Woodland in Chicago

Chicago, with all it's beauty, is an urban, concrete jungle. When a bride comes with a vision of holding a woodland landscape in her hands- we welcomed the unique challenge. Raquel and Ian exchanged their vows in the garden of Firehouse Chicago in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. She held a one of a kind bouquet filled with moss, thistle, ferns, white dendrobium orchid blooms, and delicate white wax flower. 

Carrying the outdoors inside, we decorated the natural wood farm tables with lush garlands of ferns. A clear glass terrarium welcomed guests to take a peak into nature. Sure, hints of the city broke through, but over all this couple was able to escape into the wilderness as they started the perfectly wild adventure of marriage together. 

Special thank you to Michelle at Firehouse Chicago for being an amazing venue manager to work with. And an equally special Thank You to the talented Tuan of Tuan B and Co for capturing all the elements of this day! 

A Touch of Boho

When a couple comes to us with a bohemian vision, our creative juices really start flowing. Tara and Derek gave us the perfect opportunity to mix romantic colors of burgundy,  magenta and blush with tropical ferns and lush greenery to create an exotic look. 

The bride carried a natural bouquet bursting with texture. The groom complimented her with a burgundy boutonniere, while her ladies held smaller gatherings of greens and blushes. Even their four legged love made an appearance in his very own garland collar! 

They said "I Do" at Ravenswood Event Center under a birch structure cascading with ferns, and roses of every shade of pink. We later repurposed the statement piece as the backdrop for their donut bar! We had two styles of centerpieces- a lush green garland interspersed with golden pillar candles and jaw dropping gold compotes overflowing with greenery and pops of floral. 

Special thank you to Leah Moyers Photography for capturing the details of this day so beautifully! 

Garlands at Lacuna Lofts

The artist lofts at Lacuna are filled with tons of unique touches from colorful rhino sculptures to structures made of old frames and antique mechanical parts.  Add to that exposed brick and beams and it can be overwhelming to try and compete with the decor.  This is why our Bride and Groom opted to compliment the Loft with  fresh green garlands and classic ivory blooms. 

The Bride carried a very naturally shaped bouquet overflowing with peonies, calla lilies, ranunculus, roses and textured greenery. On trend, her bridesmaids carried minimalistic peony bouquets with olive foliage.  Large arrangements in gold footed vases drew focus to the ceremony space without challenging the city sky line backdrop. Garlands that lined the aisle were repurposed on the farm tables for dinner with wood slabs and candles (a great money saving tip!). 

Coordination for this beautiful event was executed by the great ladies at Naturally Yours Events! Check out some detail shots below, courtesy of the amazing Sally O'Donnell Photography

New Year's Eve Wedding at Ovation

A wedding in the winter can be risky business here in the Midwest. Thankfully, Halyna & Joshua's New Year's Wedding was filled with warm colors, warm hearts and warm wishes! The flowers had a dramatic vibe with the inclusion of the hot pink roses, deep pops of privet berries, the wild agonis foliage and the dark centers of the anenomes.  There was also a vintage element with the taupe colored quicksand roses, (our favorite rose recently) and the gold accents.   We also incorporated beautiful purple succulents into the bouquets and on the tables.  

Ovation has an industrial loft feel so we wanted to warm it up.  The tables featured glowing candlelight from our gold mercury glass votives, tall stemmed votives, lush green garlands, and rich blooms of plum, magenta and wine. It came together beautifully and will surly inspire others to embrace a winter wedding! 

Special thank you to Mike Hari with Fadeout Foto for capturing these detail photos.