Post # 1
Okay, so I’ve never really liked the look of framed bridal bouquets, but in a weak emotional moment, I decided to freeze dry my wedding flowers. Now it’s finished, and the florist wants to know how I’d like it displayed. I went through all of their options of shadowboxes, domes, displays with invitations, etc etc. and I really didn’t like any of them. I’ve tried google searching, but I cannot find a single cool thing to do with the complete bouquet. What did you do with yours? Any suggestions that don’t scream 1980’s wedding??
Post # 3
What type of bouquet is it? Can you post a photo?
Perhaps enclose it under a cloche? Or take a few stems and frame the single buds in small shadow boxes and hang in a salon style hanging?
Post # 4
@thenextmrsi: Picture below! I have a bouquet piece with our initials on it, so I did want to keep the bouquet together, I just haven’t seen any way to display the entire bouquet that isn’t kind of dorky looking
Post # 5
I got mine freeze dried and framed. I have it hanging in my master bedroom. I love it, everytime I look at it it reminds me of our day!
P.s. sorry the photo isn’t rotated! The editor wouldn’t let me?
Post # 6
@whitums: In that case I second my idea about enclosing it in a cloche, like below:
Post # 7
@whitums: Mine is in a lucite display box.
Post # 8
@whitums: I’m going to freeze dry my bouquet too, and here is what I’ll do with it:
I have a big, beautiful brown leather accounts book that I put pressed flowers in. I love to press flowers but this book is for my favourite flowers. Some are just really gorgeous, but some are special: my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquet at my best friend’s wedding, the flowers SO gave me on our 3rd anniversary, the bouquet my mom brought me when I gave birth, and a rose from my grandpa’s funeral. I’m so excited to add my wedding bouqet and FH’s boutonniere to it!
I wouldn’t say I was a really sentimental person, I just love flowers and having a little keepsake from important moments in my life is awesome. Especially when I can keep them tucked away in a book, rather than cluttering up my house (I have other trinkets for that, lol). Your bouquet is really beautiful, by the way. It’s so colorful and summery!