1. What happens during the preservation process?
Flower Preservation is a process by which moisture is removed from the flowers through the use of chemicals. It requires skill and experience in order to properly preserve the color and shape of the flowers. Upon pick up of the bouquet, pictures will be taken in all angles since it will be disassembled during the preservation process. Blooms are individually treated and separated from the stem since different types of flowers require different approaches in preservation. Flower inclusions such as ribbons, pearls, brooch and invitation will be noted.
After 4-6 weeks, flowers will be “harvested” and re-assembled to its original floral arrangement and sealed in according to your chosen package.
What do you mean by UV-Moisture and Color Plus Technique?
Preservation of flowers, regardless on the process used, produces changes in the integrity of the flower. They can become very fragile and color changes are inevitable. But with this unique PURPLEKNOT technique, we can ensure to make the colors of the flowers last longer compared to other preservation companies.
3. How long does the preservation take?
Different flowers require different amount of time before it can be completely treated.
4. How long will it last?
Flower Preservation is not an exact science but its longevity depends on several factors: State and age of the flower when it was preserved, technique used, humidity or sunlight exposure where the flowers were displayed. But generally, the form of the preserved bouquet can last for more than 10 years with some fading of the original color.
5. Will there be color changes in the flowers?
Different flowers react differently to the chemicals during the preservation process. That is why it is imperative that we receive your bouquet in its best form in the soonest time possible. But color change is inevitable as this is the result of the chemical reaction during the dehydration process.
6. Does my preserved bouquet need any special care?
Your preserved bouquet will benefit a lot if you give it a little tender loving care. These tips will definitely help in making them last for years:
c. Keep your bouquet in cool, dry place, ideally in temperature not exceeding 27C.
d. Don’t display the bouquet in highly humid areas like carpeted rooms, the kitchen,
the bathroom or your basement since preserved flowers may be at risk for insect
infestation and molds. Purpleknot ensures that your flowers are treated accordingly
and are mold and insect free before we deliver them to you.
7. What can be included in the frame?
We encourage that the only things to be included in the frame are the invitation and picture of the couple. This is to advocate simplicity, making the bouquet the focus of the design. But if you wish to include other memorabilia, additional charges will be incurred as the frame size increases.
8. Can I dictate the design of my preserved bouquet during framing?
Our PACKAGES cover all the design options for you. Be sure to indicate in the ORDER FORM any suggestions you have in mind and we will try to accommodate it. However, if not clearly stated during our discussions pre-framing, Purpleknot will have the freedom in designing the final outcome where we deem most fit to the type of bouquet and your chosen frame.
Flower Preservation is an art and subject to different creative styles and interpretations. If the client, for any reason, is not happy with the outcome of her bouquet, we can correct any concerns as stipulated in our Terms and Conditions WITHIN THE 7 DAYS GRACE PERIOD. As with any changes and alterations post delivery, this would also account to possible additional charges for labor, materials and delivery costs.
9. Can all flowers be preserved?
Bouquets made up of Roses, Peonies, Calla lily, Baby’s breath, Chrysanthemum, Daffodils, Hydrangea, Lilac, Orchids, Sunflower, Birds of Paradise, Carnation usually are the best ones for preservation.
Bulbous flowers like Tulips do not retain its shape well.
Flowers that don’t preserve well are Spider mums, Lily of the Valley, Daisies, Mums, Sweet Pea, Asiatic Lilies, Makara Orchids, Cherry Baby and other small petal flowers. Cymbidium orchids turn brownish post treatment. Pink peonies easily fade their colors.
10. Do you preserve flowers for other occasions?
Yes we do! We are happy to preserve flowers for any occasions such as Debut, Graduation, Valentine’s Day, Christening, and even your engagement bouquet.