blushing bride

Blush light pink wedding

A member of the Protea family, Blushing Bride flowers in spring producing papery white bracts, or floral leaves, surrounding feathery tufts of white to pinkish flowers. Flowers are white or pink. ‘Sugar ‘n’ Spice’ is a well-known variety with pink flowers and deep, rose pink colouring on the white bracts.

It is thought this plant received its name because of its traditional use in bridal bouquets in South Africa. Unfortunately, it seems to have been over-exploited as the species was near extinction in the wild until conservation measures in the 1960’s and 70s saved it.

Blushing Bride is grown in Australia on large bushes in plantations. Plantations are found all over Australia, and these flowers are also grown in South Africa, Israel and the US, including Hawaii.

1. tibi
2. topshop
3. parker
4. miss selfridge
5. modekungen
6. french connection
7. halston heritage
8. halston heritage
9. french connection
10. french connection
11. 3.1 phillip lim
12. giambattista valli
13. maxmara pianoforte
14. a.l.c.
15. robert rodriguez

Photo credits: ribbon wands, garden rose bouquet, ribbons and beads, cake pops, key escort cards, slushy, cupcake, dress, bridesmaids dresses.

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  1. Cristina says

    Beautiful board. This reminds me of Steel Magnolias and “My colors are blush and bashful.” 🙂

  2. For short dresses I think these are lovely….