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Brilliant Bouquets for Your Blushing Bridesmaids
The New & Improved Cascading Bouquet
Unique Wedding Bouquet Ideas
I was torn when it came to the bridesmaids’ bouquets. What I mean is, all flowers are pretty, and I am definitely not a botanist with any real specific knowledge of flowers. I knew I didn’t want to spend a fortune on the flowers. I knew I wanted something simple yet somehow unique. And I knew I wanted to integrate my colors.
So I decided to focus solely on the colors and not worry about the types of flowers, giving free reign to the florist to use affordable blooms that were in season. I decided that I wanted each bouquet to be distinctive, accentuating my colors of aqua, red and yellow with hints of salmon pink. I also wanted something special for the maid of honor and the matron of honor, and I wanted to reserve white flowers for my bouquet.
The florist chose Gerber daisies (a.k.a. Gerbera—thank you, Wikipedia) for the bridesmaids and calla lilies for the maid and matron of honor, as well as for my bouquet. Both are fairly common for wedding bouquets, but I loved how the yellows, reds and pinks popped in front of the aqua dresses.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not the first bride to give each bridesmaid an individualized bouquet, shown in the following examples. I particularly love the coordinating shoes! What a great idea!
Many brides cringe when I mention the word “cascading” in any discussion about their potential bridal bouquet. But if you have a trendy, cutting-edge florist, there should be no reason to cringe and dismiss the idea of a little dangle in your bouquet. Today’s cascading bouquet is nothing like the “presentation bouquets” or bouquet-holder type designs of the 80’s and 90’s. In fact, cascading designs are all the rage in Europe and the trendiest American brides are seeking them out as well. I actual call them “Euro-Cascade” to my clients…
So what SHOULD a new, modern cascading bouquet look like? It should still be hand-tied (not in a holder) and it should have some sort of dangle to the front, be it one Phaleanopsis orchid or many, bending tulips, dainty foliage or some hanging amaranthus … little hanging wisps can go a long way! Here are some of my favorite examples of the New & Improved Cascading Bouquets …