Peony Wedding Flowers

Peonies are my favorite flower. I love their voluminous shape and the multitude of gorgeous colors they come in. Peonies look great by themselves in bud vases or grouped together in bouquets. They are also a great way to add flare to a cake.

These cakes are beautiful on their own, but they are made more unique, and special, by the additions of the peonies.

Bouquets of peonies feel very happy to me, whether they’re mixed with other floral varieties or in all one color.

Because they come in a variety of colors, you can also adapt them to many different styles. Here you have a pretty feminine vintage look.

While these centerpieces are playful and bright.

Peonies by themselves can have quite an impact too. I love the idea of bridesmaids carrying a single stem.

Single stems or buds also look good set in small vases, cups, or bowls because of how wide they can open.

Peonies in your hair would be perfect for a backyard or more modern wedding.

I also love  peony arrangements that are all the same color, or a mix of different colors.

This peony inspired invitation suite is gorgeous.  I love that peonies could be a theme that you tied in throughout your entire wedding.

I’m sure you’re just as in love with peonies now as I am! Peonies can be spendy, around $4-8 per stem depending on the the time of year and whether they’re in season or not. One nice thing about peonies is that they grow in people’s yards too! If you have a friend or family member with peony bushes or trees you could save tons of money on these gorgeous blooms. If you’re not that fortunate, remember that because these flowers’ blooms are so big you need less than you would with other flowers for a grand effect.

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Rebekah is a stylist and wedding and event designer. She owns the company A & B Creative, read her blog.

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  1. Posted by News on May 24th, 2012 at 10:50am

    What amazing creations! The wedding cake is so delicate - just like a peony itself.
  2. Posted by Brendan on May 24th, 2012 at 9:35pm

    That first cake is amazing!!!!!
  3. Posted by Sonja on May 25th, 2012 at 4:29pm

    I love this flowers too, because they are bold but very delicate. Your suggestions for their use are amazing! I have used them as the larger flower in arrangements before, but they are very impressive in these photos as "lone stars".
  4. Posted by Lissa on May 28th, 2012 at 1:30am

    Apart from their many charms, I love the Old World look of peonies -- like they just stepped out of a Reubens painting!
  5. Posted by Michelle on May 30th, 2012 at 11:24pm

    I made that bouquet. I wonder where you got the photo...
  6. Posted by Christina on May 31st, 2012 at 10:29am

    Which bouquet Michelle? All the sources are listed at the bottom of the post.
  7. Posted by Dmitriy Frolov on June 25th, 2012 at 5:27am

    Single stem boques are wonderful... I think it makes the bride look tender and gentle... I also love pyones, for some reason it's a rare flower to use at the weddings here. Everyone just gotta have their roses... well classic)
  8. Posted by Paula on January 16th, 2013 at 9:00pm

    Those are some very beautiful peonies wedding flowers!
  9. Posted by Cassandra on April 4th, 2013 at 12:41am

    I am in LOVE with the dress on the girl with the side ponytail and the peony in her hair :) do you have any idea on the designer of the dress or where to find it? Thank you!
  10. Posted by Paula on March 20th, 2014 at 12:02am

    Those are some beautiful photos of peony wedding flowers!
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