Remember when your parents used to tell you that there was no use crying over spilled milk? Little did you know that you'd someday feel the same way about your bridal bouquet! A "cascading" bouquet is a cluster of flowers that spills over – giving the posy a "waterfall" concept.
The style originated in the 1920s and 1930s, but has been making quite the comeback in the last few decades. The billowing of long stems and vines gives the traditional structured motif a run for its money – the wild and "overgrown" nature of these bouquets adds an element of "disorganized organization" to your bridal beauty.
For inspiration regarding these lively festoons, view various styles below, all of which were carried by brides featured in our real weddings section.
Mix up classic and contemporary concepts with this stunning cluster made up of white stemmed orchids featuring pendulant strings of crystals and pearls for a touch of bridal elegance. Photo by Boyd Harris Photographs; Consulting by Details Defined
Spring has sprung indeed with this eye-catching spray of peach garden roses, white tulips, amaranthus, and twisting greenery perfectly accenting the bride's feminine lace gown. Photo by Stephen Karlisch; Consulting by DFW Events
For an understated, verdant posy, consider this abundant bouquet of alabaster roses, English ivy, and eucalyptus leaves for a soft and naturally simple look on your wedding day. Photo by Gloria Mesa Photography
Channel your inner desert blossom on the big day with an avant-garde arrangement of white gardenias and an array of succulents in differing shapes and sizes. Photo by Vue Photography
Make a statement with vibrant pops of color in a cluster brimming with playful perennials in bright shades of red, pink, and orange – it's sure to wow your guests! Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Consulting by EverAfter Events
If you're going for drama, look no further than this capacious bouquet spilling over with phalaenopsis orchids, calla lilies, and roses in similar shades of alabaster. Photo by Chris Bailey Photography; Bridal Gown by Isabelle Armstrong
View more beautiful bouquet styles in our photo galleries! Also, be sure to check out these gorgeous arrangements in white and pink, learn the seven most popular types of bouquets, and spark your nuptial creativity by following Inside Weddings on Pinterest.