May 25, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - The Protea

The Protea flower is the national flower of South African and with my other half being South African I really want to include some Proteas for our wedding.

Commonly grown in South Africa I'm hoping they are not too expensive to import. They are not pretty pretty but i think they are quite a striking flower.

I love the idea of using them as button holes like this, Perfect for the men as they are not too feminine.

There are lots of different varieties. I like the white ones as a striking bouquet

They also look beautiful as table decorations.  They look really rather soft and pretty by candle light.

Look at these giant ones!!

What do you think of them?

Rachie xo

2 lovely comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Defo use them for the button holes! The big ones used as table decor are kinda cool as well. xx

Meera @ firstsense said...

I'm learning a lot about flowers from you, pretty lady!

These are very striking and I love them in table decorations.

Meera xx