If you want your wedding flower budget to go towards something you can keep forever, you’ll love the idea of sola flower bouquets.
Sola wood is also known as balsa wood, which is a lightweight wood that comes from a tapioca plant. They are painted and arranged to create long-lasting, beautiful wedding flowers, corsages, centerpieces, and home decorations.
One place that specializes in wood flower bouquets, cascades, and accessories is Cascade Queen Designs. Dana, lead designer, can create everything floral for your wedding from bridal bouquets to bridesmaid bouquets, wedding centerpiece arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, bridal hair accessories, and so much more. These flowers won’t wilt, fade, or need to be tossed in the trash after the big day! You can display them at home for years to come.
Plus, you can see the full list (with pricing!) to get an idea of the wedding flowers she can create.
Her cascade bouquets are my favorite, although everything she offers is so inspiring! It is hard to believe these are not fresh flowers.
Can you imagine carrying these down the aisle on your wedding day, and being able to keep them forever?
(Photos below by Basia Orr)
Prefer a more traditional look? Here are a few more examples of bridal bouquets, and yes, they’re all made with sola flowers!
You can choose your bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, and then add corsages to match.
Don’t forget boutonnieres!
You can also include hair accessories, like this sola flower hair wreath. This is a beautiful veil alternative for the bride or as a cute accessory for the flower girl to wear.
Prefer a different style? Hairpins are a nice choice, too! They can be customized to match your bouquet and wedding colors.
These bouquets are frequently photographed in Real Weddings (you can see examples here) and in stylized shoots.
Halloween Bouquet Contest
Recently, Cascade Queen Designs partnered with Luv Sola Flowers to bring high-quality products and meet all custom design needs for brides. Together, they ran their own Halloween bouquet contest where the winner won a stylized shoot. The winner was Annaliese Walton with AlwaysInBloomVA and the result was incredible!
Here’s her bouquet prize she won (photos by Fawn & Bee Co.):
And this additional photo was part of the styled shoot (photo by Basia Orr):
As you can see, Dana can work with any theme, any color palette, and season — you name it! — and create a one-of-a-kind flower package for your wedding.
As a note, be sure to inquire ASAP if you’d like sola flowers for your bouquet. They suggest at least 3 to 6 months in advance for a wedding or event and 3 to 4 weeks for a home decor piece.