Flower Preservation & Art Commissions
Our personalised flower preservation is available nationwide and suitable for all types of flowers - from wedding bouquets to sympathy flowers, or simply a special bouquet or single flower you want to preserve.
If you are looking to secure a date for your wedding bouquet to be preserved and framed, or if would like to gift this service to someone you know that is getting married, please fill in our booking form here.
Sympathy and other special bouquets
If you want to inquire about any other flower preserving & framing, please complete this enquiry form with as much detail as possible and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your piece.
How it works
1. Booking form
Once your booking form is complete and the deposit goes through, we will send you out details of how to get the bouquet to us (also in FAQs section below).
2. Flower Preservation
We recommend getting the flowers to us as soon as you can to yield the best results possible and keeping them as cool as possible until you can get them to us. Once received we will start the drying process immediately. We use several different methods of drying and preserving your flowers.
3. Design Review & Framing
Once your flowers have dried, we will complete the design, taking into account any special requests you have. Final tweaks will be done at this stage.
Take a look at some of the bespoke pieces we have made to date
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get the flowers to you?
You can bring the flowers to us at our studio, which is located at Unit 3, Market Square, Kildare Co. Kildare, R51 RX93 or you can ship them to us via An Post - Express Post or courier.
I’m not in Kildare, how do I get my flowers to you?
We receive bouquets from clients nationwide via An Post - Express Post or courier services to SIÓG Botanicals, Unit 3, Market Square, Kildare, Co. Kildare, R51 RX93.
Do you only preserve wedding flowers?
No, we preserve and mount all types of occasion and memorial bouquets and have also done some pieces that our clients held special to them. If you have something special in mind, fill in our contact form or pop us an email, we’d be happy to discuss your ideas.
I’ve dried my own flowers, can you do anything with them?
Yes, we have worked with some fully dried and semi dried bouquets in the past which have turned into stunning pieces. We will not be able to tell the viability until we see the blooms in person or disassemble the bouquet as it can be hard to tell from pictures the condition of the individual blooms.
When should I book?
We would encourage you to book as soon as you can - unfortunately, we cannot guarantee availability unless we have received your completed booking form.
How soon should I get the flowers to you?
We recommend getting the flowers to us as soon as you can to yield the best results possible and to keep them as cool as possible until you can get them to us - ideally within 2 to 3 days of the wedding.
What if I want to add something special into the frame?
You can add in any details for special requests in our booking form when making the booking or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does the process take?
There are so many variables to the process like bloom type, condition on arrival, drying method etc that’s it’s difficult to give an exact timeframe. Usually we find that the turnaround time is anywhere from 7 -12 weeks.
What are my options?
We are currently taking bookings for two types of preservation and framing:
- 3D Shadow Box Frames €179 - Your flowers will be dried in 3d and rearranged in a 37cm square shadow frame - usually in a bouquet style but they can be arranged in other ways if requested.
- Flat Lay Pressed Frames €179 - Your flowers will be carefully pressed and arranged flat in a 45cm by 55cm ivory frame. Arrangements can be made in a traditional bouquet style or in a contemporary art style. If you have a particular style in mind just let us know when you book in.
However, if you have something else in mind that you would like just contact us and we will accommodate where we can.
How much does it cost?
The cost of bouquet preservation and framing in a 37cm square shadow frame is €179. Flower preservation & flat lay framing also costs €179 (based on 45x55cm frame). There is a €50 deposit upon booking which will be deducted from the total amount due upon completion of the piece.
Will you use the entire bridal bouquet?
We will dry every part of your bouquet and will use the blooms that preserved the best to create your piece.
How do I care for the flowers after the wedding?
The best way to look after your bouquet is to keep it in a cool, dry place in some water. Keep the stems of the bouquet in water (never get water on the blooms themselves) .Try to keep it out of direct sunlight.
Will the colours be the same once dried?
Inevitably there will be some colour change once all moisture is removed from the flower and they are no longer fresh, but dried. For example, red roses will naturally turn a deeper shade, to a more burgundy red.
Will the colours fade over time?
It is normal that over time some blooms will fade or discolour. We set each of our pieces before sending them to their forever homes to reduce the likelihood of this happening but cannot give any guarantees.
How do I prepare my bouquet for shipping?
We will give you all the tips and tricks you need to ship us your bouquet safely on our order confirmation email but if you have any questions after that, please do pop us an email or message.
How do you dry the flowers?
We use several methods to dry your flowers, ranging from our very own luxury flower presses to carefully press individual blooms or petals to hanging foliage on one of our custom made racks to using a specialised sand to keep the structural integrity of the blooms.
Can I return it?
Unfortunately we do not accept returns on any of our custom orders. Each piece takes a lot of time, care and attention to detail to create.