30 Amazing Protea Wedding Bouquets
Protea plants, also known as sugarbushes, have become a favorite in the wedding world. The blooms—which are native to South Africa—come in a number of different varieties, and each is beloved for its unique shape or color. These include the big king protea, the unusual pincushion protea, and the aptly-named blushing bride protea. Whichever you like, we recommend incorporating it into your wedding bouquet for a bold and beautiful arrangement. For inspiration, look no further than these unique protea wedding bouquet ideas.
There's so much to love about protea flowers. For one, we're obsessed with their dramatic shapes, from the huge, star-like king protea to the pincushion protea's stringy appearance. They're also available in multiple shades. Pink is very popular, but we've seen colors like red and white, too. Considering that they also come in different sizes, they're incredibly versatile. That's why it's no surprise that the weddings that have featured protea bouquets range from bohemian to rustic. It's all about what you mix the exotic bloom with.
Consider this dreamy bouquet, which was (believe it or not) supplied by Whole Foods! The yellow, orange, pink, and green hues made it equal parts cheerful and romantic. Eucalyptus is commonly combined with protea, and as you can see, it's such a pretty pairing. If this is only one example, imagine the many ways you can make a protea bouquet your own.
To see all of the plentiful possibilities, click through this slideshow and get even more inspired. Whether you're more of a classic or modern bride, there's an arrangement that'll impress you.
Protea and Eucalyptus Wedding Bouquet
Red Box Days filled this bouquet with protea blooms and eucalyptus leaves.
Tulip and Protea Wedding Bouquet
Eclectic Protea Wedding Bouquet
Have you ever seen such a one-of-a-kind mix? This protea, ranunculus, feather, and air plant Pollen Floral Art clutch had quite the list of components!
Tropical Protea Wedding Bouquet
Big Protea Wedding Bouquet
Bohemian Protea Wedding Bouquet
Protea and Thistle Wedding Bouquet
This bride carried a blue, white, and green Botanics of Melbourne bouquet, which stood out thanks to its huge protea and scattered thistle.
Exotic Protea Wedding Bouquet
This bride's California & Florist clutch included a king protea, assorted calathea leaves, and other exotic-looking plants.
Wide Protea Wedding Bouquet
The large white protea was the centerpiece of this wide and uniquely-trailing arrangement by Seed Floral.
Protea and Peony Wedding Bouquet
Pincushion Protea Wedding Bouquet
Sprawling Protea Wedding Bouquet
This bride carried a king protea, dusty miller, and thistle bouquet.
Purple-and-Orange Protea Wedding Bouquet
We're obsessed with this king protea bouquet's palette of purple, orange, green, and white. Bluejen Florist designed the clutch.
Ribbon-Tied Protea Wedding Bouquet
Vibrant Protea Wedding Bouquet
Warm Protea Wedding Bouquet
Olive & June Floral Co. stuck with warm hues to create this protea wedding bouquet.
Protea and Berry Wedding Bouquet
Here, protea flowers were paired with red and green hypericum berries.
Grassy Protea Wedding Bouquet
Single Protea Wedding Bouquet
Jewel-Toned Protea Wedding Bouquet
This bridal bouquet by Fern Studio was comprised of protea, delphiniums, astrantia, leucadendrons, and rose hips.
White Protea Wedding Bouquet
King Protea Wedding Bouquet
This bridal bouquet by Mimo Florist Mexico was made up of roses, ranunculus, ferns—and one showstopping king protea. "I loved my bouquet," the bride said. "I cried when I threw it in the ocean before we came home!"
Lush Protea Wedding Bouquet
Jaclyn Journey created this lush bouquet of protea, roses, olive branch, Japanese sweet pea, fringe tulip, seed eucalyptus, lisianthus, and tarantula amaryllis.
Fun Protea Wedding Bouquet
This pretty arrangement from Shotgun Floral Studio included peach and yellow garden roses, dahlias, scabiosa, and king protea tied together with a sequined sash.
Wild Protea Wedding Bouquet
Floral designer Sullivan Owen designed this wild bouquet of blushing bride protea, scabiosa, astilbe, king protea, peonies, sarracenia pitcher plant, and assorted greenery.
Orange Protea Wedding Bouquet
The Wild Bunch designed this eclectic orange bouquet of blushing bride protea, roses, seeded eucalyptus, and ferns.
Cascading Protea Wedding Bouquet
At this unique wedding, seasonal roses, dusty miller, astrantia, jasmine vines, and protea were used in the bride's cascading bouquet, made by Blossom and Branch.
Pastel Protea Wedding Bouquet
Garden roses, ranunculus, and blushing bride protea kept this McKenzie Powell creation a little bit unstructured and gave it a gorgeous pastel hue.
Sparkly Protea Wedding Bouquet
Arrangements Floral & Party Design created this bridal bouquet of coral charm peonies, king protea, ranunculus, astilbe, and tulips. They finished it off with gold sequined ribbon and a skeleton leaf.