Instead of tossing your wedding bouquet or eventually getting rid of other special occasion flowers like anniversary or graduation arrangements, we recommend preserving the flowers and hanging them in a special place in your home. Our flower experts at Rose Hill Flowers in Nashville always recommend keeping your flowers as a memento to remind you of your big day or important accomplishment.
Dried Pink Roses
Two Elegant Ways to Display a Bouquet of Dried Flowers on the Wall
When you choose to dry or press flowers from a special event, it’s best to display them in a location where you’ll see them and be reminded of your happiest memories, rather than stashing them away in a box somewhere. While it’s perfectly acceptable to display a vase with a dried arrangement inside, you can get even more creative by fashioning a pretty, decorative item to hang up in your home.
Dried Flowers Hanging Upside Down
1. Botanical Frames
If you choose to press your flowers, you can create lovely, artfully designed floral arrangements inside botanical frames. These frames usually consist of two pieces of picture glass encased in a pretty boarder. Your pressed flowers will rest securely between the glass panes. We especially love botanical frames that feature gold or bronze edges and a pretty chain for hanging. If you choose to display your keepsake flowers in botanical frames, we recommend also pressing some of the leaves or greenery from your bouquet, as these look lovely with flowers in a frame.
Pressed Flowers in Frame
2. Floral Wreath
If you choose to dry your flowers, you’ll have a three-dimension bouquet that looks almost exactly like it did for your special event. One of our favorite ways to display dried flowers is in a floral wreath. We recommend starting your wreath with a wicker wreath base in any color. One bouquet probably won’t be enough to cover an entire wreath, so we recommend creating a wreath that feature a pretty cluster of flowers from your bouquet along the bottom or one side of the circle. If you’d prefer a full wreath, you can always dry additional flowers selected to complement those from your original bouquet and use them to supplement your keepsake design.
Bouquet of Dried Flowers in Glass Vase
How to Decide Whether You Should Press or Dry Your Flowers
Whether pressing or drying flowers is best depends on the type of flowers in your bouquet and ultimately how you want to display them. For a botanical frame, you should press your flowers. To create a floral wreath, you should dry your flowers.
All flowers are easily dried, but not all flowers can be successfully pressed. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that bouquets containing large, thick blooms like the sunflowers and roses in our Autumn Embers arrangement, won’t be easy to press. You can try splitting roses in half before pressing, but blooms like sunflowers or globe thistle should always be dried.
For help choosing the best flowers for your special occasion bouquet and the best way to preserve your bouquet after the big event, we welcome you to stop by Rose Hill Flowers to talk with one of our flower experts.