Ranunculus is to wedding bouquets what Frank Sinatra is to a reception playlist: completely classic. This oft-used bloom sneaks into many a centerpiece and arrangement because of its simple beauty, wide array of colors, and slightly frilly (but sturdy) texture. We love this flower for its versatility with different themes and styles, as well as for how well it can fill an arrangement with a great backdrop. Although ranunculus can be used on their own or as the feature flower (above and below), often it plays a supporting role, adding depth and dimension to your wedding flowers.
Like we mentioned earlier, ranunculus is known for a rainbow of hues, although it can be just as pretty in white. Go big with a monochromatic bouquet (above), or add pale berries to a simple boutonniere for a creamy neutral effect (below).
Orange ranunculus is just gorgeous and miraculously seems to be the perfect shade no matter what the other players. Above, this non-traditional bouquet is filled with cabbage and succulents and green berries. But what pulls it all together? The lovely orange and white ranunculus dotted throughout. Practically the same shade also goes with a smattering of pink and coral pastels seamlessly (below).
If your wedding flowers need a serious dose of pep, ranunculus can deliver! These sweet blooms are very cheerful in sherbet brights, from sunshine yellow (above) to light orchid (below). For a modern wedding, set them off with a gold geometic vase (below, right).
We must confess, though, that we find few ranunculus colors more perfect than pink. This low centerpiece (above) is filled with bubblegum pink ranunculus and highlighted with dusty miller and brunia berries. Or, for a more organic look, arrange them in a loose centerpiece with other pink flowers (below).
Ranunculus also comes in deeper shades of pink, which comes in particularly handy when you need a jewel tone centerpiece to match your palette (below).
Summer is the perfect season for citrus-colored centerpieces. Use shades of orange with fruits in the arrangement, such as kumquats (above) or mix them up with the brightest of yellows.
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