• Lille Syster Paper Flowers Give Floral Arrangements a New Twist

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

Flowers that never go bad? Yep, you heard it here. Instead of fresh flowers for your next event, try Lille Syster Paper Flower Arrangements. These handmade beauties are made to last and are crafted out of paper! While planning to host her little sister’s bridal shower, owner Katie Antonson was searching for unique decorations, but couldn’t find anything that quite fit the bill, so she made her own. “After experimenting with many kinds of decorations ... the paper flower garlands were born,” Antonson says. Once the flowers were a big hit at the shower, her sister wanted the fun paper creations at the wedding as well. It was then Antonson began to build her brand, Lille Syster, which means little sister in Swedish, and in 2013, Antonson left her teaching career to make her brand a full-time gig.

“Each Lille Syster arrangement begins with color. I let the color tell the story and build the flowers around that story. Each petal is cut by hand and formed into a beautiful paper flower,” Antonson says. Made by one of the first paper florists in the U.S., arrangements are for all events, including corporate events and meetings. “They create a stir when people first see them. In addition, they are great as takeaways ... raffle them off at the end of the event, or even use them for another event,” she adds. “We can also incorporate logos and branding into each arrangement.”

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

2020 was on track to be a record year. For some catering companies across the state, continuous growth year-over-year had set them up for success, and they thought it would be their best 365 days yet.

And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.