Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inspiration Picture

We recently did an event at Missouri Baptist. The person coordinating the event contacted us to make the centerpieces and to pull from a design she liked in an magazine. Here is the inspiration picture.

The colors and textures were most important to the look of the event. Birds were also being incorporated for the event, so Sisters combined the look from the picture, the birds and the budget and came up with these.......

Our version of the arrangement had the same colors and interesting textures as the inspiration without breaking the budget. The birds were added as a subtle touch.

We work with lots of inspiration pictures at Sisters. After talking to our clients, we pick the important qualities of the picture and make the design fit the needs of the event. Bring your inspiration photos with you when you meet with us!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Past, Present and Future Sisters

This is a great Sisters story! One of our dear former employees, Colleen, moved to Colorado in 2006 and started her own successful wedding flower business called Oakes Fields. SO, when another former "Sister", Christa, moved to the same area in Colorado in 2008 and started planning her own wedding, we told Christa to get in touch with Colleen. The two former "Sisters" got together and Collen did the flowers for Christa's January 2010 wedding. Here are some pictures from the wedding photographer, ironically named 2 Sisters Photography!

Christa's colors were purple and green. Colleen created lush bouquets full of texture for Christa and her bridesmaids.

Another Sisters twist to this story is that Christa's sister, Shelly, is currently an employee of Sisters Flowers in St. Louis! Christa got a job at Sisters while staying with Shelly for the summer of 2008.
And here is our future little "Sister." Amelia was present to see her Aunt Christa get married and to see her Mommy as a bridesmaid. What a doll!

Christa and her groom, Greg, enjoyed their winter wedding!

Colleen and her team at Oakes Fields did a great job with all the flowers! It was so fun to see so many of our past, present and future "Sisters" together!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Using Succulents

Using succulents is a trend that is becoming more and more popular in St. Louis. Succulents are small, star-shaped plants with plump, smooth leaves. You often see them in planters or sometimes in landscaping. They can be cut and used as a fresh green accent in bouquets and centerpieces. We love the texture that succulents can give to an arrangement. It is such a unique way to make a statement with your flowers.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Four Different Bouquets

These are some great examples of different styles bouquets can have. We designed recently these for a wedding show we did at Scott Air Force Base.

The bouquet on the bottom right is a more contemporary and sleek look. It is simple, all white callas wrapped into a clutch.

This mixed bouquet has lots of texture in each individual flower to bring interest to the whole. It has orange spray roses, ivory stock, and purple dahlias.

This is a more traditional look using Esperance roses and white mini cymbidium orchids to accent. It is very lush and romantic!

This hydrangea and rose bouquet has a very gardeny look. It differs from the "normal" bouquet in that the shades of colors are more "clumped" together to make each one stand out.

All four bouquets have their own distinct characteristics. Often, it's just personal style preference that chooses which type is best for a specific event.