Monday, March 30, 2009

Pretty Spring Bouquet

This spring bridal bouquet makes us want to see some more sunshine and robins!! Pink mini callas, ranunculus, hydrangea, and white cymbidium orchids are accented with sweet smelling pearled stephanotis. It's such a soft, spring bridal look and we loved it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wedding of Lorraine and Ven

Here are some snapshots of a wedding that took place on March 7. We also helped out the bride and groom with the flowers for their rehearsal dinner (see the blog entitled "Rockin' Rehearsal Dinner"). These are the flowers they chose for their ceremony and reception--all at the Ritz.

This is the bridal bouquet. It was all purple mini callas with white cymbidium orchids. The jewels and bee pin were provided by the bride as a "special touch" for the bouquets and some of the corsages and bouts.

This was the ceremony room at the Ritz.

We provided two pieces for the front tables that had the wedding flowers to help bring color into the room.

The aisle was decorated with purple hydrangeas and ivy with ribbon tied onto the silver chairs.

The centerpieces were a cube vase with the purple hydrangea, orchids, and callas lilies-again decorated with the bride and groom's own bling.

Special thanks to the wonderful bride and groom. Lorraine and Ven--it was such a pleasure working with both of you and we were thrilled to be a part of your day!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

What a Great Night for the Louies!

Sisters Flowers was proud to be a part of the 2009 Louie Awards for the St. Louis Chapter of ISES. Sisters is a member of this special events vendor networking group. Every year, ISES gives out awards (or Louies) to vendors who have shown excellence in their specific fields and categories.

We were also on the planning committee for the awards banquet. Sisters was able to provide all of the centerpieces for the tables. Here are some of our snapshots of the event held at the Foundry Arts Centre in St. Charles.

"Wine and Dine" was this year's theme, so the linens and decor reflected the rich color and texture of a Tuscan winery.

We did three different centerpieces for the tables. This was a taller urn with hydrangeas, roses, hanging amaranthus, stock, and curly willow.

The tallest of the three centerpieces were these arrangements done in our silver stands with hanging votive candles.

The same flowers were used in these lower footed urns.

As members of ISES, we were asked to present the award for "Best Lighting" to a fellow vendor. Here are the presenters, Emily & Shelly.

One of the best parts of the evening is when Sisters Flowers won an award for "Best Floral Design"!!!! We submitted one of our weddings from last year (see the blogs from Nov. and Dec. '08 entitled "Trees at the MAC" and "Dominie's Fall Wedding") and it was picked out of a field of other fantastic floral vendors. We were very honored to be recognized.

Here are Emily & Shelly accepting the award.

We thanked all of our awesome employees and the other vendors that helped with the event. It's hard to think of things to say in front of a crowd!! :)

Thanks to ISES and all the other vendors for a great night!!

(And thanks to our husbands, Jess and John, and Emily's daughter Jennifer for being our dates!!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sisters Wins an Award

Just a quick message to say how proud we were to be honored at the St. Louis 2009 ISES Awards this past Friday. (ISES-International Special Events Society) We submitted a few of our weddings from last year in different categories and won the award for "Best Floral Design-Budget Under $10,000". We are very excited to see our staff get recognized for their hard work and dedication!!

Look for a blog to follow shortly with details/pics of the evening and of the centerpieces we did for the tables!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vibrant Reds

Lush and bright reds with hints of silver was what this bride wanted for her 3-7-09 wedding. Here are some snapshots of how we made that happen for her!!

The bridal bouquet was the epitome of lush and vibrant reds. It included mini gerbera daisies, roses, and red makara orchids within and cascading down. Crystal accents added sparkle for the bride for her special day.

The ceremony and the reception were at the DoubleTree Westport. This is a shot of our chuppah and fabric with silver curly willow and a red sash cover to bring in the wedding colors.

The guest tables featured two different centerpieces. Some of the flowers were these black cube vases filled with gerbera daisies, roses, and mini carns. in all the shades of red.

The other tables had these tall pilsner vases filled with silver curly willow and accented with bright red gerbera daisies.

This cute cake was decorated even more with layers of red carns. between the layers and at the base.

Thanks to the wonderful bride, Lisa, and her family for making this wedding a pleasure to be a part of!! Best wishes to the bride and groom!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Here's our tribute to the cutest part of a wedding......

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Rockin' Rehearsal Dinner

This was pretty much the most unique and awesome rehearsal dinner that we have ever helped with!! These snapshots were taken this past Friday in the Wine Room at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton. Our bride and groom, Lorraine and Venson, had a creative way to tie their first date (at a concert) to their rehearsal dinner--use a few of Venson's guitars from his collection and make them rotate on a bed of flowers! Easy enough!

Venson provided us with the rotating pedestals (and the guitars and stands, of course) and we went to work creating the look they wanted. We used 18" wreaths packed with red carnations and black magic roses to make a mound of red flowers for the guitars to "float" on. Then, we covered the top of the pedestal with a thick bed of rose petals. Take a look at the result!!

Notice the other guitars in the background. Each table was different and each guitar was later embellished by the groom with pictures of family and friends.

This was a truly unique and personalized event! An awesome party for an awesome couple!! We did the flowers the next day for the wedding, so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flowers for the Guys

We spend a lot of time talking all about the girls when it comes to weddings-- their dresses, their hair, their flowers. Here is a blog entirely dedicated to the guys and their flowers. (Even though, most of the time, their flowers match the girls' flowers!!) :)

Orchids make great flowers for guys. They aren't fussy and they come in lots of colors. This is a green mini cymbidium orchid.

Roses are a traditional flower for guys, even if the guys aren't traditional themselves!!

Single rose boutonnieres.

Mini calla lilies have also become popular for the men. They can be a masculine-shaped boutonniere.

Single mini calla bout.

This is a more natural-looking flower combo with green berries.

Here is a single rose with a freesia bloom added.

Another option for roses is to use spray roses. The grown-ups can have two spray rose blooms, and the ring bearer or junior groomsmen can have a single bloom.
As a general rule, the groom gets a boutonniere that distinguishes him from the rest of the guys. The other men in the wedding party often have the same flower, usually something from the and matches his bride women's bouquets. So, the moral of the story is-- it really IS all about the girls!!!