White wedding flowers embody purity, innocence, and romance. Wedding styles come and go, but white never goes out of style: it’s a classic. Not all white flowers are crystalline white: shades of cream, ivory, and blush can shade white flower petals. Hints of green are common in white wedding blossoms as well.
Peonies, with their softball-sized blossoms, make a dramatic choice for a single blossom variety bridal bouquet. Keep in mind that you will find the largest peony blooms, up to six inches in diameter, during the seasonal months of May and June.
Peonies symbolize bashfulness in the language of flowers, a sweet sentiment for a soft-spoken bride to convey through blooms. Peonies are softly fragrant, so if you pair them with other flowers you may want to choose unscented or very lightly scented blossoms like chrysanthemums to avoid clashing scents.