Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lovely Lilacs

Chasity is one of our brides who was married on May 3rd. Take a look at how we used lilacs in her bouquet and tied the lilac color all the way through to the reception.

(Photography by Stephen Seward)

Chasity's bouquet included lavender hydrangea tucks, purple lilac, white stargazer lilies, lavender roses, and jade berries. What a perfect combination for spring!

The bridesmaids' bouquets carried through the lavender/lilac color with the added touch of orange spray roses and the jade berries from the bridal bouquet.

The purples and oranges made a great contrast for all the wedding party flowers.

Lavender hydrangea clusters lined the aisle at UMSL Provincial Chapel.

The hydrangea clusters helped give the gorgeous bride a grand entrance.

The altar was framed by two trumpet vases filled with all the wedding flowers; hydrangea, roses, berries, etc.

Purple, orange, and green were seen again at the reception.

Two different centerpieces were used on the guest tables. Half were these tall trumpet vases with tall curly willow and lavender hydrangea at the the base.

The other half had these low arrangements with green hydrangea, purple roses, and orange spray roses.

Thanks to Sabrina with Proposing Dreams for coordinating yet another beautiful event! Wishes of happiness to the bride and groom from all of us at Sisters!!

Romantic Red and White

Here are a few shots from Shannon and John's wedding on October 11th. Shannon chose a beautiful all white mixed flower bouquet for herself, and all red roses for her bridesmaids.

(These shots were taken by the bride's friend, John. Thanks, John!!)

Congratulations to the newlyweds!! We enjoyed working with you!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Reminder about our vase rebates!

Just a reminder about our vase rebates! We did a blog about this earlier in the year, but we think it bears repeating!!

At Sisters Flowers, we do our best to leave a smaller "footprint" on the environment. We have always recycled and tried to conserve as much as possible. In an effort to be even more environmentally aware, Sisters Flowers now offers a vase rebate for used vases purchased from us starting in 2008.

Many times after an event is over, people find themselves bogged down by leftover vases of all shapes and sizes. They take up room in closets, basements, and pantries. Sisters Flowers would like to help recycle these vases by offering a rebate. We now pay you for bringing back any reusable vases from your event within two weeks of the event. At the time of your consultation, we can give you a rebate price for each piece we are providing you. It's a savings for you AND we all get to help out our Earth. Everyone wins!

Since we have started doing this, we have rebated hundreds of vases and recycled all of them! This seems to be a success, so we will continue to do our part!! If you have any questions about this offer, please feel free to contact us!!

Fall wedding at the Chase

Fall is one of our FAVORITE seasons here at Sisters. Not only is the temperature a little more desirable, but the colors and flowers that we get to work with are out of this world! Here is a great example from this past weekend at the wedding of Susie & Sandeep.

Susie's bouquet had a rich, fall color tone. Circus roses, jade berries, red/burgundy coxcomb, ivory ranunculus, and orange orchids brought all the colors of the season to the ceremony.

We loved how the ivory ranunculus seemed to "peek" out of the bridal bouquet.

In the bridesmaids' flowers, we added cocoa berries in place of the jade, and omitted the ranunculus to save the ivory for the bride.

The reception decor in the Khor Sahn Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza reflected the same fall color scheme from the ceremony. Half of the tables had these lush cube vases filled with all the wedding flowers.

The brown ribbon accent around the cube vases tied in the brown berry accents from the flower arrangement.

The other half of the tables had these tall trumpet vases, filled to the brim with curly willow, berries, roses, and fall hydrangea.

The soft amber lighting combined with the colors of the fall flowers gave the whole room a warm, autumn, glowing feeling.

We enjoyed working with Engaging Events by Amy on this event. Thanks, Amy, for helping make this wedding an awesome experience for us! Best wishes to the bride and groom!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What separates Sisters....

We know that there are a lot of choices to be made when it comes to planning a big event like a wedding. There are venues to consider, linen colors to think about, food, and decor. In a large city like St. Louis, the selection of vendors can seem overwhelming! While there are many florists to choose from, Sisters Weddings & Events is a company that sees each design through every step of the planning process. We feel, this is what separates us from the rest.

Here at Sisters, when you come to meet with us at our "wedding cottage," you will be meeting with Emily & Shelly. They will not only help you select flowers and get ideas in the first stages of your planning, but they will be there (along with their great staff!) on the big day to help execute every detail that you've been envisioning for months. Since the weddings and events we help design are our passion, the majority of our weekends are spent making the plans a reality. Therefore, fewer weekend consultations are possible. We do this not to exclude anyone, but to give the same service to our current brides as our future brides. Each and every one of our customers can count on us to be there to see things through. We make the time to be available for questions, changes, or new ideas every day during the week, some evenings, and weekends whenever possible.

When you meet with, call, or email Sisters, you are speaking and corresponding with the people who will design your bouquets, order your flowers, and drive them to your event sites. There are no middlemen or women here. If there is a wedding to service, we are there personally.

Weddings and events are our specialty, not just an occasional project or extra gravy on the side. Sisters is built on the experience of 500+ weddings and the referrals of many happy brides and their families. We appreciate each one of them as individuals and we were proud to be a part of that very special day in their lives. We look forward to meeting our future brides, designing our upcoming weddings, and continuing to do the work that we do best!

Last weekend's snapshots

Here are some pictures of the bouquets from last weekend that we took before delivery:

This was a beautiful bridal bouquet in true fall color and style. Deep royal purples (lisianthus, stock, and mini callas) and reds (roses, coxcomb) made a rich, lush arrangement to be admired by all! It was seasonal, but still very romantic!

Here is an example of using fall seasonal flowers without having an autumn theme. This bridesmaid's bouquet has a background of green hydrangea and berries with pink roses and dahlias. Dahlias are a fall flower that come in a large range of colors from oranges and reds to pinks and whites. They are a great for use in lush, garden-y arrangements.

Here comes the bridal bouquet! What an awesome combination of the pink dahlias with ivory roses and hydrangea, accented with pearled stephanotis. So bridal and elegant!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Diana and Jason

This great couple had a gorgeous August wedding. Here are a few of their wedding day shots taken by Lace.

Diana's bouquet was one of our summer favorites! It had white mini callas, purple dendrobium orchids, and green cymbidium orchids. LOVED IT!!

Diana also wore a white cymbidium orchid in her hair.

Best wishes to a couple that was truly a delight to work with!!

Cool Color Schemes

It seems like one of the new trends in wedding color schemes is cool colors. We have seen many different shades of purples and blue lately, so here are just a few ideas of flowers to compliment that look.

Here is an example of a bouquet of mixed purple and green. The purple hydrangea and lisianthus accented by the greens berries complimented the bridesmaids' dressed well. (Photo by T. Kratzer Photography)

This snapshot we took of a box of bridesmaids' flowers shows how different shades of purple can be incorporated in the flowers. Different shades help to highlight the textures of each individual flower.

If blue is the cool color accent you are looking for, there are fewer choices of specific types of flowers available. However, don't let that discourage you. Hydrangea, delphinium, tweedia, muscari, and limonium are just a few blue flowers that may be an option, depending on the time of year.

These shots taken at our shop showcase a bridal bouquet of whites accented by blue tweedia.

Again, here is an example of little blue touches in a bouquet. The blue in this shot is muscari.

This bouquet mixes both the purples and the blues with whites, ivories, and champagnes. (Photo by Lace)