What to Expect
As an artist, I understand your flowers hold sentimental value, which is why I can only accept so many bouquets at one time. Please know and understand that your bouquets are handled with the upmost care throughout the entire preservation process! Once I receive your flowers, my turn around time is 4 - 6 months after the floral drying process. All bouquets vary in regards to preserving and setting in resin. Trust me when I say that I do my very best to complete pieces as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and patience!
There is a $75 nonrefundable deposit required to book during the 2023-2024 Wedding Season for any last minute orders, same day drop-offs, or to hold a future date without immediately making a purchase. This can be sent via Venmo or can also be invoiced to you via email after your purchase. This deposit is applied towards the cost of materials needed to complete your design as well as preserving your bouquet. Due to the shortage in supply of resin and materials, this fee is non-negotiable and nonrefundable. Should you have a wedding cancellation or need to reschedule, please email us at email@example.com. Your deposit can be sent to your artist directly, @sarasikra or @beautifulbloomsaz via Venmo.
You can expect color changes on most of your flowers. Some flowers dry with a darker hue. (For example red flowers get darker and white roses turn ivory, pink flowers turn purple, hydrangeas and lilies normally don't retain their shape, and some flowers show translucent spots on the petals due to bruising and exposure.
Due to the nature of resin, some flowers produce more bubbles than others, and small pockets of air may be formed. We use state-of-the-art casting resins that have UV inhibitors in them that will delay the change in color, however, all epoxy will eventually yellow to some degree. A yellow amber-look can be expected. We do not recommend that you leave your item in direct sunlight as this will cause discoloration. Please only use a microfiber cloth when cleaning your pieces.
Arizona weather can and will affect the working times on some days. Weather delays exist when working with resin, this is especially so during our hot summer months, and cold winters. Please understand that I am working with materials that are extremely temperature sensitive. I will not start a new project during June through August outside of preservation--meaning no new resin orders will be made during this time due to the temperatures and you should expect a wait as bouquets will take longer to preserve during this time.
All bouquets dropped off during/around/after any Holidays can and should expect a longer turn around time. Why? This is because I need time off for myself as well as my family! I typically work 12 hour days, 7 days a week as a small business owner. Everything you see has been made be me, including this website. As an Artist I need time off so that I do not get burnt out!
Booking with Beautiful Blooms Arizona
Book with us as soon as you know the date of your event or service! The non-refundable deposit must be paid to reserve your date. This fee is currently being waved through 2023 for booking in advance! A $50 Deposit is required for any last minute orders/drop-offs or to hold your date in advance so that you may pay for your order no later than the day you drop off. Please e-mail us for your options: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All orders must be made through our website.
You will receive a confirmation email along with packaging/postage instructions (if needed) via e-mail after you have booked your wedding date. A video link can be provided for those who wish to discuss their design in detail upon request. An email will be sent confirming your drop-off time via Google Calendar. Please remember to drop-off within your scheduled time frame so that you are not running into another brides appointment.
Beautiful Blooms Arizona is currently operated from my home in Tempe, Arizona; so that I can keep costs down to my brides and clients, therefore appointments are required for drop-off and pick-up.
Shipping to or Dropping Off at Beautiful Blooms Arizona
I like to receive your bouquet between 1 and 3 days after your wedding but not necessary! If local to Arizona, same/next day is always preferred! We are also available for event pickup if local to Arizona for orders over $400. If this does not work, please email us at email@example.com to help us find you a solution at an affordable cost! Buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping bouquet to and from Beautiful Blooms Arizona.
When we receive the flowers, we will document the condition and preserve all flowers either pressed, hung, or buried in silica gel based on flower type & artwork you are purchasing. Drying time varies and can take between 8 -10 weeks before being able to start the resin process.
We can meet virtually to discuss specific designs. A video link will be emailed to you for the date and time that works best for you.
I will contact you the week of the wedding or other event to coordinate drop-off and will contact you once your order is ready for pickup or when it is ready to be shipped out to you.