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However, one of the most important ele- ments of your wedding day – the flowers – is also the most fleeting. Brides can spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on their flowers, from centerpieces to their bou- quet, only to have them wilt away soon after the wedding. With modern freeze- drying technology, it is now possible to keep your flowers for years to come as artistic keepsakes and timeless jewelry.
Linda Saadeh, owner of Timeless Moments Floral Preservation in North Roy- alton, has been creating works of art with
preserved flowers for more than 16 years. She owned a full-service bridal shop for several years, but got involved in floral preservation after noticing an increased demand from local brides. “I had an in- house florist who did fresh flowers for wed- dings, and we always had customers that would come back to us with their bouquets and wanted to know what to do,” Saadeh explains. While she didn’t know the answer at the time, Saadeh learned of the freeze- drying process after reading about it in a trade journal years later.
All types of flowers can be preserved; however, daisies tend to fall apart in the freeze-drying process due to their delicate petals. What is most important is the quality of the flower rather than the type, Saadeh emphasizes. It is best to plan ahead if you want to preserve your flowers, which should be kept in peak condition prior to the freeze-drying process. Saadeh recommends that bouquets stay hydrated and kept in a refrigerator. You should plan to have the flowers dropped off the Sun- day or Monday following the wedding.
MAKE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS LAST FOR YEARS TO COME
ALL FLORAL PRESERVATION AND JEWELRY BY TIMELESS MOMENTS
Floral
the art of
preservation
After months upon months of preparation leading up to your wedding day, when the moment finally arrives it seems to fly by in an instant. That is why so many brides choose to save such keepsakes as their wedding dress, veil, invitations, even cake topper, as mementos of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
BY BREANNE GEORGE
























































































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