10 Peony Wedding Bouquets & Centerpieces
It’s peony season and the season is now longer thanks to the arrival of Alaska peonies. From peony wedding bouquets to dinner table centerpieces, here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate peonies into your weddings, parties, and celebrations.
1. Peony Wedding Bouquet
The inspiration for this wedding bouquet is Downton Abbey, hence its name. This “Duchess” bouquet has white peonies, garden roses, spirea, and ferns.
A fall wedding stunner: the refreshing pop of red in the bouquet of the bride and her bridesmaids. These grand and gorgeous red tree peonies can get up to 8-inches wide.
2. Cocktail Hour
A mix of vases holds these pretty cocktail hour centerpieces. “Cocktail tables are enlivened with patterned linens and voluptuous white peonies and anemones.” Get the look with this similar mercury glass vase and this aluminum vase.
If you have rich wedding colors, recreate this look in our copper Cappadocia vase for “a trio of red peonies in full bloom… paired with romantic red roses for stunning cocktail hour décor.”
For cocktail hour tables, a bar, an event tablescape with taller candleholders, a sideboard or nightstand at home, a glass julep cup vase is perfect for a few peony stems.
3. Peony Wedding Centerpieces
“Don’t be afraid to be loose with your arrangements,” advises Putnam. Here, trailing amaranth, coral sweet peas, and paper-thin peony blossoms hang with pomegranates, almond branches, and persimmons in an asymmetrical design, all in a black nickel urn.
A ‘black and white’ decorating theme is always chic. These black ceramic vases with a shiny glaze are great containers for arrangements of loosely arranged white peonies.
For classic wedding centerpieces, florists and brides love our lion handle urn. Arrangements of pink peonies, red gloriosa lilies, and red and orange ranunculus will add huge bursts of festive colors to your tables.
For the DIY bride, dress up round ceramic vases or round glass vases with with gold paper and a tied ribbon to hold it in place. Note the other pretty gold accents on the tabletop and how the metal is the perfect complement to the darker burgundy and purple hues in these floral arrangements.
At this Brooklyn wedding reception, a rustic garden urn holds a large floral arrangement of pink peonies, purple lilacs, and green viburnum, surrounded by tea lights in mercury glass votive holders and pillar candles in antique silver scalloped glass bowls.
You can always find your perfect peony in our large selection of silk peonies, from single stems to large sprays, and premade bouquets.
1. “Duchess” bouquet by Amy Merrick, BRIDES. 2a. Peony & anemone centerpiece in similar Silver Diamond Vase by Sullivan Owen, BRIDES. 2b. Red peony & rose centerpiece in Bronze Flower Urn, Colin Cowie Weddings. 3a. Pomegranate, peony, & almond branch arrangement in similar Black Nickel Urn by Putnam & Putnam, BRIDES. 3b. Photo: Peter Tak. 3c. Classic pink peony arrangement in Glass Table Bowl by City Iris, Real Simple. 3d. Blushing blooms in White Glass Cylinder by Blush Designs, Real Simple. 3e. Coral, pink, & yellow centerpiece in Square Aluminum Vase, Style Me Pretty. 3f. Pink peony centerpiece, Florists’ Review. 3g. Peony, lilac, & viburnum arrangement, Rebecca Cole Grows.