Fresh Wedding Bouquet - Cascade Style
DIY - Tutorial
Cascade bouquets flow and are beautiful to look at, they have a less formal look than the round-mound basketball style that has been so popular for the last decade.
Cascade bouquets are a fairly easy look to execute, even for a beginner.
All cascade bouquets are made using the same design principle, no matter what type of flowers are used.
This bouquet used paper roses made by the bride from some old hymnals, which was a unique touch.
This bouquet is made using a floral foam bouquet holder. Make sure you soak it for a long time before using at it often has dry spots if you don't soak long enough.
The first placements should be the focal flowers, in this case it's roses. Next comes some of the foliage. You need to establish the outline, or foundation of your bouquet with these placements. TIP: Try to poke the stems at least 1 1/2 inches into the foam so they don't fall out. This is usually a newbie mistake and you don't want flowers falling out during the wedding.
Next, place the secondary or tertiary flowers. It's usually best, design wise, to place all the flowers of one type, at a time. Your bouquet winds up looking helter/skelter if you stick all types of flowers in at once.
This bouquet has a lot of different types of flowers in it to give it more of a spring meadow type look but many bouquets use only 3 different flower types. This is a side view. For goodness sakes, remember to fill in the sides! Newbies often forget that.
This bouquet had paper flowers from an antique music book. Click here for that tutorial.
This is before we added the paper flowers. It looked great without them as well.
The bridesmaids carried arm bouquets that echoed the brides flowers.
Fresh Wedding work is a lot of hard work, but it is also incredibly rewarding. This wedding was on a beautiful day in March. They were for a lovely young woman that I've known all my life, the daughter of my best friend.
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