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Making Memorial Flowers into Lifelong Memories

Check out the Sympathy Gallery When most people think of flower preservation, they think of pressed flowers from some fantastical excursion or the dried wedding bouquet hanging in a relative’s living room. True to form, most of the clients we receive at Keepsake Floral are brides looking to preserve a token from the start of […]

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To Fridge or Not to Fridge…That is the Question

At least, it’s one of the questions you should ask when prepping your flowers for preservation. Believe it or not, there are practices that make a huge difference in how well a bouquet and its flowers actually respond to the preservation process before and after the bouquet has done its wedding day job.

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Perfect Wedding Keepsakes with Pantone’s Color of the Year – Living Coral

Similar to Pantone’s color of the year, the keepsake team plans on giving you regular installments on colors to watch out for throughout the year with our new series, "Color Watch."

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Here Comes Abby Redmon, Keepsake’s Designing Dendrobium

About Abby Abby’s parents and younger brother live in Winter Park, Florida, where she grew up.  With both parents being artists, attending art classes, and doodling through school, Abby eventually found herself taking lessons from her current Keepsake coworker Lori Sanchez.  Following that path, Abby started college focusing on a degree in Fine Arts after […]

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Gabi (Gabriela) Esteban, Keepsake Floral’s Designing Dahlia

About Gabi Although not a Florida native, Gabi has the unique experience of joining the Keepsake team at just 15 years old.  Beginning her time with Keepsake as a summer job, Gabi has stayed with us as a designer for seven years.  The resume that qualifies her as one of our youngest designers ranges from […]

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You Provide the Client, We Provide the Preservation

Keepsake Floral provides a unique service in preserving special occasion flowers.  Over our twenty-five years in business, we have created tens of thousands of keepsakes.  2019 also marks our 19th year as the exclusive preservation partner for Walt Disney World’s Fairy Tale Weddings.  However, we know that what might work for Disney may not fit […]

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Shades of 2018… Color-Trending Keepsakes

According to Pantone, the color of 2018 was Ultra Violet, and we saw quite a few bouquets sampling this color and a few of its neighboring shades.  There were also some lavenders, indigos, magentas, and fuchsias. Let’s look back at how some of these colors were incorporated into bridal bouquets over the past year and […]

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Brita Edlbauer, Designing Delphinium

Brita’s journey to Keepsake Floral began in Leeds, England.  Following this, she spent a few years working on a cruise ship, traveling the world, and meeting wonderful new people.  In fact, Brita met her husband while working on a cruise line and they settled down in Orlando, Florida together to start their family. Before she […]

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Maureen Dufresne, Client and Vendor Relationship Ranunculus

Maureen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to Winter Park, Florida with her family where she attended middle and high school with Keepsake’s very own Dana!  While earning her Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Secondary Education at the University of Florida, she met her husband Douglas.  Soon after they had three sons: Brendan, […]

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New Glass Design Elements … Elegance Defined

At Keepsake, we understand that no two customers are the same; everyone is as different as the flowers they wish to preserve.  We are always improving and updating our options, so that everyone can find the keepsake they’re looking for.  Our latest designs introduce new glass related items, including an optional upgrade for shadowboxes and […]

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Stacie Resnik, Social Snapdragon

A born and bred Floridian, Stacie graduated in 2001 from the University of Florida with a degree in Psychology.  One year later, she married her husband Joel and soon after had her daughter Hannah and son Andrew.  Following the start of her family, Stacie moved from Orlando to Dallas, Texas, then to Naperville, Illinois.  In […]

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Lori Sanchez-Hohman, Designing Daisy

Meet Lori Sanchez-Hohman - she joined the Keepsake team when she made her way to Orlando, Florida. Her specialty lies in color analysis and detailed airbrushing and she functions as our Keepsake Artistic Director.

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No more Oldie Mouldings…Keepsake’s NEW shadowbox frames!

Wow!  Feels like this season is the season for new swag at Keepsake Floral!  Not only are we adding new lantern keepsake designs this fall, but we’re also making some beautiful updates in our oldest keepsake category .. the shadowbox. Our research and design team really believes we have one of the most extensive collections […]

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Lanterns, lanterns, lanterns!

We love shadowboxes and oval keepsakes, but there’s something unique about a tabletop keepsake. Perhaps it’s the ability to see the preserved arrangement from all sides, or is it the ability for the viewer to enjoy the keepsake in an unexpected display environment?  Those two reasons, combined with the more modern and urban look that the […]

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A High End Price Tag for Good Reason

We get this question a lot.  And don’t worry, we don’t take offense to it. Although we’re a bunch of sensitive artists, we understand that folks ask that question mostly because they don’t understand our process. Learn about our process and what makes your keepsake so valuable.

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Introducing Dana Adkinson, Leading Lily

A first generation Floridian, Dana has called Central Florida home since Day 1.  She began Keepsake Floral in the spare room at her parents’ home in Winter Park, Florida, just a couple miles away from Keepsake Floral’s current location. 

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Keepsake Floral: In the Beginning…

So there we were, my new husband and me, hovering around the circling baggage claim carousel at the Orlando International Airport. As Jay and my dad watched all the black suitcases for those that belonged to us newlyweds, my mom and I stood and discussed what I had missed in Orlando since our wedding day. She had also contacted just about every florist in town to accomplish the one task that had alluded her all week… preserving my wedding bouquet and that of my maid of honor.

So, along with a friend at the time, I began spending all of my non-working waking hours on this absolutely crazy idea. Before we knew it, we had quit our full-time jobs to pursue Keepsake Floral.

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Helping our Community Heal

Love heals.  Flowers heal.  Last November, our 10-member team at Keepsake Floral had a unique opportunity to help our city and the families who lost loved-ones in the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando this summer to do just that .. to heal .. WITH FLOWERS .. beautifully preserved flowers. Keepsake Floral has been preserving special […]

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Flower Preservation Prices

Why is flower preservation so expensive? .. or Is my keepsake really going to cost as much as my house payment this month? We get this question a lot.  And don’t worry, we don’t take offense to it.  Although we’re a bunch of sensitive artists, we understand that folks ask that question mostly because they […]

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Not All Flowers Are the Same

So you’re wondering if your particular bouquet will preserve well.  Yes, there are some flowers that preserve more easily than others, and there are some that, no matter what we do, don’t preserve well AT ALL.  Fortunately, the latter is more the exception to the rule.  Granted, once preserved, the flowers cannot keep that “dewey […]

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