Peony Wedding Flowers and the Problem with Peonies
Are you planning a peony wedding? Peony wedding flowers have been popular for many, many years and have now seen a renewal in popularity with the vintage trend. Big, beautiful and sweet-smelling, you don`t need much embellishment to create stunning wedding bouquets and arrangements with these fluttery multi-layered flowers.
Fresh cut peonies are ideal for romance inspired weddings and come in white, blush, hot pink, light pink and white with red accents; the colors of love. Measuring anywhere from 2.5 to 5 inches, these old fashioned blooms really stand out in a crowd. Peony flowers can be used for wedding bouquets, altar bouquets and centerpieces. Although they are too big for boutonnieres and corsages, they match very well with ranunculus.
Peony Wedding Ideas:
1) Romantic DIY Peony Bouquet:
Gather 5 peonies together and bind the stems tightly with floral tape. Surround the flowers with dusty miller greenery and wrap those to the stems with floral tape. Cut stems to the desired length. Cover stems with ribbon by hot-gluing it on with tiny drops of glue. Finish your bouquet by pinning on a vintage or sentimental brooch at the center of the stems, through the ribbon or you could add a large bow.
2) Peony Cake Topper:
Use one single large peony bloom to decorate the top of your cake. Use smaller peony blooms picked in a few random spots on the cake to add color, interest and to bind your peony theme together.
3) Peony Wedding Flower Centerpiece:
Use a clear vase or bowl to display peonies on the guest tables. If you want to go minimalist, simply float one peony bloom per bowl and spread them out on your guest tables. You could also display single peonies in sturdy single bloom vases. To go with abundant peony centerpieces, cut the stems so that they hug the top of your container and drop 3 to 7 peonies in your vases.
Since peonies are so perfect for DIY weddings; easy to work with, beautiful and impressive for guests to admire, what could be the problem with peonies? Well, until recently, the problem with peonies is that they were available for such a short amount of time that brides had to book their wedding according to peony blooming time if they wanted peonies as their bridal flower. Peonies being seasonal are unique in that they are one of the few floriculture crops best grown outside in permanent plantings. Since field-grown flowers have bigger, more robust blooms, growers rely on the natural course of seasons to produce the loved blooms.
Peonies are grown in the Northern hemisphere bloom from late April to June and those grown in the Southern hemisphere bloom from mid-October through December. Luckily, modern transportation of flowers has allowed brides to benefit from the blooms from both hemispheres.
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