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These Bouquets Are Made of Wood and We’re Wild About Them


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When my sister-in-law ((who got married less than two months ago)) told me that she wasn’t doing real flowers for her wedding day, I won’t lie, I worried that my face immediately looked something like this 😬. That’s a major decision, especially when hiring a florist can prove so much less stressful than taking on the task yourself. You book your bloom-pro, share some creative thoughts, discuss your petal palette, and then he or she kind of just takes off. If you can commit to the cause, though, and prioritize your craftiness, you can end up with something absolutely beautiful - be it paper, silk, or sola wood-made. For any couples out there who want to go against the grain with their wedding flowers, we know exactly where you need to go: Sola Wood Flowers.

Hold up, it’s not actually wood as you know it. 

We don’t want to misrepresent this magical kind of flower power, but TBH, sola wood isn’t like the wood you’re imagining. It’s actually part of the tapioca plant root, which grows in tropical climates. Once the bark is taken off, the cream-colored, flexible cork-like meat of the plant can be peeled and worked into thin sheets that are then hand-crafted into flowers. There is so much finesse involved in the process, it’s never phoned in. So, if you’re feeling like wooden flowers don’t impress as much as their true floral counterparts, then you should think again. These flowers are the product of intricate, thoughtful handiwork; when you’re considering them for your wedding, a celebration of your own, perfectly-evolved and crafted love story, it kind of makes perfect sense. 

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Now, we figured that we’d have a lot of skeptics when we brought up the idea of non-fresh flowers for a wedding ((you know, where true love is just blooming)) … But before you call yourself a non-believer, we’ve done some myth busting for you.

Read on for the real-real on these unconventional flowers. 

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Myth #1

Wood gets old, so eventually these flowers will show their age.

The truth

Not quite. Sola Wood Flowers last forever. Even though they’re made of wood, they’re not brittle; they’ll never rot or go bad - they’ve got serious staying power.

Myth #2

Fresh flowers have a scent that just can’t be replicated, wood flowers will smell just like you’d imagine, like wood. 

The truth

Yes, Sola Wood Flowers don’t have a scent, but they can be scented to get-the-smell of real flowers, essential oils, or any scent you’d like your wedding to have. Sola Wood Flowers actually offers scents for purchase! So, if you’re feeling like your roses should smell like Key Lime Pie, have at it!!

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Myth #3

There are so many flower species out there, you can find the right colors to match your celebration just by experimenting with different blooms. Wood won’t be as nuanced.

The truth

Actually, you can purchase the Sola Wood Flowers and dye them yourself ((using any blend or mix of paint, watercolor, etc.)) or purchase pre-dyed flowers. Sola Wood Flowers has an incredible color gallery, so you can go crazy with your prismatic decisions. You can even opt for skin or skinless flowers, for a two-toned effect.

Myth #4

Wood can probably work well for statement flower options - like flower hoops or brooch-filled bouquets - and favors - but wild-looking bouquets and the like would probably look too stiff. 

The truth

Remember, it’s not really wood like the kind you’d find from a tree, it’s much more flexi and malleable. Sola Wood Flowers are infinitely versatile and can make amazing centerpieces, sprawling, whimsy bouquets, even Instagram-worthy flower crowns.

These Bouquets Are Made of Wood and We’re Wild About Them

Myth #5 

Seasonality. With a wedding in winter, spring, summer, or fall, you’ll always have to make sacrifices with your favorite kind of flowers. 

The truth

Nope! You can find ANY kind of flower on Sola Wood Flowers - from Astrids to Dahlias, Lotuses to Tulips. And because you can customize their color, they’re in style during every season of the year. 

And best thing of all: with Sola Wood Flowers for your wedding, your budget can go A LOT further without sacrificing quality.

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Get shopping Sola Wood FLOWERS now! And follow along on IG to see all the proof that this tapioca plant is prime!!

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