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Preserving memories of some of the most important occasions in a life.

Entrust your Special Occasion Flowers to me to preserve them and create a collage with the pressed florals that will stir memories for many years to come.


They too are marking Special Passages; Keep them.

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The Process

Prescheduled flowers or a last minute text, just get the flowers to me! You can get your flowers to me within the optimal 3- 7days (Bouquet pickup possible in Asheville/WNC area), but I've taken in very tired flowers and made a beautiful piece, so enjoy them and pass them on when you are ready.

Instructions are available for shipping the flowers to me.

I will immediately press them, some whole and some deconstructed. Two - three weeks later I will un-press and create a collage that represents the spirit and visual structure of the fresh bouquet arrangement from the photo you provide. I will photograph it for future reproduction if you wish (notecards are popular), then seal the piece to remove the oxygen (a color fader). The final art will need to be framed by you.

Many flowers and greens hold their color for many years, while others don’t. There may be changes in the pressed flowers from the fresh, always pleasing in their own beauty.

The contract you will be asked to sign will state that you understand and accept the uncertainties and unknowns.


Flowers to be treasured are not always predictable like wedding bouquets. I hold space for unpredictable flowers such as births and memorials, as well as schedule the predictable ones. We can work together to schedule local pick up or delivery/shipping.

Contact me to prebook whenever you know a date, or have flowers are ‘in hand’; the quicker they get to me, the better.



Size and Price

11”x14” : $350.00

The size is approximate of the image unmatted.

Original art will be sealed with a UV-protective acrylic or glass. The piece must be framed upon receipt by you, in a frame and mat of your choosing.

50% Deposit due at booking

50% Remainder is due upon delivery of pressed artwork or prior to shipping.

Shipping to/from (UPS packing, shipping, insuring is suggested) is not included.

A final contract will be issued when scheduling, along with an Information sheet. Payable in advance; no returns.

Final art to be delivered / shipped within 2 months.

An item may be included in the collage, such as a ribbon, a picture, a card. I reserve the right to crop as inspired, unless you indicate otherwise.

When available, please provide a photograph of the flowers in their original fresh bouquet as inspiration for final collage. The bouquet will be photographed by me upon arrival, but often that stage is not ideal.

All photographs are the property of McChesneyArt and may be used for marketing PetalPassages unless you indicate otherwise.

Some flowers will remain unused in the collage; they can be returned to you if you wish.



” …we are hugely impressed with the quality; Thank you!”


“It arrived in perfect condition and looks AMAZING! 
Thank you for all your hard work and communication. We will definitely cherish this piece.” 


“Perfect for the bridal shower gift!”
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