Australian Native Bouquets by Blooming Brides

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I am so fascinated by Australian native wedding bouquets, so when Rita of Blooming Brides sent over some her latest Australian native flower creations, I wanted to share them with you!

Australian natives are a beautiful choice for wedding flowers- there are so many rich, earthy colours and unusual textures.

King Protea with David Austin Roses

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Leucospermum and Leucadendron bouquet

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Bridesmaids bouquet of mixed leucadrendron and gumnuts

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Bridesmaid bouquet of mixed spring natives with sugar and spice blushing brides.

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Bridal bouquet including  a mix of spring natives with sugar and spice blushing brides. Buttonholes of blushing brides with seed pods.

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Centrepieces of Australian natives

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Centrepieces of red waratahs and green leucadendron

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Photos from Blooming Brides

COMMENTS
  • The Perfect Palette says:
    December 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    gorgeous.gorgeous.gorgeous.

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  • Ondrea - AtlantaOccasions.com
    Ondrea - AtlantaOccasions.com says:
    December 16, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Beautiful and creative, elegant yet exotic!

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  • wedding~dress~factory
    wedding~dress~factory says:
    December 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    ha, there is no same flowers here in China

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  • videographers in cabo
    videographers in cabo says:
    December 24, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Very pretty… the flowers look just amazing,
    All I can say is….wow.

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  • Iberostar
    Iberostar says:
    February 11, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Love the tropical, exotic floral designs.

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  • samcumber
    samcumber says:
    December 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Almost all of those flowers are South African not Australian!
    They do look lovely though.

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  • Samcumber
    Samcumber says:
    July 23, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Although these are beautiful, leucodendron, leucospermum and protea’s are all south african not Australian plants.

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  • Blooming Brides
    Blooming Brides says:
    July 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Samcumber it is true… leucadendron and leucospermum are both endemic to Sth Africa. Problem is they do so well here and because of their position in the Protea family, of which Australia has many representative species, they have long been marketed commercially under the umbrella ‘natives’. The term ‘natives’ seems to represent anything with a Gondwanan lineage! There are several ‘non-Australian native’ varieties here, but they do work well with an Australian native looking theme. Perhaps it should be titled Flower bouquets incorporating some Australian Natives!

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  • Wedding Flowers: Blushing Bride Proteas
    Wedding Flowers: Blushing Bride Proteas says:
    February 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm

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  • margaret mead
    margaret mead says:
    September 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Hi Loved the native bouquets. I am a grower and wholesaler of native flowers both aust and sth African in South Australia.
    Both groups are usually classed together as Australian native flowers. The variety of native flowers is mind boggling and their long lasting vase life makes them a perfect choice for any type of arrangement and function.
    cheers
    Margaret mead
    mulpata flowers

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  • Vivienne van Wyk
    Vivienne van Wyk says:
    March 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I love the beautiful flowers and arrangements, but as a South African living in Aus I feel it is dishonest to market South African natives as Australian. They are not Australian. It is careless and untrue. It is as untrue as if I claimed the Kangaroo to be South African.

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    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      March 8, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Vivienne,

      Please refer to Margaret’s comment above

      margaret mead says:
      September 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Hi Loved the native bouquets. I am a grower and wholesaler of native flowers both aust and sth African in South Australia.
      Both groups are usually classed together as Australian native flowers. The variety of native flowers is mind boggling and their long lasting vase life makes them a perfect choice for any type of arrangement and function.
      cheers
      Margaret mead
      mulpata flowers

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  • Vivienne van Wyk
    Vivienne van Wyk says:
    April 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Polka Dot Bride, appreciate the feedback, but simply classing South African natives as Australian doesn’t change the fact that they are, and remain South African natives and not Australian natives. It is unfortunately deceptive marketing

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