Monday, January 25, 2016

Don't Forget---Sisters Floral Design Studio is on Pinterest

We know that LOTS of our brides, grooms, moms, bridesmaids, and even some dads use Pinterest for their wedding planning.  Don't forget to look at our Pinterest boards, too!  We have boards by flower color as well as by category (bouquets, ceremony and reception decor, etc.).  Here is a preview of some of the images you will find there:

Enjoy your pinning!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Vintage Design with Metallic Accents

This vintage tablescape we created focused on the very popular blush and ivory color scheme.  We added other accents of gold, mercury, and crystal to give everything a more formal look in this outdoor setting.  Images by Storybook Photography.

Many different metallics were used together on the table.  We love this combination of formal accents!

The flower arrangements were done in a mercury compote for a traditional vintage look.

A special thanks to Heartland Estate for letting us borrow their perfectly vintage venue for this design!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pantone Colors for 2016- Rose Quartz & Serenity

For those of us who use color as a large element of our occupation, the Pantone Color of the year can play a significant role.  Pantone is a color institute that is used as a reference for fashion design, interior decorating, paint tones, printing, and a variety of other color-based businesses.  Every year, they choose a color that is "a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude."  This year, they have selected two colors- Rose Quartz and Serenity- as their colors of the year.

How does this affect wedding flowers?  Usually, we see an upswing of bridesmaids dresses, linens, or stationary accents in the Pantone shades after the color of the year selection is made.  This, in turn, affects the types and shades of flowers that we would recommend to coordinate with these elements.  There are several flower types that come in a Rose Quartz shade.  In comparison, the choices of blooms in a Serenity tone are much more limited.  There are simply fewer flowers that grow in any shade of blue, making it a challenge.  However, other cool tones could be added to this color palatte to give a larger range of flower selections.  For instance, shades of purple, lavender, and green would coordinate well in the cool color family,  Warm tones that could be added to the pair could range from cantaloupe to coral to red. 

Overall, the Pantone selections can be a fun way to choose your color scheme.  If you aren't in love with this year's shades, you can check out past year's winners as well.  Have fun with color!