Wedding Flowers Inspiration : The King Protea

Last week when I was at New Covent Garden Flower Market in London, I spotted king proteas on one of the trader’s stands.

Seeing them reminded me of all the beautiful bridal bouquets that I’d come across on wedding blogs, which featured this unusual bloom.

So, today on Wedding Wednesday, I thought I’d share with you images of some of the designs…

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Aren’t they wonderful?  I love the graduating pink tones of the king protea’s spiky petals, combined with the soft texture of the centre of the bloom.

Native to South Africa and also South Africa’s national flower, their Latin name is Protea cynaroides.  And they have the largest flower head of the protea genus.

They’re also known as giant protea, king sugar bush and honeypot.

So, if you’re looking for something ‘different’ for your wedding day, why not consider this unique bloom?

(Images : 1. Jose Villa, 2. Love Wed Bliss/NGG Studios, 3. SouthBound Bride/Nikki Meyer, 4. Society Bride/Creatrix Photography, 5. Style Me Pretty/Our Labour of Love, 6. Style Me Pretty/Life in Still Photography)

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