Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Two Fun Receptions

November was a great month here at Sisters! We did some awesome weddings and receptions! Here are some snapshots that we took while setting up at the Mad Art Gallery and Westborough Country Club.

This destination wedding reception at Mad Art Gallery had all the elements of a tropical island dream! The warm colors of the flowers and decor helped bring the tropical location of the ceremony to St. Louis in November!

The gallery walls were washed with pink and orange light. All the flowers had orange, lime green and hints of purple.

Half of the tables had tight, cube arrangements.

The other half of the tables had tall cylinder arrangements with curly willow and brightly colored flowers, including orchids.

This reception, at the Westborough Country Club, made great use of our trees and crystals! One-third of the guest tables had decorated trees, while the others had lush cube vases.

The trees were decorated with white hydrangea on the top and at the base with our crystals and hanging votives.

The cocktail tables had small cube vases in the wedding colors.

Special thanks to Ashley & Jeremy and Sandra & Nathan! We enjoyed working with you and we wish you all the best in your newly married lives!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Can the bride's flowers be different?

Often, we get asked by clients if it is ok for the bride's bouquet to be different from the bridesmaids. Sometimes they are asking about color, and other times they are referring to the type of flower. In either case, it is perfectly fine, and common, for the bride to be set apart from everyone else in the wedding party. Here is an example from the wedding of Jen and Tanner.

(Photos by Nordmann Photography)

Jen carried large and mini white calla lilies, green berries, and looped lily grass.

The bridesmaids bouquets were green hydrangea, pink gerber daises, and ivory waxflower filler.

In this case, the bride's bouquet was more sleek and classic, and the bridesmaids carried bouquets that were lush and garden-y.

All the flowers from the bouquets were tied into the reception with two different centerpieces. Half of the tables had tall trumpet vases with large callas and lily grass (from the bride's bouquet). The other half of the tables had short cube vases filled with the lush flowers of the bridesmaids' bouquets.

Thanks to the newlyweds and their families for being so great to work with. Best wishes to the bride and groom!!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Just for Fun!

Merry Christmas from Sisters Flowers!!!

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(in this video: Emily, Shelly, Kirsten and Beth)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Wishes

Sending out Holiday Wishes to everyone-past, present, and future brides, all our clients, and casual blog readers!!! We appreciate your support of Sisters Flowers!!

We wish everyone a proserous 2009!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wedding at Old Cathedral

This was a very romantic wedding this past June at the Old Cathedral. These great photos (by naturalaspects.com) show the inside of the church decorated with white hydrangea and callas.

Here are single stems of hydrangea tied onto the pews with satin ribbon.

What could be cuter than little girls as both flower girl AND ring bearer!!??

At the back of the altar, two vases of large white calla lilies make a statement.

The same type of arrangements used at the church altar were used on the tables at the reception.

Last, and probably best of all, is Carrie with her romantic all white bouquet of roses, pearled stephanotis, cymbidium orchids, and lisianthus.

Thanks to the bride and her family for letting us be a part of their special day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Updated Labels

NEW and IMPROVED, for a more user-friendly blog reading experience, we have updated our labels!! Just click on any label at the end of each blog entry to see more related blogs. Want to see examples of calla lilies in weddings?? Just click on "callas" or "mini callas" at the end of a blog. Want to see a wide range of centerpiece ideas? Look for "short centerpieces" or "tall centerpieces" and click to be inspired!! One more reason to keep coming back to read our blog!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dominie's Fall Wedding

Here is another look at our friend Dominie's wedding that we helped out with this past fall. She had a warm, fall color palate that looked absolutely GORGEOUS at the ceremony and the reception.

(Photos by David Tsai)

Lookin' good, Dominie!!

These bouquets were some of our absolute favorites from this year. Dominie carried a classic, all white bouquet of roses, hydrangea, and waxflower. The bridesmaids' bouquets were fall hydrangea, circus roses, and waxflower.

Look at how those colors POP against their dresses!

This shot really showcases the different textures in the bouquet.

Here are just a couple of shots of the reception. There are many more in our previous blog ("Trees at the MAC").

Our rental trees were decorated with these full, lush flower wreaths, covered in crystals, and accented in candlelight.

The opposite tables had these warm colored arrangements of wedding flowers.

Sending all our love and best wishes to the bride and groom!! Thanks for letting us be creative !

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Think Dahlias...

One suggestion for an unusual flower with a whole lot of texture and brilliant color is the dahlia. They come in a wide range of colors from white to bright red and everything in between. They are available from about mid-late summer through the fall. Their color is superb and they give whatever arrangment they are in a ton of interest! Here are a few ideas:

(All photos by Browers Photography)

Amanda's bouquet was soft ivories accented by beautiful pink dahalias. Dahlias are a great substitute for poenies, if thier cost or availability is a concern.

Everyone loves dahlias!!

All our best to Amanda and Brendan!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Brown and Pink

Pink and brown have become very popular colors for weddings. Here is how one of our brides incorporated that scheme into her wedding.

(Photos by Nordmann Photography)

This beautiful bride is Lindsay. She chose sahara roses, blush pink hydrangea, and looped brown pheasant feathers for her bouquet.

The bridesmaids carried bouquets of blush pinks and brown pheasant feathers, as well.

The centerpieces carried over the pink and brown theme into the reception at the Coronado. These tall arrangements had blush pink hydrangea, curly willow, and pheasant feathers.

Shorter arrangements on the opposite tables were tight, round and all blush pink.

Congratulations and bests wishes to Lindsay and Ryan!! It was a pleasure working with you!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Casual and Cute Summer Wedding!

Here are some great pictures submitted by the Mother of the Bride of the wedding of Janelle and Phil. They were married on June 14th at Mudds Grove. Casual and fun was the style for this cute couple!

The bride and her maids.

The Bridesmaids carried bouquets of daisies, lisianthus, green kermit poms, and yellow and purple filler.

The bride chose white daisies, green kermit poms, and yellow filler arranged in a cascade style bouquet.

The Bride and Groom got married under the gazebo in the garden.

We decorated the gazebo with a garland of daisies and yellow ribbon. Two tall arrangements in silver buckets framed the couple.

The guys wore simple, white daisy boutonnieres to complement the ladies' flowers.

Our best wishes to the married couple! It was a pleasure helping you with your special day!