Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flower Power*: Peony thee beautiful


Hi loves! We would like to present you to our new Element of SA! "Flower Power" Episode!
So since many of requested more flowers-related ideas.. we thought we'd like to share with you more floral inspirations-stories which we hope to inspire you in your wedding preparation. So, here's the first.. and if you have any further flowers-related ideas, do drop us an email ya?

This week we want to bring you the Love for Peonies.  I think cos's its nearly early summer, somehow i find myself rather fascinated with these gorgeous blooms.They're more sophisticated than roses, perfect for an elegant type wedding. Where do they come from?

The peony flower is named after Paeon, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius was Paeon’s teacher and mentor, but became jealous of his star pupil. Legend tells that Zeus had to actually save Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius, and he did so by turning Paeon into a peony flower. Which is why peony is also spelled paeony.

Peony |pēənē| noun: a herbaceous or shrubby type plant of northtemperate regions, which has long been cultivated for its showy flowers. They have compound, deeply lobed leaves, and large, often fragrant flowers, ranging from red to white or yellow, blooming in late spring and early summer.

Who doesn't love peonies? Their outside petals look so loose and free, yet their center exudes a strength and stability like no other flower. Peonies have so variations within their species… the most popular being the Sarah Bernhardt Flower {as shown in pink in the bouquet and tea cup above}.

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