Toss aside your idea of conventional bouquets and give your love a longer lifespan with preserved flowers. These blooms look just like the real deal — they’re essentially natural, harvested petals that undergo a non-toxic preservation process to maintain their beauty — and they won’t wilt on you or waste away your hard-earned dollars in just days. Made to survive without sunlight or water, the floral arrangements can last up to a couple years, so really, it’s more value for your money than regular roses.
Read on for the lowdown on where to find preserved flowers in Singapore for whatever special occasion comes your way.
A socially-conscious brand that offers employment opportunities and skills training to marginalized individuals, as well as repurposes flowers from weddings and events into bouquets for cancer patients and the elderly, BloomBack originated as one sister’s way of cheering up her sibling who struggled with depression.
Its glass jars, terrariums, bouquets, and accessories like keychain charms are classic in style and sophisticated in design, with vibrant hues and a touch of the whimsical. If you’re feeling fancy, drop extra dough on the collection of glass dome bluetooth speakers with LED lights for something a little special.
A charming and cheery brand that loves face painting as much as it loves flowers, Dear Deer specializes in bridal bouquets, pastel blooms, and flower arrangement workshops that everyone from beginners to bachelorette night merrymakers can take part in. It’s also more than happy to take customized orders for its series of preserved floral bouquets, floral boxes, or dome roses, which start from $50 for a small-sized one.
With a love for preserved and dried flowers, this home studio crafts elegant arrangements for the minimalist, playing around with colors, textures, and shapes to design bouquets and display pieces with the likes of roses, hydrangeas, and even eucalyptus leaves. Bespoke options are available as well, in case you’ve got something of your own in mind.
The brand’s preserved flowers, which are all au naturel, come in a lush array of reds and pinks for hand bouquets. But if you’re searching for something different (and easier to keep), the bell jar series features unusual arrangements like black and white blooms and ones inspired by seasons such as autumn and summer. Alternatively, the gold gilded terrariums house roses and hydrangeas as heart-shaped gifts.
Besides fresh florals, you can find dried and preserved petals here, put together in arrangements for succulent boxes, glass cases, vase displays, hand bouquets, and “hot air balloon” hampers. The shop pretty much does it all, from simple roses with shades like deep red and light blue showcased in acrylic, to lavish spectacles ideal for table centrepieces.
Apart from prettifying weddings and events, The Bloom Inc also dabbles in floral workshops, bouquets, and preserved flowers that can last up to three years in orbs or “glasshouse” test tubes. From technicolor roses to rich red ones, the globes make for dainty, natural alternatives to your regular room decor.
Recommending preserved bouquets in replacement of just-picked ones to reduce carbon footprints and be kinder to the environment, Timeless Fleur’s florals and foliage can last up to a year or more with proper care. Designs here range from rustic charm to sweet pastels, with blooms such as carnations, roses, and hydrangeas. Unorthodox gifting options include unicorn hat boxes, “hot air balloons”, glass domes, and even earrings made lovely with dandelions and baby’s breath.
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