Floral bouquets for the Bride and her Attendants come in any style imaginable. The most traditional styles are the cascade and the nosegay. Here are samples in assorted blooms of pink, white, and light blue.
You Will Need:
Floral Bouquet Holder
With Wet Foam
Sheet of Styrofoam
I used extra-large bouquet holders to create these bouquets. These holders are filled with floral foam. This allows added moisture to the blooms. This also allows the blooms to be front facing. Soak the holders for at least 24 hours in water prepared with floral preservative.
The nosegay contains white hydrangeas, pink garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, and blue limonium. Springeri was the greenery used to complete the bouquet
I place the handle of the bouquet form in a piece of styrofoam. Place a heavy object on the back of the styrofoam to prevent the bouquet from falling while you are working on the bouquet. I began the bouquet by placing 2 hydrangea blooms in the center, close to the form. I covered the edges of the form with springeri. I then began building the bouquet by adding three garden roses to the hydrangea blooms. I then added spray roses and lisianthus to the sides of the garden roses. I added the blue limonium throughout the edges and center of the bouquets.
The same flowers are used in the cascade are the same as the nosegays. The cascade has a trail. I began the cascade by creating the trail first. I took a 8” long piece of springeri greenery and wired it to the end of an 18” long piece of florist wire. To this I added a single bloom of wired stephanotis, spray roses, blue limonium, and more springeri to create a trail of flowers about 10 inches. This left the end unfinished wire about 8” long. I took the end of the wire and ran it up the bottom to the top of the bouquet form. I made a hook on the end of the wire. I pulled the completed trail of flowers downward, causing the hook to catch in the form of the bouquet. This allows the trail to move freely in the bouquet.
I usually permit the bouquet to hang near the edge of a table, allowing the trail to overhang the edge. I began the center of the bouquet by covering the center with hydrangea blooms close to the form. I covered the edges of the form with springeri. I then began building the bouquet by adding the other flowers to meet and combine with the trail. I finished the bouquet by adding touches of blue limonium around the outer edges of the bouquet.