32 Chic Cascading Wedding Bouquets
There's a reason why cascading bouquets are so popular: Unlike a tight, tailored arrangement, a clutch of trailing blooms bursts with personality and whimsy. They also tend to look more natural, almost as if the flowers were loosely gathered up from a nearby field or handpicked that morning. Also known as "shower bouquets," these lovely, loose floral designs feature blossoms draping downward on their stems, often accented with greenery or ribbons.
Although the idea of a "cascade" of flowers may make some brides nervous, it absolutely shouldn't! Your florist will secure your flowers so that they look perfectly undone without actually being loosely arranged. And don't confuse "undone" with "messy," either. A soft drape of blooms looks entirely put together when done right. Take the following cascading bouquets from real weddings for example. They proved that "cascading" can absolutely mean polished, and also showcased the fact that this style is about as diverse as it gets. You aren't limited to specific types of blooms since just about any flower—from garden roses and dahlias to anemones and orchids—can be used in this type of arrangement.
Need more reason to consider one of these loose, organic arrangements? Princess Diana practically started the trend by carrying a cascading bouquet on her wedding day. And if the style was good enough for the People's Princess, it's worth thinking about for your own nuptials.
Ready to consider something a little more relaxed and romantic for your big day? Then let these beautiful cascading bouquets from real weddings inspire your own arrangement. Trust us, falling florals will look wild, lush, and ultra-elegant against your wedding dress, whether you’re a bohemian, classic, or ultra-modern bride.
For a secret garden-themed wedding, Albright's Florist used timeless blooms like orchids, roses, and lily of the valley to complement the bride's elegant wedding dress.
Trailing ivy created the tail on this bride's creamy bouquet, by Albright's Florist, which also included garden roses, stephanotis, lisianthus, hydrangea, and gardenia.
Lamb's ear added a bit of soft texture to a garden rose and blushing bride spray. Trails of loose greens gave the bouquet an understated, overflowing effect.
The bride's mother, a florist, designed her garden rose-centric bouquet, complete with smaller rose buds, tonal leaves, and cascading vines.
Trail of Greens
A cascade of greenery added length to this garden rose, peony, and dahlia arrangement, by Passionflower.
Dahlias, hydrangeas, roses, hypericum berries, and greenery made up this overflowing spray, designed with fall's rustic hues in mind.
This hydrangea, orchid, and garden rose bouquet by Southern Blooms proved that on-trend cascading clutches can still feel traditional.
This Brookhill Florist masterpiece had two distinct parts—a rose and hydrangea top and a loose tail of hyacinth and leafy greens.
Dawn Weisberg of Tularosa Flowers drew inspiration from an ethereal pastel color palette when arranging this stunner. She paired garden roses, anemones, wax flowers, and sweet peas with west coast native white sage and banksia integrifolia grown on her own organic farm.
Pop of Pink
La Tee Da Flowers added a splash of pink to this bride's ensemble with fuschia and cream spray roses, garden roses, freesia, astilbe, and orchids.
Fall wildflowers served as the inspiration and starting point for this bohemian rose, dahlia, stephanotis, and amaranth bridal arrangement, which was created by Arena's.
Brian Vetter Florist's oversized peonies, garden rose, sweet pea, orchid, lily of the valley, and fern masterpiece was so lush that it actually touched the ground.
For her church ceremony, this bride carried a lush cream, blush, and yellow rose, lilly, and greens arrangement down the aisle.
Overgrown White Bouquet
Kelly Marie of Fleur designed this bouquet of cream peonies and O'Hara garden roses, quicksand roses, sahara spray roses, bay leaf foliage, clematis, olive foliage, dusty miller, trailing jasmine, cream ranunculus, and polo garden roses, tied together with dusty gray, champagne, and ivory ribbons.
Sullivan Owen created this bursting bouquet, made of olive and bay branches, spirea, peonies, Japanese lisianthus, scabiosa, sweet peas, roses, anemones, and hellebores, for this bride's New Year's Eve celebration.
Inspired by a painting, florist Saipua created this eight-foot long cascading bouquet of peonies, orchids, amaranth, umbrella fern, chrysanthemums, eucalyptus, and euonymus.
Bows + Arrows created a romantic bouquet of peonies, roses, scabiosa, clematis, and assorted vines.
The bride's high school friend and florist, Natasha Kolenko, created a bouquet that represented her pal's personality: Bold yet classic.
Trailing Greenery Bouquet
Seasonal roses, dusty miller, astrantia, jasmine vines, and protea practically burst from this bride's lush bouquet by Blossom and Branch.
Ombré Cascading Bouquet
Sinclair and Moore incorporated a floral-fruity mix of garden roses, tea roses, poppies, kumquats, tangerines, Meyer lemons, ranunculus, phalaenopsis orchids, peonies, blackberries, clematis, and sweet peas into this cascading ombré bouquet.
White Cascading Bouquet
Bloem Hill created this mostly white cascading bouquet of king proteas, sweet peas, ranunculus, veronicas, poppies, and garden spray roses.
Cream-and-Green Lush Bouquet
Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals designed this bride's bouquet, made up of dahlias, Sahara roses, Queen Anne's lace, ranunculus, astrantia, lisianthus, tuberose, jasmine, eucalyptus, pittosporum, and Jackson vine.