In Season Now: Blushing Bride Proteas (Yes, That's a Real Flower!)

Updated 07/16/14

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Is there a more perfectly named wedding flower than the "blushing bride" protea? But aside from its appropriate name, the blossom is also perfect for all your wedding arrangements. Blushing bride proteas have a blush-colored center, with pointed petals that range in color from snowy white and ivory to cream with tinges of pale pink. The delicate blooms are feathery and light, giving your florals an ethereal feel. Plus, the flowers are super versatile — they look amazing on their own or when paired with other soft-pink and cream-colored blooms.

Blushing bride proteas are a summer flower and are currently available right now, so if you're obsessed with this flower like we are, then definitely plan on a summertime wedding. Here are a few ways to incorporate the romantic flower into your wedding.

Blushing Bride Protea Bouquet with Astrantias (above): This elegant bouquet of blushing bride proteas also includes astrantias, which add a bit of whimsy.

Blushing Bride Protea Bouquet with Astilbe: Southern California florist Honey & Poppies mixed blushing bride proteas with pretty pink astilbe and greenery.

All-White Bouquet with Blushing Bride Proteas: San Francisco florist Nancy Liu Chin created this lush bridal bouquet, which included blushing bride proteas, garden roses, and parrot tulips.

Blushing Bride Protea Bouquet with Pink Ginger: This stunning bouquet also features lamb's ear leaves and pink ginger for bright pop of color.

Blushing Bride Proteas Bouquet with Privet Berries: Privet berries add contrast and texture to this creamy white bridal bouquet.

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Blushing Bride Protea Boutonniere: Have your groom don a boutonniere fashioned from a single blushing bride protea.

Blushing Bride Proteas Hair Crown: Instead of carrying a bouquet, this boho bride walked down the aisle wearing a romantic hair crown of blushing bride proteas.

Hair Crown with Blushing Bride Proteas and Blackberries: This crown by Honey & Poppies combines blushing brides with wildflowers, blackberries on the vine, and greenery (with some leaves painted gold!).

Blushing Bride Protea Hair Flower: If you're wearing your hair in an updo, tuck a few creamy blossoms (like blushing bride proteas and freesias) into your hairstyle near the nape of your neck.

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Blushing Bride Protea Hair Flower: Or, if your hair will be twisted into a bun, ask your hairstylist to pin a few proteas into the hairstyle.

Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!

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