Ask a wedding florist about one of their most-used flowers, and you’re bound to find white ranunculus on this list. “They’re soft and delicate and can be used in every style of wedding, from earthy to romantic—there really isn’t a style white ranunculus doesn’t fit,” says Atlanta-based floral designer Leneille Moon of Special Event Factory.
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Leneille Moon is the owner and creative director of Special Event Factory, a floral and event design studio in Atlanta.
Thanks to its round and lush petals, ranunculus adds instant texture to bouquets and centerpieces and can elevate any arrangement. "I like to use them in boutonnieres too because they also stand well on their own and look great against black suits and tuxedos," Moon says. "Plus, they’re affordable and can be found year-round.”
From ceremony and reception décor to bouquets and boutonnieres, read on to learn how you can incorporate white ranunculus into your wedding day.
Wear Them as Accessories
In lieu of a veil, make like this chic bride and wear a comb decorated with fresh white ranunculus blooms in your hair. The pop of flowers draws attention to the face without taking away attention.
Channel the Countryside
It’s easy to imagine this bouquet, by Amy Burke Designs, as freshly picked from the English countryside, as it features ranunculus, anemone, peony, olive, Ruscus, and freesia. It's an effortless look to copy no matter where you plan to get married.
Crown Your Flower Girls
Don't forget to involve your littlest guests in the floral theme! Case in point: At this couple’s elegant fall wedding, designer Flower Allie created a crown of white ranunculus and roses for the flower girls. The design echoed floral elements found throughout the celebration, including the bride’s bouquet and ceremony décor.
Top Your Tables
We love a single-bloom look and this couple's flower-filled wedding in Bel Air is proof of that. It's decorated with white-and-green arrangements at every turn, including reception tables topped with lush garlands and centerpieces of ranunculus, garden roses, anemones, and hydrangeas created by Mark’s Garden.
Pair With Pink
Bridesmaids at this outdoor California wedding carried bouquets of white ranunculus, sweet peas, and coral roses—a pretty pop of color that matched the pink shade of their gowns. We suggest following their lead if you're after a romantic garden vibe.
Line the Aisle
Incorporate the go-to bloom into your ceremony by lining the aisle and altar. Here, planters are overflowing with ranunculus, roses, and orchids.
Make Table Numbers Stand Out
Accent your table numbers with a display that's lush and full of life. At this wedding, centerpieces of ranunculus, green hellebore, and sweet peas accentuate table numbers painted on rustic wooden blocks.
If you're after a seasonal vibe, make like this bride who wanted a bouquet that felt “fresh and spring-y" for her April wedding in Napa Valley. Bay Area floral designer Flower Girl Em created this lush bouquet with white ranunculus, anemones, sweet peas, hellebore, spirea, and skeleton ferns.
Create a Romantic Moment
Garden roses, ranunculus, and sweet peas make for a romantic statement when combined. Take this bouquet by Amy Osaba Design, which features a flowing, rose-colored ribbon and exudes a modern floral vibe.
Mix Black and White
At this romantic wedding in Palm Springs, bride Katherine carried a lush, black-and-white bouquet of gardenia, peonies, anemones, lily of the valley, ranunculus, roses, white lilac, astilbe, lisianthus, and pieris japonica. While not shown, the altar and reception centerpieces also featured similarly lush arrangements created by Hello Gem Events.
Keep It Classic
Simple, stunning, and just right for a formal wedding, this boutonniere (of white ranunculus and greenery) by Anna Held Floral Studio looks perfect when paired with a pocket square.
Pair With Poppies
Choosing white ranunculus as a wedding flower doesn't mean you have to forgo making a statement. At this mountain wedding in Aspen, blooms were the main feature, from the bouquets to the bridesmaid dresses.
After a whimsical vibe? Ranunculus can totally add to that! Just check out this bouquet by Karma Flowers, which strikes a sunny, cheerful note thanks to daisies, chamomile, nigella, ranunculus, feverfew, dahlias, and echinacea.
Go Light and Lush
Leave it to Putnam & Putnam to create the perfect ranunculus bouquet. Here, the bride carried a bundle of ranunculus, roses, and vivid greenery.
Add Garlands to Your Chairs
It's important to mark your location, so be inspired by these chairs, which were set apart with garlands of ranunculus and white roses.
How sweet is this simple bouquet—tied with satin—for your flower girls, junior bridesmaids, or even parents?! Embrace simplicity and follow the design lead of this monochromatic white ranunculus bouquet.