Friday Flowers: Protea

Succulents, step aside. There’s a new bud in town that is ready to take over the modern scene: protea! As different as they are fascinating, they’re one part botanical, one part tropical, and completely bold. They go with everything from peonies to thistle to orchids, and they are for sure a bold addition to any bouquet or centerpiece!

Pretty Protea Wedding Bouquets

{dahlia and protea bouquet by Petal Flower Company, photo by Adam Barnes via Wedding Chicks; South African wedding bouquet by Vars Liefde, photo by Lizelle Lotter Photography via Love and Lavender}

Elegant Natural Bridesmaids

{elegant and natural bridesmaids’ bouquets made by the bride, photo by Kurt Boomer Photo via Project Wedding}

southern california ranch wedding bridesmaids

{protea bridesmaids’ bouquets by Honey and Poppies, photos by Love Me Sailor via 100 Layer Cake}

Wild and Natural Wedding Flowers

{exotic centerpiece photo by Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings; fern, ivy and protea bouquet by A Style Collective, photo by Ryan Price via Ruffled}

South African Flower Bouquets

{Aussie protea bouquets by Glasshaus Nursery, photo by Louisa Bailey Weddings via 100 Layer Cake}

Deep Red Protea Wedding Flowers

{tulip and protea bouquet by Fleurology, photo by Ashley Forrette Photography and Aaron Courter Photography via Ruffled; protea bouquet photo by Kurt Boomer Photo via Project Wedding}

Cool Melon and Honeydew Wedding Flowers

{honeydew protea bouquet by flower talk, photo by I Heart Weddings via Style Me Pretty; mod protea bouquet by Lotus Flowers, photo by Jennifer Sando via Style Me Pretty}

Unique Wedding Bouquets

{pastel protea and eucalyptus bouquet by flower talk, photo by I Heart Weddings via Style Me Pretty; dianthus and protea bouquet by Central Market, photo by Taylor Lord via Ruffled}

Peony and Protea Wedding Centerpiece

{peony and protea centerpiece by Primary Petals, photo by Robyn Preston Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

Bright and Bold Wedding Bouquets

{dianthus and protea bouquet by Central Market, photo by Taylor Lord via Ruffled; peony and protea bouquet by Primary Petals, photo by Robyn Preston Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}