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the botanical bouquet

Modern bouquet preservation
Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

Modern Bouquet Preservation

The Botanical Bouquet is a custom fine art photographic print. It is a modern approach to wedding bouquet preservation, by creating an heirloom art piece from your bouquet.

It is designed and created in England by Liz Baker, and is available to couples across the UK. In 2018 Liz was commissioned to create the first modern bouquet print, and The Botanical Bouquet was born.

Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

Finest Quality

Our backdrops are manufactured in a traditional Somerset bindery. Finished images are printed in the UK on 100% pure cotton rag of archival quality and expertly hand-mounted.

Strong inspiration is drawn from iconic botanical sketches of the past, together with contemporary botanical watercolours. As is true of all these illustrations, your bouquet print is also a work of art in its own right.

Classic, Contemporary, Iconic.

The Botanical Bouquet is an authentic, contemporary approach to preserving your bridal bouquet, inspired by a love for iconic botanical illustrations of the past. The oldest illustrated sketchbook is traced to a Greek botanist during the first century AD. The practice never went out of fashion.

Botanical illustration boomed across Europe during the Georgian and Victorian eras.  Today the tradition continues to thrive, through watercolours, paper sculpture and glass art. I am proud to join the movement, with hand-crafted surfaces, finest pigment inks and pure cotton papers.

Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker
Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

Thank you so much for the print. I love it so much, the colours and detail are incredible. A piece to treasure.

I was absolutely blown away with the end result. A lifelong keepsake with all of the beauty of my bouquet broken down and made into a stunning piece of art.

How to Deconstruct Your Bouquet

  
01. Hydrate

Stand your bouquet in fresh water on your wedding day whenever you aren’t holding it, ensuring every stem is fully immersed. Don’t throw your bouquet!

02. Untie

As soon as you have finished with your bouquet, remove all ribbons and string. Cut through the green florists tape and discard. Stand the stems in water constantly until ready to pack, topping up the water if it gets low. Throw out and replace the water if it becomes cloudy.

03. Pack

Wrap wet kitchen roll or tissue around the cut ends of all of the stems and place in groups into plastic sandwich bags. Line a box with carrier bags then place stems in top-to-toe. Begin with the heaviest blooms and foliage first, followed by the most fragile, placing light tissue paper between each layer.

choose your

Bouquet Surface

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Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

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Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

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Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

Choose your beautifully neutral surface.

Made by hand in Somerset using pure linen, plaster & paints.

01. Quarry Linen

02. French Gray

03. Painterly

select your

Bouquet Edit

Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

The Classic

£250

16x12″ Fine Art Print

Printed in the UK on archival grade 100% pure cotton rag, using the finest quality pigments

Expertly mounted beneath a precision-cut bevelled 20x16″ mat of conservation grade

285 gsm acid free and pH-neutral

Soft texture with matte finish

Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

The Iconic

£235

 

Set of 5 Giclee prints

A5 size with hand-deckled edges

Perfect for floating or free-standing frames

Printed in the UK on archival grade 100% pure cotton rag, using the finest quality pigments

310 gsm acid-free and pH-neutral

Soft texture with matte finish

Wedding Bouquet Preservation | The Botanical Bouquet | Liz Baker

The Contemporary

£225

 

16x12″ Fine Art Print (unmounted)

Printed in the UK on archival grade 100% pure cotton rag, using the finest quality pigments

285 gsm acid free and pH-neutral

Soft texture with matte finish

 

“I am so lucky I found Liz’s Botanical Bouquet – she has perfectly captured my bridal bouquet and turned it into a special memento of my wedding day that I will treasure forever.”

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“It’s fantastic, we really love it! Can’t wait to get it up on the wall so that we can start telling people about it!

these are the

Next Steps

get ready to send your bouquet

You will need to pack up your flowers on the first working morning following your wedding to send to me via Royal Mail Special (Next Day) Delivery by 1pm or by overnight courier. Alternatively, why not arrange for your florist to send me a selection direct (additional costs to your florist may apply.)

I need you to send one or two stems of each variety, or at least 10 varieties (including foliage).

Wrap the stem ends in wet kitchen roll or similar and place the stems in groups into sandwich bags. This will reduce moisture wicking into the box. Then lie flowers top-to-toe in a box lined with carrier bags. Place the tougher, leafier varieties at the bottom and the lightest, most fragile varieties on the top.

Write This Way Up, Nothing on Top and Fragile on the box. Remember to also include your name inside/outside the box so I know whose bouquet it is! Then ask your florist for a list of the flower and foliage varieties, to send on to me.

UK Special (Next Day) Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm costs for a box up to a maximum of 61cm x 46cm x 46cm:

500g

£7.40

1kg

£8.70

2kg

£11.00

secure your bouquet booking

To guarantee your bouquet is booked into my calendar, please ensure I have the following information for your invoice:

  • Your Address (where your print will be sent)
  • Your Edit selection
  • Your Surface choice
  • Any “deliver after” date

Availability is extremely limited during peak wedding season (June – September). Year round I only take two bouquets per week.

Bookings must be paid before any work will be undertaken on the commission. Please do not send your bouquet until you have paid the booking fee.

Turnaround times are approximately 2 weeks from receipt of your bouquet to despatch of your print. Turnaround will be longer at busy times.

About Liz

In addition to her bouquet art pieces, Liz Baker specialises in editorial wedding photography and portraits on film.

Liz loves to hang out with flowers. They have a special place in her heart and in her portfolio. Having spent a summer freelancing for a wedding florist, she also knows how to care for them.

 Editorial Wedding Photographer

Dorset, UK & Europe