Photo: Landon Jacob
Quite possibly every bride's favorite bloom, peonies are in season right now, brightening the flower market with their lush, fluffy petals. If you've got your heart set on a pretty peony bouquet, definitely plan on a spring wedding, when they are at their peak. Peony colors range from whites, creams, and yellows to varying shades of pink and deep red. They look beautiful when mixed with other blooms and greenery, but also look wonderful simply on their own. To help inspire your own wedding flowers, we've gathered a collection of our favorite peony arrangements.
Pink Peony Bridal Bouquet (above): For a bride who wanted her wedding to have a "Southern garden party" theme, her florist Fern Studio, based in Columbia, SC, created this romantic, lush bouquet composed of giant coral charm peonies mixed with delicate greenery.
Photo: Elizabeth Messina
White Peony Bridal Bouquet: A crisp all-white bouquet is classic and utterly elegant. This lush arrangement includes fluffy white peonies along with poppy pods, roses, and scabiosa pods.
Photo: Corbin Gurkin
Yellow Peony Bridal Bouquet: This cheerful yellow bouquet by Charleston Stems features giant tree peonies, white sweet peas, and yellow ranunculuses.
Photo: Katie Stoops
Bridesmaid Bouquets: Instead of round bouquets, why not have your bridesmaids carry asymmetrical-shaped arrangements, like these peony and ranunculus beauties by florist Amy Osaba?
Photo: Jessica Lorren
Red Peony Centerpieces: If you're looking to set a dramatic reception table, take cues from these deep-red centerpieces by Brooklyn-based florist Amy Gardella of Seaport Flowers, who fashioned them with red charm peonies and assorted greenery.
Photo: Karen Buckle Photography
Wedding Cake: This sweet two-tier wedding cake by Ideas In Icing features layers of chocolate, caramel, and white-chocolate mud cake, simply frosted with white-chocolate buttercream. Delicate fresh freesias and white-peony buds cascade down the top tier.