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Floral Obsession || Proteas

These amazing statement blooms, also known as the ‘sugarbush’, have quickly made their way into the wedding spotlight due to their stunning pastel hues and ability to stand alone or accompany more subtle florals. I love that these gorgeous blooms can work with so many different styles of weddings. From a rustic outdoor wedding with a free flowing table runner with pops of proteas, to a more classical affair with a bridal bouquet highlighting a few pastel blooms.

These beauties are so diverse, making it so easy to incorporate them into any bouquet, centrepiece or decor ideas you have. From succulents, to dusty miller, or even traditional roses, adding a pop of these wild blooms into the mix will create a great statement piece. 

There are so many different types of proteas, however a few of my favourites to create a truly stunning bouquet or centrepiece are listed below.

1. King Proteas

Originating from South Africa, these are the largest of the Protea family featuring spiked petals and a fuzzy centre. I love that these blooms can stand alone as a single flower bouquet, or can be paired with a variety of other blooms to create a stunning dramatic statement piece.

Photographer: Ameris via Green Wedding Shoes

Photographer: Austin Gros via Ruffled

2. Blushing Bride Protea

These florals take on a more whimsical feel with their blush centres and pale pink and snowy white petals. With other proteas having a more dramatic look with spiked petals, these petals are more feathered, creating a more delicate look. Think of these soft blooms bunched together and wrapped with a pale coloured lace or satin to create the ultimate romantic bridal bouquet.

Photographer: Austin Gros via Ruffled

3. Pin Cushion Protea

For a more exotic and tropical look, these pin cushion proteas work wonders on their own or paired with vibrant wild florals. Although the colour palette is more limited than the rest of the protea family, these super trendy florals bring an interesting texture and intense colour to any arrangement.

Photographer: Purple Apple Studios via Bloved Blog

Photographer: Unknown via Flirty Fleurs

Aren’t they just amazing?! I am totally obsessed with these stunning wild florals. From bridal bouquets, table arrangements or even flower girl crowns, there are so many different ways of incorporating these into your dream wedding.