Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Centerpieces

Here is a "collection" of some of the centerpieces and other flower decor that we've done this spring and summer.

Bright reds and pinks made these roses and freesia pop against the white table linens.

These hurricane candles with a lush flower wreaths were perfect for a summer garden-themed wedding.

Small jars of Esperance roses and bells of Ireland were a great cimpliment to the pink washed walls at the Mad Art Gallery.

Tall trumpet vases with large white calla lilies brought height and drama to the Lindell Pavilion. (Photo by Gail Fleming)

Two types of submerged flowers- tulips and roses- gave a contemporary look to the reception at Moulin. (Photos by Tim McDermott)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wedding at the Coronado

When everything comes together, a wedding can be just beautiful. Emily Reed's wedding, on June 21, is a wonderful example. Brightly colored dresses and flowers, and the Coronado Ballroom all played their part in helping the bride's vision become reality.

All of these gorgeous shots were taken by Lace.

Emily carried a clutch of mango mini calla lilies, to match her bridesmaids' colors.

The bridesmaids carried mango callas, cherry brandy roses, coral spray roses, and green hydrangea as a splash of complementary color.

The flower girl's pink spray rose kissing ball.

The reception was held at the Coronado Ballroom. The centerpieces were a combination of high and low arrangements to help add even more show to the room.

The taller centerpieces were tall trumpet vases with white and mango callas, bells of Ireland, coral glads, and curly willow.

The short arrangements were in a cube vase and included green hydrangea, cherry brandy roses, coral spray roses, and waxflower.
Best wishes to Emily and Joe! It was a pleasure working with you!

To re-use or not to re-use...

Here is an example of how flowers from the ceremony can be re-used at the reception. These julep cups filled with hydrangea were used to line the aisle and the pathway leading to the ceremony. Afterwards, these were taken down and used as smaller centerpieces and could have also been used for cocktail tables.

(Photos by Christopher Cook, CLC Photography)

Here is another example of re-using. This bride's pew decorations were flower wreaths that we used again as centerpieces by incorporating candles. (Photo by Zettl Photography)

Lots of times, "altar" arrangements can be re-used at the place card table or as decoration for buffet tables or the bar. There are lots of ways to double-use flowers and save a little in the process.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Our feature in St. Louis Bride Magazine

The Fall/Winter 2008 issue of St. Louis Bride Magazine has the newest and freshest ideas for local brides. Sisters Flowers is featured in the article "Perfect Table Tops: From Cute to Couture." Here are some sneak peeks of the pictures from the photo shoot at Lumen.
The submerged dark purple mini callas and curly willow accent the table's color scheme.

This table-scape features a tight, round arrangement of blue hydrangea, purple roses and spray roses, lavender freesia, and waxflower. The chairs are accented with purple and white stems of dendrobium orchids to set off the centerpiece.

Special thanks to Alison White of Simply Elegant Events for organizing the photo shoot.

For more details, check out the fabulous new edition of St. Louis Bride Magazine, available on newsstands now!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 4th Wedding

We all got a very special treat this past July 4th --unseasonably cool weather with clear skies. What a gorgeous day for a wedding! Here are some of our own snapshots of the wedding of Maria Hickey and Robert Altman. (Maria is a news producer at KWMU. Check it out! http://www.kwmu.org/info/onair.php ) The morning ceremony and reception were held at Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, which was a wonderful setting for the summer day.

To see more about Piper Palm House, click here: http://stlouis.missouri.org/parks/tower-grove/Weddings_Parties/piper_palm_house.htm

The Bridal Bouquet was a pink and white mix of mini calla lilies, roses and spray roses, waxflower, and cymbidium orchids.

The bride and groom pose for photos in the colorful park.

Such a cute cake from Sugaree!! http://www.sugareebaking.com/

Best wishes to Maria and Robert from everyone at Sisters Flowers! It was a pleasure to be a part of your day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Marriage of Cultures

Sarah and Vyas had a beautiful wedding this past April. They incorporated both of their backgrounds in special ways throughout their day.

(All photos courtesy of Kelley Photo Design.)

At the ceremony, Sarah and Vyas wore traditional Indian garments. They also utilized our Mandap to tie in Vyas' heritage.

The bridesmaids' dresses and yellow calla lily bouquets reflected the colorful ceremony.

Afterwards, the bride changed into her bridal gown and the groom put on his tuxedo. Sarah carried all large calla lilies with looped lily grass accents.

Their reception was held at the very hip event space, Lumen. Their deep red decor was carried from the ceremony into the reception with the use of red roses and tulips.

Congratulations to the fun couple on their very special day!