Drying your Wedding Flowers

Wedding Bouquet Wednesday!

I have developed a new love for wedding bouquets. I have always thought they were beautiful, but recently my weddings have had extravagant bouquets…and I felt my heart wishing I could see and smell them every day! They were remarkable! Some were adorned with little gems and jewels, others with priceless sentiments: a grandmothers necklace, a picture of a passed loved one, the stone from a family heirloom.

Wedding bouquets are not just wild flowers picked on the way to the ceremony anymore. They are hand-crafted, lovely story pieces that brides are now using to reflect their personality! From Burlap Bouquets on Etsy, to hot pink roses, the wedding bouquet is quickly becoming one of my favorite things at weddings.

I was wondering how many brides actually keep their flowers? I know I still have my wedding flowers, but they were silk! I do have my bouquet from my sisters wedding, that I dried and love. So I started wondering if brides know they CAN dry out their bouquets? After finding this feed on the bridal forum of Wedding Wire, I realized, not many brides think of it!

There are many resources online about how to dry your wedding bouquet. ProFlowers even wrote an article about how to best air dry your flowers. The Knot, probably the most commonly used wedding resource, has a great article on preserving your flowers as well. And, of course, Pinterest in LOADED with wonderful tutorials.. my favorite is frame pressing.

Here is a fun idea too! One of our brides hung dry her bouquet, and used it in her Trash the Dress session after the wedding! (Before and After Below)
gerber daisy wedding bouquetdried wedding bouquet

Below is a slideshow of a few of my favorite wedding bouquets. I simply love how brides are making them more than just a bouquet! So unique, and extraordinary!

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