Yay! Peonies!

Peonies are one of those flowers that most florists list as a favourite. They have a lot going for them, a fragrance that is nothing short of divine, pretty colours, the fascinating way that they open from tiny buds to large, impressive blooms and their relative rarity (peonies are only in season around November to December) – so we florists always get very excited when peony season kicks in.
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm
Peony flowers in our workroom, just arrived from the flower farm

With all this going for these beautiful flowers it is no wonder that they are so popular with florists and brides alike.

A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses
A Bridal Bouquet with Peonies and Roses

 

The pastel shades of peonies, as well as the sweet fragrance, have made them a very popular flower for wedding bouquets in recent years. Unfortunately, due to the short season few brides get to take advantage of these delightfully pretty flowers.