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Wedding Flowers: Pincushion Proteas


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?


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)


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)


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)

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