Protea Rising
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Protea Rising
Luxury florals for weddings and events in Michigan.

Who We Are



Samantha Hendrickson

I love flowers and beautiful weddings.

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I am a designer.

I have always loved to create luxury florals and make elegant weddings come to life. My style would best be described as loose-formal, using blooms with clean lines and dramatic color pairings to really fill a space with depth and drama. I love making a statement with your florals.

Over a decade ago I took a year-long course on floral design and greenhouse management and I have been blessed to work and grow in the floral industry since then.

If I had a day to do everything I loved I would go out for breakfast with my husband, have an amazing cup of coffee, visit a flower market and make an arrangement, read a book, bring my kids to a park. Workout or swim, then I'd get my favorite takeout with wine for dinner and an old movie.


We are the Hendrickson’s!

These people mean the world to me.


What sets us apart

To you:

Our three meeting process simplifies all the floral decisions for you. We take all the struggle out of choosing your wedding flowers so you have time to spend on your future spouse and enjoy your engagement.

To remember:

After your wedding we carefully preserve your bouquet and deliver it to you a few weeks after your wedding.

To others:

At the end of the night when your need for the flowers has ended we recycle them into other arrangements and send them to hospitals and care facilities in your name so your investment will extend far beyond your wedding day. 


Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers for our wedding! We appreciate all of your hard work and beautiful personal touches! I will continue to recommend you to others! Thank you again!


Why “Protea Rising”?

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Proteas are flowers native to South Africa. There are many different varieties of protea. All are known for their adaptability and ability to grow in nutrient poor soil. The reason I chose them to represent our company is their ability to survive and thrive after a wildfire has ravaged the land. When the blooms are burned, the flower cones inside are ready to release their seeds for the wind to scatter, so more beauty can grow and blossom. The plants also have thick underground stems that are filled with dormant buds that sprout and bloom immediately after the fire. 
My prayer is that our flowers can be the beginning of big changes in the lives of the people destroyed in the fire of abuse and captivity. That the money and efforts generated by our company can be the start of a full life with better options for them.


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