Pressed flowers may have been a past-time of your mother or grandmother back in the day, but this 70’s trend has undergone something of a revival recently and is now a hot new wedding styling trend.
Since Japanese floral artist and botanical sculptor Azuma Makoto wowed the crowd with her stunning display of plants in frozen blocks of ice at the spring/summer 2017 Dries Can Noten Paris Fashion Week, the wedding industry has been captivated by the idea of pressed and translucent flowers.
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Pressed flowers are a beautiful and creative way to bring the outdoors in, and enjoy the very best of what mother nature has to offer. To create your own pressed flowers at home place the flower face down in a heavy book such as a encyclopaedia or a telephone book lined with parchment or wax paper, close the book, weigh it down and leave undisturbed for 7 to 10 days.
You can then display the pressed flowers between planes of glass or in picture frames as either table numbers or seating charts.
Pressed Flower Table Numbers
This simple and beautiful design makes a elegant accompaniment to a spring or summer wedding.
Pressed ferns and greenery
For a somewhat more modern feel, why not use greenery in place of flowers?
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Pressed flower seating chart
Pressed flowers make a beautiful and elegant way to style your seating chart.
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If you wanted to do something on a larger scale you could even use pressed flowers as your ceremony or reception backdrop.
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Pressed Flower Lanters
Impress your guests with these handmade lanterns, use them to add some gentle ambiance to your reception or to style your wedding aisle.
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These handcrafted lollipops, each with their own edible flower, make a playful and beautiful wedding favour.
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