Delicate and vivid, buttercups are in high demand for bridal bouquets
Brides love buttercups.
Bridal bouquets lately are filling with ranunculus blooms, said Connie DeRome, owner of Island Flowers in Galveston. The bright, vivid flower also known as a buttercup, has petals so thin they’re nearly transparent.
“They are delicate and perfect for bouquets,” DeRome said.
And one key to a wedding being a success is getting the bouquet right, DeRome said. A small wedding depends on it, she said.
“When a bride walks in the door, we want to produce her dream of dreams,”
When DeRome is planning floral designs to make these dreams come true, she wants to see the bride’s dress to get a sense of the shape and scope of the dream, she said.
Massive hydrangeas, roses and eucalyptus leaves also are popular now, DeRome said. Draped artfully and asymmetrically around an arch, her floral arrangements look like a painting of an idealized English countryside.
“We want that bride who has dreamed of her wedding since she was a little girl to have her dream come true,” DeRome said.