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!

 " 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!

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!

 "'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.
Turning them now and then is helpful.

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