(Closed) Peony Bouquets

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Since peonies are very hard to come by (and quite pricey) after June, my florist used peonies and a few of my other favorites (roses, orchids, and caila’s).  It wasn’t exactly what I dreamt of originally, but it was gorgeous. 

If you are planning to create your own bouquets, have you considered possibly planting some yourself and see if they turn out (you’ve got plenty of time for them to mature before your big day)?  Just a thought…

 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mschampagne: Oh thanks! I’ve always wondered!

 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

cleaning out my computer photos and found another one of my inspiration photos- love this bouquet

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

oops, forgot to upload

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Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m wanting to recreate a bouquet with silk flowers as well. I love this one, and plan on using wedideas.com. They have some really good ones on there and will customize anything to your liking.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought Real Touch peonies from The Flower Depot Online. I was absolutely amazed at how realistic they are!!

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

I love peonies and I had to beg my florist to make sure that they would be available the first week of July. I had to pay a bit more but my bouquet is about the only thing I care about when it comes to florals.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@melisslp: so beautiful.  What are all the flowers in your bouquet?

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m just loving this thread.  I’m using Real Touch flowers and had my heart set on peonies but they all look so fake!  I’m using mostly mini callas, roses, and just one or two faux peonies to cut down on the ‘fake factor’.

Here are a few pics that I’ve used for inspiration!

 

Post # 27
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Newbee

I have a lot of peony bushes that grow in my yard but of course they bloom around Memorial Day around here (usually) and my daughter’s wedding isn’t until 6/18.  I’m going to try cutting several of the buds early and chilling in a refrigerator to see if I can hold them and get them to open up at the time of the wedding.  I’ve read up on the procedure on-line and it sounds easy enough.  This could be a spectacular failure but it won’t cost me anything to try.  Of course, I’m going to order other flowers just in case this doesn’t work at all, so the peonies will just be an added bonus to the floral arrangements if by some miracle this does work.  I have several beautiful varieties that I would love to incorporate into the arrangements if I can pull it off.  I’m a bit of peony nut anyway and sort of collect them.  I can’t think of a better flower for a vintage wedding, except maybe cottage roses which I also love but can’t grow it seems.  I’ve tried and they always succumb to some plague.

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I love peonies! My best friend has her own floral business so I am hoping that she will give me at least some sort of a deal. I can’t imagine spending so much on flowers that will eventually die anyway, but peonies are so beautiful, they may just be worth it! 🙂 This picture is my absolute dream bouquet!

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Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@simpleandchic: Just jumping in to say that I LOVE your bouquet. Beautiful!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

here is mine, but it’s not all just peony.

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