Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Valentines Day Remembrance

We often do not know what a day will bring.  My heart has been
profoundly touched by this story.

This is why I preserve flowers....because sometimes the
flowers we receive are too precious to just let turn to dust.

These are Valentines Day Flowers 
Roses, Alstromeria, Sweet William, Dyed Hydrangea,
Dyed Statice and a few different leaves.
Two days later, the giver of the flowers, the husband, passed away.
The coworkers of the wife brought the flowers to me for preservation.

I wept as I pressed the flowers, but am very happy that I had the privilege of 
preserving them so that she is able to have them forever.
The flowers are presented on an ivory background
and in an 8x10" barnwood frame.
When I came across these heart shaped petals down inside the roses, 
I was thrilled and knew they would be part of the design! 

A Rose Petal Pendant was made from one of the perfect rose petals.
Thank you, Andrea, for the honor and the pleasure of preserving these precious
flowers for your friend. ~Annie, Pressed Garden 

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Taylar's Beautiful Bridal Bouquet ~*

Taylar's Gorgeous Bridal Bouquet of 3 kinds of Roses, Tulips, Asters, 
 Succulents, Dahlias, Sea Holly and Eucalyptus! 

Bridal Bouquet Design by Debbie at Brenham Florist, Brenham, TX
Photography: Amanda Peschel, Branded Light Photography 

 Taylar chose to have her bridal bouquet and her groom's bout pressed and preserved 
on a white background and in an 11x14" silver frame. 
She also wanted some of her ribbons to be included!

Got it in and just opened it! I love it! Thank you so much!! ~Taylar, Bride

 Thank you, Taylar, for trusting me with your beautiful flowers!! 
~Annie, Pressed Garden

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wild, Wonderful Autumn Bouquet ~*

Sarah's Wild, Huge, Lush Autumn Bridal Bouquet
of Peonies, Dahlia, a Variety of Roses,
Ranunculus, Autumn Leaves, Jasmine and alot of other Greens!
Bouquet Design by: Gypsy Floral, Austin, TX
 The Mother of the Groom and I worked together to choose this amazing
composition of a loosely woven wheat background, and 20x16" walnut frame.
The flowers are pressed and draped over 2 - 5x7" wedding pics! 

Thank you, Melinda, for trusting me with such a treasure!
I wish I could have been there when you surprised Sarah!
All Pressed Flower Art by: Annie Smith, Pressed Garden, LLC, Austin, TX  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Laura's Soft Blush Bridal Bouquet ~

Laura's sweet, romantic bridal bouquet of David Austin Roses,
White Ranunculus, White Freesia and Dahlias

 The bride chose to have her bouquet pressed and presented on a
dawn gray background and in an 8x10" barnwood frame.

Floral Design by: College Park Flowers, Seattle, WA

 Balloon-shaped Beveled Glass Ornaments
made from petals from her bouquet.

Scrapbook Squares ~ Little 2" Squares of Pressed Flower Art
for the brides scrapbook! 

Thank you, Laura...for the pleasure of preserving your sweet, romantic 
bridal bouquet!  ~Annie, Pressed Garden

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