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.
Spruce Up the Seating Chart
In lieu of one large 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.
Go Green and White
A neutral palette is considered a classic for good reason. This bride chose a green-and-white scheme for her wedding, and floral designer Mindy Rice made sure the theme was incorporated throughout, including within the bridal bouquet of white ranunculus and white gardenias.
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.
Create a Table Runner
If we had a favorite idea, this may be it. At 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.
Marrying in the tropics? Consider channeling similar vibes as this beachside wedding in Sayulita, Mexico. Here, the bride carried a structural bouquet of tropical foliage, king protea, palm leaves, and ranunculus.
Make a Statement
We love this Denver wedding, where white ranunculus appeared throughout the day's décor, but make a real statement with the ceremony backdrop by Keep Floral.
Add Olive Branches
For a simple combination that looks lovely every time, pair white ranunculus with olive branches, as shown with these bridesmaid bouquets by Special Event Factory.
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.
Pair With Garden Roses
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.
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.
Add Tulips and Sweet Pea
Hello, something blue! Draw inspiration from 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.
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.
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.
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.
Decorate Reception Chairs
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.
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.
Mix Different Textures
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.
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.
Decorate Your 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.
Frame Day-Of Photos
Be sure to ask your photographer to capture your paper products, just as this couple did during their nuptials in Mount Tremper, New York. Incorporate your floral theme by adding spare flowers from your wedding day arrangements.