By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
The peony has to be one of spring/summer’s most incredible wedding flowers. It’s no wonder you are thinking of having a peony wedding bouquet. I mean what’s not to love?
Fluffy petals? Check. Soft pastel tones? Check. Divine fragrance? Check. Gorgeous impact? Check.
However, perhaps you are unsure just what kind of peonies to opt for or how to incorporate peonies into your wedding bouquet. Well, you are in luck. As today I am sharing with you fifty stunning peony wedding bouquet ideas.
OK, so before we cover the practicalities of peony wedding bouquets, let’s look at all the pretty ideas, shall we?
This bouquet utilises fuchsia peonies with seasonal summer wedding flowers in bold tones.
Peonies are used in this bouquet with tall flowers in contrasting tones, creating a wild, natural shape.
Mix and match different peony bouquets in complementing tones. In this bouquet you will find:
These fluffy pink peonies have been teamed with a matching rose and kept tight for a uniform round bouquet style.
This all-white peony bouquet is so romantic and soft, what a beauty. Don’t you just love white wedding flowers?
Using bright tones in contrasting hues is so striking. In this gorgeous peony bouquet you will find:
Dream of having a bouquet that looks as though it’s from a wildflower field? This is the bouquet for you! It has so many lovely Spring wedding flowers such as:
Red peonies look so decadent, especially when teamed with luxe red roses.
For a subtle peony bouquet, add one or two peonies to a multitude of other bright blooms.
Sometimes peonies won’t quite open and the effect is just as beautiful as open petals.
Peonies are versatile and can work even in modern bouquets with grasses.
This woodland editorial displayed brilliantly how gorgeous peony flower arrangements look in the spring. Here are the flowers in this bouquet:
This bright pink bouquet looks striking with blush flower highlights.
Photo: Cecelina Photography via Romantic Pink Gold Wedding Ideas Bouquet: The Vintage Floral Design Co
Peonies and roses really work so well together don’t they?
Lemon-yellow and soft pink flowers look ever so pretty.
Ferns really create a perfect backdrop to these colour-pop peonies.
Delicate soft pink flowers look gorgeous against white structural peonies.
Ensure your peony is the star of the show by placing it front and centre.
I love how this bouquet combines different foliage, flowers and colour to create a beautiful texture.
For a simple wedding bouquet look, team greenery with blousy white flowers.
Orange, peach and pink tones work beautifully with wild-style foliage.
Who’d have thought that succulents and peonies were a match made in heaven?
Hot pinks and oranges look so gorgeous together.
Planning a woodland wedding? You’ll love this flower style.
Dahlias and peonies together? Does it get much better than that?!
Peonies, garden roses and peonies together create a gorgeously fluffy wedding bouquet.
Team small delicate flowers with the show-stopping peony like this bridal bouquet.
Take white peonies and add them to a blush pink bouquet.
This bride created her own DIY peony bouquet by sourcing flowers from a flower farm.
Bright coral peonies with pops of teal look modern and vibrant.
Bring a meadow look to your peony bouquet with a mix of stems.
Lovely apricot tones look gorgeous with large white peonies.
You could use silk or artificial peonies to create a forever bouquet. If fresh flowers are more your vibe, you can preserve your wedding bouquet after the big day.
Fun spring flowers such as anemone, scabiosa, craspedia, nigella and ranunculus look lovely with peonies.
Classic, simple white flowers with foliage are always timeless.
Does it get any more quintessentially English countryside than peonies and daisies?
Rich red peonies look gorgeously moody with plenty of foliage.
Red and pink together really do work so well!
This soft blush pink and cream bouquet is a classic look!
Yes, sunflowers can work with peonies, and beautifully too.
Peonies aren’t usually available in the UK. But if you fancy growing them undercover, they may just bloom for your autumn wedding flowers.
How lovely are these pink peonies with a natural feel arrangment?
Looking for the ultimate fragrance? Use peonies with herbs such as fresh mint.
Add peonies to tropical flowers such as anthurium.
Use different tones of the same colour, such as different pinks for a tonal bouquet style.
Add one statement peony to a colour-packed bouquet.
Create a country garden-style bouquet with an array of pretty summer stems.
Go bold by using all the colours and multiple flowers as well as peonies.
Don’t forget how you are going to tie your peony bouquet. Use plentiful ribbons for a whimsical flourish.
Eucalyptus is a really popular and gorgeously scented foliage to use with peonies.
Yes, peonies are one of the most expensive wedding flowers you can choose. They can work out as more expensive than roses. Factors that affect the price of peonies include the season, size, availability and variety.
Look to budget between £3-£6 per peony stem. If your budget can’t stretch to all-peony displays, try mixing a few peonies with other more inexpensive flowers. Alternatively, try using peony-look flowers for the same flower style.
Buying peonies in season is likely to save you money, so try and use peonies if they are in season during your wedding.
Peonies tend to be in season and flower between April and June.
It goes without saying though that timing may differ each year. It really depends on the weather conditions and other external factors which may not be predictable.
So, if you do have your heart set on peonies, be mindful that even though you are having a spring wedding, peonies may not be available. Always have a plan B for an alternative flower. Your wedding florist can help advise here.
The symbolism of peonies is said to be honour, love, good fortune and prosperity, depending on the shade you choose! But, don’t worry too much about the meaning of the flower and think about what the peony means to you.
Perhaps you have your own personal connection or memories to the peony? That’s what matters the most.
Peonies come in many varieties, shapes and colours luckily. There is so much choice, with peony colours including white, pale pink, bright pink, yellow, coral and red.
Peonies are ideal for wedding bouquets. They are large flowers, with lots of fragrance, texture and gorgeous colour options. What’s not to love?
And there we have it! Quite possibly the most beautiful peony wedding bouquets of all time. Plus answers to your most pressing peony wedding flower questions. YES!
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