- The meaning and symbolism of ranunculus in a wedding bouquet
- Ranunculus Wedding Bouquet Options
- Photo of beautiful wedding ranunculus bouquets
Word «ranunculus» somewhat unusual for Russian girls. Although in Western countries (England, France, Italy) it is widely heard. And the reason is in terminology. The Russian name for ranunculus is «buttercup garden». Do you think that you have never seen one or the other? Take a closer look at the flower trays and bouquets of brides - there you will find an abundance of ranunculus buttercups. Outwardly, they are very reminiscent of roses or peonies, so people unfamiliar with floristry can easily confuse them.
The meaning and symbolism of ranunculus in a wedding bouquet
Ranunculi come in many different colors. White representatives of this flower family are a manifestation of the desire to conquer. When using flowers in a bride’s bouquet, their meaning is slightly softened - here they symbolize reciprocity, harmony of two people entering into a marriage. White color in itself means purity, innocence, sincerity. If you want to emphasize some «holiness» your marriage, give preference to white buttercups. In addition, a classic wedding arrangement with such flowers is perfect for any dress.
This amazing flower has many shades: pink, purple, red, yellow. Only blue you can not find. Using some ranunculi, florists create bouquets of various shapes and styles, adapting them for weddings with any scenario. You do not know what flowers to choose for the bride's bouquet, boutonnieres, bracelets, table decorations? Buttercups will help create the right atmosphere in the hall where the celebration will take place. In addition to wedding flower arrangements, you can use them to decorate the hairstyles of the bride and her bridesmaids, as gifts for guests.
According to historical records, the word itself «buttercup» came from the word «fierce» - so in Russia they called yellow poisonous ranunculi. The initial negative coloring of this word acquired a soft, gentle tone over time: the buttercup no longer fits the word «fierce». But if you want to give your wedding a vibrant, vibrant hue, opt for yellow ranunculi.
Ranunculus Wedding Bouquet Options
These flowers are of two types: peony-like (when the petals are concave inward, like peonies) and pink-like (resembling roses in their appearance). Both of them have very large buds with soft petals and long thin stems. The latter force the florists to initially strengthen the bouquet so that the stems do not break under the weight of the bud. And the first ones allow you to create luxurious winter and spring floral arrangements using only three to five flowers.
Another advantage of these colors over others is their unique ability to stand for a very long time and not fade. Although buttercups grow mainly in marshy areas or where the soil is very moist, they perfectly tolerate dry air, being in a bouquet, they retain their original appearance for a long time. Therefore, if you gave preference to ranunculus, do not worry about the bouquet, even if the wedding is not the first day.
Buttercup goes well with many colors. If you wish, just mix a few different shades and you will get a bright, catchy composition. For a modest wedding bouquet (if you aim to organize the simplest ceremony possible), decorate the white ranunculus with green leaves (any greens) or small flowers like lilies of the valley or gypsophila. For a more luxurious composition, complement buttercups with roses, peonies, freesias, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas or hyacinths. Want to be original? Then combine such flowers with callas.
When searching for components for a wedding bouquet, the choice of brides and florists often falls on freesia - very delicate flowers. If you want to create a romantic floral composition using freesia and ranunculi, among the latter, give preference to flowers of light, bed colors or pure white. Do not forget that buttercups are not always monophonic. If you want to add a light, almost imperceptible zest to your bouquet, take light flowers in which the ends of the petals are painted in purple or pink..
The combination of ranunculi with roses
Given the strong external similarity of buttercups with roses, the combination of these flowers into a single unit in floristry is considered very harmonious. So, you will have a wide selection of shades, shapes and sizes. A particularly vivid composition will turn out if you combine white roses (or yellow with pink tips of petals) and purple (or maroon) ranunculi together. Orange buttercups will also help you get the attention of others. But any other combination of shades of these colors will be successful. If in doubt about your ability, consult professional florists for advice..
Mono bouquet of white ranunculi and peonies
Buttercups are pion-shaped. Therefore, bouquets using white representatives of this type and peonies of the same color are called florists not mixed (when several flowers of different types are present in one composition), but mono-bouquets. An inexperienced and inattentive eye is not able to distinguish between buttercup and peony. But the final result will please both lovers in the field of floristry and professionals who can appreciate the delicate taste of the master.
A similar situation in preparation for the solemn event does not prevent brides from ordering wedding bouquets using two types of flowers (this is agreed upon in advance), and not one. A skilled florist, using shades of color, a variety of shapes and an unequal number of flowers of both types, can create a stunning composition that is ideal for any dress and wedding.
Photo of beautiful wedding ranunculus bouquets
If you still doubt whether it is worth using such wedding bouquets «incomprehensible» flowers, like ranunculi, take a look at the series of photographs of floral arrangements below in which these flowers were used. Each contains buttercups of different colors, so you yourself can appreciate how well they fit with other colors and with each other.