Monday, May 31, 2010

Third Degree Glass Factory

This colorful reception at the Third Degree Glass Factory was this past spring. Teals and oranges were used to celebrate the bride's Indian heritage.

The flowers were a bright mix of oranges including roses, gerber daisies and tulips. The centerpieces alternated high and low vases for some table variety.

This shot by Gail Fleming shows the whole room after it was set with linens and lighting. The room was splashed with color.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sahara Roses

Saharas are one of our favorite roses to use. They have an awesome neutral tan color with just a hint of blush pink. They are one of the most versatile roses and work great with any color combo. Here is a shot of a white peony and Sahara rose bouquet that Sisters did recently.

The Saharas are medium-sized compared to most other roses. What they lack in size they make up for in lushness. They open very wide to reveal their rich sand-colored centers. Consider Sahara roses when choosing your flowers.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lily Grass Accents

Lily grass can be a great way to give your bouquet a little more interest and a slight contemporary feel. This bright bouquet of circus roses and flame mini callas has just a touch of looped lily grass around the edge instead of a more traditional greenery.

The loops really give the bouquet a more finished look than it would have without the grass. Lily grass can be a solid dark green like this or it can be a variegated light and dark green. Always ask about using greenery as another accent element to your bouquets.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lush, Garden Centerpieces

Loose, lush and garden-y are some of the words we have been hearing this season. The vintage-garden look is very popular for bouquets as well as centerpieces. Here is a collage with some great examples of garden centerpieces with lots of texture.

Our blog is full of other great examples of lush, vintage-style bouquets and arrangements. Look back at our past work!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spotlight on lighting!

Lighting at a ceremony, reception or special event can make a huge difference in the mood of the party. The following images show centerpieces with and without pin-spotting. The first photo shows short, full arrangements on the tables without any special lighting or effects.

This image shows the same tables and centerpieces highlighted with pin-spotting.

The centerpieces are illuminated at each table and the lighting really showcases each piece. Pin-spotting can be fairly inexpensive and really makes an impact in your room. Consider using special lighting to highlight the special touches you have added to your event.

"Lighting makes the room. It evokes mood and feeling inside a room that otherwise could look a bit too dark or a bit too bright. The centerpieces on your table disappear when the sun goes down and the room gets dark but with pin spot lighting they are highlighted and make a statement all night." -Ali Phillips, Professional Bridal Consultant and owner of Engaging Events by Ali

Photos provided by the fabulous Ali Phillips,


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 6- Saturday

Saturday To Dos: Check and load all wedding flowers. Deliver each event with a smile and be sure that all aspects of the flower contract are completed with our own Sisters touch!

All the Sisters designers split up into teams. Each team for the day has a specific event and set of instructions. The teams will deliver and set-up each event with our own Sisters touch. Nothing will be left to chance when our teams personally handle the delivery and set-up!
Here's one of the vans, loaded and ready to go!

Some of the centerpieces go to the City Museum.

This wedding was delivered to Piper Palm House. Personal flowers for the girls are lined up in vases and waiting!

Here comes the cute bride!

We also did aisle flowers at Piper Palm. Here are some before and after shots.

An very excited ring bearer!

Here is Beth decorating a sanctuary for a different wedding.

Such a sweet and beautiful bride!

Happy bridesmaid!

Shelly and Beth set up this reception at Norwood Hills Country Club. Tall centerpieces are constructed on site and smaller bowls are placed on the opposite tables.

Here are the cherry blossom branches at the reception! They bloomed out and were gorgeous at the Viking!

We had a very eventful and successful week! Thanks to all who have been following along!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 4 and 5- Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday To Dos: Finish all bouquets and centerpieces and pre-pack for Saturday.

Everyone works together to put the finishing touches on the weddings. Bouquets and other personal flowers are finished as well as centerpieces.

We make flower petals the old fashioned way!!

Apples are put into vases for centerpieces and then pre-packed into boxes for Saturday.

When everything is done, we load up the van and take all the cardboard boxes to the recycling center!

The cooler is full and Saturday will be here soon enough!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 3- Wednesday

Wednesday To-Dos: Process cherry blossom branches, start working on personal flowers, organize cooler!

This particular week, we have large centerpieces with cherry blossom branches. Even though it had been unseasonably warm, our supplier was able to secure us the very last of the season's blossom branches. They came in and they were VERY, VERY tall!!!

Each branch needs to be re-cut, put in water and moved to the cooler to keep their blooms from dropping. The branches are so thick, that we use a small saw to trim each branch. Then, we organize the cooler and squeeze the branches in!!

In the middle of all of the branch hub-bub, another client of ours drops off some glass teapots for a fundraiser event we were doing the following week! There's never a dull moment!!

Once all of the processing is finished, Kirsten and Shelly work on personal flowers. They are able to work on boutonnieres and some bouquets.

As the day draws to a close, Kirstin gets one more thing in the cooler! Tomorrow will be a big day!