When it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, there's a LOT to learn — names and colors, care and costs, even seasonality concerns. But when starting the search for those perfect petals, you should look to your dream wedding details for inspiration. Are you a boho bride who wants an outdoorsy affair or are you leaning towards something a little more modern? The vibe you want for your wedding should come through in your floral arrangements. So, if you're a superstitious couple, you might want to consider building your big day bouquet around the peony. Here's everything you need to know about this beautiful bloom!
Flower name: Peony (Scientific name: Paeonia)
Colors available: White, pink, and red
Care: Place cut peonies in a vase of cold water, and add plant food if you have it. Remove all leaves that fall below the water line to ensure longer plant life.
Fun fact: Romantic and fragrant, these blooms signify good fortune and a happy marriage -- perfect for a wedding bouquet. Already married? The peony is the official flower of the 12-year wedding anniversary!
Average wholesale cost: $6/stem
Why we love: Although peonies can be pricey, they are lush in nature so a couple blooms in a bouquet go a long way! Our favorite peony creation is a soft mix of light pink peonies, white garden roses, and sprigs of dusty miller.
Want to see more peonies? Check out some beautiful wedding bouquets and centerpieces on Lover.ly!