It's not surprising so many brides-to-be adore sweet peas: They're ruffly, romantic, fragrant, and come in a variety of colors, ranging from white to coral pink to purple, and just about every shade in between. Plus, the blooms look lovely arranged on their own, but also look great mixed with other springtime blossoms. If you have your heart set on sweet peas, get married in the spring since the flowers are in season right now.
To help get you inspired, we've put together a collection of our favorite floral arrangements featuring pretty sweet peas (we even found a sweet peas-themed wedding cake as a bonus!).
Shades of Pink Bridesmaid Bouquets (above): Bridesmaids at this Connecticut wedding wore champagne-colored dresses and carried sweet-pea bouquets in varying shades of pink.
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Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz
White Sweet Peas Bridal Bouquet: There's something so classic and romantic about a bouquet made entirely of white sweet peas. The arrangement, created by San Francisco florist Sharla Flock, was finished with a soft-pink striped ribbon.
Photo: Courtesy of Beautiful Blooms
Purple Sweet Peas Bridal Bouquet: Donna O'Brien of Philadelphia-based Beautiful Blooms says this delicate purple bouquet is a favorite among her brides. The arrangement includes sweet peas, calla lilies, and lily of the valley.
Photo: Erin Kate Photo
Pink Sweet Peas Bridal Bouquet: Soft-pink sweet peas tied with gold satin ribbon is simple and chic. This pretty posy was designed by Utah-based floral studio Soil & Stem.
Photo: Kate Osborne
Spring Bridal Bouquet with Sweet Peas: This lush bouquet by Honey of a Thousand Flowers features spring blooms such as sweet peas, hellebores, hyacinths, ranunculuses, fritillarias, muscari, scabiosas, lilacs, and delphinium in soft shades of blue and purple.
Photo: Courtesy of Griottes
Simple Sweet Peas Centerpiece: Combining varying shades of sweet peas with sprigs of fresh greenery is an easy and elegant centerpiece idea.
Photo: Courtesy of Gina Petersen Photography
Sweet Peas in a Mason Jar: For a more rustic take on a centerpiece, combine a several stems of ruffly sweet peas with stock and bunny-tail grass.
Photo: Courtesy of April Reed
Sweet Peas Wedding Cake: Lastly, if you really love sweet peas, ask your baker if he or she can fashion the blossoms from sugar. Here, this two-tier confection is crowned with ruffly and romantic sugar sweet peas.
Special thanks to Sean Nestlerode at Torchio Nursery in San Francisco for his help with our "In Season Now" flower series!