petals and protea
by Sabrina on Thursday, June 28th, 2012
A couple months ago, Petal Floral Design hosted a pop-up flower shop at West Elm here in Boston. Excited to meet designer Becca Olcott in person and in need of some fresh flowers (when is that never the case?) Kate and I stopped by to say hello. We could have stayed all day! Becca’s table overflowed with fresh flowers and bathed us in the clean scent of just-picked roses and lilacs. You could tell every customer was pleasantly awakened as soon as they walked in the door.
One flower in particular drew me in, and thanks to Becca, I was introduced to the King Protea. Oh my, I was mesmerized by this bold bloom. Its protective petals look like they were stolen from an artichoke yet have this soft, feather-like feel to them. Maybe I am drawn to the unusual but in my eyes, the protea is truly beautiful in every which way. Wouldn’t you agree?
top row : resting bouquet by petalos / basketful by Bunches for Africa, shot by by Bernard Bravenboer, from SouthBound Bride / /// 2nd row: mason jar ceneterpiece arranged using flowers from Fifty Flowers, shot by Weddings by Angi, from 100 Layer Cake / green flowers from Wedding Chicks / held bouquet by Brown Paper Design, shot by Jose Villa, from Once Wed.
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