Thursday, December 10, 2009

pretty, pretty peonies

I'm on quite a roll these days with inspiration. So let's move on to flowers. [Sigh] Prior to my eyes being opened by what the future mister calls my wedding p*rn, I was quite content with roses or my particular favorite - gerbera daisies. Then I jumped down the wedding rabbit hole and discovered the beautiful world of peonies. Excuse me while I wipe up my drool.

Luckily, my spring wedding is right smack-dab in the middle of peony season. Yay! However, they are quite expensive. So maybe I'll have a few in my bridal bouquet and get a similar look by substituting garden roses elsewhere.


Overall, I think the floral theme will be fluffy and romantic with a just picked garden-y/wildflower look. Did wedding planning open your eyes to different kinds of flowers? I've lucked out, but did you end up falling in love with flowers that won't be in season for your wedding?

1 comment:

  1. I can honestly tell you I knew almost nothing about flowers until I started planning my wedding! I fell in love with orchids, but am unfortunately going to skip them because they are so expensive year-round. We’ll probably stick with a combo of roses, stephanotis and various purple flowers that fit our color scheme. I think your idea of including a few peonies here and there sounds like a great compromise.