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.