Of all of the details you carefully choose for your wedding day, few are quite like your wedding bouquet. This collection of blooms will include the colors that are the most special to you, and it may even feature flowers that hold meaning to you and your family members. Plus, you will remember the monumental moments from your first look to your walk down the aisle when you clasp your bouquet in between your hands. Your wedding bouquet is a beloved celebration piece, and your photographer and videographer will capture it beautifully. But there’s also another tangible way to hold onto your most important floral collection: pressed flower art.
After spending years learning the art of floral preservation, Amelia Paradysz launched the Pressed Bouquet Shop as its CEO, Founder, and Owner in the fall of 2020. Through her venture, Amelia has leaned on her background in digital innovation and business marketing as well as her passion for sharing pressed flowers with brides and grooms—and Amelia quickly found her footing and discovered why she has such a devotion to preserving wedding bouquets.
“I love being able to give our clients the ability to preserve a tangible piece of their wedding day. Photos are wonderful, but reminiscing over the actual flowers held on their wedding day evokes even more emotions,” shares Paradysz who gets excited whenever she’s able to see a client’s reaction to their pressed art in person or via social media. Plus, she adds, she enjoys having the unique ability to showcase the work of other creatives: “Each and every one of our team members has such a critical role in the process; we couldn’t create these custom, handcrafted designs without their human touch.”
Before Paradysz and her team can see clients’ reactions to their heirloom-style art, brides and grooms must first decide which of Pressed Bouquet Shop’s three preservation methods suits them best. The options include a traditional piece of art where flowers are displayed on an “archival grade background” and framed, blooms arranged and framed in between panes of glass, or flowers molded in resin and formed into usable items like ring holders, serving trays, and coasters. Ultimately, Paradysz says she and her team are always happy to help clients make the best design decisions to match personal design aesthetics and color palettes, and often that means pairing a few pieces together.
“It is important to consider the flowers you are using in your bouquet when selecting your preservation method. While not required, we do offer complimentary consultations to guide you through which mediums would be best to showcase your blooms – some preservation styles highlight certain flowers better than others.”
Although Pressed Bouquet Shop is located in Allentown, they work with couples throughout the country thanks to the wonders of shipping. Quickly following their wedding day, couples follow the team’s bouquet shipping instructions (Note: Shipping is the only additional cost outside of the art order that applies). Once the flowers arrive in-house, Pressed Bouquet Shop dives right in.
After pressing flowers and creating everlasting wedding day art for couples for almost two and a half years through Pressed Bouquet Shop, Paradysz says it’s more important than ever to allocate some of your budget to areas like photography, videography, and floral preservation. After all, these are the pieces you will have to hold on to long after your wedding day comes to a close.
“No matter how much you live in the moment, your wedding day will go by in the blink of an eye. You will want to relive your special day for many years to come, and keepsakes that capture those memories are the key to flashing back to one of the most sentimental days of your life.”