Items that you will need:
1-2 Sturdy Containers (such as a lunch box or plastic container (Kmart have containers for around $2)
FROZEN GEL ICE PACKS
Available from Coles/Chemist or Kmart).
Frozen gel packs last longer than water packs but either are fine.
Ensure they are frozen!
PAPER TOWEL & CLING WRAP
To create a pillow type environment for your blooms & provide a water source
Tape OR Rubber bands
To secure your damp paper towel to the stems of your blooms
A Polystyrene Esky or insulated groceries cooler bag like at Coles/Woolies/Aldi or lunch bag
CARING FOR YOUR FLOWERS
Keep your flowers in a glass of water at any time possible.
After your event ensure to keep your flowers hydrated and in a cool, dark room until you can get them into the post.
Do not lay them down flat.
We strongly recommend you DO NOT Toss/Throw your bouquet that you are having preserved. Always take care when handling your flowers as they can bruise easily and will make your flowers a higher risk for translucence and bruising once encapsulated.
Do not put your flowers in the freezer. Flowers will have to be replaced if they have been frozen.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
BLOOMING KEEPSAKES take no responsibility for your packed items up until they arrive at our studio.
Our instructions are meant as a guide only.
AUSTRALIA POST ADDRESS
"Copy exactly as below"
attn: Cachelle Davison
Parcel Locker 100 37 432 97
38 Sheridan Street
CAIRNS CITY, QLD, 4870
POSTING VIA COURIER INSTEAD?
Please contact us for our street address first
We will contact you upon arrival of your flowers to our studio once they have been re-hydrated and processed by our team. If you have not heard from us within two days of sending your blooms please check your tracking number first and then contact us.
Any questions regarding packing and sending your flowers can be addressed to
or call us on 0402286745
IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND
We take the utmost care and pride when preserving each and every flower, but as your flowers need to be 100% dry before being encapsulated they go through a lengthy preservation process to dry and preserve them, this will mean that the colour and texture will change. It should always be expected to see some changes to your flowers as they go through the preservation process as each and every flower reacts differently.
As mentioned in our Terms & Conditions, each and every one of our keepsakes are handmade and the upmost care is taken to perfect each of our orders, but as these items are handmade we cannot take responsibility for any air bubbles, entrapment's or particles that may develop or become loose once your flowers have been encapsulated. For further detail on the above paragraph please read our Terms & Conditions.
HOW MANY FLOWERS DO I NEED TO SEND?
The best answer is as many as you can possibly spare but generally not your whole bouquet unless we are designing lots of keepsakes for you. We say a minimum of 5-6 main flowers and LOTS of extra foliage/buds to create your keepsake (we ask for this many to ensure the best shape and colour blooms are used in your finished keepsake ) Make sure you include any ribbon or pins as sometimes our artist will include these.
To enhance your orb we like to include lots of foliage, buds, leaves and smaller flowers as well, so please don’t forget to include these when sending us your main flowers.
Please remember we cannot use all of your flowers, so we will choose the best flowers and foliage for your chosen design, any leftover flowers will be disposed of. Unfortunately, we cannot return any leftover blooms. The final selection of flowers used will be at our designer’s discretion.