Freeze-Dry  Flower Preservation,
Keepsake  Creation  and  Custom  Framing

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Bridal bouquet preservation & floral preservation for sympathy flowers.

We offer endless choices of frames, backgrounds, glass types, and design ideas to help you preserve your cherished items for years of enjoyment.  Using the most current treatments available and the special handling for each flower variety is what makes us stand apart from other preservation companies. Offering many types of customization such as laser printing of names and date on background, heart/oval photo borders, and a monogram etched on glass.


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Bridal flowers arranged around heart photo

Bridal flowers arranged around heart photo

In Other Shapes, Wedding Keepsakes
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Sunflower Shadowbox

Sunflower Shadowbox

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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3 Panel Shadowbox Beach Theme

3 Panel Shadowbox Beach Theme

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Sweetheart Roses

Sweetheart Roses

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Mixed Flowers in Bamboo Frame

Mixed Flowers in Bamboo Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Peacock Feathers & Orchids in Silver Shadowbox

Peacock Feathers & Orchids in Silver Shadowbox

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Beach theme in Mahogany Oval

Beach theme in Mahogany Oval

In Other Shapes, Wedding Keepsakes
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Paris Storybook in Silver Frame

Paris Storybook in Silver Frame

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Orchids & Roses in Blue

Orchids & Roses in Blue

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Roses & Orchids in Silver Frame

Roses & Orchids in Silver Frame

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Beach theme Shadowbox in Silver Frame

Beach theme Shadowbox in Silver Frame

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Roses in Manhttan Pewter Stripe Frame

Roses in Manhttan Pewter Stripe Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Roses in Silver Frame

Roses in Silver Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Gerbera Daisies in Silver Frame

Gerbera Daisies in Silver Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Calla Lilies in Wood Frame

Calla Lilies in Wood Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Mixed Flowers in Distressed Wood Storybook Creation

Mixed Flowers in Distressed Wood Storybook Creation

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Peonies  in Rosewood Shadowbox

Peonies in Rosewood Shadowbox

In Storybook Creation, Wedding Keepsakes
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Mixed Flowers in White Frame

Mixed Flowers in White Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Calligraphy on Background in Brushed Silver Shadowbox

Calligraphy on Background in Brushed Silver Shadowbox

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Calla Lilies in Black Frame

Calla Lilies in Black Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Calligraphy on Window Mat in Black Frame

Calligraphy on Window Mat in Black Frame

In Simple Shadowbox, Wedding Keepsakes
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Blog

Extra treatments and methods used within our freeze dry process

April 5, 2014


Although the process of freeze drying flowers remains the same as it was since the 1990′s, the extra treatments used on flowers are constantly being updated. We use the most current treatments available for our processing.  There are Pre-Treatments and Post-Treatments used with UV protectors to make the flowers stronger, and resistant to breakage and shrinkage.  Occasionally we use color enhancing to help with any premature fading. We have also discovered methods based on individual flower types as far as loading in the machine. For instance since a calla lily is hollow in the middle, we do an extra step so it keeps it’s shape. We are always trying new ideas to make the process the best we can.

Working with Heirloom Items-non floral

September 16, 2013


Occasionally we receive heirloom items from customers to include in the keepsake along with the flowers. These sometimes include clothing or jewelry items from a previous generation. We take great care in mounting these items in the design so that the integrity of the item is not diminished. No glue is used so that the item is not damaged in any way.  By mounting items in this way makes it possible that the item could be removed at a future date. You can see an heirloom handkerchief and broach in the latest keepsake, 3 Panel Shadowbox.

All About Freeze Drying

July 22, 2013


What is the process?

The Freeze-drying process uses specialized machines. When flowers are placed in the frozen chamber (which is -30F) they will freeze in their original shape. Shrinkage is only about 1%, so they really are much the same size as when fresh. Several Pre-treatments and Post-treatments are used to strengthen and protect the color as best possible. Many other treatments and specialized loading techniques are used based on the type and color of the flowers. The process can last 6 weeks or more; only when no more moisture is being extracted is the machine then powered down.

 

What kind of flowers do well?

Most wedding bouquet flowers are great for the process. There are a few we do not recommend such as bouvardia, Asiatic lilies, daisies (Gerberas are ok for our process), lily of the valley, stock, phlox, iris, and wildflower types. It is best to ask us about your flowers.

 

How do I send to you?

Ship to: FOREVER FLOWERS, 1738 AVENIDA DEL SOL, BOCA RATON, FL 33432. You will be shipping to us on the first business day after the event. If you would like to know how to care for your flowers before shipping , please call us.

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