25 Ultra-Romantic Peony Wedding Bouquets
Peony-centric bouquets are an all-time favorite of brides and florists alike, thanks to the flower's lush shape and soft, romantic petals. The blooms are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to newlyweds, making them nuptial-worthy by nature. Plus, peonies are a timeless, classic flower, and they're available in various colors and styles—when used in a bouquet they're versatile enough for any style of celebration. Although these buds may only be in season for a relatively short period of time (spring brides, you're in luck!), your florist should be able to source them throughout the year.
When dreaming up your peony bouquet, use the flower to create a one-of-a-kind look that is customized to your celebration. We love how this bride asked the florists at Gather Design Company to match her bouquet to her wedding dress. The pros used muted pink-and-white peonies, roses, and cosmos to mimic the fluffy, feminine style of this newlywed's bodice, which featured a 3D floral appliqué. If your gown doesn't feature a floral motif, opt for a monochromatic clutch of white peonies to elevate your classic bridal ensemble. Or, think of ways the bud can intensify your glam. Try enhancing a bold lip color, like fuchsia, with a striking magenta peony arrangement.
Peonies can also define the shape of your arrangement. Thanks to their round look, these blooms can add curves to any bouquet—they can even anchor a cascading arrangement by creating a circular base. Ahead, we're sharing some of our favorite peony bouquets from real weddings. Browse through these picturesque bundles of blooms and start gathering inspiration for your own big-day spray.
If a delicate, pastel mix is what you're after, look to this Bows and Arrows arrangement for inspiration. The bride walked down the aisle carrying an ethereal mix of peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses, perfect for an understated outdoor celebration.
Peonies may be beloved in shades of white, pink, and red, but they're availble in other hues, too. Yellow peonies add tons of texture and brightness to a bouquet, which is why Flowerwild took advantage of the statement blooms in this sunny mix.
Create a vibrant, monochromatic spray by pairing larger red flora like peonies with smaller buds such as Japanese red-leaf maple and roses. Holly Heider Chapple used different style flowers to add dimension to this one-shade posy.
The bright yellow center of an airy white tree peony adds tons of contrast to an arrangement. Kelly Kaufman let the yellow pops sing in this arrangement by pairing peonies with butter-hued ranunculus.
While undeniably classic, peonies can be used in more than just traditional round arrangements. This unstructured mix (which also contained roses, Queen Anne's lace, and a variety of different greenery) by the Informal Florist is proof.
Loose Peony Mix
To achieve a loose, "foraged" feel, Flower by Rebekah was careful to include just a few peonies in this natural bouquet. The mix, which also contained garden roses, hellebores, and a variety of different greenery, ultimately looked as if it was plucked straight from the garden because of this.
If yellow is your favorite color, take advantage of the beautiful hue available in the form of peonies and ask your florist to use them throughout your bouquet, as Garage by Ivy did here. Accented with delicate tulips, it was the ideal mix for a springtime celebration.
Searching for color inspiration for your bouquet? Look to the season in which you're tying the knot. In the spring, pair pink and white peonies with blush ranunculus, yellow roses, and purple sweet peas. Margot Blair created this colorful, seasonal arrangement.
Looking to incorporate a subtle hint of color throughout a neutral bouquet? Take notes from La Fleur Du Jour and use white peonies in your spray, but fluff some so their yellow cores show.
Full and Round
Peonies might be a classic bloom, but that doesn't mean you can't use them in a modern application. June Bloom Floral Design paired lush peonies with protea and eucalyptus to create a textural, unexpected mix that was far from traditional.
We love how Fiori Flowers used pastel greenery to make this white peony bouquet pop. Imitate this arrangement's polished look for your own classic celebration.
Looking for a one-flower clutch that's far from boring? Mirror this Putnam & Putnam bouquet by walking down the aisle with an arrangement of coral charm peonies, complete with their signature bright yellow centers on full display. The textural look is so stunning that few guests will even realize your bouquet is composed of just one type of bloom.
Emulate this clutch—made from red ranunculus, peonies, and anemones—for your own multidimensional big-day arrangement. The bold blooms were offset by softer red and white blooms to keep the bouquet light and airy.
Cheery Color Palette
Add dark, stiff greenery to your soft peony bouquet, like Dina Touwani of Flora Lines did here, to give your feminine arrangement some edge.
Wearing a pink lip color on the big day? Complement your pout with a coral-and-white peony arrangement—Wisteria Lane Florals created this one—for a cohesive look that matches your gown and glam.