I love bouquets and florals with a little texture, with a surprise, with a little something unexpected.  For a long time the “it” floral was succulents, but now I think protea are making a big statement.  And I for one am loving what they have to say!

Whether you use a single king protea stem or several blooms, protea make a bouquet stand out.  They also make lovely boutonnieres, with a single closed protea bloom and a few leaves pinned to your guys.
Depending on what you pair your protea with, you can make your bouquet romantic, modern, lush, or simple.  And protea also comes in white, so if you don’t want pink in your florals, you’re in luck!
Don’t you love all of the variety in the ways you can use protea in your centerpieces!?  Who knew such a bold bloom could be so versatile?  If I were getting married again, I would totally incorporate protea into my floral design.  What about you? Do you love the “new succulent” or are you into more traditional florals?  Tell me about your wedding florals!
{Photo credits} top, clockwise / Photo by Ken Kienow, flowers by Panacea Flowers via Inspired by ThisDanielle Gillett Photography via Love and Lavender, dna photographers via Style Me Pretty / middle, clockwise / Photo by Jennifer Sando, flowers by Lotus Flowers via Style Me Pretty, photo by Austin Gros via Style Me Pretty, photo by Meredith Perdue, flowers by Heather Caron Floral Design / bottom, clockwise / image via Kevin Charlie, photo by Robyn Preston, flowers by Primary Petals via Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed, photo by Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Cassandra of Photography by Caspix, flowers by Justine Rose via Ruffled