Fabulous Friday: Peonies

Today we are giving insight into many of our bride’s favorite flower, peonies! Peonies signify good fortune in marriage so of course these fluffy flowers are every bride’s dream! We are breaking down some facts about these lush petally flowers:

When are they available?
Growing times are dependent on many variables, but typically these beauties are available May-July and December-February.

Photo by Dana Cubbage

Photo by Dana Cubbage

What colors do peonies come in?
White, pink, coral, and burgundy.

Photo by Sloan Photo

Photo by Sloan Photo

How can peonies be styled?
This flower is very versatile and can be used in bouquets and arrangements for a luxurious look. If you are budget conscious, highlight them in areas that will be most photographed like the bridal bouquet, head table, or cake.

Photo by Monika Gauthier

Photo by Monika Gauthier

If peonies are not in season, what is a great alternative?
Peonies are unique in their larger size and fluffy petals so there is no perfect substitute if you have your mind set on them.

The next best thing would be a ranunculus which have a similar petal density and layered look.

If you are looking for other alternative options, david austin garden roses have a different bloom structure and are smaller than peonies BUT they have a variety of colors and are basically available all year round.

Photo by Aaron and Jillian

Photo by Aaron and Jillian