From peony motifs to fresh blooms, see how to include this romantic flower.
When many brides envision their wedding-day flowers, the main favorites tend to come to mind: roses, ranunculus blossoms, hydrangea blooms, and most likely, peonies. Beloved by brides desiring weddings of all types – from classic to boho to alternative, the peony is a beautiful blossom that features romantic, lush petals in a variety of hues that complement a number of design schemes. The most popular colors for peonies used in weddings are white, blush, and hot pink, and each can be easily incorporated with other flowers and verdure to create an idyllic bouquet or centerpiece.
Peonies begin to bloom in early spring with their peak season taking place in May and June – making them an expensive addition for your wedding day. If your floral designer does plan to use peonies in your décor, you can choose to highlight the flower in just your bridal bouquet or go all out by featuring peonies in your bouquets and boutonnieres, ceremony arrangements, centerpieces, and even on your wedding cake. For those couples who are unable to incorporate fresh peonies in the design of their day, there are other ways to get the romantic look. Add a peony motif to your invitation and paper goods or adorn your wedding cake with either sugar flowers or hand-painted details in a peony design.
Discover 15 ways to incorporate peonies into your wedding by browsing the photos from real weddings below! For more ideas and inspiration, be sure to click on each of your favorite photos to see the full event!
1. Ring Photos
Photo by John Solano Photography; Planning & Design by Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events
3. Groom's Boutonniere
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events
7. Favors Display
Photo by Marianne Lozano Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
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