Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wedding Decoration

Any Indian wedding is incomplete without decoration. Not only weddings, in India decoration is a must on all festive occasions and cultural events. Decoration only beautifies the surroundings but also fills it with positive energy. It is a form of celebration and expressing joy. It is even considered auspicious to decorate the venue where such activities are taking place so as to draw good luck and prosperity. Thus, it becomes all the more important to decorate a wedding venue as well as the houses of the respective families.

Moreover, flower decoration is considered inevitable. Marigold is the flower which is used in decoration as a tradition. Draped and hung Marigold garlands are a common sight in any wedding house. Besides, the decoration of the wedding venue is a vast issue. It is usually handled by florists and decorators, which also take care of the seating arrangement. The flower decoration can be of many types. You can even have a flower theme for your wedding and spill color and fragrance around.

Flower decoration is the most sought after in weddings. You can completely change the look of your wedding venue with the help of the decoration. For an ethnic and traditional look you can go for, roses, orchids, marigolds, gerberas, etc. For a westernized, expensive and plush look, you can go for fresh flowers like carnations, baby roses or lilies or orchid. You can even decide the floral arrangement as per your wishes and budget. In case you have a theme, match the color of the flowers with the theme.

Flower decoration plays an important role in setting the mood of the wedding, so it is always better to choose seasonal flowers. Different flowers represent different seasons and accordingly influence the environment and people around. Therefore, if you have your wedding in autumn, choose colors like red, burgundy, amber, yellow and rust. For summer go for light and pastel shades like pink, sky blue, citrus tone and for winter go for an evergreen effect, white and sparkling silver.

Wedding Decoration

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nicole and Joel

Take a peek at the wedding of Nicole and Joel. They had a perfect day in May for their vows.

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Nicole chose a cascade bouquet for herself. It included pink stargazer lilies, ivory roses, white gerber daisies, and waxflower filler.

The bridesmaids carried mixed brightly colored gerber daisies in a round, hand-tied bouquet.

All our best to the bride and groom! It was a pleasure working with you!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving Special!

Sisters Flowers has an on-line ordering site for everyday deliveries. Take advantage of our 15% discount from now until November 30th.

Local and Nationwide delivery with personal service! Go to , select the arrangement you would like to send and enter "thanks" is the discount code box to receive 15% off your order.

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

from Emily and the Staff at Sisters Flowers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snapshots from our bride....

Here is a preview of the wedding of Kim & Chris. They sent us these cute snapshots of their fun, fall day in October.

Kim and her girls. Kim carried sahara roses and pearled stephanotis. The bridesmaids had hot pink rose and stargazer lilies.

Just married......

(Notice the cute pink wreaths on the aisle. They were used to mark the family pews.)

The whole, happy wedding party.

The centerpieces were tall trumpet vases with hot pink gladiolus with bronze alstromeria lilies.

Our best wishes to Kim and Chris!!

A special thanks to our "happy bride" for sending us these pictures!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Our Canopy/Chuppah and all it's uses...

Sisters Flowers has their own canopy/Chuppah to rent for your wedding! It is a beautiful 7 foot cedar structure that can be used with the wood exposed for an "earthy" casual ceremony, or with our white or ivory chiffon to cover the frame for a more formal look. The canopy/Chuppah can be decorated and used in many different ways. Take a look at how some of our clients have incorporated it into their weddings....

This ceremony at the Piper Palm House featured the bride and groom under the chiffon-covered canopy with a garland of greenery and red roses across the top.

The canopy was used at this ceremony to dress up the ballroom and bring focus to the "altar". The chiffon was left to looser to billow and give a romantic feel. Two large side arrangements of flowers tied in the wedding colors.

This is an example of the canopy with tulle covering to allow the wood to show through. The arrangements on the canopy and the two on the side columns complimented each other.

Custom fabric can also be purchased to accent the structure with a certain color.

For a casual or semi-outdoor wedding, consider leaving the wood exposed and decorating it with willow branches and ivy as this couple did for their wedding at the St. Louis Artists' Guild.

This Chuppah had a little bit of everything. The draping flowers across the top and on the legs showed splashes of color against the custom orange fabric.

This look was romantic with the fabric-draped Chuppah and ivy trailing down the sides.

The structure has a footprint of about 6ft. x 7ft., so it's the perfect size for all ceremonies.

Another option is to cover only the top of the Chuppah, leaving the legs exposed or accented by hanging greenery.

This Chuppah design was another variation of using the topper white using flower garlands to brighten up the exposed legs.

Our canopy has also been used and decorated for Indian ceremonies.

This canopy was utilized in a unique way. Instead of using it for the ceremony, this couple used it as a romantic flower garden surrounding their sweetheart table. The structure was decorated with all white flowers and curly willow to bring a "garden get-away" to the bride and groom inside the ballroom reception.

Any combination of these looks is possible and can be customized for your event. When calling or meeting with us, please mention that you would like to use our canopy or Chuppah as availability is limited.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Deep, Red Fall bouquets

These are some beautiful examples of red bouquets and flowers, without using all roses. Lisa and Brett were married in early October and had a very elegant reception at Hyatt Union Station.

Photos by Denash Photography.

Lisa's bouquet was a mix of several different types and textures of red flowers that included mini callas, orchids, roses, and hypericum berries.

The bridesmaids carried bouquets of all red mini callas with looped lily grass accents.

The entire reception was blanketed in candlelight. Three different sizes of votive candle holders were used in clusters on every table.

The place card table had a tall, all white arrangement on top of a trumpet vase filled with curly willow. (We LOVE the linen on this table!!)

Three different centerpieces were used to show three different looks and heights. One version was a tall cylinder with white calla lilies and curly willow (as seen in the background of this photo).

The tallest centerpiece was a trumpet vase filled at the base with white hydrangea and green hanging amaranthus with curly willow and hanging votives coming out of the top. Total height on this arrangement was approximately 5-6ft.

One-third of the tables had low cubes filled with all red flowers, similar to the bride's bouquet.

Notice how the different heights in the room bring interest to each individual table.

All our best wishes to the newlyweds!!

Also, thanks to Elizabeth at Cosmopolitan Events for coordinating the event!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thanks to our great staff!!

Now that the wedding season is winding down, we would like to thank our staff who helped us plan, design, and execute over 125 weddings and events so far this year. And what better way to thank them than to put their picture up on the world wide web!!!

Shelly, Christa, Beth, and Kirsten taking a quick second to pose while setting up a wedding.

Including Emily and David (not pictured here--lucky them!), this was our main crew for most of this year. We had some great times, some laughable times, and some not-so-laughable times, but we made this wedding season a success for Sisters! Thank you to all the ladies (and David) for being cheerful, smiling faces to work with who never left an event until the church was decorated, the buckets of flowers were carried in, and the last vase was filled. We appreciate you so much!!

Fall Wedding at the Chase--Take Two!!

We just got more shots of the wedding we did at the Chase a few weeks ago. (We also blogged about it in an earlier entry.) The bride and groom, Susie and Sandeep had two ceremonies--an American ceremony and an Indian ceremony. These photos tell the story of their day....

All of these photos were taken by a friend of the bride and groom, Michael Hersh.

First, the Indian Ceremony.....

The groom makes his traditional grand entrance.

The beautiful colors and textured fabrics made the orange circus rose bouquets stand out.

Then, the American Ceremony....

Brightly colored bouquets of fall colored flowers helped usher in this ceremony's fall theme.

The lovely bride.

All of the bouquets were a mix of the fall circus roses, orange orchids, burgundy coxcomb, and berries. The bridal bouquet had an accent of ivory ranunculus to give hers a little more of a distinctive look.

Last, but not least, the party!!
Guest tables were decorated with high and low centerpieces of all the wedding flowers and curly willow. (Check out the previous blog for more shots of the centerpieces!!)

Fantastic fall on the cake!!

All our best to the happy couple!!