24 Romantic Peony Wedding Bouquets

peony bouquets muted pink-and-white peonies, roses, and cosmos to mimic the fluffy dress bodice
Photo: The Ganeys

Peony wedding bouquets are an all-time favorite of brides and florists alike, thanks to the flower's lush shape and soft, romantic petals. The blooms are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to newlyweds, making them nuptial-worthy by nature. Plus, peonies are a timeless, classic flower, and they're available in various colors and styles—when used in a bouquet, they're versatile enough for any style of celebration. Although these buds may only be in season for a relatively short period of time (spring brides, you're in luck!), your florist should be able to source them throughout the year.

When dreaming up your peony bouquet, use the flower to create a one-of-a-kind look that is customized to your celebration. We love how this bride asked the florists at Gather Design Company to match her bouquet to her wedding dress. The pros used muted pink-and-white peonies, roses, and cosmos to mimic the fluffy, feminine style of this newlywed's bodice, which featured a 3D floral appliqué. If your gown doesn't feature a floral motif, opt for a monochromatic clutch of white peonies to elevate your classic ensemble. Or, think of ways the flower can intensify your glam. Try enhancing a bold lip color, like fuchsia, with a striking magenta peony arrangement.

Peonies can also define the shape of your arrangement. Thanks to their round look, these blooms can add curves to any bouquet—they can even anchor a cascading arrangement by creating a circular base. Ahead, we're sharing some of our favorite peony bouquets from real weddings. Browse through these picturesque bundles of blooms and start gathering inspiration for your own big-day spray.

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Pastel Bouquet

lauren alex wedding flower bouquet
Sposto Photography

If a delicate, pastel mix is what you're after, look to this Bows and Arrows arrangement for inspiration. The bride walked down the aisle carrying an ethereal mix of peonies, ranunculus, and garden roses, perfect for an understated outdoor celebration.

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Yellow Mix

yellow statement blooms floral bouquet
Jose Villa

Peonies may be beloved in shades of white, pink, and red, but they're availble in other hues, too. Yellow peonies add tons of texture and brightness to a bouquet, which is why Flowerwild took advantage of the statement blooms in this sunny mix.

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Bold Contrast

Trailing Bouquet with Pink Ranunculus
Ryan Ray

Replicate this whimsical Bows + Arrows clutch of long-stemmed orange ranunculus and airy white peonies for a casual summer affair. The bouquet's vibrant hues and loosely tied buds offered a relaxed vibe perfect for a warm-weather wedding.

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Striking Pop

vibrant coral charm peony bouquet with muted greenery
Annamarie Akins Photography

Add a striking pop of color to a muted spray (Whimsy Event Planning & Design created this one) by featuring vibrant coral charm peonies in the center of pastel flowers and greenery.

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One-Hue Dimension

Jodi & Kurt Photography

Create a vibrant, monochromatic spray by pairing larger red flora like peonies with smaller buds such as Japanese red-leaf maple and roses. Holly Heider Chapple used different style flowers to add dimension to this one-shade posy.

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Contrasting Bouquet

greenery with white peonies and roses bouquet
Jose Villa

The bright yellow center of an airy white tree peony adds tons of contrast to an arrangement. Kelly Kaufman let the yellow pops sing in this arrangement by pairing peonies with butter-hued ranunculus.

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Unstructured Mix

white, cream and very pale blush blooms with dark and light greenery wedding bouquet
Laura Gordon

While undeniably classic, peonies can be used in more than just traditional round arrangements. This unstructured mix (which also contained roses, Queen Anne's lace, and a variety of different greenery) by the Informal Florist is proof.

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Feminine Lavender

bouquet with pink peonies and lavender
Brklyn View Photography

Add sprigs of lavender to a blush-and-white peony arrangement, like Blush Designs did here, to enhance your posy's feminine look. This fragrant combination is perfect for a springtime celebration.

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Loose Peony Mix

erika evan brides wedding bouquet
Andrew & Ada

To achieve a loose, "foraged" feel, Flower by Rebekah was careful to include just a few peonies in this natural bouquet. The mix, which also contained garden roses, hellebores, and a variety of different greenery, ultimately looked as if it was plucked straight from the garden because of this.

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Yellow Bouquet

full bodied floral bouquet with yellow peonies
Diana Elizabeth

If yellow is your favorite color, take advantage of the beautiful hue available in the form of peonies and ask your florist to use them throughout your bouquet, as Garage by Ivy did here. Accented with delicate tulips, it was the ideal mix for a springtime celebration.

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Half-Bloomed Shape

half-bloomed pink peony bouquet
Emily Wren Photography

Filling your bouquet with half-bloomed peonies can create a full, round shape, as evidenced by this Sebesta Design clutch.

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Springy Hues

pink-and-white peony bouquet with blush ranunculus, yellow roses, and purple sweet peas
Jenna McElroy Photography

Searching for color inspiration for your bouquet? Look to the season in which you're tying the knot. In the spring, pair pink and white peonies with blush ranunculus, yellow roses, and purple sweet peas. Margot Blair created this colorful, seasonal arrangement.

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Yellow Hint

white peony bouquet with yellow cores
Michael and Carina Photography

Looking to incorporate a subtle hint of color throughout a neutral bouquet? Take notes from La Fleur Du Jour and use white peonies in your spray, but fluff some so their yellow cores show.

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Full and Round

lush king protea and pink peony bouquet
Anya Kernes Photography

Peonies might be a classic bloom, but that doesn't mean you can't use them in a modern application. June Bloom Floral Design paired lush peonies with protea and eucalyptus to create a textural, unexpected mix that was far from traditional.

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Pastel Filler

jamie jon wedding bridal bouquet
Rachel Havel Photography

We love how Fiori Flowers used pastel greenery to make this white peony bouquet pop. Imitate this arrangement's polished look for your own classic celebration.

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Textured Dimension

risa ross wedding brooklyn new york pink peonies
Fiona Conrad

Looking for a one-flower clutch that's far from boring? Mirror this Putnam & Putnam bouquet by walking down the aisle with an arrangement of coral charm peonies, complete with their signature bright yellow centers on full display. The textural look is so stunning that few guests will even realize your bouquet is composed of just one type of bloom.

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Sunset Shades

pink-and-yellow coral charm peony bouquet
Everence Photography

Note how Bella Florals Theresa used coral charm peonies as the focal point of this tropical bouquet. Thanks to their sunset-like pink-and-yellow hues, this flower offers a beachy feel—especially when paired with palm leaves.

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Romantic Red

Red and White Bouquet with Ranunculus, Anemones, and Peonies
Emily Delamater Photography

Emulate this clutch—made from red ranunculus, peonies, and anemones—for your own multidimensional big-day arrangement. The bold blooms were offset by softer red and white blooms to keep the bouquet light and airy.

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Cheery Color Palette

ali mark wedding new york bouquet
Samm Blake

Make sure your arrangement's long green stems don't distract from its cheery color palette by wrapping the bunch together with a ribbon that matches the blooms. Putnam & Putnam used this golden sash to complement yellow peonies, ranunculus, and roses.

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Monochromatic Romance

fluffy white peony bouquet
Alexandra Wallace

Complement a romantic, monochromatic wedding ensemble with a bouquet of fluffy white peonies, like this bride did thanks to a Adornments' arrangement.

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Stiff Greenery

KT Merry

Add dark, stiff greenery to your soft peony bouquet, like Dina Touwani of Flora Lines did here, to give your feminine arrangement some edge.

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Wintery Selection

Jose Villa

For a polished wintry spray, mimic this Mindy Rice clutch of white peonies, camellias, ranunculus, nerines, and crispa tulips, which featured dark ferns as fillers.

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Cascading Anchor

wedding bouquet trailing
Ryan Ray Photography

Use large peonies in full bloom to anchor a cascading bouquet similar to this Bows + Arrows one, which also showcased roses, scabiosa, clematis, and assorted vines.

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Pink Lip

coral-and-white peony bouquet
Rebecca Yale Photography

Wearing a pink lip color on the big day? Complement your pout with a coral-and-white peony arrangement—Wisteria Lane Florals created this one—for a cohesive look that matches your gown and glam.

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