TheSunnyBeeBride

THE Original Sola Wood Flower Wedding Bouquet Co.

Irvine, California | 1884 Sales

TheSunnyBeeBride

THE Original Sola Wood Flower Wedding Bouquet Co.

Irvine, California 1884 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (545)

Announcement   CLICK HERE FOR COUPON CODES, TURNAROUND TIMES, AND SHIPPING ESTIMATES

➡️CHOOSE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE⬅️
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA10 for $10 off orders $100-$199
OR
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA20 for $20 off orders $200-$299
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA30 for $30 off orders $300-$399
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA40 for $40 off orders $400-$499
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA50 for $50 off orders $500-$599
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA60 for $60 off orders $600-$699
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA70 for $70 off orders $700-$799
• Use code ORIGINAL SOLA80 for $80 off orders $800-$899
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA90 for $90 off orders $900-$999
• Use code 100ORIGINALSOLA for $100 off orders $1000 and up

TERMS
Coupon codes cannot be combined
Discount not valid on rush orders - contact me for rush availability before ordering
Current turnaround times apply - see below for current lead times.

⏳TURNAROUND TIMES⏳

ORDERS PLACED TODAY ARE ESTIMATED TO SHIP IN ABOUT 4 WEEKS
Note: lead times are just estimates. They are not guaranteed. Due to the time given to each order, my lead times run long. Estimated shipping timeframes can be found on the right-hand side of Etsy listings on PCs or by clicking ITEM DETAILS in the app. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

It is recommended that you order at least 6 months prior to the wedding in order to account for turnaround times and any unforeseen delivery delays.

🚩SHIPPING DELIVERY ESTIMATES🚩

• Domestic

USPS First Class Mail: Delivery usually takes 5-7 business days. Only available for parcels under 1 lb.

USPS Standard Ground: Delivery usually takes approximately 7-10 business days.

USPS Priority Mail: Delivery usually takes 3-5 business days.

USPS Express Mail: Delivery takes 2-3 business days. It is the fastest, most reliable method of shipping. Delivery is guaranteed by USPS.

FedEx Ground: Delivery takes about 4 business days.

A signature is required upon delivery for parcels valued over $65 regardless of shipping method or carrier.

***Please note that The SunnyBee makes every effort to pack each parcel with plenty of packing materials to ensure that they arrive safely. Once the parcel is in the hands of the carrier, it is no longer the responsibility of The SunnyBee. The carrier is responsible for delays, loss, or damage incurred during shipping.

• International

USPS First Class Mail: This method does not come with a delivery estimate. Typically it takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks for delivery, but it may take longer.

Priority Mail International: Delivery usually takes about 2-3 weeks but it can take longer due to customs delays. This method is recommended when the wedding is at least 6 weeks away.

Express Mail International: Delivery usually takes about 7-10 business days but it can take longer due to customs delays. This is the most reliable option for rush orders.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. The SunnyBee is not responsible for delays due to customs.

***Please note that The SunnyBee makes every effort to pack each parcel with plenty of packing materials to ensure that they arrive safely. Once the parcel is in the hands of the carrier, it is no longer the responsibility of The SunnyBee. The carrier is responsible for delays, loss, or damage incurred during shipping.

👋WELCOME👋

Welcome to The SunnyBee, original home of the sola flower bridal bouquet! Have a storybook wedding like no other with quality SunnyBee original sola wood designs. Handcrafted wedding florals by The SunnyBee are customizable to your wedding colors and theme, making THE ORIGINAL sola flower bridal bouquet uniquely YOURS. You will want to hold onto them because these are flowers worth keeping forever.

Did you know, The SunnyBee has been seen in "You and Your Wedding", "Grey Likes Weddings", "The Knot", "Emmaline Bride", "Wedding Chicks", "Ruffled", "Vintage Bride", "Tinted Wedding", "Rustic Wedding Chic", "Wedding Wire", and then some?! Oh, happy days! I LOVE my job. 💕

As the first keepsake florist to feature handmade bouquets made from sola wood flowers, SunnyBee wedding florals are not only elegantly permanent, they are also well made. I take the time to shape my sola flowers so that they have flawless form. SunnyBee flowers are colored using the highest quality professional grade pigments and dyes - never spray paint - so my keepsakes do not have an off-putting chemical odor. Quality is my priority and I do not cut corners. Love and attention go into my keepsakes for stunning bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral accessories that last.

See what a few of my happy clients have to say:

"I can't thank you enough it is so beautiful in real life and I just cried. You are so talented!!!! Thank you Thank you. I'll send photos on the day xxx"

"WOW, absolutely beautiful. I am so excited for the Bride to see everything, and I have two sisters-in-law that are just going to go nuts over how amazing the bouquets are. It has been a great experience working with you, you take all the pressure off the client, and have done everything just as you said...impressive. Thank you really doesn't say enough Melissa, but, thank you, and I wish you the greatest success in your business. it's apparent that you do what you love."

"Melissa, you have outdone yourself! My flowers are absolutely stunning! I'm so grateful for your help and all of the work you put into making them so beautiful for me. I was worried about finding flowers on such a tight budget, but I splurged on these and I couldn't be happier that I did. They are more perfect than I could have ever hoped for and I can't wait to show them off! Thank you again for creating something for me that will last a lifetime and bring back memories of one of the best days of my life!"

"Thank you so much! It was the perfect day and I would hear constantly from people leading up to the wedding that things would go wrong and to just go with the flow but honestly it couldn't have been more perfect...! Thanks again - your work is AMAZING!!"

📣NEWS AND UPDATES📣

Full-sized bride bouquets ALL now come with a keepsake logo tag noting the year of the wedding! 2018 and 2019 tags are now available! 2020 and beyond are available via custom order.

• Become a SunnyBee VIP to be totally spoiled with good things!
Be the first to learn about news, new products, discounts, and more!
Copy and paste this link into your browser to sign up: eepurl.com/csUIa5

• Looking for home decor, wedding accents, or hair accessories?
Visit Flower Coterie - the newest shop in The SunnyBee family -
It's where floral accents bloom! -> FlowerCoterie.etsy.com

SunnyBees who sign up to be Flower Coterie VIPs get extra sweet discounts and hookups (goodies that are not offered to regular Janes & Joes off the street 😀 ) Enter this URL into your browser to go to the signup page: eepurl.com/c9oc2b

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 20, 2019

CLICK HERE FOR COUPON CODES, TURNAROUND TIMES, AND SHIPPING ESTIMATES

➡️CHOOSE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE⬅️
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA10 for $10 off orders $100-$199
OR
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA20 for $20 off orders $200-$299
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA30 for $30 off orders $300-$399
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA40 for $40 off orders $400-$499
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA50 for $50 off orders $500-$599
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA60 for $60 off orders $600-$699
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA70 for $70 off orders $700-$799
• Use code ORIGINAL SOLA80 for $80 off orders $800-$899
• Use code ORIGINALSOLA90 for $90 off orders $900-$999
• Use code 100ORIGINALSOLA for $100 off orders $1000 and up

TERMS
Coupon codes cannot be combined
Discount not valid on rush orders - contact me for rush availability before ordering
Current turnaround times apply - see below for current lead times.

⏳TURNAROUND TIMES⏳

ORDERS PLACED TODAY ARE ESTIMATED TO SHIP IN ABOUT 4 WEEKS
Note: lead times are just estimates. They are not guaranteed. Due to the time given to each order, my lead times run long. Estimated shipping timeframes can be found on the right-hand side of Etsy listings on PCs or by clicking ITEM DETAILS in the app. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

It is recommended that you order at least 6 months prior to the wedding in order to account for turnaround times and any unforeseen delivery delays.

🚩SHIPPING DELIVERY ESTIMATES🚩

• Domestic

USPS First Class Mail: Delivery usually takes 5-7 business days. Only available for parcels under 1 lb.

USPS Standard Ground: Delivery usually takes approximately 7-10 business days.

USPS Priority Mail: Delivery usually takes 3-5 business days.

USPS Express Mail: Delivery takes 2-3 business days. It is the fastest, most reliable method of shipping. Delivery is guaranteed by USPS.

FedEx Ground: Delivery takes about 4 business days.

A signature is required upon delivery for parcels valued over $65 regardless of shipping method or carrier.

***Please note that The SunnyBee makes every effort to pack each parcel with plenty of packing materials to ensure that they arrive safely. Once the parcel is in the hands of the carrier, it is no longer the responsibility of The SunnyBee. The carrier is responsible for delays, loss, or damage incurred during shipping.

• International

USPS First Class Mail: This method does not come with a delivery estimate. Typically it takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks for delivery, but it may take longer.

Priority Mail International: Delivery usually takes about 2-3 weeks but it can take longer due to customs delays. This method is recommended when the wedding is at least 6 weeks away.

Express Mail International: Delivery usually takes about 7-10 business days but it can take longer due to customs delays. This is the most reliable option for rush orders.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. The SunnyBee is not responsible for delays due to customs.

***Please note that The SunnyBee makes every effort to pack each parcel with plenty of packing materials to ensure that they arrive safely. Once the parcel is in the hands of the carrier, it is no longer the responsibility of The SunnyBee. The carrier is responsible for delays, loss, or damage incurred during shipping.

👋WELCOME👋

Welcome to The SunnyBee, original home of the sola flower bridal bouquet! Have a storybook wedding like no other with quality SunnyBee original sola wood designs. Handcrafted wedding florals by The SunnyBee are customizable to your wedding colors and theme, making THE ORIGINAL sola flower bridal bouquet uniquely YOURS. You will want to hold onto them because these are flowers worth keeping forever.

Did you know, The SunnyBee has been seen in "You and Your Wedding", "Grey Likes Weddings", "The Knot", "Emmaline Bride", "Wedding Chicks", "Ruffled", "Vintage Bride", "Tinted Wedding", "Rustic Wedding Chic", "Wedding Wire", and then some?! Oh, happy days! I LOVE my job. 💕

As the first keepsake florist to feature handmade bouquets made from sola wood flowers, SunnyBee wedding florals are not only elegantly permanent, they are also well made. I take the time to shape my sola flowers so that they have flawless form. SunnyBee flowers are colored using the highest quality professional grade pigments and dyes - never spray paint - so my keepsakes do not have an off-putting chemical odor. Quality is my priority and I do not cut corners. Love and attention go into my keepsakes for stunning bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral accessories that last.

See what a few of my happy clients have to say:

"I can't thank you enough it is so beautiful in real life and I just cried. You are so talented!!!! Thank you Thank you. I'll send photos on the day xxx"

"WOW, absolutely beautiful. I am so excited for the Bride to see everything, and I have two sisters-in-law that are just going to go nuts over how amazing the bouquets are. It has been a great experience working with you, you take all the pressure off the client, and have done everything just as you said...impressive. Thank you really doesn't say enough Melissa, but, thank you, and I wish you the greatest success in your business. it's apparent that you do what you love."

"Melissa, you have outdone yourself! My flowers are absolutely stunning! I'm so grateful for your help and all of the work you put into making them so beautiful for me. I was worried about finding flowers on such a tight budget, but I splurged on these and I couldn't be happier that I did. They are more perfect than I could have ever hoped for and I can't wait to show them off! Thank you again for creating something for me that will last a lifetime and bring back memories of one of the best days of my life!"

"Thank you so much! It was the perfect day and I would hear constantly from people leading up to the wedding that things would go wrong and to just go with the flow but honestly it couldn't have been more perfect...! Thanks again - your work is AMAZING!!"

📣NEWS AND UPDATES📣

Full-sized bride bouquets ALL now come with a keepsake logo tag noting the year of the wedding! 2018 and 2019 tags are now available! 2020 and beyond are available via custom order.

• Become a SunnyBee VIP to be totally spoiled with good things!
Be the first to learn about news, new products, discounts, and more!
Copy and paste this link into your browser to sign up: eepurl.com/csUIa5

• Looking for home decor, wedding accents, or hair accessories?
Visit Flower Coterie - the newest shop in The SunnyBee family -
It's where floral accents bloom! -> FlowerCoterie.etsy.com

SunnyBees who sign up to be Flower Coterie VIPs get extra sweet discounts and hookups (goodies that are not offered to regular Janes & Joes off the street 😀 ) Enter this URL into your browser to go to the signup page: eepurl.com/c9oc2b

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About

Did you know that I was the first maker to bring sola wood flowers into retail floral arranging?

Indeed, it's true! Here is my story...

I began on Etsy with my shop, "Sunshine Vintage," where I featured a mix of vintage jewelry and retro decor. Shortly after getting that shop going, my husband and I eloped. I knew I definitely did not want a fresh flower bouquet that would eventually die and make me sad, so I made my own wedding bouquet when I couldn't find anything lasting that I liked. Sola wood flowers caught my eye while supply shopping, so I incorporated them into my new design.

I adored the symbolism that natural lasting flowers represented for my new married life. Curious to see if maybe I had overlooked retail based floral designers who were using them in their arrangements, I went back to the drawing board. Using all three names, sola wood, balsa wood, and tapioca wood, I scoured the internet for shops, but I found none. Zilch. Nadda. A few blogs turned up with DIYs, but no flower shops. Back then, sola flowers were found only as craft, decor, and in potpourri making supplies on Etsy and elsewhere. Seeing an opportunity, I created a line of three sola wood flower bouquets and added them to Sunshine Vintage. When the first bouquet sold, I was elated!! And when the second one sold...I was on a happy cloud.

From there, I had flowers on the brain and decided to go for it. Sunshine Vintage was a mishmash of merchandise, so as I gained momentum I opened The Sunnybee for my sola flower centered designs. Today, inspiration surrounds me and I am constantly growing my collection of keepsake designs. My job is the BEST! I beam making a living through the celebration of love! With my blooms, couples preserve their happiest moment in time. Weddings are a joy! To say that I LOVE what I do would be veritable. I truly do! And now that sola wood flowers have taken off like lightening, I am thrilled and frankly, amazed. How exciting...Oh, the possibilities!

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  • The SunnyBee by Melissa Walsh

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    The SunnyBee is all one person. I'm Melissa, resident messenger, photographer, copywriter, designer, maker, inventory manager, order packer, social media-er, + more. Coffee, carbs & connecting with clients keep me going strong. I love my jobs!

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Last updated on Aug 31, 2018
Frequently asked questions
When To Order

Because SunnyBee flowers are made to last, you can purchase them well before the wedding. Turnaround times run long and delivery can sometimes take longer than expected. To reduce wedding planning stress and to be sure you have your flowers in plenty of time, I suggest ordering 6 months to a year in advance.

Care instructions are included with bride bouquet orders, but really there's not much to it. Just tuck them away until the wedding.

About Turnaround/Lead Times & Ship By Dates

Note: lead times are just estimates. They are not guaranteed. Due to the time given to each order, my lead times run long. Estimated shipping timeframes can be found on the right-hand side of Etsy listings on PCs or by clicking ITEM DETAILS in the app. These lead times are estimated time frames around which your flowers are anticipated to be finished and ready to ship. After purchase, your invoice will show an estimated ship by date based on current lead times. However, your actual shipping date may be notably longer if I end up busier than expected. Moreover, actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose. The SunnyBee is not responsible for delivery delays caused by USPS or FedEx.

If There Is a Problem

I will accept returns on items from my Ready to Ship section within 5 days of delivery. The rest of my work is made to order, so I send photos before shipping to ensure accuracy. If I make a mistake, I will make it right, just contact me immediately. Failing to read listing description is not sufficient for a return. Items customized to a special size, color, or design are not returnable because I cannot resell them. For made to order items that I can easily resell, I may accept a return at my discretion. In the event that I allow it, I will credit the cost of the item back, less a 15% restocking fee to cover time lost, less shipping fees, and less all Etsy, Paypal fees. I do not allow exchanges.

About Cancellations & Declined Orders

It is usually fine if you need to cancel, as long as you tell me before I begin work on your flowers. If you need to cancel, I will refund your deposit or purchase cost in full. I reserve the right to decline any work that presents as incompatible with my design compendium or professional objectives. Additionally, harmonious working relationships are very important to my product quality due to the high level of collaboration I have with my clients. I do my very best to make my customers happy. However, if I feel that I cannot work satisfactorily with a customer, or cannot make the customer happy to the best of my ability, I reserve the right to refund payment and cancel the order at my discretion.

About Volume, Custom Listings, & Made To Order

I message clients often so please link your Etsy account to your preferred email. I take pictures before shipping so clients can see how things look. Generally, orders less than $200 under are paid in full before and volume orders over $200 are split, with half paid as a deposit. Payment is required before I will add orders to my schedule. On split balances, final payment is due when flowers are near completion so that I can ship without delay once everything is done. If you are not ready to check out when I near completion of your order, I will pause on completing the order until an agreed upon time when you can pay. Exact shipping is included in the final listing. Signature is required upon delivery.

About Choosing Bouquet Sizes

There is no industry standard for bouquet sizing. Factors to consider in selecting a size include individual height & weight, dress specs, venue, theme, budget, etc. Selecting a size is subjective and often comes down to simple preference. When I photograph my bouquets, I favor closeup shots so that I can show detail. But because I shoot closeup, exact size can be tricky to discern from my photos alone. That is why you must read my item descriptions to make an informed purchase. I measure my bouquets in circumference, not diameter because circumference is more reliable. Circumference is measured from the widest part of the body of the bouquet. Height is measured from the top of the bouquet to the bottom of the handle.

Bride Bouquet & Bridesmaid Bouquet Sizing

Bride's Bouquets come in the following sizes:
EX SMALL: approx 21 inches around
SMALL: approx 22-23 inches around
MEDIUM: approx 24 inches around
FULL: approx 26 inches around and up
CUSTOM: 28 inches and up available upon request

Bridesmaids bouquets come in the following sizes:
MINI: very tiny, approx 15 inches around and under. Often used as toss or jr bridesmaid bouquet.
SMALL: about 17-19 inches around. Often used for bridesmaids when cost is the main factor in choosing a size.
REGULAR: average approx 21 inches around. Often used as maids or MoH bouquet. Same size as extra small bride's bouquet.
FULL: about 23 inches around. Often used as MoH bouquet. Same size as small bride bouquet.

Note: Size availability will vary by design.

About Domestic Shipping (For International Delivery See Shop Announcement Above)

USPS First Class Mail: Delivery usually takes 5-7 business days. Only available for parcels under 1 lb

USPS Standard Ground: Delivery usually takes approximately 7-10 business days

USPS Priority Mail: Delivery usually takes 3-5 business days

USPS Express Mail: Delivery takes 2-3 business days. It is the fastest, most reliable method of shipping. Delivery is guaranteed by USPS

FedEx Ground: Delivery takes about 4-5 business days

Every effort is made to pack parcels with plenty of packing materials so that they arrive safely. Once the parcel is in the hands of the carrier, however, it is no longer the responsibility of The SunnyBee. Carrier is responsible for delays, loss, or damage incurred during shipping.

About The SunnyBee Difference

Here are just a few...
• SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS - You will receive shots of your finished full sized bride bouquet before it comes in the mail.
• QUALITY, ORIGINALITY + SERVICE - Here, you're getting peace of mind, know-how, and originality. The SunnyBee was the first to introduce sola wood flowers to the wedding market. You will be getting THE ORIGINAL in sola flowers from a maker who has mastered the medium.
• KEEPSAKE TAG - All full-size bride bouquets include a special gold bee tag denoting the year of your wedding. With The SunnyBee tag, you can be sure you are getting a GENUINE SunnyBee bouquet - a bouquet worth keeping forever.

About Listing Photo Colors

Photos are shot in natural light for color accuracy. Under various lighting, colors may appear different than what is shown in the listing photos. Colors may also look different depending on viewing device. Listing photos all feature the same colors, shot on different backdrops, at different angles, and sometimes under varied lighting (e.g., in bright sunlight, shade, sunset, etc). Differences in color in the example photos are due to lighting and exposure. Actual color may look like any one of the sample photos. If you need a particular shade, please contact me about sending a color swatch.