English Garden Chic

Promontory Point is like a getaway to the English countryside. Trees, gardens, and walking paths make this lake front park the perfect place for an elegant outdoor wedding. Kristen and Tim held their ceremony in the park, with lush greenery in the decor reflecting the beauty of the natural environment. 

As guests arrived at the ceremony they were greeted by a welcome sign draped in eucalyptus and bay leaf garland. The ceremony took place under an arbor adorned with ivory spray roses, white garden roses, stock, and limonium and sprawling greenery. The aisle was lined with simple bundles of lemon leaf, baby blue & silver dollar eucalyptus.

Kristen's bridal bouquet featured jasmine vine and ivy in a slight cascade with seasonal white blooms including garden roses, peonies, and ranunculus. Various shades of greenery from eucalyptus and succulents brought texture and dimension to her natural look. Tim wore a boutonniere to match- a white bloom with a succulent and greens. The bridesmaids carried bouquets similar to Kristen's, but with ivory spray roses and white stock added to accentuate the clean, classic style.

The reception was held indoors, where lanterns were topped with greenery,  white spray roses, and limonium.  Even the cake was embellished with a single white rose and a succulent to complete the look. 

The rustic, classic decor of this waterfront wedding transformed this urban park into the English garden of Kristen & Tim's dreams. 

Special thanks to This Is Feeling Photography for capturing this beautiful day, and Carlene Smith from Naturally Yours Events who coordinated this flawless event!

 

Garden Greenery at GHL

Couples who choose Greenhouse Loft as their venue naturally gravitate towards a fresh, garden look with big bloom flowers, textured greenery and pops of subtle pastels. Michelle and Mike embraced this inspiration and injected their own personality creating a one of a kind Wedding. 

Starting with a statement piece at the entrance filled with ferns, lotus pods, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus, ranunculus and more to welcome guests with a fragrant garden feel.  Michelle held a playful bouquet of ferns, succulents, calla lilies, lotus pods, peonies, ranunculus, asilbe and roses.  Mike  sported a petite succulent boutonniere.  They stood under a birch structure with asymmetrical greenery and floral with a vintage inspired lace fabric.  The adorable art model table numbers stood proudly on wood slabs with gold compotes filled with floral and trios of re-useable candles. Add a photo booth and the recipe is complete for a night of fun! 

Super special Thank You to Naturally Yours Events for coordinating the day flawlessly and to Jamie for the amazing photography! 

Summer of Love & Texture

There are few things better than Chicago Summers. From a cityscape drenched in sunlight to endless local flowers in bloom- it is this time of year that Carly and Andrew started their married life together surrounded by beauty. They chose Bridgeport Skyline Loft as their venue, with its rustic brick and wooden beams and a wall of windows overlooking the majestic Chicago skyline. Their ceremony decor was one of our all time favorites!  A super lush green arbor (made of birch, roses, seeded eucalyptus, olive foliage and vines) framed the couple while clusters of candles and rose petals lined the aisle. Fun fact: we repurposed the garland on the arbor on the head table (minus the wild vines).  

Carly held a bouquet with air plants, succulents, thistle, ferns, antique colored roses , Juliet peach garden roses  and pops of burgundy ranunculus and dark purple callas.  So much yummy texture!   Andrew and his groomsmen wore petite succulents with burgundy ranunculus boutonnieres to accent the pop of color in the ladies bouquets.  Their centerpieces were equally textured with the addition of hydrangea in gold compotes and tall stemmed candles with gold votives inside.

Special thank you to Jason W. Kaumeyer for capturing and sharing these details so beautifully.  We should also give a shout out to Art of Imagination for the most stunning drapery and chandeliers!

Bottles of Blooms

Early April is always a gamble for weather in the city of Chicago. Luckily, Greenhouse Loft offers floor to ceiling windows to give the feel of the outdoors with natural light and a view of green gardens without the cold winds of the midwest. This clean, energy efficient (Go Green!) loft was the perfect space for Kate & Jonathan to tie the knot.  

The bride held a bouquet bursting with spring flowers- including ranunculus (some of the most gorgeous we have seen!) , stock, garden roses and veronica. The groom sported a single ivory ranunculus accented with blush calcinea. The ceremony aisle was defined by two glass urns atop white pedestals. The vases were overflowing with ivory, blush, peach and greenery. Bottles of blooms (peonies, ranunculus, roses and more) lined the window sills of the space during ceremony and then were repurposed on slabs of oak for centerpieces on each table. 

Special Thank You to Jennifer with Jennography for always doing such amazing job capturing all the details and sharing them with us!  

 

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. 

A Vintage Affair at Cheney Mansion

It was an unseasonably warm day in March when Alyssa & Jonathan celebrated their 5 year anniversary with close family & friends. Cheney Mansion, in Oak Brook, was the perfect setting with historical and antique touches for an intimate dinner and dancing that followed.  

Their centerpieces featured a mix of terrariums and floral arrangements in gold compotes. Terrariums are a great way to be eco-friendly because they keep on living long after the celebration (zero-waste).  They also doubled as gifts to special guests in attendance.   The space was given a warm glow with our vintage inspired gold votives. The Bride wore a wrist corsage with succulents and ranunculus and a beautiful wine colored dress to distinguish herself.  An elegant alternative to tradition, much like other aspects of the day.  

Thank you Ryan Moore Photography for capturing these amazing images!  And to Carlene at Naturally Yours Events for organizing the day and vision so effortlessly!