This white daisy cascade bouquet is close to being finished. But wait . . . don't waste any flowers. Use some of the smaller "bud like" heads. Not all the flowers have to be wide open. A contrast in size gives a little more visual interest.
I'm still tucking some in the sides, so that a lateral view is just as pretty as a frontal view is.
I see an opening at the very top, in between the two highest flowers.
Zip! In quickly goes another flower bud, longer than the flowers in the center.
Tucking it in a little deeper and facing the flower head upwards.
I see more holes that need to be filled with flowers.
I'm even gently pulling the flower heads apart, so I can insert another bud deeper into the design.
I buried this bud deeply into the greens. This helps give more depth perception. Keep in mind that these smaller flowers could be replaced with a secondary flower, such as sweetheart roses!
This bridal bouquet is taking shape . . . the overall design takes less time than you think!
Here's a view from the right side, so you can see that the design has a rounded look - not flattened.
Here's a view from the left side. Such a simple design with timeless flowers - economical - but oh, so pretty!
I'm going to show you an old trick for chrysanthemums. They have a tougher stem than is rather hollow.
You can use your discarded stems to create a mock hand tied look, if you want to conceal the handle of your bouquet holder.
There are also times you need that flower to just be a "little bit longer". Different varieties of chrysanthemums sometimes have very short laterals.
Take a discarded chrysanthemum stem and strip all the leaves off and clean off the bumpy places where the flowers were cut off. Cut your attached stem off at an angle with a sharp knife.
Carefully slid the angled stem down INTO the hollow stem of the cleaned stem.
You now have a longer flower stem that can be inserted upward into the foam and it will draw water down and feed that flower head!
The lengthened stem I just created is the lowest one showing on the cascade below.
This is just a good trick to remember if you just HAVE to have one more longer bloom at the bottom of your cascade!