I’m sure you are wonderingWhat are sola wood flowers?
The flowers I use are made from a plant called aeschynomene aspera, but that’s hard to remember (and say), so it is also known around the world as sola, shola, and a few other names.
They have a cork or foamy feeling before being dyed or colored, and weigh next to nothing! When I get boxes of flowers delivered, my husband always jokes that it’s empty.
Because these flowers are made of natural materials, imperfections like knots and veining may be visible some petals. Personally, I like to consider these a feature rather than a flaw, especially when you consider that no flowers, even real ones, are perfect. The knots and veins add to the authentic look of the wood flowers.
Benefits of wood flowers
The wood that the flowers are made from grows so quickly that is considered a renewable resource.
With hundreds of flower options available year round, seasons don’t affect which flowers you can have at your wedding or event.
The flowers’ ability to take on color from dye, paint, etc. means they can fit into any color palette or theme – and you can have any available flower in any color.
Good for Allergies
While I can’t guarantee there will be no allergic reactions to the flowers, they are not scented and don’t shed pollen, which is commonly the source of allergens.
Don’t worry about throwing your bouquet away! Wooden flowers last forever and are easy to take care of – just a bit of light dusting every 1-2 months.
The initial cost may be comparable to using real flowers, but when you factor in the ability to use your flowers as home decor & the lack of needing to preserve your flowers, sola wood flowers can save you hundreds after your wedding.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is your pricing like?
Starting Prices for my most popular items…
- Standard bridal bouquet: $80
- Large bridal bouquet: $150
- Cascading bridal bouquet: $230
- Standard boutonniere or corsage: $25
- Small centerpiece: $35
- Medium centerpiece: $50
- Large centerpiece: $85
- Extra large centerpiece: $110
- Showstopper centerpiece: $250
Because every item I create is 100% custom, the best way to find out how much your items would cost is to request a quote.
- Do you make each flower?
No, I do not. I purchase my flowers from vendors from around the world, and they all come in a creamy, ivory color. Any other colors you see, I’ve dyed them myself.
To see which flowers I typically keep in stock, please check out my flower options.
- 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!
- Can you send me samples?
Yes! I offer sample boxes of non-dyed flowers. Options include 5 standard flowers, 3 premium flowers, or a mixture. Pricing is based on which option you select.
- Can you dye the flowers?
The flowers come to me in their natural, cream color. I can either leave them that color, or I can dye the flowers almost any color.
- Do you offer wedding consultations?
Yes! I offer free, in-person consultations for anyone who is interested in using my services & is local to 19014.
If you are not local but would still like a consultation, we can set up a video chat via Skype, Hangouts, or Google Duo.
Please email me if you would like to schedule a consultation.
- What are my options for handles?
These can be used for bouquets, as well as boutonnieres:
- Twine – full or partial
- Rope – full or partial
- Ribbon – full or partial
- Burlap – full or partial
- Lace – full or partial, usually added on top of another material
- How far in advance do I need to book you for my wedding?
I typically require the non-refundable deposit* 3 months before the wedding date. This gives me time to get the flowers required and create your items.
* If you are ordering $100 or less, I require full payment at time of booking.
- 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 one 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.
Weddings booked less than 1 month before the wedding date will include a 10% rush fee.
- 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.