Preserve the Beauty of Blooms with Our Floral Preservation Services.

Jacqueline Knight is a floral resin artist based out of Virginia Beach, VA! 

She combines her love and passion for resin art, creativity, and weddings. Bay Blooms exists so you can re-live your favorite memories, frozen by time.

Bay Blooms is owned and operated by MJbyTheBay, LLC. Bay Blooms preserves bridal bouquets and special event florals. 

 Hello! Welcome! I am Jacqueline, the artist and owner of MJbyTheBay. My resin journey all started in 2022 while I was on maternity leave after having my daughter, completing my beautiful family of five!  I graduated from Old Dominion University in 2018 with a degree in Public Health. I always foresaw myself working in the healthcare field helping people and striving to make this crazy world a better place. I’ve always told myself I want to make a positive difference in the world no matter what career path I chose. I was working for the Virginia Health Department for the duration of COVID. As much as I loved working in the field that I had always dreamed of, I realized that I strived for more. I decided to do the scariest and most challenging thing as a mom of three and quit my job. I decided to focus on my family, my happiness, and set out to find what exactly I had been looking for. I started thinking of what makes me happy and how I could turn that into a career while still being able to hold up my duties as a mother and wife at home. I have always had a passion for art, I minored in art and communications in college and thought about trying out something other than painting. When I started working with epoxy/resin it opened my eyes to so many beautiful and creative ways to display art. I started my company MJbyTheBay June of 2022 with the intention of recreating the beautiful scenes of the ocean & bay that surrounds me and the place I call home. I decided to try something new and dive into perfecting ocean resin art. This kind of art is so unique because no piece could be replicated. In October 2022, my sister-in-law had gotten married and was going back and forth on what she was going to do with her wedding flowers after her big day. She really wanted a way to look back and remember the details like it was yesterday.  I felt a spark of opportunity to try something new, to make a difference. I started researching and testing products, molds, colors, ect …. I was on a mission to create the most beautiful and memorable piece of art for her so she could remember her special day.This is how I stumbled upon floral preservation. Preserving flowers came so naturally to me. My company started growing so organically, brides started reaching out asking if I could do their florals just like I had done for my sister-in-law. I finally decided to combine my love for resin art and floral preservation to create Bay Blooms. I still to this day can not describe the feeling that I get when I complete an order and my artwork is turned into something so beautiful and special to someone else. I preserve florals and uniquely handcraft each order through a design that matches your story. There is no greater reward than working from your heart and truly making a difference to someone else. 

It would be my honor to work with you to preserve your memories and create something beautiful.