Peonies are a beautiful flower, one of my favourites!- their fluffiness and limited season makes them a popular choice for many brides and rightfully so. November in Australia brings peony season! (May to June for those in the USA!)

Photo from Kate Hill Flowers

The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius who was the Greek god of medicine and healing. Used as one of the natural emblems of China, the peony is also the state flower of Indiana.

Photo from Vogue Flowers via Australia Entertains, photo from Pronovias via Brides

Peonies are gorgeous in their beautiful colours- soft pinks, creams, whites, deep rose pinks, reds and even white-to-pink shades.

Photos from Pronovias via Brides

If it isn’t Peony season but you still want the fluffy look- try David Austin roses, Cabbage roses, Juliet roses and you can even try tightly bound carnations!