In September I met a bride who introduced me to an alternative flower option called sola wood flowers that are a fraction of the price and so unique!She wasn’t very concerned with having fresh flowers, she felt they were wasteful and preferred to spend her floral budget on upgraded rental options.
As a wedding planner, its my duty to share knowledge and options with my couples so read along as I share about sola wood flowers and a San Antonio wood flower boutique, Dixie Luxe!
What did your career path look like before you owned Dixie Luxe?
Melissa Roel is a former marketing manager and first discovered Sola Wood Flowers through her mom who asked Melissa to make a wreath for their house. “I made a few and all of my friends asked to buy one, then I started selling them. Once I started selling wreaths, people asked if I could make a bridal bouquet.” Since July 2018, Melissa has created sola wood bouquets and items for 422 weddings.
What is the typical process of creating a sola wood flower bouquet? “The process starts with picking the flowers I want to use, then I either hand paint, dip dye or airbrush them or a mixture of all three, depending on the finished look I’m going for. Then they’re individually stemmed, I add greenery and fillers, then arrange them.”
What is your biggest piece of wedding planning advice? “My biggest piece of advice for wedding planning and I can’t stress this enough is do your research on your vendors. Make sure you love their past work. Read their reviews. See their stuff in person. Research, research, research!”
What is your favorite wedding trend?
“My favorite wedding trend currently is the boho look. I love the colors, the style of dresses, hairstyles, bouquets and decor.”
What do you love about working in the wedding industry?
“I love meeting all of the people, it was my favorite part of working in marketing before this. I have always been a creative and enjoyed the freedom of not sitting at a desk 9am to 5pm. I enjoy networking with others in the industry and I look forward to exploring many other avenues in weddings apart from my flowers.”
What is a fun fact that most people don’t know about you? “I think a weird thing about me that most people don’t know is that I’m a huge UFC and battle rap fan. That’s usually a guy thing but I can’t get enough of it aside from forensic shows.”
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Bianca Nichole Events is an Austin wedding planner, and will travel to San Antonio, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country area.