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Event Showcase   |   7-1-15

Wonderful Waterfall

Last week we talked about our favorite hand tied, or round bouquets. This week, it's all about the cascade bridal bouquet. By definition a cascade is "a heavy, uncontrolled outpouring; something thought to resemble a waterfall." These bouquets do just that - they waterfall out from the hand as you hold them. Cascade bridal bouquets were popular in the 80's and 90's and were characterized by very long shapes, often filled with greenery and ivy. Some may think of these styles and consider cascade bouquets to be "dated," but they are truly classic and timeless. Modern style cascade bouquets are beautiful, often smaller, more teardrop in shape and can compliment any gown.  
 
Below are some of our favorites cascade bouquets we've created for our brides. We love using orchids to get that dripping, waterfall effect and let these stems be the standout bloom of our bouquets.
A true modern take on a classic cascade, we love this all white orchid stunner. We used phaleonopsis orchids in a slight teardrop which creates a great simple statement.
Similarly, this all pink bouquet keeps things simple and classic with a bright pop from the phaleonpsis and vanda orchids. Both bouquets are a true, cascade with no frills!
Sometimes, the classic shape of the cascade calls for a little punch, as with this two toned bouquet which mixes both the pink vandas and the white phaleonopsis orchids.
For this cascade we used the classic white phaleonopsis orchids with just a touch of tropical greens for dimension and pop. This was a great compliment to the tropical style of the wedding without being over the top.
To create more of a garden style cascade bouquet we love mixing orchid blooms with lush peonies and full garden roses. This particular bouquet was perfect for a southern photoshoot amongst the horses, complimenting soft pinks with the stark whites.
Similarly, this small teardrop cascade fits in beautifully with the garden style bridesmaids bouquets and features just a touch of tropical pop in the looped thai leaves and personalized lace bow.
Offering the best of both worlds, we mixed bright pink garden roses and ruscus foliage with the the tropical phaleonopsis orchids for this beautiful beach wedding bridal bouquet.
Last but not least we love this truly modern take of the cascade bouquet. We created this pageant/cascade style bouquet with bright purple vanda orchids, purple phaleonopsis orchids, thai leaves, tropical greens and ruscus. It created a fun and vibrant collection that paired perfectly with the customized fascinator the bride wore with her veil!
No matter your bridal style, a cascade bouquet could be for you! They are classic and feminine and really showcase the blooms in a graceful manner.
Event Showcase   |   6-24-15

To Have and to Hold

A bride carries it around with for a whole day; it's photographed from every angle; sometimes it can be preserved for years to come. It is arguably the most important detail of the entire wedding day. What are we talking about? The bridal bouquet of course! Bridal bouquets are one of the most personal elements of a brides' big day and come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They can help set the tone of the entire wedding decor and are often sentimental in nature, wrapped in family heirlooms or holding meaningful blooms. At Parrish Designs they are our favorite pieces to create so we're honoring the blooms and gathering up some of the most memorable hand tied bouquets we've created!
Nothing beats a classic, all white bridal bouquet. No matter the shade of your dress: ivory, cream, diamond white; this stunner screams bridal beauty and perfectly compliments any look. We love this simple bouquet of lush white peonies, a go to wedding flower. We contrasted these big headed flowers with bright green stems and smaller peony buds for texture.
If our brides want a natural, textural bouquet we just love including feathers. This simple green and white hydrangea and ranunculus bouquet is complimented with tan guinea feathers. The natural speckling adds interest and a soft element to the neutral palette.
When brides have a unique decor scheme we carry the look all the way through the ceremony. This hand tied bouquet has a slight pear shape cascade feature constructed with fuchsia Gloriosa lilies. Gloriosa lilies are a rarely used bloom but one of our favorites and we just love how they add a unique look to this floral combination. For movement and flow in the bouquet we built a base of xerographica air plants and small green succulents.
Sometimes bigger isn't better and nothing beats a sweet nosegay. This stunner is a hand tied cluster of lily of the valley, a very fragrant and very delicate blooms. This is one of our all time favorite bouquets and is just so elegant and simple.
No matter the style or look we can create a one of a kind bouquet to match our clients' dreams. Let the bouquet be your show stopper and steal the decor!