Happy Monday! We hope you had an awesome weekend! To kick off this beautiful new week, we’re bringing you an ‘Ask Emmaline’ question. This question comes to us from bride-to-be, Sarah, who writes, “Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding and I want a handmade bouquet. My friend suggested a sola bouquet, but I’ve never heard of one. What is it? Where can I find one? Thanks in advance!”
Excellent question, Sarah! A sola bouquet is a bouquet made from balsa wood. (Balsa wood is also known as ochroma pyramidale – try saying that three times fast.) Sola flowers are formed by the wood and are typically cream in color and have a unique soft texture. And, since these are made of wood with natural variations, no two flowers are exactly the same! (How’s that for unique?) To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sola bouqets from Curious Crafts. Samantha is an expert in the sola bouquet field and her bouquets are truly amazing. Who wouldn’t want one?
If you don’t want to throw away your bouquet after the wedding, a sola bouquet is a fantastic alternative for you! With proper care, a sola bouquet can last for many years and can be displayed on your coffee table or nightstand. Check out these sola bouquet examples…
Planning a wedding with turquoise as one of your colors? This one is ideal.
Here’s an example of a sola bouquet looking lovely all by itself:
This is just the tip of the sola iceberg! To see more, check out Curious Crafts to see more, to ask questions, or to order your bouquet for your wedding. You can also see Samantha’s work featured in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.
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I make flowers and would like to try making sola flowes. Where can I buy the sola sheets?
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