Monday, August 30, 2010

Pops of Color

Sometimes having a pastel color scheme doesn't mean you should shy away from bright colors. Here are two weddings that had somewhat subdued color schemes with pops of color.

The bride's bouquet had peach and white accents to her bright pink peonies. Her bridesmaids' bouquets stayed very subdued in just whites and blush pinks.

The centerpieces at the Piper Palm House carried through the pastel peaches and pinks with the pops of pink peonies.

Another bride we had that same weekend also used a pastel color scheme and added in pops of orange. Her bridal bouquet was a very sweet mix of ivories and blush pinks with bright orange ranunculus to accent.

Her bridesmaids carried a slightly brighter version, but still with the ivories and pinks.

Bright kissing ball for the flowergirl!

The centerpieces at Eden Seminary also had pops of orange mixed in with gardeny whites and blush pinks.

Bright colors can mix well with pastels and add an extra "pop" to your event.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Very Cool Flower Lamps!

Just as of the centerpieces from Emily and Mike's reception (you saw their ceremony in a previous blog). Emily wanted this lamp look for her reception at Neo. We incorporated her hot pink color with gladiolas that were contained within a large cylinder vase.

We then added the lampshade on top (with LED lights inside) and an LED disc at the base. The whole arrangement was lit up like an actual lamp. It was very cool and contemporary and went well with the space at Neo.

The opposite tables had three vases of hot pink flowers-one with hydrangea, one with peonies and one with carnations.

The long head table was decorated with the bouquets from the ceremony. The whole event had a very sleek look with the bride's pops of pink!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dunk Mug - Genius!

This has got to be one of the most creative and functional designs I have seen in a while! Several people I know would LOVE to have one of these! No more juggling a mug and a plate :) This would make a great gift item.

Pistachio Press

Check out these beautiful letterpress invitations by {Pistachio Press}. Pistachio Press was officially launched during the summer of 2007, and informally since 2003 when Rachel Hetzel, a native of upstate New York, drove to Ohio to buy her first letterpress. Since then, she has accumulated several hundreds pounds of type and three more presses. It is her printmaking background that has helped drive her passion for paper and ink. She now prints fine stationary, social invitations, and limited edition prints. Pistachio Press is an environmentally conscious studio, using rubber-based inks and biodegradable citrus-based solvents for cleaning. She prints on 100% tree-free cotton papers or recycled papers that are 30% post-consumer waste.

~ Heavy Metal Letterpress ~

Last month, {Miguel Castro's} beautiful letterpress baby shower invitation design made it on {Oh So Beautiful Paper}, one of my favorite blogs! I am so proud of all the amazing work he has been producing and even more proud to see him published there! I love the added touch of stitching the two pages together at the top. Check out more of his work at {Heavy Metal Letterpress}and be prepared to be very impressed!

While looking around on {Oh So Beautiful Paper}, I came across this wonderful {letterpress book} that I have ordered and can't wait to look through it!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bright and Fresh

This wedding had such a refreshing seasonal feel for early summer. Crisp whites, yellows and greens were the main colors.

These bouquets, in the window at the church, were what the bridesmaids carried. The bridal bouquet- held below by a bridesmaid- had the same flowers but with added green cymbidium orchids.

We think all of our brides are gorgeous!

The guys' bouts. were a mix of green hypericum berries and yellow solidago.

The centerpieces at the City Museum were a mix of high and low arrangements. The tall vases included hanging votives that added an extra ambiance once the lights were dimmed.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Sisters Flowers has a new location!

We are growing and moving up! Sisters Flowers has recently moved into their bigger and better location on East Clinton in Kirkwood. Pictures of the new design studio will be on the blog and Facebook soon!! We are so excited to showcase our talents at a larger facility that will contain all of our consultation, design and productions needs.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

ten.ten.ten Updates

If you haven't been to the ten.ten.ten website in a while, you need to check it out. Lindsi and Shane have been spending a lot of time with their vendors getting details sorted out for their big day! It's coming fast, so check out the blog!!

Sisters Flowers will be on there very soon!!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ceremony of Emily and Mike

Here's a cute couple who just got married in June. Take a look at their romantic ceremony at SLU College Church.........their really cool reception at Neo will follow in an upcoming blog!!

Emily's bouquet was a mix of white peonies, green cymbidium orchids, and bright pink waxflower.

The bridesmaids' flowers were bright pink peonies, pink hydrangea and roses, jade berries and variegated greenery around the edge.

Here is a cute picture of Mike walking his mom down the aisle! How sweet!!!
Stay tuned for the hot pink reception for this fun couple!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Los Olivos Wedding

Those who know me well, know that I LOVE the color grey :) Black, white and grey make up much of my wardrobe and as far as home decorating goes, I tend to stick to neutrals for the most part. When I read that this bride's favorite color was grey, it explained why I fell in love with the decor of {this wedding} and the choice of colors used. It was a perfect mix of elegant contemporary and rustic vintage. From the the incredibly unique chandelier, lace table runners and fabric/ribbon covered candle holders to the place setting numbers and menus. My favorite part of all was the fact that the bridesmaid dresses were not only each different, but they were actually all white! It is usually considered a huge fashion faux pas to wear white as a guest to a wedding let alone those standing up with the bride and groom! I thought it was an absolutely beautiful decision and turned out looking amazing with all the different styles and textures of each dress. Thank you {Style Me Pretty} for always featuring such amazing events that are truly masterpieces.

3-Ring Circus Baby Shower

I have definitely seen a lot of beautiful and creative baby shower ideas, but this one is just something else! Such a fun theme, so creative, and well done...down to every small detail! The concept of a {3-Ring Circus} with this adorable couple expecting a baby is too perfect :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hidden Compartment in Wall Behind TV

Ok, so...{this} is pretty much GENIUS! Not much more I can say :) There is even additional storage space and access to cables from the other side of the wall, that when closed, is not an obvious closet! Well done.

Laid Back Cottage

One of my favorite sites, {Apartment Therapy} featured a house tour of Michael Jon Watt's Michigan cottage. It is a total of 818 square feet with a full basement. Here is what he has done with it in the two years he has lived there. {Click here} to learn more about resources and details about each room.

Beadboard, Chair Railing, and Moulding

I have always been really drawn to the look of beadboard and chair railing in homes. Lately I have been seeing a lot more homes with moulding added to walls and ceilings, creating beautiful framed sections. Here are some of my favorite styles...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Luminous Light at the Planetarium

The Planetarium in Forest Park is such an awesome venue for a reception. We recently worked there with centerpieces that had a "twinkle" all their own!!

These tall cylinder vases were filled with apples and curly willow. Iris and orchids added color and a disc LED light made the water glow.

Short, lush arrangements with LED lights decorated the opposite tables.

The Planetarium was dotted with beams of light on the tables and on the ceiling! This is an example of how table decor can really add to the design of a wedding--highlighting not only the small details, but the big picture at the venue as well!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm Back!!!

It has been FAR TOO LONG since I have been able to sit down and get to blogging! I have missed it so much! My little brother graduated college, we went on a family vacation, I went to a destination wedding in Cancun, moved to a new apartment, been busy at's been nuts! But I am back now and ready to share a ton :)

Being that I just moved, I have been thinking a lot about decorating and furniture. One of my main challenges over the past few weeks has been figuring out the seating in my living room/dining room area. I only have enough room really for one main couch and a chair, so I have been trying to come up with some other ideas. I seem to be drawn to the idea of cute floor cushions or putting cushions in front of the fireplace. Today I came across these awesome retro {bean bag chairs} on Etsy and had to share! LOVE them!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Beautiful Tent Reception

This gorgeous set-up was for a wedding reception we did in Cuba, MO at the groom's family's lake house. The linens, tent, and flowers all flowed so well together with the backdrop of their beautiful home.

(Photos by CMR Photographer)

This sweet bride brought us her own vases in all shapes and sizes. We designed a different arrangement for each vase in her colors with a very gardeny feel.