Flowers change when you press them. And, they change over time. I don’t think I communicate this often enough, and when I post #freshvspressed photos, it’s usually stuff from my garden, or wildflowers, which are typically well-suited to pressing. It’s usually not wedding flowers. Some of this is because I usually don’t have the same type of fresh flowers on hand when I have pressed ones. But it’s also because I didn’t think to highlight the changes that can occur when I take a wedding bouquet and press the flowers.
Flowers that are inherently good for pressing aren’t often used in wedding work, and vice versa. If it were a Venn diagram, the circles would overlap some, but not much. In one circle, pansies, cosmos, many wildflowers; in the other, roses, ranunculus, etc. White flowers, especially roses, are such a classic wedding look, but often those lush, many-petals blooms can darken or change to ivory, cream, parchment. While the roses in this photo aren’t exactly the same (the pressed ones are actually spray roses), the difference is fairly accurate. Every flower is different, and I always do my very best to preserve everything I can when it comes to the bridal bouquets that are sent to me, even if it sometimes comes with a bit of an antique (but still beautiful) look in the end. #pressedflowers #kmpressedbridal #kmpressed