Sunday, August 31, 2014

Elizabeth's Beautiful Purple Bridal Flowers ~

Lovely bouquet of Roses, Lizianthus, Calla Lillies, 
Stock, Lavender, and Silver Leaves!

Bridal Bouquet Design by: Viridian Design Studio, Kerrville, TX

Elizabeth chose to have her flowers pressed, preserved and
presented on a "celery seed" background. 
They are arranged around her wedding invitation! 
She providedthe 11x14" silver frame.
(Do you see the little hearts? They were petals found down inside the roses!)

Close up!

Left over petals are arranged in a 
Heart-shaped Beveled Glass Ornament!

"BEAUTIFUL!!! Yes, everything arrived perfectly! And arrived at the same time as my family who are visiting this weekend so we all ooo'd and ahhh'd over it! You do beautiful work - thank you so much for all of your special care! I am excited about the potpourri and ornament too!" ~ Elizabeth

Thank YOU, Elizabeth, for being so delightful to work with!

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

Bright Beautiful Bridal Bouqet!

This cheerful bridal bouquet is full of colorful Peonies,  Roses,
Billy Balls, Dahlia, Yellow and Orange Freesia, Astilbe and Succulents

Bridal Bouquet Design by: Wild Bunches of Dripping Spring, TX

 The Pressed Flower Art is mounted on a white background 
and framed in an 11x14" black frame. 

A closer look! 

Thank you, Simon, for trusting me with your daughter's cheerful bridal bouquet! 

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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hyeon's Bright White Bridal Bouquet ~

Lovely, Fresh White Bridal Bouquet of 
Garden Roses, Rununculous, Stock, Baby's Breath,
and Frilly Tulips and Peony!

 Hyeon, Houston, TX, chose to have her bridal bouquet 
preservedand presented on a gray background
and in an 11x14" Silver Oval Frame! 

 It can be a challenge in an all-white bouquet to keep it from looking
like an all white mash-up.  The key is to accentuate texture by
color enhancing the petals in different, subtle hues of white.

In other words, every petal in this bouquet was painted, individually!

I am really happy with how this bouquet turned out!
Thank you, Hyeon, for trusting me with your gorgeous bouquet!  

 "Thank you so much for all your beautiful work and for 
being easy to communicate with!" ~Hyeon, Bride

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bridal Bouquet on Silver!

Bouquets don't always arrive in the best condition.
 Above is a table bouquet from the wedding and below is the brides bouquet.
 I was unable to use most of the flowers, but was able to 
pull a few things together for this floral preservation art.

 Roses, Rununculous, Stock and Hydrangea
arranged around the invitation and mounted on a
silver background, in an 11x14" black frame.
 I think the silver/black combination really sets off the invitation!

Close up across the top.

I am glad that I was able to pull together enough flowers for this art,
but because of the increased hours it took to preserve, I've
decided that I will no longer be taking in bouquets older than 5 days.
Thank you, Sharon, for trusting me with your daughter's flowers!
Pressed Flower Art by: Pressed Garden, LLC, ~ Annie Fentz Smith ~ Austin, TX