Why Peony Story
Peony Story's Mission
Our goal is to provide luxurious European bouquets at affordable price. We promise to bring beauty of life to customers at ease: order easily, receive easily and stay happy! We are proud to design every bouquet with gorgeous fresh flowers and with heart, bringing the European designs to Australia and provide an excellent experience for customers.
We would like to see our customers sending flowers to their cared ones, whether it's for birthdays, celebration of success, anniversaries or just to say 'thank you' or 'I miss you'.
Or even better, send the beauty to yourself! we are huge believers in 'LOVE yourself': one needs to be able to love yourself then to love others, love the world!
Where we can we will always do the RIGHT things for the people and environment:
1. Bike courier delivery in the inner city, which means less pollution and encourage healthy lifestyle.
2. Invest in florist designers, we will send our floral artists to London, Paris or Brussels to learn the best floral designs in the world.
3. Reduce floral waste, it hurts our feeling to see how much wastage in the traditional floral industry, the beauty of flowers deserves to be seen and enjoyed by more people. Therefore we came up with this concept to provide one floral design a week, it allows us to set the price affordable which doesn't cost an arm and leg!
The Story Behind Peony Story
Our chief floral designer, a corporate drop out, a CFA Charterholder but decided that flower (instead of algorithm) is what she loves!
'Three years ago one day after work, I found out my grandpa passed away and my boyfriend at that time cheated on me, sitting at the back of the train I burst into tears and couldn't stop crying for half an hour. A lady who was holding a bunch of peonies came up to me, gently she asked if I'm alright and gave me a peony. Before she got off the train, she gave me a hug and almost in tears herself, whispered to my ears: I don't know what happened in your life, but trust me, you'll be alright...
Later that night at home, I stared at the gorgeous peony, I realised there's not just grief and heartbreaking in life, but there's also beauty and hope.'
That's the STORY behind Peony Story and this is what motivates her to continue her business, to share the love, the beauty of life to as many people as possible.
The meanings of Peony
A peony represents wealth and honour. They also embody romance and love, and are regarded as the omen of good fortune and happy marriage. It is also the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower.
It is known as mudan (牡丹) in Chinese and is an important symbol in Chinese culture. During the Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911), the government in 1903 appointed Paeonia suffruticosa as China’s national flower. However, with political shifts and other factors, its title as the national flower was later replaced. In 1929, the plum tree was granted the title of national flower by the government at the time.
Despite its loss of political status, Paeonia suffruticosa maintains cultural significance. In China, it is generally known as the “king of flowers”, symbolising honour, wealth, and aristocracy, as well as love, affection, and feminine beauty. The tree peony has been frequently portrayed in significant Chinese works of literature and art.