February 18, 2020

Interview With Natalie LaRosa of Soil + Soul Studio

Natalie LaRosa - Founder of Soil + Soul - photo courtesy of artist

Natalie LaRosa – Founder of Soil + Soul – photo courtesy of artist


When we were tagged in a photo on Instagram featuring artwork of preserved baby’s breath, our first thought was, “Wow! This is beautiful!” Admittedly, our second thought was, “But, what does this have to do with our wedding flowers?” Then we saw that a past bride had made the post and also tagged Soil + Soul Studio. Turns out, the tiny white flowers were actually taken from a bouquet of baby’s breath we made for Holly, the past bride, to carry at her wedding last year. We then reached out to Holly for more details.
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Categories: Blog, Industry Insider, Your Inspiration Fix


February 13, 2018

Interview With Lacie Porta of Framed Florals

We receive a lot of questions about wedding floral preservation. Wedding florals are a big investment of time and money, and many brides want to commemorate their day with a beautiful preserved floral keepsake.

Lacie Porta - Founder and Artist at Framed Florals

Lacie Porta – Founder and Artist at Framed Florals


Lacie Porta, founder of Framed Florals, first caught our attention when one of our brides had her preserve a wedding bouquet. It was love at first sight! Lacie’s designs are unique, beautiful, and reflect a modern sensibility. We were beyond excited when she agreed to be interviewed for our Bride & Blossom’s Women Paving the Aisle series. Here, Lacie talks about what motivated her to start her floral preservation company Framed Florals, finding creative inspiration in the everyday, and the three people she would invite to her dream dinner party.
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Categories: Blog, Luxury Wedding Expertise, Women Paving The Aisle


August 11, 2015

Preserved Wedding Bouquets


Wish your wedding flowers could last forever? We recently discovered the work of Heather Gane, an entrepreneur using state-of-the-art technology to preserve bridal bouquets by freeze-drying, with breathtaking results. We caught up with Heather to get the details on this amazing process and what makes her work stand out.

How did you get started in flower preservation?
I was working in a completely different field when, through some random Google searches, I came upon someone in New Hampshire doing wedding-flower preservation, and I thought it was such a great idea. I went and visited them, and decided I loved it. No one around here did it so there was definitely an opportunity.  I trained in Arizona and Florida and then got started. It was definitely a big commitment. The machinery is very expensive, the training was expensive and it takes a while to really ramp up the business to where you’re actually making money. But I knew it was something I wanted to do so I decided to go for it.
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Categories: Blog, Floral Arrangements and Decor Advice