Flower Alternatives: Sola Wood Flowers
Using wood flowers for your wedding bouquets and centerpieces is friendly to the earth and your wallet!
When you're a bride on a budget, every penny counts. Luckily, you're in the right place because here at The Budget Savvy Bride, we love to share savvy wedding resources that give you the most bang for your bridal bucks!
One area of concern for many a savvy bride-to-be is their wedding flowers. You see, fresh blooms can cost a pretty penny– especially trendy or delicate stems such peonies or ranunculus. One fabulous and wallet-friendly alternative are earth-conscious blooms from Sola Wood Flowers.
Wood Wedding Flowers? Don't Worry — No Splinters, here!
Yes, that's right– Sola flowers are technically made out of wood.
These unique flowers are made from Sola wood that comes from a tapioca plant root. This tropical species is part of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family which also includes poinsettias and castor oil plants.
The tapioca plant is known by many names: cassava, manioc, arrowroot, and sometimes yuca. Because these plants grow in tropical climates, they are extremely drought resistant.
Once the bark of the plant is removed, you're left with the cream-colored, cork-textured meat. This flexible material can then be peeled and shaped into thin sheets that are perfect for crafting into flower petals. Working with Sola Wood to create flowers is truly an artform – the finished product is sure to impress you.
These wooden flowers can be made into wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and other decorative accents for your ceremony or reception. They are called Sola Wood Flowers, and they are honestly stunning– and we've got pictures galore to prove it!
Wooden Flowers are Eco-Friendly
Sola wood flowers are a completely organic material meaning they are a sustainable and eco-friendly product. What's incredible about Sola Wood is that it can be dyed to match whatever color scheme you have in mind for your wedding. (Seriously, check out their color gallery for inspiration!) The wood can be shaped and arranged to mimic just about any type of flower you have in mind, and the finished products will last for years!
Benefits of Sola Wood Flowers for Your Wedding:
You can literally dye your wedding flowers any shade or hue to get the perfect match for your wedding color scheme. You can even go for non-natural shades like bright blues or vibrant turquoise that don't appear in nature. (Looking at you, Tiffany Blue!)
Not subject to seasonal availability.
Choose whatever flowers your heart desires–– Sola Wood is available all year round and can be formed into any style bloom you've got your eye on. Don't worry about price hikes due to lack of availability for your chosen flowers.
Won't wilt or fade.
Because these blooms are made from wood, you don't have to worry about them getting dehydrated or droopy throughout your wedding day. These sturdy blooms are built to last on even the hottest of summer days!
They last forever.
These flowers will stand the test of time, and can be easily repurposed in your home as decor long after the big day. Though they are made of wood, they aren't hard or brittle, and you won't have to worry about them rotting.
Your arrangements can be reused or resold.
Because these blooms last for ages, you can easily resell them to another bride after your big day to recoup some of your costs. Talk about budget-savvy! Not to mention, your initial floral budget can go way farther if you opt for Sola over fresh blooms.
Because Sola Wood Flowers are made from wood, you don't have to worry about causing extra waste with this wedding choice! Yay for sustainable wedding options!
You can add a custom scent.
Add a subtle scent to your bouquets or centerpieces to give them a more realistic floral feel. Sola Wood Flowers has a selection of scents to choose from to add to your arrangements.
Not a DIY bride? Not a problem.
Buy a DIY kit from Sola Wood Flowers to create your own custom creation for your big day. Or if you're not a crafter, you can find a talented Sola artist who crafts their own collections for weddings!
Want to DIY Your Wedding Flowers? Check out our Flower Tutorials!
Sola Wood Wedding Bouquet Inspiration for Every Season
Want some more gorgeous inspiration featuring these eco-and-budget-friendly blooms? Check out these seasonal wood wedding bouquets below.
Wood flower wedding bouquet inspiration for summer
Florist, CFM Designs
Wood flower wedding bouquet inspiration for fall
Florist: Shabby Roads Wedding
Wooden Wedding Flowers
It's truly amazing what the talented artists who use Sola Wood Flowers for weddings are able to accomplish with these products. The results are stunning arrangements that will last and can be enjoyed far after your wedding day is over — no fancy preservation required!
What do you think? Would you consider using wooden flowers in your wedding bouquets or other wedding decorations?
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