#170: Protea Harvest

Purple & plum protea wedding inspiration for a rustic autumn wedding

Aren’t these colours just gorgeous? Plummy shades are such a popular choice for this time of year, when temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to fall.  On those gorgeous golden Autumn days a woodland wedding, with crunching leaves underfoot and the sun still warm enough for your guests, is a wonderful way to embrace the season.

At this time of year, proteas are one of my favourite flowers.  They often get bad press, and admittedly they’re not the prettiest, most romantic of blooms, but with gorgeous textures from the architectural petals of the dusky pink ‘Pink Ice’ to soft and pretty ‘Blushing Brides’ and bold and beautiful ‘King Protea’ they make a striking Autumnal addition to any bouquet or centrepiece.  As the key ingredient of this week’s board, I’ve paired them with rich berry shades and added a bohemian twist, a seventies-style lace wedding dress and floral crown with strong geometric lights hanging in the trees to add a more contemporary element.  Keep a whimsical, romantic feel with trailing blush ribbons, soft pink linens and bridesmaids in dusky berry shades.  For a September celebration add a pop of brighter pink to make the whole look pop, or switch for a darker purple-black shade as we move deeper into October.


Purple bottles by The Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Blushing Bride Protea buttonhole by Apryl Anne Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Plum & peach floral crown by Lindsay Ferris Photography via Green Wedding Shoes // Blush & plum place setting by Greta Kenyon via Magnolia Rouge // Geometric lighting by Lindsay Ferris Photography via Green Wedding Shoes // Stationery by  Weddings by Scott and Dana via Wedding Chicks // King Protea bouquet by Chelsea LaVere via Ruffled // Free People wedding dress by Lindsay Ferris Photographyvia Green Wedding Shoes  // Protea centrepiece by Weddings by Scott and Dana via Wedding Chicks //


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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