My thoughts on this wonderfully versatile flower
Ranunculus are probably my favourite flower, although this changes regularly and if you ask me in September I’ll definitely say Dahlia. One of the things I love about them is that they are extremely versatile. They can be soft and feminine in peach and pale pink and with their layers of paper thin delicate petals can be reminiscent of a garden rose or a peony. For a bride who has her heart set on Peonies, Ranunculus can be used to create a similar soft romantic blousy look and work wonderfully in bridal bouquets. Peonies are extremely popular but have a very short season which depending on the weather will be between late April and July.
Ranunculus are a great spring wedding flower as they come in a wide variety of colours, from hot pink, vibrant yellows, oranges and reds and as I mentioned above they also come in whites, peaches and marshmallow pinks. So no matter which wedding colours you’ve chosen there will most likely be ranunculus in a shade suitable! They also work wonderfully with other spring treats like the Tulip, Freesia and Narcissi but also work equally well with classic romantic flowers such as Roses and Lisianthus.
Ranunculus season runs for quite a while but is predominantly Winter/Spring. They are truly at their best from January to March meaning they are a strong contender for a Spring wedding.
In my opinion there aren’t many flowers out there which come in quite such powerful colours – Ranunculus certainly can add a ‘zing’ and a ‘pow’ to arrangements!
They work well in buttonholes, corsages and as hair flowers as they hold up well out of water. See below for a pretty example of a wedding flower crown. Ranunculus work quite well in a variety of different wedding hairstyles as they will sit quite flat against your head as opposed to a large rose which will stick out.
I hope this gives some inspiration to you 2016 Spring brides and also to anyone who is just interested in reading about beautiful flowers!
Thanks for reading,