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The Art of Cherishing Memories

We all love a glimpse of nostalgia, don’t we? Flashing back to a special moment in our lives, reliving the memories that we share with the people we love. Some moments we swear we’ll never forget, but life continues to move forward, causing those special moments to pass further and further away from our everyday […]

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Charlie Davis, Framing Superhero

This month, in celebration of Veterans Day on November 11, we’re spotlighting our “framing superhero” and beloved veteran, Charlie Davis. Besides hand-building all of our custom Keepsake shadow boxes and frames, Charlie lives an eventful life outside of the workshop, always with a smile on his face and a quick-witted comment in his back pocket! […]

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Suzzanne Douglas, Professional Petal Preserver

Suzzanne Douglas wears multiple hats at Keepsake Floral. She is our primary Preservationist and Shipping Clerk. Suzzanne loves flowers and worked for a florist in Illinois for several years before moving to Central Florida.

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Marigolds for Dias de Los Muertos

October is here!  The smell of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air yet again, Halloween is just around the corner and fall is in full swing.

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The Importance of Keepsake Floral’s Culture

At Keepsake Floral, we believe that a healthy workplace for our team members has a significant impact on the relationships that we hold with industry members and referral sources, valuable components in the Keepsake Floral recipe.

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Wow! The Beauty at the FSFA Convention!

Keepsake attended this summer’s Florida State Florist Association annual convention in Howie-in-the-Hills, Florida. And not only did we meet a whole bunch of new folks, but we saw fresh floral designs and learned so many new things!

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Silver Celebrations

Before Keepsake Floral became the company that we know and love today, it started as a one-woman operation in the back of the Hollifield family home. Keepsake Floral has grown over the following years, gaining coworkers and clients, including our exclusive partnership with Walt Disney World Fairy Tale Weddings. Now we help hundreds of clients […]

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A Keepsake Silver Moment… Floral Arrangement Inspires a Beautiful Painting

This silver moment brings together two artists from Keepsake Floral’s not so recent memory, still organically working together over the miles and the years. Thank YOU, Robin, Vonnie and Joni, for your contributions to the Keepsake Floral of yesterday, and thank you for blending your art and sweet memories. Now THAT”s a Keepsake Silver Moment!

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Turning Sympathy 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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