- 10 years ago
I’ve always been sold on the pillow-like ball of fragrant fluff that is the peony. I’ve recently decided to switch from an orange-colored bouquet to an all-white bouquet, so the choice for a flower was obvious. My florist totally shot me down by saying that peonies won’t last, especially in a hand-tied bouquet. I live in New York, my wedding is in mid-June, so the weather will be fair here — not too hot, not too cold. The flowers will be at my house by latest 12, and the ceremony is at 3:30pm. I’d like to not have brown flowers for my pictures, which — latest — would end around 6pm. That’s around 6 hours in which they’d have minimal access to water. Has any other bride had peonies in their bouquet? If so, was it a hand-tied bouquet? How did they fare? Were they brown potatoes by mid-day?
Worse comes to worst, I can always be happy (maybe not ecstatic) with ranunculus taking over the starring role, but I’d like to scope some opinions out there before I make that decision. Normally, I’m not this focused on flowers, but everything else in the wedding is falling apart at the seams, so naturally I don’t even want to deal with that.
PLEASE LET ME KNOWWWWWWWWWW. My second and last florist appointment is tomorrow!! Mucho thanks!