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.

http://www.aspenandco.co.za/weddings.htm


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

http://www.aspenandco.co.za/weddings.htm


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

http://www.aspenandco.co.za/weddings.htm

http://www.aspenandco.co.za/weddings.htm


Look at these giant ones!!

floralaffairs.co.za

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