Custom Floral Keepsakes

 

Welcome to Sue's Garden where flowers are forever!  Floral preservation is our passion!  We preserve your floral memories of ....bridal bouquets, wedding flowers, memorials,  new baby,  anniversaries, prom, graduations or any special day that flowers came your way.  Your floral preservation is custom designed along with any additions (photos, invitation, memorabilia) to your specifications to create a timeless keepsake that you and your loved ones will enjoy for generations.

Book Your Custom Preservation Before Your Event and Receive 10% off !

If your event has already happened and preserving your flowers is important to you then don't delay! It is urgent that your flowers are processed for preservation as soon as possible while they are fresh for best results. 

If you are not able to get your flowers to us as soon as possible don't worry.  Keep your flowers in water and refrigerated.  This will help them stay fresh until you get them to us.  We may loose a few blooms and petals as time goes by but we can still salvage them.  We have a few tricks up our sleeves.  

Once we receive your flowers along with your deposit we immediately begin the preservation process and there is ample time to decide on details, design and pricing options.  

 

Even so...

It's Never Too Late!

 

It's never too late to create your keepsake!  We can recreate any arrangement or design from a photograph or memory.  Are your flowers dried and forgotten in a box in your closet?   Let's get creative and custom design them into a beautiful keepsake for you and your loved ones to enjoy on display.  It's never too late!  

 

 

 

 

Here are some basics to keep in mind when deciding on investing in your Special Occasion flowers...

  • Your keepsake will become a timeless heirloom that will inspire feelings and memories of your special event.  
  • The money spent on your Bridal Bouquet or Other Arrangements becomes part of an investment towards something that will last for generations.
  • The deposit required to start the preservation process is applied to the total price of your keepsake.

Sorry!  We know it can be frustrating to not have an exact price to budget for so here are some averages to work with...

  • Your keepsake is so unique to you, that each order requires a custom quote.
  • The most popular and current orders pending are shadow boxes and oval dome frames.   Included in this design are a medium to large bridal bouquet,  grooms flower, photo and or invitation. (see gallery).  The sizing on these frames and designs needs to be at least  12 x 16 x 4" depth and includes suede mat backing and UV acrylic.  Prices for these frames types and design start at $450.00  
  • All prices are based on your choice of framing type and size.  
  • Memorial and other special occasion flowers vary widely and must be price quoted on an individual basis.  
  • The cost of preserving your flowers includes many steps and hours.  (see methods)
  • The balance due less your deposit is due upon delivery of your finished floral art keepsake.  

 

Our Process is Natural and Energy Free.

 

  • First, the flowers are photographed and then taken apart and readied for processing.

  • Flowers are inventoried and then carefully buried into specialized sand. They are placed one at a time so that each petal stays in place. The fresher the flowers the better they hold up during this process.  

  • After the flowers are completely free of all moisture (3-4 weeks) they are carefully removed from their sandy nap.  Each flower is wired and taped for handling during color enhancement.  

  • Flowers are then painted one at a time using airbrushing and other techniques depending on the types of flower and the natural fading that occurs.  This process will ensure that the flower's colors won't fade over time.  Because every flower, leafage and bit of foliage is a unique plant and texture we can not promise that they will be the same color as when they were alive and fresh.  We do our best to get as close as we can.

  • Flowers are then designed along with items of your choice into your framing option to reflect the original photographs or custom redesigned per your request.   

  • There a many steps and decisions to be made to create your perfect keepsake memory.  We are here to help you every step of the way.  The time it takes to complete your keepsake depends on how long it takes for you to decide on framing, photos, included items,  and color choices.  There is no hurry on our end and we understand that these decisions take time.  

Sue's Garden, located in Orange County California is owned by Susie Clisson.   Sue is a native California Girl who grew up playing in her Father's rose garden.    It was there that she developed an obsession and love for flowers.  After years of pressed rose petals in pages of books,  glued art work and book markers,  Sue decided to make gifts for family and friends out of her floral art work.  Soon she was being commissioned to create special pieces of floral art for some of her friends  turned customers.  The rest is history.  Sue's Garden was established in 2000.   Her passion and love for preserving flowers and memories is put into every keepsake design.  Sue knows that every order is a very personal and special memory to each customer and puts her heart into each heirloom keepsake created in her garden.