Timeless & Romantic Wedding Inspiration


A Lush Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Good morning lovelies!  After yesterday’s roundup of fabulous floral wedding dresses, today’s post couldn’t be any more perfect. An utterly romantic shower or cascading bridal bouquet for a rustic Autumn wedding, with the recipe and all of the lovely details from Chic Vintage Brides‘ resident florist extraordinaire Toni from Magdalen Hill.

Bouquet Recipe - A Lush Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Created by Crystal And Bark Designs for a rustic. fall wedding that was opulent and full of old-fashioned country charm (which you can see more of here at Swooned Magazine) this lush bridal bouquet epitomises elegance for me. The trailing shower style is quite simply stunning, and so perfect for the vintage loving bride. I love the mix of both colours and flowers, they manage to make what is often considered a formal style of bouquet, look relaxed and rustic but still oh so chic. And I can just imagine how wonderful it must have smelled too!

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Toni says of this stunning floral creation “Nothing says ‘I am the Bride’ quite like statement flowers, and this whopper of a bouquet is no exception. The perfect accompaniment to an elegant structured gown, it combines the lush fullness achieved with a hand-tied bouquet and the soft, elongating flow of a shower bouquet. Beautiful blush tones add a romantic sophistication to the soft shades of peach, pink and yellow, which is enhanced with the sweet scent of gardenia, a prized bridal bloom across the decades. A sweet collection of seasonal blooms such as the aptly named (and on trend at the moment) ‘blushing bride’ protea, paired with favored treasures like David Austin roses, means this bouquet would make for an unforgettable element to any wedding.” I couldn’t agree more, it takes my breath away every time I see it! I don’t know about you, but I am dying to see what other flowers go into creating such a beauty!

Bouquet Recipe

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Budget Key: $$$$$  ($ – Thrifty – $$$$$ Lavish)

A Bouquet for the Bride who: would like to make a bold yet feminine statement with a dramatic bouquet.… and has very strong arm muscles! Lush in volume and long in length cascading bouquets (often called shower, teardrop or trailing bouquets too) are also the perfect shape for brides wanting to create the illusion of height, or a slimmer silhouette.

Season Available: Summer through to Autumn for most blooms. If you are getting married in Spring or Winter though, seasonal blooms could be substituted for a similar effect. Talk to your florist for alternatives specific to your wedding date – they may even have something special in mind to ensure this bouquet is unique to you and your special day.

Ask your Florist for: a hand-tied bouquet with a shower style trail. Your florist may suggest the trailing portion be wired to achieve maximum control of the blooms and foliage, especially if the soft curves in the trail have attracted you to this bouquet.

Bouquet Recipe - A Lush Shower Bridal Bouquet

And aren’t the bridesmaids bouquets almost as pretty?? As always a big thank-you to Toni! If you can’t wait for the next Bouquet Recipe, which I will be sharing in a couple of weeks, you can always take a peek at some of her past work like this lovely country garden inspired bouquet and this pretty just picked posy. Or pop and see this lush Spring boho-vintage inspiration shoot, which is brimming with her beautiful florals!




Floral Advice & Details ~ Toni McGregor from Magdalen Hill

Floral Design ~ Crystal And Bark Designs

Photography ~ AMW Studios

Wedding Dress ~ Mark Ingram

Via ~ Swooned Magazine