In Season Now: Ranunculus a Stunning Spring Wedding Flower

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Brides, don’t forget the ridiculously gorgeous ranunculi! A stunning spring wedding flower, the ranunculus comes in many hues, from pale shades to bright pops of colour.

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I “heart” ranunculi.  Absolutely love them.  Although I do always have to stop and think how to spell them….. Ra….nun….culi? Ranunculus? Now that’s using the letter ‘u’ a lot!

They are such a dreamy unforgettable bloom, yet many brides do forget them!  So many ask for peonies and David Austin roses, but I’m here to tell you: don’t under estimate the ravishing ranunculi.  They are in season now and they are a stunning spring wedding flower.

Ravishing Ranunculus | Flowers by Stemz | Photography by Simply Lace Photography

Ravishing Ranunculus | Flowers by Stemz | Photography by Simply Lace Photography

Having just created a wedding on the weekend, at the flower markets, I eagerly grabbed armfuls of pink ranunculi to scatter throughout the table centrepieces.  I was pleasantly surprised at how long the stems were: nice and tall.

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They are often shorter, so you do need to sometimes watch that the stem length will allow you to create the design that you had in mind.  Also, as with similar blooms featuring many soft delicate petals, be careful to not bruise or mark the bloom when working with ranunculi.

Soft Shades

They come in a range of colours. Soft sweet tones of white and pale pink, which look divine combined with silver dusty miller and, of course, peonies!

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Ranunculi and Peonies | Photography by KT Merry Photography

Ranunculi and Peonies | Photography by
KT Merry Photography

Pretty pale lemons hues.  I adore these cute ranunculi buttonholes by JL Designs & Events with textured foliage accents and gorgeous ribbon to finish.

Ranunculus Buttonholes | Flowers by JL Designs & Events | Photography by Jen Huang

Ranunculus Buttonholes | Flowers by JL Designs & Events |
Photography by Jen Huang

Apricot and peach ranunculi are some of my absolute favourites.  Here, florist ‘Nature Composed’ has teamed them beautifully with coral peonies, divine dahlias and softer shades of David Austin roses.

Ranunculi Bouquet | Flowers by Nature Composed | Photography by Laura Gordon Photography

Ranunculi Bouquet | Flowers by Nature Composed | Photography by
Laura Gordon Photography

Bright and Bubbly

Their colour dial can be turned up to ‘hot’ with the most insane red varieties.  They look so vivid here against the contrasting, softer blue.

Red Ranunculi | Flowers by Tic Tock Couture Florals | Photography by Melody Melikian Photography

Red Ranunculi | Flowers by Tic Tock Couture Florals | Photography by Melody Melikian Photography

There are even hot pink, bright yellow and orange varieties.  Together with other bright toned blooms, the overall design can pack quite a punch!

Bright Ranunculi | Flowers by JM Flora Design | Photography by Jodi Miller Photography

Bright Ranunculi | Flowers by JM Flora Design | Photography by Jodi Miller Photography

Divine Deep

Ranunculi also come in some divine deep tones, like burgundy and maroon, that give richness to many floral designs.

Deep Tone Ranunculi | Flowers by Arenas | Photography by Lacie Hansen

Deep Tone Ranunculi | Flowers by Arenas |
Photography by Lacie Hansen

I mean, how insanely gorgeous it this amazing example of deep, dark purple ranunculi with a yellow centre?  I love the soft, feathery fern foliage in this bridal bouquet by Lavenders Flowers.

Deep Toned Ranunculi | Flowers by Lavenders Flowers | Photography by Sposto Photography

Deep Toned Ranunculi | Flowers by Lavenders Flowers |
Photography by Sposto Photography

Two Toned

For the flower that is as fashionable as ombré itself, there are some varieties that have a ridiculously (in a good way) two-toned petal effect.

Two Tone Ranunculi | Flowers by Five Fork Farm | Photography by Annmarie Swift Photography

Two Tone Ranunculi | Flowers by Five Fork Farm | Photography by Annmarie Swift Photography

Pretty Petals

So, not only do ranunculi come in the most amazing array of colours, but they are full of petals that spiral together into a tight, perfectly formed, round bloom.  Their centre can also be quite an interesting aspect to the flower.

Perfect Round Ranunculi | Flowers by Stephanie Saunders | Photography by Taylor Barnes Photography, Ashlee Taylor

Perfect Round Ranunculi | Flowers by Stephanie Saunders | Photography by Taylor Barnes Photography, Ashlee Taylor

When ranunculi fully open, the bloom folds back and there is space between every petal, giving this gorgeous side view of texture and ruffled petticoat petals.

Ranunculi in Full Bloom | Flowers by DeLight Floral + Design | Photography by August In Bloom

Ranunculi in Full Bloom | Flowers by DeLight Floral + Design | Photography by August In Bloom

Very Versatile

Being a similar size and shape to a rose means they are so versatile for floral designs.  Not only can they be used for bouquets and buttonholes, but also for hair flowers, cake blooms and table centrepieces, either mixed with other seasonal flowers or displayed individually in little vessels.

Top Left: Ranunculi Cake Flowers | Photography by Katy Weaver Photography. Top Right: Ranunuculi Hair Flowers | Flowers by Anthology Co. | Photography by Miranda Hattie Photography. Bottom Left: Ranunculi Table Centre | Photography by Love & Light Photographs Event Design by Gilded Lily Events. Bottom Right: Individual Ranunculi Vessels | Photography by The Observatory | Flowers by Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs.

Top Left: Ranunculi Cake Flowers | Photography by Katy Weaver Photography. Top Right: Ranunuculi Hair Flowers | Flowers by Anthology Co. | Photography by Miranda Hattie Photography. Bottom Left: Ranunculi Table Centre | Photography by Love & Light Photographs Event Design by Gilded Lily Events. Bottom Right: Individual Ranunculi Vessels | Photography by The Observatory | Flowers by Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs.

So please, I hope I have convinced you to not rule out ranunculi!  Or at least, after writing this blog, I have remembered how to spell it, ha, ha 🙂

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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