How to Make a DIY Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Imagine yourself walking down the aisle carrying a flowing waterfall of elegant flowers that perfectly accentuate the frothy chiffon of your wedding gown. You might think you need to enlist a seasoned (and expensive) florist to design your dream wedding flowers, but we’re here to show you how to create your very own beautiful and affordable cascade bridal bouquet. 

This DIY cascading bouquet uses delicate orchids to create a sophisticated flowing design, like an outpouring of graceful flower blossoms. It’s surprisingly easy to make, too, with a little help from Ling’s Moment.

Follow the steps below and craft this stunning bridal bouquet for yourself.

What You’ll Need to Make a DIY Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Sometimes, simplicity is the key to an elegant, sophisticated design. You don’t need a lot of materials to make this DIY cascading bouquet — just a few essentials:

  • A Pair of Pliers or Wire Clippers
  • Floral Tape
  • Your Creative Spirit

We chose orchids as our focal statement flowers for their waterfall-like, cascading blossoms. Our orchid designer flower boxes pair faux orchids alongside other complimentary flowers, like delicate silk and foam roses. The roses and lamb’s ear greenery add depth and romance while perfectly accenting the unique beauty of the orchid blooms.

Today, we’ll use a pink palette with the Adele Dusty Rose box, but you can choose from any of Ling’s orchid box variations to customize your design. You could also use another floral or greenery element instead of flowing orchids, like rosa banksiae vines.

How to Make a Cascading Bouquet

Step 1. Prepare Your Leaves

Start by taking all your materials out of their boxes. Tie your Lamb’s Ear leaves into a bunch, securing them with a wire. Separate the leaves so that they spread into a natural, open shape. This will form the base of your bouquet.

Pro Tip: Sculpting and forming the greenery first guides the shape of your bouquet and makes it easier to place your flowers in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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Step 2. Add Flowers

Now that your leaves are ready, let’s bring in the star of the show - your flowers.

Be mindful of where you place the orchids, as their cascade will form the main shape of the bouquet. Think about where you’d like them to fall as you walk down the aisle or pose for photos. We placed our orchids near the bottom of the bouquet and offset them to the side for visual interest.

Add flowers to your bouquet

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Step 3: Accessorize

Now that you’ve arranged your main flowers, let’s accentuate them.

Your orchid box comes with small accessories, like miniature pearls and leaves. Use them to draw the eye toward your favorite flowers or add height to the design.

Add accessories to your bouquet

Step 4. Make a Handle

Pat yourself on the back - you’ve finished the main design for the bouquet! Now, let’s make a handle so you can carry it down the aisle.

Start by tying another wire around all your stems for added security. Then, use your wire cutter to snip the ends, leaving them all one uniform length. You want to leave enough of your stems intact for a comfortable handle but not so much that it’s hard to carry.

Use your wire cutter to snip the ends

Take the floral tubing from your DIY tool kit and insert the stems inside. This will conceal any stray wires and protect your hands while carrying the bouquet. Wrap your stems in green floral tape for a professional finish.

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Step 5. Finish with a Ribbon

One last finishing touch - let’s add a ribbon to polish off the design.

Take a chiffon ribbon in a matching color, then tie a bow around the handle. Leave the ribbon ends cascading to add to the billowy, flowing effect and accentuate your avalanche of orchids.

Finish touch with ribbon

All Finished!

And you’re done! Now you have the gorgeous waterfall cascade bridal bouquet of your dreams. And since your flowers will never wilt, you can treasure them long after your wedding day is over.

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If you like, tag @lingmoments on IG to share your creative designs. We can’t wait to see the ways you put your unique spin on this bouquet!

And if you’re short on time, have a look at our premade bridal bouquets, which can help you bring designer style to your wedding without the effort.

DIY Bridal Bouquet FAQs

What Flowers Look Good in a Cascading Wedding Bouquet?

While we focused on orchids and roses for this particular DIY demo, many types of flowers will add a beautiful touch to cascading bridal bouquets.

Consider the shape and structure of your desired flowers and how they coordinate with greenery and accessories to create the signature draping, linear look of a cascading bridal bouquet. Dahlias and mums are strong and structural, while poppies or peonies soften the look. Play with floral combinations and see what inspires your creative spark.

How to Make a Cascading Bouquet Look Unique?

While our Designer Flower Boxes provide a cohesive collection of florals, greenery, and accessories, when you’re designing your own bouquet, you’ll want to include textural elements to accent your beautiful florals of choice.

For cascading bouquets, consider greenery that provides visual depth and movement, like the sweeping leaves of eucalyptus, willow, or the lamb’s ear used in our demo.

Think outside the box with textural elements that bring out your theme and wedding style. Try structural palm leaves for a tropical beach wedding, or clematis vine to add whimsy to a romantic spring garden ceremony.

How Big Should My Cascading Bridal Bouquet Be?

Cascade bouquets stand out due to their beautiful shape, but how much floral waterfall do you need on your wedding day?

A general rule of thumb when selecting bouquet sizes is to keep the bundle within a few inches of your hip and bust size to accentuate your figure without obscuring your dress and figure. You want the flowers to add beauty to your look, but you should still be the star of the show.

Read More: How to Choose the Right Size Bridal Bouquet for Your Wedding

What Other Wedding Bouquet Styles Can I DIY?

When you’re putting together your wedding flowers, styling options are practically limitless. Our DIY kits give you the tools to create the wedding bouquet of your dreams, whether it’s a waterfall of orchids, a round rose bunch, or any other shape and floral combination you can dream up.

Why Use Artificial Florals for My DIY Wedding Bouquet?

Faux flowers make DIY floral projects a breeze compared to using their fresh counterparts. Since our artificial flowers never wilt, you’ve got lots of leeway for experimenting until you get your cascading bridal bouquet look just right.

What if I Don’t Have Time to DIY?

If you’re short on time with a wedding date on the horizon, you can still carry a stunning cascading bridal bouquet overflowing with lush florals and gorgeous greenery. Our pre-made bridal bouquets are available in a variety of stylish and classic color palettes to fit any wedding theme.

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Design Your Cascading Bridal Bouquet With Ling’s Moment

The luxurious and unique beauty of orchids instantly elevates floral design work, and bridal bouquets are no exception. Find everlasting orchids, romantic roses, lush greenery, and more wedding flower essentials at Ling’s Moment.

Now that you’ve mastered how to make a cascading bouquet, tag us on Instagram @lingsmoment to share your creative designs. We can’t wait to see the ways you put your unique spin on this bouquet!

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