The Protea flower in this picture was grown in upcountry Maui Hawaii. Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).
Obsessed with this flower, someone buy me some! Protea From South Africa ~ these grow wild on the hillsides and you can buy a bouquet of them for the price of one stem in the U. There are many varieties, all spectacular.
Smaller proteas or blushing bride flowers in a teacup or vas is the perfect finish to the tables. Why not add some Name labels to these and use them as your table settings also. combine the decorations with the place settings.