolling for a special reader discount, too…
Nicole's flowers: November in Orlando, Florida
Nicole's Disney World wedding featured an entirely red bouquet of anemones. Her bouquet included other Disney elements, including adorable Mickey Bar floral pins from Enchanted Sweet Spot. It was fun creating unique pieces with a single color palette for a change!
Jackie's flowers: August in San Rafael, California
Katie of Flower Mama, Jackie's friend and florist, reached out to preserve her friend's wedding flowers and make some keepsake jewelry pieces. Not only did Katie create traditional bouquets, she also designed and built a breathtaking arch installation for the summer ceremony at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. Many of the flowers we pressed, including peonies, daisies, dahlias, zinnias, snow on the mountain, delphinium, queen anne's lace, and lisianthus, came from this piece. It was a fun flip to work with the florist rather than the couple to create pieces this time around!
Emily's flowers: October in Oakland, California
Emily celebrated her wedding at the beautiful Temescal Beach House in Oakland during the warm Bay Area autumn. Since she's local, Emily dropped off her flowers to IMPRESSED by nature headquarters at Makers Workspace a couple days after her wedding, and I took care of pressing them, including mint, sage, tulips, thistle, sunflowers, and white, purple, and pink roses. When we started discussing her jewelry, Emily was clear that she wanted to create pieces for her bridesmaids to commemorate the day with them, so we made a special pair of earrings for each one!
Jewelry as bridesmaids gifts is great and all, but jewelry MADE from the wedding flowers is a next level.
Amy's flowers: August in Baltimore, Maryland
Amy, along with the help of her family, took full advantage of her late summer wedding and grew her own wedding flowers! We preserved over a dozen varieties of flowers from her bouquet, including zinnias, queen anne's lace, river oats, daisies, and sunflowers; and created a custom set of accessories that truly represent the diversity of her botanicals.
Amanda's flowers: October in Brookfield, Connecticut
Amanda enlisted a variety of flowers with warm autumn tones to complement her New England wedding at The Candlewood Inn. Together we preserved eucalyptus, hydrangeas, roses, daisies, protea leaves, ranunculus, and amaranth. Amanda was inspired by Amy's mixed petal necklaces (above), so we created a similar piece with her unique botanicals.
Yep, we've got a discount!
If you want to create your own before and after like these, you'll want to see this offer from Kyla…
Offbeat reader promotion:
Mention Offbeat Bride to get 10% off the wedding flower preservation package through July 31st, 2018.
Ready to get started?
Head over to IMRESSED by nature to browse the possibilities and get in touch to start the preservation process. Or head over and see some original pieces to buy for yourself, as gifts for your family or wedding party, or to inspire your original preservation pieces. Then share the final photos with us!