Monday, December 29, 2014

Ashley's Fun Colorful Bridal Bouquet ~


Ashley, of Boise, ID carried Callas, Carnations, Stock, Alstromeria,
Seed Eucalyptus, Succulents and Baby's Breath
in Her Bridal Bouquet!
Bridal Bouquet Design by: Tia Hess, Johnson Floral, Boise, ID 

 Her flowers were pressed, arranged on a black background
and framed in an 11x14" black frame!

 Closer look at her flowers, now Pressed Flower Art!

 "...it is very beautiful!! You did a wonderful job, 
I can’t wait for Ashley to open it." 
~ Mother of the Bride  

 Annie was a pleasure to work with. I could not be more happy with how my bouquet turned out. Thank you for the beautiful piece of art that will last forever! ~Ashley, Bride

Thank you for the pleasure of preserving your flowers! ~ Annie

All Floral Preservation Art by Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Valorie's Country Heart ~


Valorie with her beautiful bridal bouquet.
Sunflowers, Mums, Orange Rose Buds, Orange Rununculous, 
Baby's Breath  and bright Red Leaves were some of the flowers 
she carried in her wedding!   

Floral Design by: Jennifer at Kaber Floral Co, La Porte, IN
Photography: M & M Photo 


Valorie asked for her flowers to be arranged into a heart!
Her flowers are mounted on an ivory background
in an 8x10 black frame!

 A closer view of her pressed flowers!
 I love it, it's beautiful looks much better then I thought it was going to. 
Thanks so much for all you did! :)  ~Valorie

Thank you, Valorie, for trusting Pressed Garden to preserve your sweet flowers! ~ Annie

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz-Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC ~ Austin, TX

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Whitney's Sweet Pink Bridal Bouquet with Lace!

Whitney carried this beautiful pink and white bridal bouquet
of White Roses, Pink Roses, Peach Roses, Hydrangea,
Astilbe, Dahlia and Wax Flower!
Bridal Bouquet Floral Design by: Visual Lyrics, Austin, TX 

Whitney's flowers were pressed and preserved in an 8x10 barnwood frame 
and on a cherub pink background.  
Lace from the flower stems was added around the edges of the flowers 
and pearls added just a touch of soft bling!  

 I love it!! Thank you so much for making my bouquet 
last a lifetime!!! ~ Whitney, Bride

"Thank YOU, Whitney, for trusting Pressed Garden 
to preserve your lovely flowers! " ~ Annie, Pressed Garden

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden ~ Austin, TX

Monday, December 8, 2014

Kayla's Sunflowers ~


Karen, Mother of the Bride gathered a few flowers
 from her daughter's reception 
to be preserved as a Keepsake for her daughter, Kayla!  

 Sunflowers, Hydrangea, Daisy's, and Green Button Mums
surround Kayla's Wedding Invitation.
The flowers are mounted on a Lapis Blue background 
andframed in an 11x14" white frame.
A dark blue ribbon and lace from the bouquet are tucked in also!

Flowers by: Tall Tree Floral Design, Patchogue, NY

 
Close up of Sunflowers, Hydrangea, Button Mum and Daisy! 


Received the bouquet last night and it's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for everything. This will b a forever cherished memory of my daughters wedding.
~ Karen, Mother of the Bride, New York

Thank you, Karen, for trusting me with your daughters lovely flowers!

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden ~ Austin, TX 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lisa's Sweet White Rose and Lavender Bridal Bouquet ~

 Lisa, from Indianapolis, IN, carried these sweet 
white Roses and fragrant Lavender in her wedding! 

Photo by: Brittany Erwin Photography, Indianapolis, IN

 They have been pressed, dried, and arranged exactly
how they were as she walked down the aisle!
This bridal bouquet is arranged on a celery seed background
and framed in an 11x14" white frame!

It looks great!..thanks so much !! ~ Jay, Groom 

Thank you, Jay and Lisa for trusting me with your beautiful flowers!
~Annie

All Pressed Flower Art created by Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rachael's Bright Blue Bouquet with Peacock Feathers!

Rachel carried this fun bouquet in her wedding!

Blue Delphinium, Blue Orchids, Green Button Mums,
Hypericum Berries, Alstromeria, Sea Holly,
Stripped Sunflowers and 
Albino Peacock Feathers! 
Floral Design by: Mankin and Sons, Abilene, TX

Rachael chose to have her bouquet preserved by Pressed Garden.
Her pressed flowers are arranged around her wedding invitation,
mounted on an ivory background, and framed in an 11x14" barnwood frame.
The grooms boutonniere is in the corner!   

A close up of the Pressed Flower Art!

 "...it's perfect!!! We love it!!! ~ Bride

Thank you, Rachael, for trusting me with your fun bouquet! 

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Memory-Filled Christmas Ornaments!

 Potpourri made from the left over petals from my wedding 
were used to create these pretty ornaments!


This one is from flowers from my wedding! 



To make potpourri, just lay your petals out on paper until they are dry


Purchase empty glass ornaments at the craft store.
Pull the little top out and gently push your potpourri into the ball.
Then replace the top!  A chopstick helps!
 
Look around, you'll find all kinds of things to add, like lace, 
ribbon, burlap, fabric, glitter.  One bride cut her
left over invitations into strips and added those!

Below is an ornament filled with the rhinestones that
decorated the tables at my wedding reception!

 The ribbon was also left over from my wedding reception. 
(It had been tied around the silverware)

 Here are a few ornaments I made recently!

Ornaments made by Annie Fentz - Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Courney's Stunning Bridal Cascade ~*


Courtney carried this stunning Cascade of Blue Roses,
Blue Hydrangea, Purple Anemone, Stephanotis and
Phalaenopsis Orchids in her wedding!
Floral Design by: Johnell of Clearly Classy Events, San Marcos, TX
Photography by: Jerry Hayes Photography, Austin, TX
 Courtney chose to have her flowers pressed, preserved, and presented
on a silver background, in an ornate 16x20" black frame!

Heart-shaped Beveled Glass Ornaments
using left over Roses, Hydrangea and Anemones!

 Scrapbook Squares are 2" little square pieces of Pressed Flower Art
that are used in the brides scrapbook!

 Closer View of Courtney's Preserved Bouquet!

It is gorgeous!!! Your work is amazing!! 
Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job!!! ~ Mother of the Bride

Thank you, Courtney and Sheila, for trusting me with your
gorgeous flowers! 
All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Monday, October 27, 2014

Beth's Sweet White Bridal Bouquet ~

Beth carried this lovely bridal bouquet of White Lilies, Roses 
and Hydrangea down the aisle on her wedding day!

Floral Design by: The Flower Studio, Austin, TX
Photography by: The Mill Photography Studio, Austin, TX  

Pressed Garden pressed the flowers, color enhanced them and arranged them around the wedding invitation!  The Pressed Flower Art is mounted on navy blue and framed
in an 11x14" White Scroll Frame!

Traditional Christmas Shaped Beveled Glass Ornaments 
made from left over Rose and Hydrangea Petals!

 The Best Rose Petal was chosen for this Rose Petal Pendant!
The heart bail and chain are sterling silver.

 "Thanks Annie, this really turned out beautiful." 
~Rita, Mother of the Bride

Thank you, Rita! And thank you for trusting me with Beth's sweet bouquet!

All Pressed Flower Art by Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC ~ Austin, TX

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Jenna's Sweet Rose and Peony Bridal Bouquet ~

Jenna carried a beautiful bouquet in her wedding, 
of Peonies and Roses, 7 different types of Roses, to be exact!
Floral Design by: Old Glory Ranch, Wimberley, TX

  The Bridal Flowers are arranged around the Wedding Invitation, 
on a "Mist" colored background, and placed in
an 11x14" mahogany frame!

 A closer view of the flowers 
surrounding the invitation!

The little pink hearts are petals found down inside the roses!


I got my flowers today! It is so beautiful!!! 
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and preserving my wedding memories!!
~Jenna, Bride

Thank YOU, Jenna, for trusting me with your gorgeous bouquet!

All Pressed Flower Art by ~ Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Megan's Bright Yellow Bridal Bouquet ~

Megan's Cheery Bridal Bouquet of
White Lilies, Yellow Gerbera Daisy's and Yellow Roses

Floral Design by: Nancy's Flowers, Newark, Ohio
Photo Credit: Sheri Everhart, Life Changing Photography

  Megan's Flowers were pressed, preserved and then arranged 
around the wedding invitation.  
It is mounted on a black background
and framed in an 11x14" black frame!

 Close up of Lilies, Gerbera Daisies and Roses

 I'm extremely happy with my order. Annie did a wonderful job, she always maintains communication to make sure I agree with what she is doing. I highly recommend using her an will definitely refer her to future brides. Thank you! ~ Megan, Bride

Thank YOU, Megan for trusting me with these beautiful flowers! 

Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Holly's Fun, Colorful Bridal Bouquet ~*

Holly had 2 beautiful weddings, one in Texas and one in Mexico!

  Vibrant and colorful ~ Orange Lillies, Yellow Callas, Pink Callas, 
Orange and Pink Gerbera Daiseys, Queen Anne's Lace,
Goldenrod and Yellow Freesia!


Holly's Bridal Bouquet Flowers were pressed, and
arranged on a bright lapis blue background, then
framed in an 11x14 silver frame!

 A little closer view of the preserved flowers!

 "I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! ~ Holly, Bride

Thank you, Holly, for being such a fun bride and for providing such 
fun flowers to preserve!!!  

All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Fentz Smith ~ Pressed Garden ~ Austin, TX