September 24, 2012

Fall Goodness

FINALLY, the weather has turned just a little crisp and the air smells like autumn! Not to mention, that Saturday was the official first day of fall! In many people's minds fall is the best season of the year. Maybe the feeling of cooler air on our faces, the abundance of all things made with pumpkin and the multitude of fall festivals puts everyone in a festive mood.
We have lovely fall wreaths, plants and flowers! Which if you are looking for something different to send to someone as a birthday or other special occasion any of these would make an awesome gift. We also have Tyler Candles an Aromatique potpourri that would fill a home or office space with delicious fragrance!
One of our beautiful fall wreaths for 2012
Potted mums and mixed dish gardens

This Tyler Candle will make you want to bake some cookies!
Pumpkin Spice!

We have votives, 7oz, 14oz and 22oz in both flavors!
Aromatique potpourri in Cinnamon Cider and Currant
Pumpkin Wreath from 2011
If you are out about town enjoying this gorgeous weather please come over and visit us for a few minutes! Smells are always free and there are tons of goodies to sniff at Lisa Foster Floral Design.

September 19, 2012

Blog Post About A Blog Post!

The internet is full of blogs, websites and endless wedding ideas and sources! This summer has brought us some very interesting and unique brides (which we have posted on earlier). Through many of the websites where we are featured on we often get published on blogs. Today we received a notice of being published on Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog which provides ideas and resources for brides looking to plan their weddings. We were featured with Dixie Pixel Photography, RT Lodge and All Occasions Party Rentals some of our friends and Knoxville wedding industry colleagues.
Our beautiful bride Jordan had rustic touches to her outdoor wedding at RT Lodge. Check out Elizabeth Anne Designs for more details and to see other great wedding ideas! See a sampling of the amazing images from our friends at Dixie Pixel below enjoy!

September 13, 2012

Jhasta + Joey - Milestone Pictures!!!!!!

Jhasta Moore one of our beautiful brides both on the inside and out shared with us her wedding video by Milestone Pictures! It is so beautiful so grab some tissues! We absolutely love it when we get to see the wedding videos and hear the vows. Thank you for sharing with us, it was such an honor and pleasure working with you! A BIG thank you to Milestone Pictures for creating such an amazing video!!!

Jhasta+Joey {I gotta hit mine too...} from Milestone Pictures on Vimeo.

I Spy With My Little Eye ... LFFD NEW Sign!

As branding efforts progress here at Lisa Foster Floral Design. We can now check off the list marque sign! Our street sign if you have driven down Kingston Pike in the last 12 months has looked a little shabby (without the chic!). Since we are trying to coordinate all marketing materials with our beloved swoopy-flower design we thought what a great time to replace our sign! We wanted it to be bold and attention grabbing so we went with Lisa's favorite color as a back drop... PURPLE! Check it out! If you drive by at night let us know what you think of it all lit up!

September 11, 2012

Baby's Breath ... Really?

Recently, we have had an influx of brides wanting to use baby's breath for their weddings.

                       Let us state for the record, that there is nothing wrong with baby's breath.

     Is this phenomenon due to Pinterest... for the DIY bride as an easy fluffy flower to put together. It is possible. Most brides these days are looking for soft, romantic, VINTAGE. Words we hear on a daily basis are twine, mason jar, burlap and rustic. Why are we drawn to that particular look? What is it that makes it feel so beautiful? I think we can blame the increase of lace usage on Kate Middleton... which Royals have been trend setters for centruies. Although, I doubt any part of Kate and William's big day had anything to do with a barn, mason jars or twine! 
     Baby's breath in the past has always been used as a filler flower. Not that we LFFD girls use it as filler flowers because it is not what we consider a premium flower.  Many flower shops use it which is fine but we usually don't. A fact that many don't know about baby's breath is that it is STINKY! Yes, it smells awful. It's a toss-up between cat "wee wee" and sweaty feet. Most of the time we have to spray it with fabric softener or fabric refresher spray just so we don't gag!  
When it is bunched together by itself or with other wispy flowers it dose look like lace. It's soft and airy and gives you a bang for your buck. It is long lasting and can be used outside and holds up nicely.  
     The economy has reformulated the wedding industry as to how we put value on the important items. Most brides put value on the photography (which is the only thing that lasts after the wedding), venue, the dress and most of the time the flowers.  Flowers, are important but you can easily get away with getting budget friendly flowers that fit within your price point! If you are a DIY person then you can come up with simple and inexpensive ideas to make your wedding special and unique. Check out some photos of baby's breath ideas! Give us your feedback, have you seen baby's breath used in an interesting way? Let us know!

September 10, 2012

Club LeConte Open House - Sunday, September 9

Sunday afternoon, on a beautiful early-fall day nothing is better than getting to over look our wonderful city. Two of our team members Kim and Alyssa went to meet and greet with brides interested in having their weddings and receptions at Club LeConte. It was great seeing our vendor friends from The White Table, Wedding Wonderland, Special Notes, Rosa's Catering and many more! If you didn't attend then you missed out on good music, good company and such good food! They had a mac-n-cheese bar...with bacon (soooo good!) Check out a few photos from the event.

September 4, 2012

West High School 2012 Football Program

It is important to support local businesses, it is equally important for those local businesses to support the community. That is how living in a small town usually works and even though Knoxville's population is over 100,000 it functions like a small town. For the past several years Lisa Foster Floral Design has placed an ad with the West High School Football program which gives money toward the school. Thankfully this past Prom season we had one of our customers share some beautiful photos of her prom experience! Check out our ad when you are at the next WHS football game and save 10% on your next Homecoming or Prom order!

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