Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Now That's a Bouquet!

Here's a sneak peek at a bouquet we did for a wedding this past weekend. The bride wanted this flowing orchid bouquet to almost touch the ground as she walked down the aisle. Our designer, Shahla, made that request a reality with about 5 different kinds of orchids and one very heavy bouquet!

When it was completed, this bouquet was approximately 4 feet long! Professional shots of the bride carrying it when we get them!!!



Monday, May 23, 2011

Prom at Lumen

We had the pleasure of designing flowers for a prom held a Lumen. We did some cluster centerpieces and some tall arrangements with up-lights. Here are our snapshots at the set-up.

The clusters included three vases all of one type of flower- blue delphinium, blue hydrangea and purple stock. The tall centerpieces were white birch branches with purple larkspur and makara orchids. The whole arrangement was up-lit with an LED disc.

Fun flowers for a fun party!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sisters Flowers teams up with Blushing Bride

We are happy to announce that one of our team will be visiting Blushing Bride in Shiloh on select Fridays this summer and fall. The wonderful staff at Blushing Bride is allowing us to be present to talk to anyone interested in speaking about wedding flowers. Sisters will bring along pictures of our work to view and wedding flower FAQs to take home. Come and visit us on Fridays at Blushing Bride!! Give us a call if you would like to make an appointment to meet us there!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Tropical Inspired Centerpieces

These are some snapshots of a tall and short centerpiece we did recently as a mock-up for a client. Bright, tropical flowers were the order of the day!

The Tall:

The Short:


Monday, May 9, 2011

Gomphrena as a Wedding Flower

These unique flowers are a very interesting addition to any arrangement. Gomphrena have globular blooms about the size of a quarter that grow in summer and early fall. They come in white, yellow, pink and purple and can be used in various ways for weddings. This is a picture of yellow gomphrena and callas in a bridesmaid's bouquet that we recently designed.

The gomphrena has a very interesting texture mixed with other flowers or alone. Here is an example of a gomphrena boutonniere. The pink blooms you see are smaller than the yellow ones in the bouquet above. When the blooms are smaller, a few can be used in a boutonniere. If the blooms are larger, we recommend one bloom for the men.

Just another suggestion for those who are looking for flowers that are a little out of the box!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

KSDK Royal Wedding Bouquets

Here are some of our snapshots of the Royal Wedding Bouquets during Tuesday's live newscast of KSDK's Royal Wedding coverage.

Here is our replica of Kate's bouquet. (This beautiful model happens to be one of our brides for this September, Danielle!)

Here is our cost-effective version of the Royal bouquet made of freesia.

Royal Wedding Fun!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Wedding Flowers

So much to talk about, so little blog space! The royal wedding has come and gone. It was as beautiful as we all thought it would be. All around the world people watched to see Kate's dress, the Royal Family and, of course, the flowers!

This morning, flower designs by Sisters Flowers are being featured on Channel 5 in a segment about the big wedding live at Blushing Bride in Shiloh, IL. In case you won't see it live, here are some shots of the royal flower replicas we were asked to create.

Kate's bouquet was a small, tear-drop shaped bouquet of lily of the valley, Sweet William, hyacinth, and myrtle. Though it had a very understated look, it was a very intricate bouquet full of very delicate blooms.

In our replica, we used approximately 120 stems of lily of the valley, accented with stephanotis blooms and Italian ruscus with a similar shape to Kate's.

We also designed an American version that would be a little more cost effective, but still has the look and feel of the original. Our version has freesia, heather and Italian ruscus in the same tear-drop shape. (Refer to our previous blog segment "Let's Do the Math" on lily of the valley for info about pricing the blooms.)

It's fun to see what the upcoming trends in flowers will be based on social media and events. The Royal Wedding is the epitome of all these things. We had fun discussing, speculating and ultimately designing around this event.

Thanks to Jamie at Blushing Bride for this awesome opportunity!