Beautiful Decor Ideas with Sweet Pea Wedding Flowers


No flower expresses spring’s fun and cheerful side like the sweet pea. With their butterfly-like shape, sweet peas have a delicate, yet playful beauty that looks wonderful in wedding floral decor. Blossoming in bold and pastel shades of pink, purple, red, yellow, and white, they are the perfect flower choice when you want to add a pop of color to a celebration.


Pink Sweet Peas – via


The sweet pea’s origin is traced back to the 17th century when a Sicilian monk is said to have sent seeds to England. Soon after, Henry Eckford, a Scottish nurseryman, breeded the flower to how we know it today. The bloom became popular in the 1800s when it was considered the floral emblem of Edwardian England and was used to decorate weddings and parties. In the language of flowers, the sweet pea symbolizes delicate pleasure, bliss, good-bye, and thank you for a lovely time.

It’s no wonder that sweet peas are a favorite flower to use in spring weddings. Lightly scented and expressive, they look oh so pretty on their own and pair well with other blooms such as peonies and roses. From bouquets to centerpieces to the wedding cake, here are beautiful wedding decor ideas that incorporate sweet peas.


In wedding bouquets, sweet peas can be the featured flower or used as a filler, adding texture and lightness to the arrangement. A white and lavender sweet pea bouquet with cascading ribbon accents captures a look of fanciful beauty. Use the flower as a charming accent to voluminous peonies and roses. A few stems of white sweet peas add a delicate touch to white and blush roses and ranunculus. For a lush, organic bouquet, mix long-stemmed sweet peas with rich greenery.


Lavender White Sweet Pea Bouquet – via


Sweet Pea Peony Bouquet – via


Amanda & Daniel Wedding – Brides Bouquet Lisianthus Ranunculus O’Hara Rose Sweet Pea – Stonebridge Country Club Long Island – by Off Beet Productions


Sweet Pea Greenery Bouquet – via



Adding texture, perfume, and beauty, sweet peas can be presented on the reception table in styles ranging from wild and natural to elegant. Ruffly white and peach sweet peas combined with stock and bunny-tail tail grass set an ambiance of rustic splendor over the tablescape. Petite arrangements of white sweet peas and greenery in stylish bud vases radiate graceful romance. A low centerpiece with sweet pea, ranunculus, stock and anemone illuminated by taper candles evokes English tea party charm.


Sweet Pea Centerpiece – via


White Sweet Pea Centerpiece – via


Sweet Pea Centerpiece – via



Don’t forget about the men in your wedding party! Boutonnieres can be used to tie in the sweet pea theme of your floral decor. A flourish of sweet pea, spray rose, and astilbe is perfect for a vintage style wedding. Purple, pink, and white sweet pea really pops against a dark suit.

Sweet Pea Rose Boutonniere – via


Sweet Pea Boutonniere – via


Wedding Cake

Last but certainly not least, we’d like to talk about dessert! Cake designers are creating showstopping treats with gum-paste flowers. The classic white wedding cake gets pretty makeover with the addition of petal soft white sweet peas. We’re obsessed with this four-tier cake embellished with lavender hued blooms.


White Sweet Pea Wedding Cake – via


Lavender Sweet Pea Wedding Cake – via

Joyful, vibrant, and gorgeous, sweet peas are a great choice for the spring bride. Considering sweet peas for your wedding? Here are some things you should know.

Availability: April through July

Scent: Fragrant, sweet scent

Cost: Mid-range to expensive depending on season

Vase Life: Four to five days


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