What Are Wood Flowers and How Are They Made? The wood flowers I use to make wedding decor and bouquets are made from the root of a plant called aeschynomene aspera. But I don’t know of anyone that walks around calling it that. Instead, we call it sola. These flowers have a cork or foam feel to them, they are completely natural and weigh next to nothing. You might notice knots or veins in the flower petals — that’s actually from the root of the plant itself. And just like real flowers, the knots and veins add a level of authenticity to your bouquet and decor.
I don’t personally make the flowers, but I do customize each individual one to fit your wedding day vision. In their natural state, they are a white or cream color, and they can stay that way if you prefer. I can also dye them any color or combination of colors that you would like. From there, I arrange them to fit your wedding day preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Joshua Michael Johnson
What flowers do you have?
I don’t have every available sola flower in stock, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get them for your order!
To see which flowers I typically keep in stock, please check out my flower options.
What are your prices?
Everything I make is 100% custom, which means pricing varies wildly from order to order. You can expect similar pricing to real flowers, but keep in mind that wood flowers never die & you won’t have to pay anything additional to preserve your flowers!
Most of my couples who get personal flowers for their full wedding party and some decor pieces spend $2,000 – $3,000.
Interested in getting a quote? Start here!
Can you send me samples?
Yes! I offer sample boxes flowers. Click here to order one!
Help! My wedding is next month and I need your flowers!
With such short timelines, I may not be able to accommodate a full wedding order, but I can typically get a standard bouquet and boutonniere done. This includes using the flowers I have in stock already, so the choices may be limited and will vary from month to month.
Orders placed 1 month or less before the wedding date will include a 20% rush fee.
Can I get flowers in my specific wedding colors?
The flowers come to me in a natural, cream color. I can either leave them that color, or I can dye the flowers almost any color. A color swatch is all I need to get the flowers to be a near-perfect color match!
Please check out my previous color palettes for inspiration and to see what is possible.
What are my options for handles?
These can all be used for bouquets. Many can also be used for boutonniere stems:
Twine • Rope • Ribbon • Burlap • Lace • Fabric
Do you offer wedding consultations?
Yes! I offer free, 30 minute consultations via Zoom.
Please fill out my contact form and I be in touch to schedule a consultation!
How far in advance do I need to book you for my wedding?
I recommend booking me at least 3 months before your wedding date. If you have a very specific vision, I would recommend 6+ months, so that we can be sure there is enough time to acquire the necessary items.
I wish I had known about this when I got married! Can you recreate bouquets?
Yes and no. I can try to recreate bouquets to the best of my ability with available flowers and a good amount of photographs. The more photos (and angles!) the better.
Have more general questions about sola flowers? I wrote a whole blog post addressing common questions & concerns.