How to Make a DIY Cascading Bridal Bouquet
Imagine yourself walking down the aisle carrying a flowing waterfall of elegant flowers. 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 Will Need to Make a DIY Cascading Bridal Bouquet:
You don’t need a lot of materials to make this DIY cascading bouquet - just a few key things:
- Chiffon Ribbons
- Iron Wires and Green Tubing
- A Pair of Pliers or Wire Clippers
- Floral Tape
- Your Creative Spirit
We chose orchids as our focal statement flowers for their waterfall, cascading blossoms. Our orchid designer flower boxes pair faux orchids alongside other complimentary flowers, like delicate silk and foam roses.
Today, we’ll use a pink palette with the Adele Dusty Rose box, but you can choose from any of the orchid box variations to customize your design.
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.
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 to the side for visual interest.
Next, decide how you’d like to arrange the other flowers in your box. We concentrated our larger roses near the top of the bouquet for balance and used the smaller flowers to surround the larger ones and conceal any gaps.
However, there are no rules, so trust your design instincts and experiment with flower placement until you find a design that feels right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.