Wood?

How about something new for a new year? It’s new to me, anyway, as I’ve never heard of anything like it, and I know for a fact I haven’t written about it before. What is it, you ask?

Wooden flowers. Yes, that’s right. I’m talking about flowers made out of wood. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I’d imagine a wooden bouquet to look like, I would have answered with a description of a “grandma tchotchke.” You know, like a bowl of clunky wooden tulips in an off-color garage sale vase. But I’d be wrong, because the wooden flowers I have in mind are delicate and pretty and look fabulous in photos.

More fun with faux

The problem with these lovely bouquets, as I see it, is getting the bouquet made. For about $20, you can procure a hundred or so of these lovely faux flowers. So a wooden bouquet represents a fab DIY project. I’ve only come across a few shops selling wood bridal bouquets and wedding florals. These include Flowers of Wood, which has a small selection of bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres, and Bergo Designs, which seems to operate on a custom basis where wedding florals are concerned. Definitely worth a look, IMHO.

Photo by Joseph Harlan

5 Responses to “Wood?”

  1. Twistie says:

    Huh. That’s a new one on me, but much better than I would ever have Imagined. Neat.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    I, too, thought they’d be a little more tacky looking. But in actual bridal pics they end up looking really polished.

  3. Denise Wirth says:

    You we’re discussing the Wood Flowers and Bridal Bouquets! I do all of this and more! My website is listed http://www.woodyaflowers.com We welcome new idea’s and make our own. We offer a simple unique solution to brides looking to save money. You will find new unique designs almost weekly posted on the website! Please check in and let me know what you think!!! Thank you for your time! Warm regards, Denise

  4. Ed says:

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Flowersofwood.com

  5. Diane says:

    I will be getting married next March and have already bought two dozen wooden roses for my bouquet. I am so excited to see that other people are doing too! I want my wedding to be nontraditional and this definately is. Not sure what I’m going to do for the bouquet toss (if I have one).