The other day I got to thinking about different flowers and when they are in season because many of my favorite flowers bloom in Spring and Summer. I starting searching around on the internet about different winter-y flowers and I discovered a new favorite, the Ranunculus. The Ranunculus looks kind of similar to a Peony (one of my favorite flowers), but is much smaller. Many of the types of Ranunculus start to bloom in February, perfect for a winter wedding. Here are some of my favorite ways to use the Ranunculus at your wedding or event.
The rich red ranunculus is one of the types that starts to bloom in early February and isn’t it gorgeous? It is perfect for a rustic wedding, paired with other types of flowers and greenery. I love how similar they look to peonies especially since you can get peonies in the winter, you won’t be disappointed when you pick ranunculuses for your bouquet. (via Holly Chapple Flowers)
Ranunculuses make for a perfect and simple boutonniere. While I like boutonnieres that have a little bit of flare, most guys probably don’t so by simply placing a not fully bloomed ranunculus paired with a simple white flower you have a beautiful boutonniere that isn’t “too girly” for a guy to wear on his big day. (via Clark&Walker Photography)
LOVE this table setting with purple ranunculus flowers. I how one flower is placed in each vase of different shape and size and then they are placed within the vintage trunk. This table setting would be great for not just a wedding but a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or any type of formal event. It gives a vintage travel theme to the event and how easy would it be to put together? (via Clayton Austin Photography)
These lilac ranunculuses are beautiful when paired with a classic white cake. I think that the polka dot trim also adds for a fun pattern element. I think this cake would make a beautiful wedding cake that is simple but stands out with the flowers carefully placed on each layer of the cake. Perhaps a two layer cake similar to this but scatter with the ranunculuses would be a beautiful birthday cake or even a baby shower with the polka dots and light purple flowers, kind of makes for a “chic baby shower” look right? (via Peggy Porchen)
I definitely have discovered a new favorite flower but there are also a lot of other beautiful flowers that begin to bloom in February. The tulip, sweet peas, and different species of lilies all start to begin in the late winter months! That gives you a lot of variety of flowers to use for your big event!