Wedding Bouquet Recipe
A Stunning King Protea Bridal Bouquet for a Destination Wedding
Florist extraordinaire and Chic Vintage Brides‘ resident flower expert Toni from Magdalen Hill is back for another Bouquet Recipe. And today she has identified and jotted down the blooms for one of your favourite bouquets on Pinterest. And it is SUCH a stunner, I can completely see why it made you weak at the knees!…..
Created by Nastassya of Flying Bride for the dreamiest destination wedding in Bali, this oh so pretty bridal bouquet is the epitome of modern vintage. Featuring delicate dried flowers and roses in the loveliest pastel shades it exudes old world charm, and yet the addition of succulents and a fabulous Protea gives it an unmistakably modern and bold edge. The structured shape and symmetrical placements of the blooms gives it a hint of tradition and formality, whilst the beautiful textures keeps it relaxed and contemporary.
Oh yes, the bridesmaids bouquets are just as pretty!
Such a unique bouquet! Toni describes it as “A round hand-tied bouquet of Protea, Echeveria succulents alongside dried Gypsophila and Honesty seed heads; making this bouquet the perfect hardy and fuss-free option for weddings taking place in hot and humid climes. A selection of roses in shades of pink with the dusky mint of the Echeveria gives a soft femininity against the bold feature Protea bloom and dried Gypsophila. White buddy lupin spikes add a whimsical touch to the overall round effect of the bouquet where other blooms are evenly distributed throughout. And Honesty seed heads offer an unexpected and interesting texture, as well as a nice contrast of a darker, coffee tone to the otherwise pretty colour mix. ”
Budget Key: $$ ($ – Thrifty – $$$$$ Lavish)
A bouquet for the bride who: loves symmetry and evenly placed blooms, a feature most often seen in bouquets of all one bloom (such as all roses); but who is wanting to achieve an interesting combination of texture and form. This bouquet is also perfect for any of you marrying in hotter locations, as it will withstand the demands of the day far better than the greenery filled bouquets currently on trend.
Season Available ~ There are more than 300 varieties of Protea, which bloom at various times throughout the year; but the King Protea, often chosen for its large bloom, flowers through late summer to winter.
Ask your florist for: A round handtied bouquet of hardy succulents and flowers in pastel shades, created around a central King Protea. Or if you have chosen a bolder colour palette for your wedding ask your florist about the other varieties of Protea.
Don’t you just love everything about it? As always a big thank-you to Toni for her keen eye and expert advice! If you can’t wait just the two short weeks until I share the next Bouquet Recipe, you can always take a peek at some of her past work like this pretty Spring posy, this handtied Spring bridal bouquet and this pretty bouquet in purple & pink.
Oh and if you haven’t already, do take a look at the exciting competition Toni and the rest of the team at One White Day are running for a chance to win a wedding! You can read all about the fabulous prize and how to enter here.
Floral Advice & Details ~ Toni McGregor from Magdalen Hill
Photography ~ Erika Gerdemark
Wedding Event & Styling ~ Flying Bride
Wedding Dress ~ Hian Tjen
Via ~ Style Me Pretty