According to Junebug Weddings’ recent post, the protea flower is a statement bouquet flower that has grown in popularity. The stunning image above from Pierce and Madeline’s wedding shows an example of the incredible, dominating protea which took center stage of the bride bouquet (see full gallery here).
This large bloom is the national flower of South Africa and is known for its conelike flower head, encompassed by spiked pink petals. They are rich in blush pinks with hints of purple and blue. To see more bouquets containing these beautiful flowers, check out Bridal Musings in this post.
Something that has also been done in the industry, is using the florals again at the reception on the tables, which you can see being done in the image above. You are then able to repurpose and use the flowers for double duty. Bring a few vases and easily place the bouquets on display. At the end of the evening, you can send home floral arrangements with anyone as a thank you. Remember, if you are looking for a florist in the SoCal area, check out Mari Wagner Florals and her beautiful work!