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Picks on Paper - Pretty Peonies Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ~ 10:00 a.m.

Who doesn't love peonies? I mean, really! I thought it was about time that I dedicated an entire blog post to these gorgeous flowers in all of their glory. There's something so lush, feminine and romantic about peonies that makes them unlike any other flower out there. Their large blooms and romantic qualities also make them ideal for weddings! They're coveted by brides everywhere looking to fill their bouquets and centerpieces, and top their wedding cakes with peonies in the most popular shades of white and pink.

Peonies are in season from late Spring to early Summer, but they tend to be a bit pricey no matter when you purchase them. My advice? If you're dying for some peonies on your wedding day but your budget is holding you back, put them in your bridal bouquet, and use other (cheaper) flowers elsewhere. Or a good and rather popular alternative to peonies are garden and cabbage roses. You get the same lush look without the hefty price tag!

Picks on Paper - Pretty Peonies

Bright and bold peony bouquets Bright and bold peony bouquets

Flowers by Primary Petals, Marianne Wilson Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Flowers by A New Leaf and Steve Koo Photography via A Paper Proposal | Flowers by Whim Events | Katie Noble Weddings via SMP | Flowers by Heartfelt Blooms, Kate Osborne Photography via Bridal Musings | Flowers by Saipua, Caroline Tran via SMP

White peony bouquets White peonies

Flowers by Sky Events and Production, Erin Hearts Court via SMP | Flowers by Sky Events and Production, Erin Hearts Court via SMP | Flowers by Peony & Plum, Picotte Weddings via SMP | CLY Creation via SMP

Single bloom peonies Single bloom peonies

Flowers by Holly Flora, Picotte Weddings via SMP | Flowers by Branch Design Studio, Dove and Sparrow via SMP | Flowers by TableArt, Mary Labbancz Photography via SMP

Pink Peonies Peonies in shades of pink

Flowers by Laura Miller Design, Gem Photo via SMP | Flowers by Weedweavers of Wakefield, Ryan Ray Photography via SMP | Flowers by Gilly, Desi Bayton Photography via SMP

Wedding cakes with peonies Peony wedding cakes

Cake by J&S Watkins and Casey Connell Photography via APP | Lee Vazquez Floral Design, Robert & Kathleen Photographers via SMP

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Stephanie Elizabeth (California)

Sep 26, 2012 11:48 AM

Ohhh...I know swoon is used way too much in our industry, but I seriously SWOON over peonies...swoon, swoon, swoon!

Bridgewater Gardens (USA)

Sep 26, 2012 12:53 PM

Those are some beautiful peonies!

Erika {Borrowed&Bleu} (Orlando, FL)

Sep 26, 2012 2:20 PM

So, so pretty!

Caitlin {Bayside Bride} (Maryland)

Sep 26, 2012 4:03 PM

I love white bouquets! I think they stand out so much! I think brides need to do it more often. Great post!