Morning, lovelies! We have been having some hosting problems, so the schedule is a bit out of whack, but never mind – today is just going to be FULL of inspiration! We’re starting off with a roundup of no less that 25 gorgeous bouquets incorporating one of our favourite South African flowers, the pincushion protea. Since I first wrote about this spiky bloom a few years back, I’ve been delighted to see it used in some really creative and beautiful ways, so I thought it was about time I shared them. If you’d like a very South African feeling to your flowers, but are a bit over King Proteas, then this is a great choice.
Image credits (left to right, top to bottom): 1- Catherine Mac/Fleur le Cordeur; 2- Mikkel Paige Photography/Sachi Rose via Ruffled; 3- Dabble Me This/Humphrey’s Florist via Wedding Chicks; 4- V.A. Photography/Gloriosa via Burnett’s Boards; 5- Marvin Tsai Photography/Figaro Flowers, Inc. via Elizabeth Anne Designs; 6- Marianne Sabado; 7- Kim Kalyn Photography/Rook & Rose via Wedding Bells; 8- Heathyr Huss/Nicole Rich/The Rose Café via SouthBound Bride; 9- Anna Christine Photography via Pinterest; 10- Esther & Gabe/Floralil via Magnolia Rouge; 11- Gideon Photography/My Favorite Flowers via Ruffled; 12- Two Pair Photography/Pollen Floral Art via Ruffled; 13- Day 7 Photography/Petals Ink Florals; 14- Annie McElwain Photography/Bash, Please via Style Me Pretty; 15- Jessica M. Wood Photography/Sincerely, A. Photography/FlorUnique via Wedding Chicks; 16- Sara K Byrne Photography via Wedding Chicks; 17- onelove Photography/Krista Jon via Green Wedding Shoes; 18- Blossom Sweet; 19- Paige Newton Photography/Rosehip Flora via Green Wedding Shoes; 20- Sophisticated Floral Designs via Flirty Fleurs; 21- Valley Flower Company via Flirty Fleurs; 22- Sweet Little Photographs/Root75 via Ruffled; 23- Jeff Martin’s Florist via Wedding Wire; 24- Melissa Hayes; 25- Annie McElwain/The Floral Lab via Ruffled.