Wedding Bliss in November

Sunny days in mid November can be hard to come by in the heart of the Midwest. However, Kayleigh & Matt managed to pick a beautiful sunny (although chilly, which you'd never know from the pictures of her outside in a cap-sleeved gown) to celebrate their beginning together! Clutching one of our favorite bouquets, with garden roses, dahlias, olive tree foliage, eucalyptus, ranunculus, wax flower, privet berries and more, truly brought out the texture of her gown. While Matt sported a peach ranunculus to match. 

Their Ceremony space at Ravenswood Event Center was defined with two overflowing, natural arrangements on wooden pedestals which were later repurposed on the dessert table.  Flowers in clear glass jars hung from aisle side chairs with ivory satin ribbon. We especially loved the escort card table with an eclectic mix of vintage cut glass vessels holding pops of floral and tall stemmed votives holding mercury glass candles.  The centerpieces held the similar floral as the bridal bouquet in clear footed compotes with yummy textures of fall flowers.  But not too fall-ish!  The bride didn't want typical fall colors like yellow, red and orange.  Peach, coral, white and green are a great fall alternative palette. 

Very special Thank You to Katie with Cage & Aquarium for these amazing photos! 

Blackstone Hotel Wedding

Marissa and Randy chose a late November day to celebrate their wedding with friends and family at the beautiful and elegant Blackstone Hotel. With ornate chandeliers and stone carvings detailing the great ballroom, we opted for floral that would accent rather than distract.  Marissa held a lovely fall inspired bouquet of ivory, blush and burgundy including  ranunculus, privet berries, stock, lisianthus, dahlias and roses.  The couple exchanged vows beneath a birch chuppah draped with hydrangea, roses, and garlands of greenery.  

The dinning room held a mix of two different styles of centerpieces.  Several tables were adorned with low silver compote vases filled with ivory hydrangea, blush roses, seeded eucalyptus, and burgundy mums.  The other tables featured towering candlesticks topped with organically arranged hydrangea, ivy, roses, dahlias, stock and  dusty miller.  

Special Thank You to Matushek Photography for being such amazing photographers and sharing these beautiful pictures with us!