32 Creative Ways to Use White Ranunculus in Your Wedding Décor

This versatile flower is a fit for celebrations in any setting.

<p>Bride holding bouquet</p>

Photo by Sasithon Photography; Floral Design by Putnam & Putnam

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 ruffly petals, ranunculus adds instant texture to bouquets and centerpieces, and “really elevates an 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," she says. "Plus, they’re affordable and can be found year-round.” 

From ceremony and reception décor to bouquets and boutonnieres, read on to see beautiful ways to work white ranunculus into your wedding day. 

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Wear Them In Your Hair

bride wearing flower in hair

Photo by Gracious Company, Floral design by Special Event Factory

 

In lieu of a veil, make like this chic bride and wear a comb decorated with of fresh white ranunculus blooms in your hair. The pop of flowers draws attention to the face without taking away attention.

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Frame Day-Of Photos

invitation suite

Photo by Jenny Fu, Invitations by Paper Presentation 

Be sure to ask your photographer to capture your wedding’s paper products, just as this couple did during their wedding in Mount Tremper, New York. Incorporate your floral theme by adding spare flowers from your wedding day arrangements

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Crown Your Flower Girls

<p>Flower girl headband</p>

Photo by Carmen Santorelli, Floral Design by Flower Allie

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. 

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Form a Trio

<p>wedding hairstyles updo</p>

Photo by Ashley Sawtelle; Floral design by Flora by Nora

For a simple, sophisticated wedding day look, style a low bun with three ranunculus of varying sizes. For her wedding in the mountains of Aspen, bride Lindsay paired the look with a bouquet of ranunculus, peonies, garden roses, and poppies by Flora by Nora.

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Pair With Pink

bridesmaid bouquet

Photo by Lacie Hansen Photography; Floral design by Mindy Rice

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.

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Go Green and White

Rivini wedding gown

Photo by Lacie Hansen Photography; Floral design by Mindy Rice

A neutral palette is a classic for good reason. For their wedding in California, this couple chose a green-and-white scheme. Mindy Rice made sure this theme was incorporated throughout, including the bridal bouquet of white ranunculus and white gardenias. 

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Add Olive Branches

bridesmaid holding bouquet

Photo by Doivoux Photography; Floral design by Special Event Factory

For a simple combination that looks lovely every time, pair white ranunculus with olive branches, as shown in with these bridesmaid bouquets by Special Event Factory

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Spring Forward

bouquet

Photo by BrittRenePhoto; Floral design by Flower Girl Em 

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. 

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Add Tulips and Sweet Pea

bride holding bouquet

Photo by Kyle Johnson; Floral Design by Amy Osaba Design

 

Hello, something blue! Make like floral designer Amy Osaba by adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look. This stunning bouquet features a variety of white and cream spring flowers—ranunculus, sweet pea, and tulips—as well as blue delphinium. 

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Embrace Abundance

bouquet

Photo by Jenny Fu; Floral Design by Flowers in Your Hand

While ranunculus blooms are stunning, they don't always have to be your "statement flower." For example, during her romantic fall wedding, this bride carried an abundant bouquet—of creamy dahlias, anemones, astilbe, silver bell eucalyptus, geranium foliage, and white ranunculus—all tied to together with a flowing ribbon from Flowers in Your Hand.

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Channel the Countryside

<p>Anemone, Peony, Ranunculus, and Freesia White Bouquet</p>

Photo by Caroline Tran; Floral Design by Amy Burke Designs 

It’s easy to imagine this bouquet by Amy Burke Designs as freshly picked from the English countryside with ranunculus, anemone, peony, olive, ruscus, and freesia.You can copy the look even if you aren't marrying there.

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Mix Different Textures

Closeup wedding bouquet

Photo by Mike Radford; Floral design by Flower Wild

 

Take it from a wedding planner to know what she's talking about! For her elopement in Los Angeles, bride and wedding planner Erica wanted a bouquet with “spring garden colors and lots of texture.” Flower Wild obliged with this creation that included ranunculus, garden roses, dahlias, and fresh greenery. 

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Think Monochromatic

bouquet

Photo by O'Malley Photographers; Planning & Florals by Valley and Co. 

Embrace simplicity for the the youngest members of the wedding party. How sweet is this simple bouquet—tied with satin—for your flower girls, junior bridesmaids, or even parents?!

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Pair with Poppies

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Photo by Ashley Sawtelle; Floral design by Flora by Nora

Choosing white ranunculus as a wedding flower doesn't mean you can't still make a statement. At this mountain wedding in Aspen, the bloom was everywhere—from the bouquets to the bridesmaid dresses!

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Add Structure

<p>bride bouquet white flowers and greenery protea</p>

Photo by Jillian Mitchell; Floral design by Francisco Salazar

Marrying in the tropics? Consider channeling this beachside wedding in Sayulita, Mexico. Here, the bride carried a structural bouquet of tropical foliage, king protea, palm leaves, and ranunculus. 

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Create a Romantic Moment

<p>Bride's bouquet</p>

Photo by Austin Gros; Floral design by Amy Osaba

Garden roses, ranunculus, sweet peas make for a romantic statement when combined. Take this bouquet by Amy Osaba Design, which features flowing, rose-colored ribbon and exudes a modern floral vibe.

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Mix Black and White

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Photo by Logan Cole; Wedding planning and floral design by Hello Gem Events

Here's another example of a bride executing a ranunculus vision. At this romantic wedding in Palm Springs, bride Katherine carried a lush, black-and-white bunch 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

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Think Small

<p>Bride holding bouquet</p>

Photo by Greer Gattuso; Floral design by The Plant Gallery

In lieu of a large bouquet, consider a petite iteration. Shown here, bride Ashley carried a nosegay of ranunculus, lilies of the valley, and stephanotis designed by The Plant Gallery for her New Orleans wedding

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Spread Cheer

<p>White Daisy and Dahlia Wedding Bouquet</p>

 

Photo by Veronica Lola Photography; Floral Design by Karma Flowers 

 

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. 

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Go Light and Lush

<p>Bride holding bouquet</p>

Photo by Sasithon Photography; Floral Design by Putnam & Putnam

Leave it to Putnam & Putnam to create the perfect ranunculus bouquet. Here, the bride carried a bundle of ranunculus, roses, and vivid greenery.

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Keep it Classic

boutonniere

Photo by Riverbend Studio

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.

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Fly Solo

boutonniere

 

Photo by Jocelyn Filley; Floral Design by Island Ambience

 

We can't help but admit that ranunculus is a classic flower. Case in point: This single white ranunculus by Island Ambience for a wedding in Martha’s Vineyard, Island Ambience

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Line the Aisle

<p>bride and groom at altar</p>

Photo by Jana Williams Photography; Floral design by R. Jack Balthazar

Incorporate the go-to bloom into your ceremony by lining the aisle and altar. Here, planters are overflowing with ranunculus, roses, and orchids.

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Make Your Marker

first kiss

Photo by Tews Visual; Floral design by Keep Floral

Ranunculus accents act just as well. Just look at this Denver wedding, where white ranunculus appeared throughout the day's décor, but make a real statement with the ceremony backdrop by Keep Floral

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Spruce Up the Seating Chart

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Photo by Olivia Rae James; Floral Design by Brown Paper Design

In lieu of one larger arrangement, consider making a smaller mark. Here, Brown Paper Design filled dozens of bud vases with ranunculus and sweet peas to create a display surrounding a modern acrylic seating chart.

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Create a Table Runner

floral runner

Photo by Lisa Poggi; Floral Design by Vincenzo Dascanio Event Production

If we had a favorite idea, this may be it. A this couple's enchanting destination wedding in the Italian countryside, they went all out—making a table runner from thousands of white ranunculus designed by Vincenzo Dascanio Event Production.

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Top Your Tables

reception

Photo by Heather Kincaid; Floral design by Mark’s Garden

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 hydrangea created by Mark’s Garden.

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Pair with Garden Roses

Floral centerpiece

Photo by Mike Radford; Floral design by Flower Wild

 

For a duo that looks lush and romantic every time, pair ranunculus with garden roses and greenery. Flower Wild created these centerpieces for one event planner’s L.A. reception as well as flower crowns featuring ranunculus for the couple’s nieces.

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Make Table Numbers Stand Out

centerpiece

Photo by BrittRenePhoto; Floral design by Flower Girl Em 

Accent the practical display with a touch that's, well, not as practical. Here, centerpieces of ranunculus, green hellebore, and sweet peas accentuate table numbers painted on rustic wooden blocks. 

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Decorate Reception Chairs

<p>Reception seating chairs</p>

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Floral Design by Designs by Ahn

Dress up your seats for your first married meal together with an arrangement like this one! Here, Designs by Ahn decorated the back of the newlyweds' chairs with ranunculus, roses, ferns, and eucalyptus.

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Add Garlands to Your Chairs

<p>Bride and Groom Chairs</p>

Photo by Gianny Campos; Floral design by Jenevieve Peralta

Again, it's important to mark your location. Be inspired by this couple's chairs, which were set apart with garlands of ranunculus and white roses. 

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Decorate Your Cake

Wedding cake

Photo by K.R. Moreno; Cake by Sweet Heather Anne 

Last but not least—one must never forget the wedding cake! A cake can easily be decorated with a favorite bloom either by adding fresh stems or recreating a look with sugar flowers. Here, Sweet Heather Anne made a one-of-a-kind cake that was no exception, featuring white-and-gold sugar flowers leading up from a ranunculus-lined base. 

Ready for more inspo? Check out this full gallery of gorgeous centerpieces to help you identify your own.

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