Spring brides, we envy you. With peak peony season beginning in early spring and extending through late June, there's no shortage of gorgeous wedding flowers for your bridal bouquet. Despite the relatively small window of budget-friendly growing time, brides clamor for this quintessential wedding flower all year-round. And can you really blame them? With the fluffy blooms available in white, cream, yellow, and varying shades of pink and red, peonies are the perfect addition to all bridal bouquets.
Whether you're hosting a ballroom bash, an outdoor rustic celebration, or a city-chic affair, peonies complement every type of wedding. For a more classic style, pair the lush flowers with similarly-hued blooms (think: ranunculus or garden roses). Modern brides should add touches of greenery like air plants and succulents for a fresh and unexpected vibe.
Also, remember that pretty peony bouquets can be created to accommodate any budget: You can splurge on an arrangement that's strictly peonies. And at the same time, you can save big by using the popular blossom as an accent flower within an arrangement filled with more affordable blooms. Another budget-friendly idea? Consider carrying a posy down the aisle rather than a traditional bouquet — since peonies are so voluminous, fewer stems still make a serious impact.
To help inspire your own big-day arrangement, we found 44 of the most beautiful peony wedding bouquets for brides of every style.
Photo: San Diego-based florist Plenty of Petals put together this bright and cheerful mix of peonies, dahlias, and garden roses, accented with lots of greenery, proving that even just a few peonies can go a long way.
Photo: Natalie Bray Photography