This pastel cascade has a charming mix of flowers that give it a light spring look. If some flowers (such as tulips) aren't available during your wedding season, just substitute a different flower variety for it.
If you need more visual help, be sure to check out my cascading bouquets for more detailed step by step tutorials.
These are the products needed to create this gorgeous bouquet:
Place the tender stemmed gerberas and tulips into the bouquet holder first, taking care to gently work the stems into the foam without mashing them.
Cut your lilies to about 4" - 5" of stem and give them a quick spray of Floralock at the base to "lock" in the petals. This helps keep them prevent them from breakage during handling and insertion.
Insert them into the bouquet as shown below. Don't forget to use the unopened buds. Use the shorter stems in the center and longer for the buds on the outer portion of the bouquet.
Cluster in deep under the Gerbera daisies in the center
Peal off any guard petals first, making sure the roses are perfect before inserting into the bouquet. Try not to handle the petals too much after pealing so the oils from your fingers don't transfer to the rose.
Cut and insert roses into the bouquet. I usually wire my roses first to give the heads extra support.
Cut stock to length and insert in outer edges to define the shape of the bouquet.
Tuck in the light blue delphinium as shown below.
Fill in the bouquet with sprigs of plumosa here and there and some hanging ivy to give a light finish and movement to the final design. It helps to use Cowee picks to insert the greenery into the final design.
Once finished, lock in all stems with Floralock. Be sure to give quick short bursts - as too much spray may run down the bouquet handle making it sticky.
Be sure to throughly lock in the stems that create the cascade and the heavy stock stems that may loosen because of their size.
Mist the finished bouquet well with Finishing Touch and allow to dry before refrigerating. If you don't have an available refrigerator, keep in a dark cool room and re-mist with Finishing Touch until wedding day.
Always add water to the foam holder and keep moist at all times. You'll be surprised how much water flowers can drink out of that holder!