Wednesday, May 25, 2016

#WhistleWhileYouWed Series: Sharlie & Jo

We're starting a new hashtag here at the Whistlestop, and it's called #whistlewhileyouwed - pretty punchy, right?!

Anyway, here on the blog, I'm going to focus on doing a series where one particular post is focused on a particular wedding, and without further adieu.. I would like to introduce to you the fabulous wedding of Sharlie & Jo!

The stunning bride & groom

Sharlie was such a fun, sweet bride; I really loved working with her! Her wedding was very elegant and classic: gold candelabras, with centerpieces that were dripping in green amaranths. Sharlie and Jo chose to host their guests at Justin's Grill, which, for those who aren't aware, have really delicious fare! Purple uplighting, along with the floral decor, really helped to set the mood for not only a beautiful event, but a fun one, too! I'm sure that each and every guest enjoyed themselves, and most importantly, that the bride and groom will always look back fondly upon their wedding day.

How elegant and chic is this?! #obsessed

The table numbers worked so well with Sharlie's centerpieces!

Sharlie chose to go with a mixture of high and low centerpieces, which is a very popular choice among brides. Why, you may ask? It helps tease the eye; and add depth and dimension to a room. This is a great way to also have two different styles of centerpieces, too: perfect for a bride that may be torn between two ideas!

Photography by Sarah Heppell Photography

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Proms, Balls, & Cotillions.. Oh my!

'Tis the season.. for Junior Proms and Senior Balls!

It has been so busy here at the shop; we've been getting everyone ready for the big dance! Or, for some of you - many dances! It really is a lot of fun to work with our clients who are going to their prom or ball, especially when they bring in their dress to help pick the perfect wrist corsage. One of our girls did that this past weekend, and it was such a blast to help her craft a unique and custom wrist corsage: I'm positive that she's going to have such an amazing evening!

That being said, there's a lot of new things in the wonderful world of prom flowers; things that weren't widely available ten years ago. With different types of bracelets, ranging from freshwater pearl styles to ones that are entirely covered in crystals, there's honestly something for every look! Tulle with sparkles, tulle without sparkles.. feathers with sparkles, feathers without sparkles! The options really are quite endless - if only it were this way when I was in high school! We girls sure do love our accessories, don't we?

Here's some pictures of our "prom bar" in the store, so you can get an idea of all the different things I've been talking about. If you or someone you know is in the market for a wrist corsage, boutonniere, flower crown or fun hair clip.. send 'em on over! And if any of you are getting married, and wanted to do any of our keepsake bracelets for your wrist corsages on order, just say the word; it can be made possible.

This is our "prom bar"! 

Each dish has different types of bracelets that can be used for wrist corsages..

..with the ever popular sparkly bracelets!

Here's one of our wrist corsages that will be picked up today; I think it's 
safe to say that the recipient is going to love it!

What do you think? Do you wish you could go to prom all over again?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding season is here, everyone! Well, it's been here for a few weeks now, but with the blooming of trees, flowers, and shrubs, it just feels more like spring! I'm sure many of you can agree, that with the earth coming alive, you come alive along with it.. :)

Now that it's officially spring, with summer just around the corner, many brides are getting ready to walk down the aisle. All of the preparation is coming together, each detail is stacked on top of the other, all to form the magical day that you say "I do." So much thought and emphasis is placed on the dress you wear for your wedding day, but what about rehearsal dinner?! It's surely an excellent opportunity to wear a lovely white dress, romper, or otherwise, and I've found some options that would be not only tasteful and sophisticated, but comfortable, too! These pieces are also great for your honeymoon, or even just a nice dinner date with your new husband during the warmer months.

Click on the image below to view the widget of different looks that would be great options for a rehearsal dinner! There's even quite a few of these that are on sale!