Want to keep your flowers looking beautiful forever? Francis Foliage is here to help! We offer the preservation of wedding bouquets, funeral flowers, valentines day flowers, and more. Want some beautiful pressed flower frames just because? Check out our shop here.
If you are interested in having your own flowers pressed please read all the information below.
How do I get my flowers to you?
We offer flower preservation for all of Western New York. We can pickup your flowers if you are within a reasonable distance or you can drop off your flowers to us.
What types of flowers can be pressed?
All flowers can be pressed in one way or another but we cannot guarantee that every single flower will press beautifully. Some flowers are better pressed deconstructed, such as roses and lilies. They have a high moisture content so pressing them whole leads to brown spots and mold. We will press any flower and hope for the best results but cannot promise that every flower will come out looking perfect. Ferns, eucalyptus, hydrangea, anenomie, butterfly bush, aster, daisies, queen annes lace, delphinium, larkspur, ranunculus, peony, and more all press beautifully.
Will my flowers be the same color when they are pressed?
Bright colored flowers usually remain very bright and beautiful even after the drying process! They will not be AS bright as when they were fresh, but will become a more pastel version of itself. White flowers tend to brown very easily when pressed but they still look beautiful. Over time, flowers will slowly fade as we do not use any sealants or preservatives.
Can you press my flowers that are already dried?
Unfortunately, once flowers are dry they can no longer be pressed. Only fresh flowers can be pressed. Still want a pressed flower frame? If you have photos of your wedding bouquet we can easily recreate it for you in a frame. Shoot us an email or fill out the contact form for more information!
Information on recreating your bouquet can be found here.
Will you press all the flowers I give you?
We will pick out the best looking, freshest flowers from your arrangement to press. Flowers that are wilting, browning, or just don't look perfect will not come out of the press looking any better. We will press as many flowers as we possibly can in order to give you a wide variety of options. Any foliage that is not used will be composted.
Can I have any extra pressed flowers back?
Pressing flowers is a delicate art that takes hours and hours, so we do not return any loose pressed flowers.
How much does it cost?
When will I get my framed flowers?!
Pressing flowers can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks. Some flowers have a higher moisture content than others which means they have to be in the press for longer. You can expect to get your framed bouquet back within 2 months.
What frame will I get?
Once we get your flowers into our presses we will contact you within a few weeks to pick out your framing options. We have plenty of different sizes and colors to work with.
Interested in having your own floral arrangement pressed? Please fill out the contact form linked below.
Have other questions? Please email us at FrancisFoliage@gmail.com.