Friday Favorite // Peonies

It’s Fri-YAY! Is it just me or was that a super long week?! What are yall doing this weekend? We’ve got two weddings this weekend but I’m hoping to get some family pool time in on Sunday to beat the heat, hello summer!

I’m super excited about today’s Friday Favorite, I’ve been saving this post for the perfect time and today is the day! I know I am not supposed to have favorites, but this little bloom I’m going to talk about is one of my all time favorite flowers (don’t let the others know!).

When I meet with a new bride and ask her what her favorite flower is, 9 out of 10 times she’ll say PEONIES! I agree, what’s not to love about those little bundles of goodness? They are absolutely perfect for bringing color, texture and fullness to a bridal bouquet or reception centerpiece. The only tough thing about these precious little gems is that they are only easily accessible late spring and early summer. It hurts my heart when a fall or winter bride has a deep love for peonies because it’s a total gamble whether or not they will still be around and looking good.

As you may have noticed from my Instagram page, I can’t help but snap a pic when I’ve got an armful of peonies! When they’re in season I insist on having a vase filled with them in my living room and I’ve even found some of these beauties at Trader Joes! You’ll be amazed to watch these flowers grow from tiny buds to full blown flowers in a matter of days.

Here are a few of my favorite peony pics! Please tag us in some of your peony pics on Instagram and we’ll share our favorite one- @rlovefloral


Elisabeth Carol Photography

How gorgeous are these faded Coral Charm Peonies, almost on day 7 after their first bloom!