Why Preserving Your Wedding Flowers Is a Must-Do

April 2, 2024

isaac beachy

Wedding Tips

There’s something magical about weddings – the warmth of loved ones gathered, the joyous celebration, and of course, the beautiful blossoms that adorn your special day. Wedding flowers are carefully selected symbols of your taste, personality, and the love that you’re celebrating. Preserving them serves not just as a memento of your wedding day but also as an heirloom that captures a piece of that ephemeral beauty forever. Here’s why you should consider preserving your wedding flowers.

Emotional Significance

Preserved wedding flowers are timeless snapshots of one of life’s most precious milestones. They evoke memories and emotions that ordinary photographs cannot. Each time you glance at the delicate petals, whether they’re encased in resin, framed, or resting within a keepsake box, you’re transported back to the laughter, the tears of joy, and the first moments of your life’s new chapter.

Preserving your bouquet and other floral arrangements freeze those feelings in time, serving as a reminder of the vows taken, the commitments made, and the sheer bliss of the occasion. They can be particularly comforting and nostalgic on anniversaries or during tough times, symbolizing the beauty and resilience of your relationship.

A Piece of Art

Besides the emotional benefits, professionally preserved wedding flowers become unique pieces of art. Whether it’s a custom-designed shadowbox, an elegant paperweight, or a modern clear epoxy resin display, these botanical keepsakes can be integrated into your home decor. They add a distinct aesthetic appeal and serve as conversation starters—the story of your love, artistically told.

The beauty of preservation is in its versatility. You could have a minimalist design focusing on a single bloom or an intricate layout showcasing the entire bouquet. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece that echoes your wedding’s sentimentality and artistic flair.

Preserving Memories for Generations

Your wedding flowers, once preserved, become a tangible piece of family history. They can be passed down to future generations or even shared with children and grandchildren as tokens from the past—the beginning of their family tree. It’s a way to keep the thread of your family’s story woven through time.

Crafting Traditions

Just as something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue are traditions of many brides, flower preservation can become your personal tradition. Imagine future family weddings where your preserved flowers are present, connecting generations and enhancing the sense of continuity and family legacy.


It’s important to note that several techniques exist, ranging from simple drying to more complex preservation processes involving silica gel or resin. The perfect method will depend on personal preference and the type of flowers in your wedding bouquet.

Preserved flowers are more than mere decorative objects—they’re significant symbols of a defining day in your life. More than just preserving flowers, you are preserving love, memories, and stories. Their presence as a part of your home serves as an enduring reminder of your love’s beauty — just as enchanting and vibrant as the day you said, “I do.”

If you’ve been inspired and wish to explore preserving your wedding flowers, reach out to a professional preservation artist to discuss your vision for turning your blooms into a lasting keepsake.


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About the Author

Heya I am Isaac Beachy, my wife and I are a wedding photo and film team. We are based in Kokomo Indiana, but we travel literally everywhere. Together, Liv and I are like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, or whatever your favorite combo is! Our mission? To capture your story and so authentically that you don’t even know we are there.

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