How to preserve a wedding bouquet...
How do I preserve my wedding bouquet?
... this seems to be a question that many florists are asked, and that many people google. There are lots of different ways to preserve the beautiful blooms that you have at your wedding. One of these is this way - by having them painted by me!
I like to preserve wedding bouquets through illustration. Creating a bespoke piece of artwork for your wall.
Gabriella's bouquet was full of British blooms including Poppies and forget me nots.
Here is a picture by Sarah of the bouquet -
I work directly from the photographs provided and work initially in ink to draw the composition of the bouquet. It's really useful to know what species were included, just in case any part of the photograph is unclear.
Next, I work in watercolour paint to add the colour to the artwork. Although the black ink is waterproof (and lightfast) I wait between drawing that part and painting to ensure the ink doesn't bleed.
I love to work in this joyful, loose style to capture the life and movement in the blooms.
For more information or to commission your own illustration of wedding flowers - bouquets, button holes or any other posy, do take a look here.