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.
Wear Them In Your Hair
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Channel the Countryside
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.
Mix Different Textures
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.
Pair with Poppies
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!
Create a Romantic Moment
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.
Mix Black and White
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.
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.
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.
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 hydrangea created by Mark’s Garden.
Decorate Your Cake
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.