Is there anything more spectacular in the spring than the sight of lush peonies? Long a favorite of spring brides, peonies make for the most amazing bouquets. These are some ideas on the most breathtaking designs for peony wedding bouquets.

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The most classic peony wedding bouquet is a large round nosegay comprised of pale pink peonies with lush pink garden roses. All the blossoms are so round and full that it is hard to tell where one ends and the next begins, and the effect is absolutely stunning. Tie it up with a wide satin ribbon in a deeper shade of pink. This ultra-romantic bouquet is ideal with a lace wedding gown. A version of this bouquet with a smaller diameter would be fantastic for the bridesmaids as well. Pair it with pink organza bridesmaid dresses and classic pearl bridesmaid jewelry sets.

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For the ultimate preppy bride, the perfect bridal bouquet would be pink peonies paired with green hydrangeas. If you want to add a third blossom to the bouquet, mix in some of those darling pink and green ranunculus flowers. The natural bouquet wrap for this preppy combination is a pink and green striped grosgrain ribbon. This would be the perfect bouquet for a bride wearing a classic strapless silk organza or mikado bridal gown with minimal embellishment. It would be fresh and playful for a May afternoon wedding outdoors.

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Peonies are also available in an enchanting deep pink hue. More dramatic than the pale pink shade, this would be an excellent bouquet choice for a bride who wants to bring more saturated color into her spring wedding. A bouquet comprised entirely of the deep pink peonies would be fabulous, or consider combining the lighter pink peonies with the deeply colored ones for a gorgeous multi-tonal arrangement. The rich pink hue also makes a striking contrast against pastel bridesmaid dresses and jewelry sets.

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We so often think of peonies as a pink flower, but they also come in a lovely white version. A lush bouquet of white peonies is a gorgeous alternative to the more expected white rose bouquet. A very sophisticated option is to combine exotic orchids with the garden-fresh peonies. It can be nice to add smaller blossoms like spray roses to white peony bouquets for some variation in scale. The classic diminutive spring flower lily-of-the-valley also combines wonderfully with the fullness of white peonies.

Another interesting option for peony arrangements is to use them in a combination of full open blossoms and closed full buds. Although they are one of the pricier spring wedding flowers, the large scale of peonies means that it only takes a few stems to make charming posies for flower girls or bridesmaids. Symbolizing a happy and prosperous marriage, peonies are definitely one of the most wonderful choices for a spring wedding bouquet.

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