Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY Peony Bouquet (See Jane Make)

Peonies are the darling flowers of springtime.  Their season is short and when they're in bloom, people go crazy--myself included.  I was married in Sayulita, Mexico, where peonies are scarce; being that it was my big day and that they are my favorite flower, I had the florist import them from Columbia.  (I have no regrets; I loved my flowers.)  But even I, a diehard peony lover, grow tired of the same old five peonies in a vase.  I decided to build my own bouquet to complement this beautiful flower.  My personal mix is listed below (all bought at Sprout Home, here in Chicago):

Peonies - The star of the show (hint:  they're cheapest at farmers markets and Trader Joes!)
Dusty Miller - The silvery gray leaves are the prettiest fillers, often seen in wedding bouquets.
Vilburnum - I always thought these were just green hydrangeas; I'm such an amateur.  The vibrant green is a great foil to the soft and fluffy peony.

PS.  If you can get your mitts on the elusive light pink peony, grab it and run!  It's white with a hint of pale pink--much more delicate than the bubblegum pink peonies you see everywhere.


  1. The light pink ones truly are the prettiest. I love them. This bouquet you've put together is so pretty, I love the addition of dusty miller.

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  3. Oh I love this! I just bought some vilburnum yesterday - definitely thought they were small hydrangeas :) xo

  4. so beautiful! great tip on where to find the best flowers. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. I always get my flowers at costco! I should try trader joes though too!


  6. Hey can you say how you did it? Xoxo!! It looks amazing!!

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