Peony Everything: An Ode to Our Favorite Wedding Flower

A gorgeous symbol of happiness and prosperity, peonies have long been a popular wedding flower. With hues ranging from soft and pretty to bright and seductive, just a few of these romantic ruffles added to a centerpiece or bouquet instantly take it to the next level!

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    White Peony and Anemone Bouquet

    For a truly unforgettable bouquet that will complement any bridal gown, opt for a romantic mix of muted pink and ruffled white peonies. To add a modern twist, incorporate texture and contrast with bold, black-centered anemones, like this bouquet featured on Blush Floral Design.

    Image Credit: Katie Slater Photography

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    Peony Save the Date

    This clever save the date featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs announces a wedding at the perfect venue -- a botanical garden! Plus, the seed packet doubles as a favor for green-thumbed guests to plant their own gorgeous peonies. Talk about letting love grow!

    Image Credit: Karen Hill Photography

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    Beauty in Bloom Table Runner

    For a centerpiece that stands out, drape a vibrant floral runner across the tables at your reception. Camille Styles chose a variety of blooms in showstopping colors -- Coral Charm peonies, apricot tulips and ranunculus, and pink garden roses all laced with passion vine.

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    Retro Cherry Bouquet

    This retro-inspired wedding from Burnett's Boards left us swooning over every darling detail. For a bouquet that really packs a punch, Poppy & Mint chose blooms in striking crimsons and burgundys. Accent with a few cherries peeking through, and pair with a bold red lip to feel like the prettiest pinup on your big day!

    Image Credit: Ashleigh Jayne Weddings

    Event Stylist: Angela Marie Events

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    How to Make Paper Peonies

    If fresh peonies aren't in season for your wedding (or if you're looking for a more budget-friendly option), transform crepe paper into pretty paper peonies! You'll need fine crepe paper, hot glue, florist's wire, and tape. Watch our video to learn how!

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    Cascading Bouquet

    Cascading bouquets became trendy in the 1920s, but this isn't your grandmother's wedding! Sand's Old Hickory Florist puts a modern twist on an old classic by combining vibrant peonies and roses and accenting the blooms with fresh fruit. A dramatic shower of foliage finishes the arrangement, ensuring that you'll make a stunning statement walking down the aisle!

    Image Credit: Teale Photography

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    Ombre Wedding Cake

    The ombre trend is here to stay -- and we can't get enough of the gorgeous fade from yellow to pink on this yummy-looking cake featured on Every Last Detail! It's the perfect way to showcase your color palette. Make a statement with a single bold bloom, like the prominent Coral Supreme peony here, or adorn with a grouping of fresh flowers in coordinating colors.

    Image Credit: PSJ Photography

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    Peach Peony Updo

    Fresh flowers aren't just for your bouquet on the big day. A single bloom, like this soft peach peony featured on Wedding Chicks, can add a bold yet romantic flourish to your wedding hairstyle.

    Image Credit: Alison Yin Photography

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    Classic Flowers with Modern Details

    This classic all-white arrangement photographed by Jose Villa stuns as a centerpiece. Pair a grouping of lush white peonies with wisps of greenery like ferns, and display in a mercury glass vase for a luxurious feel!

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    Rainbow Bouquet

    Not for the shy bride, this bouquet on Glamour & Grace features peonies and roses in a rainbow of colors. It's chock-full of gorgeous textures with leafy greens, hypericum berries and, if you look closely, a succulent tucked in. What's not to love?

    Image Credit: Kemper Mills Fant

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    Red Velvet Naked Cake

    If your wedding atmosphere will be more carefree than formal, try a trendy alternative to a traditional wedding cake. This red velvet naked cake featured on NOUBA skips the layers of icing and instead embellishes with fresh flowers. A few peonies in full bloom create a beautiful dramatic effect.

    Image Credit: Whitewall Photography

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    Peony-Draped Menu

    This orange and navy wedding on Fab You Bliss exudes modern elegance. The bride's garden-style flowers were used throughout the event, even showcasing the dinner menu. La Fleuriste designed the arrangements using three bright pink peonies and several small white blooms to draw attention to the food selections.

    Image Credit: Megan Reeves Photography

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    Peony and Greenery Arbor Garland

    There's a reason you chose an outdoor venue for your wedding, and it's likely because of the gorgeous view. Accent the natural beauty of your surroundings with a simple wooden arbor draped in foliage and a cluster of Crimson Charm peonies. Hey Wedding Lady has photos of a beautiful affair that will surely inspire your own nuptials!

    Image Credit: Connie Whitlock

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    Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

    Set the scene for a gorgeous wedding reception with our ideas for fresh, flower-filled centerpieces. The materials and flowers used in your centerpieces are great launching points for the rest of your wedding decorations.
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