From time to time, we receive very specific Ask Emmaline questions from brides on where to find trending wedding products. The latest question — where to buy sola flowers — comes to us from bride-to-be Adrienne. She recently stumbled upon sola flowers on a Pinterest board and saw a bride holding them, prompting her to research until she discovered these wood-like flowers are called sola flowers. Sola is a type of balsa wood that looks similar to a flower. And since they are made of wood, they require no care, will not wilt, and will become a lasting keepsake from your wedding day. And while they may not offer fragrance like fresh flowers do, we don’t think you’ll be complaining when you see how beautiful (and custom!) they really are. Today we’re answering Adrienne’s question and sharing the fun wedding sola flower trend with you. You’ll also be introduced to the amazing Melissa of The Sunny Bee, a leading expert in the art of sola flower bouquets for weddings. She has mastered the craft: we’ll tell you what sets her bouquets apart, along with where to buy sola flowers for your wedding. Enjoy!
Where to Buy Sola Flowers
When Adrienne submitted her email last week, she wrote,
“Dear Emmaline, I need help finding sola flowers for my wedding. I saw a bride carrying wood flowers that were whitish in color and I found out they are called sola flowers. Do you know where to buy sola flowers or even sola flower bouquets (already made)? Thanks!”
Good question, Adrienne! I love sola flower bouquets and wish I knew of these flowers when I got married! Sola flower bouquets are made of balsa wood and custom dyed to coordinate with your wedding. Sola wedding bouquets can contain all sola flowers, or just a few, mixed-and-matched with other coordinating accents (such as burlap flowers, faux pearls, or baby’s breath filler).
The bouquets from The Sunny Bee are lovingly handmade, each customized to suit the bride’s style and color preferences. Melissa says, “My wedding florals are not only elegantly permanent, they are also well made.” We couldn’t agree more! Her bouquets are made of the highest-quality — and it shows. She takes the time to shape her sola flowers so they have flawless form; she also uses only the highest quality professional grade pigments and dyes for coloring her sola flowers. She never uses spray paint, which can have an off-putting chemical odor that other sola flower bouquets may have. Instead, Melissa prefers to focus on quality. She puts quality as her top priority and doesn’t cut corners. She says, “Love and attention go into my keepsakes for stunning bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral accessories that last.” We agree!
Now that you know what sets The Sunny Bee apart from others, here are a few of our hand-picked favorites from the shop. These sola flower bouquets are amazing and we whole-heartedly adore them. Take a look!
Where to Buy Sola Flowers for Weddings