Monday, June 28, 2010

Fabulous Cath Kidston styled wedding at Hacienda San Jose

Never in all my years as a stylist have I ever met my match with one of my brides, and I was truly astounded by Rebecca's talent and her attention to all the details that went into styling her wedding. A girl that is definitely in the wrong job for sure.
This wedding was organised and catered for by Heather at Fiestasol, beautifully photographed by Kris McGuirk and apparently, as I always leave far too early, a fabulous night of dancing followed with Rob the DJ.

Everything you see here was created by Rebecca, a graphic designer based in the UK.
I already knew this was going to be a stunning wedding, as Rebecca has been working hard on producing a portfolio of stationery for our shop here in Spain last winter, and I had been enlightened to most of what she was planning, but she still left my jaw dropping when I saw the amount of work she had put into her own fabulous day.

Nothing was left to chance, even the baby's nappy pants were styled with the baby's name and she was dressed in a mini Cath Kidston, but we do not have photos of this which is a shame, hoping we will get some though as it was so cute!

We filled in the gaps with Rebecca's flowers and dressed the tables for her, but her attention to the details was truly amazing from the table names with photos on, to the personalised sweet jars for every guests.

The fabulous candy and icecream bar for when hot guests arrived back from the church, the mirrored disco ball, the personalised wooden initials, the fairy lights her electrician father installed the day before, the list was endless.

Needless to say if Rebecca ever decides to up roots and move to Spain, we have already offered her a job. Rebecca is also promoting her stationery through our shop here in Spain so if you would like the same attention to details and stationery created here please do contact us for more information.

Our congratulations to Rebecca and Rob and hoping Rebecca is now having a well earned rest on her honeymoon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fabulous Wedding Cakes

I was racking my brains tonight as to how I met Fi from Sweet Things by Fi, and it was at the Fuengirola Wedding Fair last November.
I am a creative person and can spot another dedicated artistic professional within a mile that is truly commited to their art, whether it be styling, interiors, photography, writing skills or cakes.
Whatever their particular skill is, these fabulous characters live, eat and dream their professional lives, it is not a job, it is a passion which shows in their products.
Fi is one of these people that is truly dedicated to her profession and such a lovely fun person to get to know.
Fi recently launched her website and we have recommended her and used her for many of our weddings now, in one word fabulous:) Some of Fi's cakes are on display in our shop and are to die for apart from the fact they are dummy cakes!
If you are looking for the most up to date and modern wedding cake maker here, check out Fi's new site
All Fi's cakes are individually designed and are bespoke so email her for more information.
It is a delight to know and work with Fi and an experience if you meet her and her mother after a long lunch :)!!!!!!!

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.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Before & After Country Kitchen

Kerri, of {Driftwood Interiors}, had plans of designing a new kitchen like the one in the first two images. One day while her husband was at work, she decided it was time for an update until they were able to actually remodel. Since structurally the kitchen was in good condition, but just looked fresh out of the 80's (when it was built), she decided to take matters into her own DIY hands. Armed with spray gun, she was able to transform her kitchen for less than $500. Found via {Apartment Therapy}

In Kerri's words:
"I love what a difference a simple coat of paint has made to the room – it’s now so light and airy, and it looks much bigger. But my favourite element came about by covering the brick island with beadboard, which totally changed the feel of the room. The dark brick screamed 80’s style, and by replacing it I think I’ve managed to inject some charm and style into a space that was sadly lacking both. The room was functional but very tired, and with just a little paint, some new cabinet hardware, and a bit of elbow grease it now has a fresh, contemporary feel."

Calligraphy Stamps!

Today while I was at the gym, reading through this month's Martha Stewart Weddings magazine (because I'm obsessed with weddings), I came across an article about the wonderful world that is This month is dedicated to DIY weddings and one of the Etsy items they talked about in the article was {Emilie Friday}. I LOVE, LOVE , LOVE these! Such a beautiful alternative to traditional calligraphy. Here are some stamps from Emilie Friday as well as {Primele}. In addition to the calligraphy stamps, check out some of the other { Shops} featured in the magazine.

Crane & Co. Hand Painted Bordered Cards

I definitely learned something new and surprising today! Nole from {Oh So Beautiful Paper} posted photos from {Crane & Co.}'s booth at this year's {Stationary Show}, where they demonstrated their craft of hand painting every single card from their bordered stationary collection. It was demonstrated by two of their hand-bordering artisans. I had no idea they did that by hand! I didn't think it was possible to love their work any more...but I do now!

Kate & Breigha's Save the Dates

Over the past couple of weeks I have been working with a friend of mine from grade school/high school. who is getting married! I designed, printed, and assembled their Save the Dates. They were so easy to work with and I truly appreciate the opportunity to have been able to do this for them. Here is a bit of the process we went through until selecting the final design they wanted to go with. Aside from the Save the Date cards, I designed and printed custom wrap-around mailing labels. The backings and the envelopes were made made with hydro-electricity with a chlorine free process and 30% post-consumer waste. I look forward to working more with them in the coming months! Congrats you two :)

Homemade Turkey Meatballs

Every once in a while I like to share a bit of the cooking and baking I love to do. This time it was delicious turkey meatballs with an awesome rice that I got from Trader Joe's that is long-grain brown rice, black barley and daikon radish seeds.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Ok, so clearly I absolutely LOVE dessert tables as you can tell. Here is yet another beautiful spread by {Eat Drink Pretty} found at {Style Me Pretty}. From the plates, cake stands and vases to the the desserts and the use of is so elegant. I love the vintage touch :) This table was done in celebration of Eat Drink Pretty's blogiversary!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

LOST Poster Giveaway Winners!

So...I wasn't able to pick only 2 of the best comments from the ones posted - luckily I was able to get one more from the artist/designer, {Steven Hasegawa} and have picked 3 winners! Congrats and thank you for your comments!

Please send email me your mailing information ASAP!