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Wedding Flowers: Pincushion Proteas

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How’s your week going, lovelies? I have the day off today, so let’s hope for some sunshine! I have the coolest post for you today, with one of my favourite types of flowers making another appearance. A while back, I did a roundup of protea goodness and while the popularity of the King protea continues to grow and grow both in SA and abroad, I’ve also been seeing pincushion proteas everywhere and I am absolutely crazy for them. They add such an interesting texture, not to mention a shot of intense colour, to any arrangement. And I’ve been delighted to find that they are incredibly versatile – adding that something special to romantic decor, or to modern city style, as well as rustic. Have a look below to see what I mean – some of these bouquets especially are among the most breathtaking I have seen in a while! Which one’s your favourite?

ROMANTIC

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Sources: Bouquet 1 (Fresh in Love); Bouquet 2 (Holly Chapple/Kate Triano); Bouquet 3 (Blossom and Branch/Maggie Harkov); pastel arrangement; yellow and coral table arrangements (Blossom and Branch/Maggie Harkov); soft pink table arrangements (Parrish Designs/KT Merry)

MODERN

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Sources: Bouquet 1 (Parrish Designs/KT Merry); Bouquet 2 (Bash, Please/feather love); Bouquet 3 (Charlene Schreuder); Bouquet 4 (Leipzig/Christine Meintjes); orange pincushion in sand container (Warren Williams); orange table arrangements (Fleur:ology/Diana Marie Photography); yellow table arrangements (Blade Floral and Event Designs/Sara Wasilausky); yellow pincushion protea in glass vase (Ling Photography); orange pincushion with succulent (Leipzig/Christine Meintjes); bright yellow table arrangements (Wow Factor Floral/She-n-He Photography)

RUSTIC

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Sources: Bouquet 1 (Palmer Flowers & Decorating Gallery/Eric & Moriah Photography); Bouquet 2 (Sister Brother Style/Zoom Photography); yellow & orange beach arrangement (Warren Williams); centrepiece with driftwood; orange pincushions with purple flowers and burlap runner (Arrangements Design/Jean Tsai)

7 Comments
  1. No prizes for guessing these are my absolute favourite flowers ever!!! Love love love!!

    June 22, 2011
  2. These are gorgeous! Can’t determine which is a fave…I do love the Modern section, with the boutonnieres and centerpieces in bold colors!

    June 22, 2011
  3. Oh Gaby, what a gorgeous round up! I love those romantic versions-I’ll be dreaming of them all day!

    June 22, 2011
  4. Absolutely love these!!!!! Just posted to my FB wall!

    June 23, 2011
  5. Combination of colors are so lovely and flowers are simply amazing

    June 23, 2011
  6. Love them, too! They are just so unusual. I wish more brides chose these flowers. Love how you showed how they can be used in different styles of weddings. The romantic is my favorite! xo

    July 3, 2011

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