Funeral flowers can be preserved in frame encasement’s, in vases or containers, or in glass boxes or glass domes. The options are varied and our artists can create the perfect arrangement, incorporating photos or other remembrances that will comfort loved ones for years to come. Call (801)227-0075 for more information or to find a dealer near you.
Jaicey Bateman a recent bride brought in her wedding bouquet to be preserved and encased in this beautiful encasement. Upon picking it up this is what she had to say, “I loved the service they were so good to make sure that I loved it and it was exactly what I wanted! They also were so good to help me decide what I wanted and made it easier to decide. I love the way it turned out!” ~Thank you Jaicey for all your wonderful comments and you where a pleasure to work with. If you want to find out how to become a dealer or where to find the nearest dealer near you call us at (801)227-0075 for more information.
Recently Pam Skelton preserved her daughters wedding bouquet. Upon picking it up she left us with a testimonial, “I did a bridal bouquet for my daughter in a shadowbox and it is beautiful!! Highly recommend Suspended In Time!” Thank you for your wonderful comments Pam. If you want to learn more about preserving your flowers or to find out how to own your on franchise call (801)227-0075.
Kristiann Fuller came in today to pick-up her bouquet after we preserved it for her. She wrote out the following testimonial for us about her flowers: “I love my preserved flowers! The encasement is so beautiful! I love how the flowers pop out with there color and the perspective. I will be able to enjoy my bridal bouquet for years and years. I love it!” Thank you for your wonderful comments Kristiann. You can do this for people in you area by owning your own franchise call (801)227-0075 to find out more or to find a dealer near you.
A friend of the bride picked up her encasement she had this to say, “The flowers turned out so beautiful. The colors are still so vibrant. We will cherish it forever.” Thank you, Liz Galbraith for your comments and we wish Ashley the best in her new adventure. If you want to preserve you flowers or learn how to do this for people around you contact us at (801) 227-0075.
The Colors of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras decoration is all about the colors. Look at any picture of Mardi Gras floats and you’ll quickly see the theme. But why those colors? In 1872, the Krewe of Rex was founded. The organization was created to put on a spectacle for visiting Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia and to entice tourists to visit a post-civil war New Orleans.
The krewe designed elaborate floats and quickly became a fixture in the Mardi Gras parade. An individual is chosen annually to represent the krewe as their Rex (the latin word for king) as the self proclaimed “King of Carnival”. The first reigning Rex chose the colors and assigned them meanings. Many of its traditions, not just the colors, were adapted by other krewes and are a traditional part of the Mardi Gras celebration to this day.
The colors and their meanings are as follows:
Purple – Justice
Gold – Power
Green – Faith
A Floral Tradition
Flowers are a long-standing tradition in Mardi Gras decoration. Almost every float has some variation of floral accent. And for those who can’t make it to New Orleans this year, flowers mark one of the easiest and most attractive ways to decorate for your party. The colors of Mardi Gras could not have been more perfectly chosen. Purples, greens and golds are prevalent in the floral world, and some of the most popular flowers come in those hues.
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 until the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
The Birth of American Independence
When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in Thomas Paine’s bestselling pamphlet “Common Sense,” published in early 1776. On June 7, when the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ independence. Amid heated debate, Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution, but appointed a five-man committee–including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York–to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain.
On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Lee’s resolution for independence in a near-unanimous vote (the New York delegation abstained, but later voted affirmatively). On that day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2 “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival” and that the celebration should include “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” On July 4th, the Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.
Early Fourth of July Celebrations
In the pre-Revolutionary years, colonists had held annual celebrations of the king’s birthday, which traditionally included the ringing of bells, bonfires, processions and speechmaking. By contrast, during the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, beginning immediately after its adoption. Philadelphia held the first annual commemoration of independence on July 4, 1777, while Congress was still occupied with the ongoing war. George Washington issued double rations of rum to all his soldiers to mark the anniversary of independence in 1778, and in 1781, several months before the key American victory at Yorktown, Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday.
After the Revolutionary War, Americans continued to commemorate Independence Day every year, in celebrations that allowed the new nation’s emerging political leaders to address citizens and create a feeling of unity. By the last decade of the 18th century, the two major political parties–Federalists and Democratic-Republicans–that had arisen began holding separate Independence Day celebrations in many large cities.
July 4th Becomes A National Holiday
The tradition of patriotic celebration became even more widespread after the War of 1812, in which the United States again faced Great Britain. In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees. Over the years, the political importance of the holiday would decline, but Independence Day remained an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism.
Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has since the late 19th century become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers, often involving fireworks and outdoor barbecues. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag, and a common musical accompaniment is “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States.
Father’s Day is right around the corner. We at Suspended In Time® love Dad’s and want to thank them for the great men that they are!!
We have the perfect gift for your dad or other special man in your life… Collector’s Shadowboxes. All Collector’s Shadowboxes are now 25% off until Father’s Day. Bring your collector’s memorabilia in today and let us help you design the perfect box! Since these are custom boxes it can take up to 4 weeks for us to create your masterpiece so visit us today.
When our loved ones pass away we have many fond memories of them. Away to remember is to do a tribute to them whether its a little table dome or a shadowbox to help us remember those we have lost. After such a loss Janae Austin had a shadowbox done with some of the lovely flowers from her Nephews’ service. Her comments after seeing the finished piece were, “We so appreciate the time you spent to make our beautiful floral tribute for our sweet nephew. It turned out so beautiful and will be treasured by our family. Thanks for your kindness and patience as you helped us with our remembrance!” We not only make beautiful arrangements for weddings, proms, and other special events but we create displays for those you have loved and lost. So that you may have that remembrance of that bright personality that you so loved in your home for generations to come. Many stories will be shared when someone ask who is that so that your loved ones live for ever in your memories. They are Suspended In Time not only in our hearts but memories through a beautifully arranged display of flowers and other mementos you wish to include in your display.
After getting her flowers preserved from her bouquet recent Bride Karli White says, “I love it! I’m so glad I will be able to look at it everyday and have it remind me of our big day. Beautifully done!”
Do you want to dry your wedding bouquet but don’t want it to get dusty or damaged. Bring it in to Suspended In Time(R)! You can chose from hundreds of different styles of encasements to put your preserved bouquet in that will keep it protected for years. Some of our most popular encasements are our rustic pine shadowboxes. They come in all different sizes and several different colors such as black, white, green, rosewood, walnut and oak. We also have our new modern shadowboxes that have a flatter frame and give off a more modern look. Because of all the room you have in a shadowbox, you can even add other memorabilia like a garter, boutonniere or even your wedding cake knives. Come check out our showroom! Your sure to find the perfect frame that with match you flowers beautifully.
What a creative way to showcase your engagement and wedding day!
Michelle came to Suspended In Time(R) to have her wedding bouquet preserved and this is what she said, “Amazing attention to detail! Very professional in both the preservation of the flowers and the process of following up with us. They made sure it was exactly as we wanted it. I highly recommend their work.”
Suspended In Time did an excellent job preserving my flowers.Â Even the colors of my delicate flowers were vibrant and beautiful.Â They were very easy to work with and gave great options for a modern bride like me.
Feathers!!!Â The newest fad in bridal bouquets.Â Consider adding beautiful feathers to frame your bridal bouquet.Â Below are a couple bridal bouquet with feathers professional dried, encased and sealed by Suspended In TimeÂ®.