Peonies in all Their Glory

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Peonies in all their Glory!

Nothing screams romance like peonies. They have big ruffled petals that go on for days, they come in various color hues from soft pink to vibrant orange and only a few in blooms in your wedding bouquet will take it to the next level.

The sad thing is, unfortunately peonies are not available all year round which is probably the reason why we have such a soft spot in our hearts for them.

With peony season in full bloom from now until the beginning of July (depending on mother nature of course) we thought we would share how to use peonies in your wedding day from bouquets, to centerpiece and what to use as an alternative when they are not in season.

Peony Bouquets

Peonies do come at a cost due to the fact that they are not here  all year, and only grace us with their presence for a short period of time. Therefor adding one of two peonies into your bouquet will make it stand out.  While during the spring time pairing it with white anenomies, sweetpeas and ranuculus will scream romance.

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Peony Bouquet by A petal or two


Peonies used in table centerpieces can be simple or glamorous. You can choose to mix peonies with other flowers or you can keep it simple by only using them in bud vases up and down the table. When mixing  them with other flowers you don’t need a lot, just one or two big fluffy blooms will do the trick. If you choose to do a table scape keep it simple. You don’t need a fancy bud vases or containers as the bloom will do the talking.  Now throw in some candles and romance will be all around the room.

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Peony Centerpiece
Picture From
Peony Centerpiece


When Peonies are not in season what to do???

By winter peonies are near to impossible to come by and if you can find a florist to use them, the price can triple.  Ouch!!!  Be very weary of any florist that says they can get them in winter as they may look a little scary and can very small.  Not really worth the money.  So, we have a couple solutions for you in case your floral heart just needs them at your event!

Use Silk Peonies!

They come in variety of colours and when used in a bouquet or centerpiece with other flowers it is really hard to tell they are silk. Talk to your floral designer about the type of silks they are able to purchase.  It’s a great way to get the flower you’re looking for and if your florist will rent them you could save lots of money!


 Garden Roses!

Are an amazing alternative to peonies when they are not in season. They come in all types of colours and they have lots of fluffy petals and can open up really wide.   Keep in mind this is not a money saver option as garden roses can be just as expensive or even more than a peony but they smell amazing!



We hope this gave you a little more information about this beauty of a flower.  Check back next month as we chat about Christmas Parties!  I know I know it going to be July but crazy enough that’s when we start planning Christmas!!!


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Mother’s Day Table

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Mother’s Day Table

Mother’s Day is a great day to show your mom how much you cherish everything she does for you and how much you love her and appreciate her.  Instead of going out for dinner stay home and cook her a nice Mothers day meal and don’t forget to put some flowers on the table to make her go WOW!!!

We’re not saying spends 100’s of dollars, but you can definitely have a beautiful table on a budget!  How you ask? Well we have come up with a couple easy options for you to try out at home to make this mother’s day extra special!

Potted Flowers and Candles

Who say’s having a potted plant on the table is a no no? Why not get a nice container or even some burlap and cover up a potted tulip or hyacinth for your Mother’s Day table, add a couple candles and voila! Your mom will think you’re the cats meow!  Plus, the bulb plants can be potted in the garden afterwards and used as a gift for mom.

Potted Plants for Table Centerpiece

Floral Design: a petal or two 


Mix and Match

Whether you go to the dollar store and grab some fun bud vases or mix and match fun cups, mugs and vases from your own cupboard you can’t go wrong putting flowers in them and placing them on the table. Head to your local flower shop and pick up a few bright a colorful seasonal flowers and you’ll have a Mother’s Day table no one will forget and mom will be very impressed.

Bohemian Table Deisgn

Floral Design: a petal or two

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Balloons and Pom Poms

We love looking on the internet for fun table ideas and someone who always has great ideas is Martha Stewart!  We love the idea of doing balloons or hanging paper pom poms for your Mother’s Day table.  Perfect for a morning brunch.  You can even add some colorful candles to finish off the display!  It is a great way to stay on a budget but add some fun to your breakfast table.


Manson Jars

Last but not least arts and crafts with mason jars!  Make sure to clean them out if you’re using ones from around the house.  Add some ribbon or lace to the jars to make them extra special for your Mother’s Day table.  Stay on budget by sticking to seasonal flowers such as tulips, hyacinth, or even a mixture of bulb plants. Depending on your table size have three different sized jars or add some candles with a couple jars and your done!  So easy but will definitely make your mom feel extra special!

Mother's Day centerpiece   Mason Table Inspiration

Floral Design: a petal or two 

We hope this month has been a huge help.  These ideas can not only be used for mother’s day but any special event you’re having.  Making a table extra special for guests or someone you love is great way to make your table memorable for everyone!  Come back next month as we chat about the oh so popular peony!