How We Began...
Shanel's freeze dried flowers was founded in 1986 by Melany Moore. Melany graduated with a degree in agroecology at U.C. Santa Cruz. Realizing her love for all living things she was drawn to creating the lasting beauty of flowers in dried arrangements. She started from inspirations in her own garden and a wreath maker was born.
In 1989 Melany ventured out and purchased one of the first freeze dried machines in the Silicon Valley. Her specialty became dried bridal bouquets and gift items. Word spread from one happy bride to another and business grew. She opened her first retail shop in 1990.
In 1992 a charming Englishmen, Mick Dudas strode through the shops back door and into Melany's heart. Today they work as a husband and wife team. Mick brings with him a genuine enthusiasm and love of people.
We have many samples here in our Campbell, CA showroom, so make an appointment or feel free to drop by and see what we do!
For more information or to schedule a consultation please call us at (408) 378-8096
Press and Publicity
The Flirty Guide Blog - August 2008
"Freeze Dried Bouquet with a Twist"
When Melany Moore, owner of Shanel's was requested to create an already freeze dried bouquet to be used at a wedding she said "No problem." Why start with freeze dried? Because the bride and groom were having a very casual destination wedding....
The Campbell Reporter - September 28, 2005
Shanel's Flowers' new home blossoms beyond mementos By Carol Palinkas
When Melany Moore moved Shanel's Flowers from downtown Campbell, she wanted more than just to relocate her business. She has plans to turn her new Winchester Boulevard location into "Wedding Central."
Good Housekeeping - June 1999
"Preserving Beautiful Blooms"
Shanel's Spring was featured in this article featuring the process of freeze drying flowers and the different techniques used.
San Jose Mercury News - May 1992
"Frozen in Time"
Shanel's Spring retail store and its unique freeze dried arrangements were featured in this article on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News' Home section. As you can see by the date of this article, we have been doing this for years and our experience shows.