The Perfect Way to Preserve Your Wedding Flowers from Natural Dyer and Artisan Kylie Siobhan



Something brides ask me all the time is what they should do with their wedding flowers after their wedding. It's just one of the many decisions that crop up as you're planning your wedding, and - as it's probably something they've never really considered before - it's one that a lot of couples are unsure about. After all, flowers are a substantial financial investment (whether you've spent £50 or £5,000 on them) but they are, by their very nature, ephemeral; blooming for just days before wilting away. It can be so sad to watch such a physical manifestation of your wedding day deteriorate in the days that follow - not to mention the fact that it can feel incredibly wasteful to many couples to spend money on things that will ultimately be disposed of after just a few hours' use.


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There are lots of things you can do to preserve your wedding flowers, and with them the memories of the sights, sounds and smells of your day. Some couples choose the traditional route of pressing or drying a bouquet, which can have very pretty results but often still begs the question of what do you do with it after that? Others choose to donate their bouquets and arrangements to local hospitals or hospices, a lovely choice which allows the flowers to bring happiness to others for at least a few days (and something which, should you also want a physical memento of your flowers, can be combined with other options - you could donate your table arrangements, for example, but hang on to your bouquets to be preserved).


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However, just the other day, Kylie Siobhan got in touch and sent me a sample of her work - and I couldn't wait to share it with you! It is the most beautiful, creative and utterly perfect way of re-using and preserving your wedding flowers, which I know you will adore as much as I do. Rather than preserving them in their current form, Kylie's work gives your flowers new life, transforming them into the most gorgeous silk pieces. Truly, this is the best way of preserving the memory of wedding flowers and reducing waste I've ever come across.


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Based in London, Kylie is a natural dyer and artisan, who uses floral waste to hand-dye natural textiles like silk and create beautiful, unique scarfs, slip dresses and kimonos. Using a water-saving technique known as the bundle-dye process, Kylie will take your wedding flowers and use them to create stunning fabrics with unique patterns which capture all the colours of your wedding day.


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Made with 100% pure silk - you can choose from crepe de chine, silk satin or organic 'peace' silk satin grown in Herefordshire - these are heirloom items which will last a lifetime and always remind you of your wedding day. Whether you choose a gorgeous kimono or silk slip for yourself, or beautiful silk scarves which are also the perfect thank you gifts for mothers of the bride/groom or bridesmaids, you'll have something you can use and treasure forever.


Photo credit - Cristina Schek


I absolutely love Kylie's work - she kindly sent me a little sample of some hand-dyed silk so I could see the quality and it is genuinely beautiful and unlike anything I've seen before. If you're looking for a creative way to preserve your wedding flowers then I can't recommend getting in touch with Kylie enough.


Find out more about Kylie's beautiful work by checking out her website and following her on Instagram, or get in touch directly - hello@kyliesiobhan.co.uk



Photo credit - Sophie Stimpson Photography


Photo credit - Sophie Stimpson Photography


Photo credit - Sophie Stimpson Photography


Photo credit - Sophie Stimpson Photography



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