We have been producing lots of peony wedding bouquets throughout May and into June. I just love it when the peonies are in season. These stunning flowers never cease to amaze me, I’m just always surprised how the tight little buds can literally grow in front of your eyes and open out into such large full booms.
Peony wedding bouquets have become increasingly popular with the trend for vintage wedding themes. In the photo above you can see a recent peony wedding bouquet that I created for one of our brides. She particularly liked the peonies when they were still in their round ball shape, just before they burst into full bloom. This bouquet smelt absolutely fabulous.
The bridesmaid held a posy made of white peonies, bouvardia and freesias (photo above left). The flowergirl held a really cute smaller version (photo above right).
In the photo here you can see the bride (holding her peony bouquet) and the flowergirl coming down the stairs of the hotel to walk across to the St James church in the grounds of Walton Hall.
I made the flower girl a circular headdress of freesias and bouvardia to match her posy. Headresses are always made to the exact size of the young girls head for a perfect fit. I think you’ll agree she looks totally adorable.
Coordinating all of the bridal flowers gives you a really good look in the photographs.
We often use peonies in mixed handtied posy bouquets, in the photo here left you can see how I combined peonies, roses and eucalyptus leaves to create a stunning bridal bouquet.
The bride asked me to cover all of the stems in a wide ivory satin ribbon and finished with a large bow, an effect that I really like.
Many of our summer brides can be disappointed that peony wedding bouquets are not an option for them as they are in season from the spring to the very early summer. If you are planning a spring wedding you might want to think about using peonies.
Cindy is a professional wedding florist, with the experience of working on 100's of wedding throughout Warwickshire and the Midlands. Find out more here