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.
You're leaving part of the flower's stem for a base for more flowers like the one that you are cutting. It is crucial to be aware that flowers are usually very fragile and may have to be dyed before drying,