WHAT WE DO
Exquisite, handmade solid orbs, encapsulating your most precious memories to last you a lifetime.
Stunning to have on display or easy to store for anniversaries and special times. Each & every orb is completely bespoke and holds onto your flowers to ensure they are preserved forever. We use the latest technology to preserve your flowers and every one of your blooms are carefully Freeze Dried.
Blooming Keepsakes offers a completely unique, modern and extremely affordable approach to preserving your flowers.
SENDING US YOUR FLOWERS
We are based in Queensland Australia but accept orders from clients nationwide and usually receive your blooms within 1-2 business days via Express Australia Post. Once we receive your booking form we will send you a detailed set of instructions on how to correctly care for and pack your flowers so they arrive in perfect condition and are safe for their overnight travel. Please contact us for further instructions.
We take the utmost care and pride when preserving each and every flower, but as your flowers are being dried to preserve them, this will mean that the colour and texture will change. It should always be expected to see minor changes to your flowers as they go through the preservation process as each and every flower reacts differently. White or Pale flowers can become creamy and appear transparent, bright pink flowers may go magenta and some colours, especially red flowers, will turn a little darker. A variation in form can always be expected. This should be fully understood before proceeding with your order.
HOW DO I BOOK MY FLOWERS IN?
Fill in our online booking form and we will get back to you within 24 hours with instructions on how to correctly pack and send us your blooms after your event and to arrange your deposit.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO GET MY FLOWERS TO YOU?
It is important that we receive your fresh flowers as soon as possible after your wedding or event, as the fresher they are, the more beautifully they preserve. We like to say a maximum of 5-6 days later is ideal. Unfortunately, we cannot reverse damage to your flowers.
CAN YOU ENCAPSULATE MY SILK OR ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS?
Yes, Absolutely! We can do a mix of real and artificial flowers or just artificial flowers. Encapsulating your artificial flower will ensure that they will last forever.
I WANT TO BUY THIS AS A GIFT. CAN I PURCHASE A GIFT VOUCHER?
Of Course! Our products make wonderful unique and meaningful presents. We offer gift vouchers so that the bride can get a wonderful surprise. But please make sure when booking, you give us the wedding date so we can book it into our preservation run for that week.
HOW LONG DOES THE PRESERVATION TAKE?
The preservation process can take up to 16-20 weeks, depending on your flowers and how well they preserve. This may take longer due to seasonal workload and unforeseen circumstances. Blooming Keepsakes reserves the right to extend this time frame if needed to provide you with a high quality finished product that you will be happy with.
WILL MY FLOWERS CHANGE DURING THE PRESERVATION PROCESS?
Yes. Although our advanced techniques ensures your flowers are preserved as close as possible to what they were on the day it would be impossible to keep them exactly the same, as 100% of their moisture is being removed from them it is changing their cell structure entirely. All flowers are different in the way they preserve and some flowers produce a much better finished result than others. If you are unsure on your flowers please dont hesitate to ask.
HOW MANY FLOWERS DO I NEED TO SEND?
As many as you can possibly spare and very importantly , don’t forget the foliage! Please remember though, 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 recycled. Unfortunately, we cannot return any leftover blooms. The final selection of flowers used will be at our designer’s discretion.
DO I HAVE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
It is strongly advised to book before your wedding or event so that we can add your preservation request to our schedule. We can only take a limited number of bookings per week. During the peak wedding season months, we can end up turning away disappointed brides who didn't book in time. If your wedding or event has recently taken place and your flowers are still in good condition, it is always worth giving us a call us to see if we can arrange a last minute order. But it is always advised to book prior if possible.
DOES MY KEEPSAKE REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL CARE?
It is very important to keep your orb out of excessive U.V light, or any damp and hot areas. When considering a place to store your orb, a cool and dry place is needed.
As we only take a very limited number of orders each week a $150 deposit per orb is required at the time of all flower preservation bookings and will be deducted from the final price of your keepsake.
Payment can be made via Paypal, or Direct Deposit.
We offer payment plans and can be organised with prior arrangement.
Your flowers will remain the property of Blooming Keepsakes, until they are paid for in full. Your order will not be dispatched until all monies due clear our bank.
PLEASE ALWAYS READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER