Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's The Must-Have Flower For Your Wedding? - Part 4: Peony

Season: mostly May-June. Peonies from Chile are available late October-December.
Price:  High, but when you think about the size of the flower, so worth it!
Meaning: Peonies are very lush and full-bodied flowers, most often meaning good fortune, luxury, and prosperity. Peonies are also said to symbolize good wishes and loving marriages.
Cool Fact: Peonies originated in China, AND not only are their blooms greatly treasured, but their foliage is often used as greenery in arrangements.

Why we LOVE them: When I think romance, I think peonies! They look almost feather-soft, like gorgeous clouds...and their fragrance is amazing!!!

Check out Floral Occasion's Peony creations:

Photo by Elle Photography

Photo by Tyler Branch Photography (and picture below)

Photo by Lucero Photography

So far we have featured Peonies, Calla Lilies, Roses, and Cymbidium more feature left to go! I won't give away the name of this super-popular bloom until tomorrow, but I'll give you a hint: it also has MANY layers of petals like the Peony. :)

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