For a few weeks every June, our backyard explodes with peony buds and, soon after, peony blossoms. It is so beautiful and refreshing! Peonies became my favorite flowers when a dear friend gave me a bridal shower and included a gorgeous arrangement of peonies on the bountiful hors d’oeurves table. They are not only beautiful but have the richest, headiest scent. A few weeks later when I met with our bridal consultant I mentioned how amazing I thought peonies were, and we decided to include them in my (also gorgeous) bridal bouquet (along with sweetheart roses and gardenias). I have adored them ever since. One more reason to love June!