Eco+Elegant Spring Wedding

Erika and Doug’s wedding took place on one of the first bright spring days in April. Their ceremony and reception at Greenhouse Loft was full of natural light, soft floral decor, and lots of love from family and friends.

The bouquets contained fresh spring peonies, roses, sweet pea, orchids, ranunculus, and eucalyptus. The blush, ivory, and pale yellow floral added an organic feel to the ceremony, and accented the bridemaids’ mauve dresses. The men wore ivory spray rose boutonnieres with just a touch of greenery.

Glass bud vases with roses, stock, sweet pea, orchids and ranunculus lined the windows during the ceremony. These flowers beautifully framed the couple as they said “I do”, and then were repurposed as centerpieces during dinner to add an eclectic, natural look to the tabletops. Soft candle lighting lit the room as the couple danced the night away and started their lives together in style!

The beautiful pictures in this gallery were taken by Jamie & Eric Photography. Thanks to them, the couple, and the entire vendor team for creating such a beautiful day!

Fall Wedding at The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Colleen and Joe's wedding had all the classic touches: white dress, gold decor, a stunning venue- The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel- and yet they went out of their way to add quirky touches to make the day their own. 

Inspired by the colors of figs, their fall wedding palette included shades of plum, salmon, burgundy, and navy with accents of peach and blush. Her bouquet was a lush arrangement of dahlias, two-tone garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, privet berries and cymbidium orchids. The multi-colored trailing ribbons topped off the look, giving her a chic, yet elegant style.  We loved her hair flowers too...little buds of ranunculus and spray roses with a touch of seeded eucalyptus.  

The reception was decorated with eclectic gold vases filled with fig inspired floral including some very cool antique hydrangea and deep purple scabiosa. Gold votive candles were paired with the arrangements to create a warm glow at each table as the guests enjoyed the celebration. 

Thanks to Ryan Moore Photography who did an amazing job capturing the little details of this beautiful day, and Carlene Smith of Naturally Yours Events for coordinating this flawless event!

Greenery at the Herbarium

Natalie and Zach said “I Do” beneath a chuppah dripping in roses and lush eucalyptus greenery. Their late autumn wedding was filled with a warm glow from pillar candles lining the aisle and soft neutral floral tones.  

The bride’s bouquet featured white ranunculus, quicksand roses, ivory garden roses, eucalyptus and olive foliage in a loose cascade to highlight the couple’s glamorous and organic style. The bridesmaids complimented the bride by carrying smaller bouquets of the same flowers. Their combination of sequins, lace, and flowers created a look that was refined, feminine, and fun.

The guests enjoyed their (delicious looking) dinner on long farm tables embellished with garlands of eucalyptus, olive foliage and roses, plus an eclectic mix of mercury glass votives. The front arch of the chuppah was repurposed so the flowers and greenery could frame for the decadent sweets table. Touches of greenery were spread throughout the reception area to continue the organic, cozy style throughout the night.

Special thanks to Rebecca Peplinski Photography for the awesome photos and to The Herbarium at Bad Hunter for providing such a beautiful venue for this ceremony and reception.

Modern Branches and Succulents

Room 1520 provides a beautiful white back drop for a client to stretch their creative wings. Kaeley & Ian embraced the painted brick loft structure with modern cement vessels brimming with white stones and blossoming branches as their dinner table centerpieces. We paired these with smaller cement containers with textured succulents, hydrangea, grey brunia, dusty miller, purple acacia and white roses to match.  We were also able to repurpose their striking church ceremony arrangements on the bars.  

The groom's trendy tux was accented with a purple succulent and white freesia. The bride held a beautiful bouquet of mixed ivory floral including peonies, freesia, ranunculus, and anenome with grey and green textural elements like brunia, dusty miller, acacia and purple succulents. 

Super special Thank You to Thomas with Slack Photography! These pictures are beautiful and we appreciate them sharing them with us.