When you think of weddings, what do you think of first? Okay, probably the dress and the cake. But what comes next? The flowers! For every ceremony, whether big or small, there is a flower bouquet to match. And if you’re proudly South African – an indigenous flower bouquet to match. So the question is, which indigenous wedding flowers will you choose for your special day? With so many local beauties to choose from, it can be tricky deciding which are best for you. So let’s take a look at some of the most loved spring wedding varieties for inspiration.
Our spring favourites: Indigenous wedding flowers
King proteas are stunning in a bouquet, drawing your gaze and inspiring a sense of African pride. Available in shades of pink and cream, these large, ornate flowers are striking in a fynbos bouquet – fresh or dried. And when held as a single bloom by the wedding party, a King Protea can look so effortless and natural. It’s no wonder this stately bloom is our national flower – is there any other with more of a presence than the king? The King Protea’s majestic beauty is only topped by partnering with a beautiful bride as she walks down the aisle, and turning her into the queen of her wedding ceremony.
Equally beautiful with soft and gentle features, the graceful Queen Protea is delicate in contrast to the King. This bloom looks particularly eye-catching when arranged in a mixed bouquet that includes other protea varieties and pops of fresh greenery. If you’re keen to try something different for your wedding day, pair Queen Proteas with succulents – you’ll be surprised by how effective the combination is!
Unusual and bright, vibrant yellow, orange and red Pincushion Proteas are a cheery pop of colour in wedding settings, standing out among shades of cream and white. Their textured look brings a hint of whimsy to a bouquet, and when paired with contrasting varieties can be a dramatic statement piece. Are you keen to mix things up with a pincushion bridal arrangement?
Is there any flower more striking than the Bird of Paradise, or Strelitzia? You might feel this variety is an off-beat choice for wedding flowers, but trust us, they make a spring statement like none other. So why not freshen up your ceremony with bold greens and oranges? Your guests will love the quirky departure from the norm.
Nothing says simple, effortless elegance quite like the arum lily. A bunch of these in shades of white will classically complement your bridal gown and emphasise your natural beauty. And if your wedding dress has a hint of coloured detailing, choose arum lilies of that same colour to tie your look together – seamless and beautiful!
Loving indigenous wedding flowers?
Your wedding day is all about you, and this includes the flower décor and accessories. So go on, have fun with them! Be bold and choose indigenous wedding flowers that reflect your personality and style. And if you love them all, add them all! If they make you happy, how can you go wrong?
Once you’ve settled on the flowers, what’s next? That’s right – the venue. And we’ve got two gorgeous ones for you to choose from. Explore the Orchid House and the Boma and make a booking for your spring wedding. Get in touch with us today.