I have a whole hedge of peonies in my backyard. I love them so! When I was planning for wedding flowers, I knew that I wanted peonies. Every florist told me that peonies bloom in May, and so by July there will definitely be none left. Well, last year was a very cool June in Seattle, and my peonies did bloom in July, so I was hoping that mine would be blooming for the wedding this year and I could bring flowers of my own to round out our florals.
Well... wouldn't you know it... It hit 90 degrees in May and June here, and we haven't had a drop of rain in weeks. My peonies are in full bloom right now. It's sad because we won't have any for the wedding, but I'm trying to see the glass as half full-- after all, they are gorgeous.
I made a bouquet yesterday in honor of the wedding, and the beautiful flowers are now sitting on my dining room table!
I'm your garden variety tomboy doctor, who happens to have lucked out by finding the man of her dreams. For the first time ever I'm reveling in the world of wedding planning, but mostly I just want to throw a kick-ass party for and with my friends and family!
I'm the pirate (thanks to some distant pirate lineage) and he's the pear (thanks to his last name). The combination makes for great fun!