Thursday, April 29, 2010
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. Starting in 2008, in an effort to be even more environmentally aware, Sisters Flowers began offering a vase rebate for used vases purchased from us for weddings or events.
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 helps recycle these vases by offering a rebate. We 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!!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
"Flowers, herbs and spices have been used in weddings for centuries. Today, the main purpose they have is to decorate our venues or complement formal clothing. However, in ancient times their use was more spiritually oriented. The bride carried aromatic bunches of garlic, herbs and spices to keep evil spirits away. Strong smells were related to protection from evil forces and mysticism. In ancient Greece and Rome, both the bride and groom wore a garland made out of strong-smelling herbs and spices around their necks. The garland was a symbol of love and happiness. Ancient Greeks also used flowers and plants to make a crown for the bride to wear and were considered a gift from nature. Although some cultures and religions still use herbs to celebrate marriages, they have lost their place in modern weddings and flowers are becoming increasingly important.
In some countries, the history and role of wedding flowers has remained and many practices continue to be preformed. Here are some of the traditions that are still important elements of every wedding, and not only in the countries where they originally appeared. Some of them are also the base of traditions we currently follow worldwide.
**Germany: both the bride and groom hold candles with flowers and ribbons tied to them during the ceremony.
**Sweden: the bridesmaids carry little bouquets of aromatic herbs.
**Austria: the brides crown their veils with the flowers of life.
**England: the bride and her bridesmaids walk to the church together. A little girl would lead them to the church while sprinkling flowers along the path. This tradition prevails in modern weddings with the "flower girls."
**India: rose petals are sprinkled over the bride and groom at the end of the wedding ceremony to help ward off any evil spirits.
Starting in the form of herbs and spices, flowers have always been an important element to weddings--not only for their undeniable beauty but also for their historical significance symbolic meanings."
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sisters is here to let you know that a cascade bouquet doesn't have to be the stereotypical long, dangling, "large-and-in-charge" bouquet. If done in a more modern style, cascades can be a very feminine and delicate look for your wedding day. Here are some examples from our portfolio:
This bouquet is an example of how a cascade can still be gardeny. All the texture of a hand-tied style is included in this flowy bouquet--a cascade done in a slightly modern style. Long, green lily grass is used to add length while giving the design a little flair. The bride is not overpowered by this bouquet. It compliments her well without stealing the show.
This is a tear-drop shaped bouquet. All of the flowers are tight to form a less flowing cascade shape. This is another option if you like the forward-facing bouquets, but don't want too much of a cascade.
Even though hand-tied bouquets seem to be the most popular, there are still many gardeny and slightly modern options available if you prefer a cascade bouquet.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
(Photo by Burns Photography)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
The bridal bouquet was a glorious fall mix of reds, yellows, and oranges using gerbers, berries, tulips, roses, and mini callas.
Wildflower Loft was the reception venue for this happy couple. Short cube arrangements in the wedding colors decorated the room.