Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Very Special Wedding......

This is an exceptional week at Sisters Flowers. Our very own David is marrying his bride, Traci, this Saturday. David has been a part of the Sisters team for a number of years. He has helped deliver, set-up and complete numerous weddings right along with us. We have been so fortunate to work next to you, David!

Now, we get the great joy and sincere honor of designing all of the beautiful flowers for David and Traci's wedding. We have been talking and planning for months to come up with a look that will "wow" this very special couple. This week, the studio has been buzzing with excitement. The flowers encompass our work area and we all have visions of orchids dancing in our heads.

It has been and will be a pleasure to be a part of this wedding. All of the staff at Sisters feel the same--what better way to give back to a fellow "Sister" than with flowers?!

To David and Traci-- We wish you all the happiness for your wedding day and, most importantly, for all the days that come after. We look forward to helping you celebrate the day!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Wedding at St. Frances de Salles and Millennium Hotel

Nicole was such a cute bride! She got married on May 21st at St. Frances de Salles. She carried a very romantic bouquet of peonies and Sahara roses. Have a look!

The textures of these flowers together are so lush and full!

Ready to go!

The reception was at the Millennium Hotel. We did some high and some low centerpieces in the ivories and champagnes of the ceremony flowers. The tall centerpieces were in our tall silver stands.

Best wishes to the bride and groom!!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Guess Where This Bouquet Went......

We put this cute little tussy together for a client of ours. He proposed to his girl at top of the Arch and gave her this bouquet of pretty pink flowers. Cute, cute, cute!!! She said yes, by the way.......


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let's Do the Math- Aisle Petals

Aisle petals are a common last minute add-on in our business. Usually, clients see a pretty picture in a magazine of an aisle covered in petals or two very simple rows lining either side. Of course this seems like a reasonable addition to the flower order. How much can petals cost, right?

Let us shed a little light on pricing and estimating petals. We see lots of pictures of rose-petaled aisles- some simple, other with designs. Let's take an aisle like this one:

This aisle has a lush bed of petals lining it all the way down. This is a very common request by our brides and the price can vary greatly depending on the length of the aisle. Our estimation is that 6000 rose petals can give you a similar coverage for about 15-20 feet. Let's say you have a 40 foot aisle (which would need 80 feet of petal for both sides). Conservatively, you would need 24000 rose petals to achieve a similar look for both sides of the aisle. Starting to sound pricey, right?

Pricing the petals is a bit more difficult. Some florists can order boxes of petals from wholesalers that sell them at a reduced price. Sometimes colors can be limited or substituted. Other florists prefer to buy the roses and make the petals themselves. The least expensive way is usually the boxed petals. In our market, a box of 6000 petals can range anywhere from $200-225 and up. Of course this can fluxuate if a specific shade of a color is needed and would be considered a special order. So, using our estimations, a 40 foot aisle would cost about $800 to have petal coverage like the picture above.

Certainly, you can save a little if you don't have as many petals covering the aisle, but keep in mind, even half as many would still be a fair amount to consider as a last minute add-on. Some websites also sell rose petals, but think first! When you purchase them yourself, you will need a cool place to store them and you will need someone on the day of to be in charge of placing them. Most importantly, always check with your wedding florist before purchasing any fresh goods that are not from them.

Using your newly acquired math skills, take a look at the pictures below and "do the math" on these aisles!

If you are considering aisle petals, we hope to inform you enough that you can budget for the aisle of your dreams in the beginning instead of hoping you can afford it later.

Friday, June 3, 2011

All White Peony Bouquet

So simple, yet so pretty........