1. What is freeze-drying?
In a commercial freeze-dryer, flowers go through a process called
sublimation. Because the flowers will be in a perfect vacuum the
water in the flowers will go from the frozen state to the vaporized
stated without passing through the liquid state. This allows flowers
to become preserved keeping their same shape and color, so enjoyment
from the beauty of fresh flowers will last for years to come.
2. How soon do you need the flowers?
The fresher the flowers, the better the results will be. Normally
a bouquet will be dropped off a day or two after the wedding.
Place the bouquet in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. If it
is a hand tied bouquet, place it in a vase of water first. We
are available 7 days a week for bouquet drop-off. If it is inconvenient
for you to drop off the bouquet, we do offer pick-up service at
your reception. The charge for this is $25 unless you are also
having your gown preserved then the reception pick-up service
3. How long does it take the flowers to
The process of freeze-drying your flowers will take approximately
30 days. Your design arrangements is usually completed 6-8 weeks
after this depending on the season.
4. Do all flowers freeze-dry well?
Most all of the traditional wedding flowers do very well. The
few exceptions are daisies, wildflowers, bouvardia, and some species
5. What will my flowers look like?
Some flowers will undergo a slight but natural change in color.
White flowers may turn ivory and red flowers may darken. The shape
of each flower, however, should remain close to it's original
shape. Freeze-dried flowers are full and beautiful.
6. How long will the flowers last?
Because the freeze-drying of botanicals only began in 1989, it
is too soon to say that they could last forever. However, freeze-dried
flowers protected from humidity, dust, insects and breakage in
a sealed container should give many years of enjoyment. Today's
post-treatment solutions have been developed to help the flowers
to resist fading and moisture re-absorbtion, thus prolonging their
7. I have my daughter's/friend bouquet
and don't know which arrangement she prefers.
There is a $50 deposit with the flowers that will be applied
to the total cost of the keepsake. We will begin the drying process
and when the bride returns from her honeymoon, she can schedule
an appointment and make her selection from many design options.