Dreaming of a Non-Floral Bouquet? Philly’s Hana Willow Design Has You Covered
Here’s a local vendor team that’s constantly catching our eye with the gorgeous, inventive creations they come up with: Tanti Lina and Stefanie Kitchner, the floral preservation experts behind Hana Willow Design. (If you remember, they’ll turn your dried-up bouquet into a work of art you can display well after your Big Day.)
For years we’ve raved about how creative Tanti and Stefanie can get with your florals post-wedding, but their latest venture proves just how crafty they can really be: They just launched a new line, called Alternative Floral Art, aimed at couples looking to swap out real live blooms for something a bit more unique.
With Alternative Floral Art, Stefanie (she’s the hands-on designer of the two) is building bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns and more from a variety of fabric, paper and metals. Each piece is handcrafted and custom-made based on conversations Stefanie has with the couple. “Our approach in working with clients is to really get to know them, their style and their vision for their wedding,” she says. “Once we understand what the client wants, we’ll create the selection of stems we plan to use in their bouquet and email them a picture, so they see exactly what elements are going into their creation. Our goal with the Alternative Floral Art is not to just mimic a bouquet you could have with real flowers, but create something that stands on it’s own—incorporating pieces inspired by flowers in nature, but also have components of fantasy-style designs.
In addition to custom pieces, you can also choose from the “I can’t wait!” section of their site, which includes a selection of ready-to-ship items (you can also shop their Etsy store). Plus, this summer, they’ll be offering rentable installations (think flower walls and suspended centerpieces) all made from fabric and paper flowers.
Local clients are welcome to meet with Stefanie at Hana Willow Design’s Harleysville studio, otherwise she offers Skype and FaceTime consultations with couples who are further away. It takes about eight weeks to complete an order and they’re able to deliver locally or ship anywhere in the country.
To get an idea of the so-cool creations you can have made for your Big Day, take a look at a few examples below.