Glamour at the Grand Wyndham Hotel

Jennifer and Jawad's elegant wedding took place at the Grand Wyndham Hotel in Chicago. Their June wedding was at the peak of peony season, so they embraced the coral and pink tones from peonies and roses which set the tone for a cheerful celebration. 

Jennifer's bouquet featured these bright summer blooms with softer hues of white lisianthus and peach ranunculus. The bridesmaids' bouquets echoed her vibrant colors with accents of trailing greenery. The groomsmen matched the ladies, wearing peach ranunculus boutonnieres. 

The ceremony was an intimate rooftop gathering of family & friends. The couple said "I do" while framed by an arch draped with sheer white fabric accented by colorful roses, peonies, and trailing Italian Ruscus. This picture perfect memory will last a lifetime!

After the ceremony, the couple and guests enjoyed a beautiful dinner and plenty of dancing surrounded by gold compote vases with overflowing with gorgeous summer flowers. Hot pink, white, and soft pink peonies were in abundance with ivory spray roses, stock and mock orange blooms.  This wedding was a peony lover's dream, and we sure hope Jennifer and Jawad have a future as bright and lovely as their flowers. 

Special thanks to PixSight Photography for their beautiful images. 

 

Urban Meets Organic

Molly & Ronnie's summer wedding at Lacuna Lofts was as bright and vibrant as they are. Not a cloud in the sky, the sun lit up their rooftop wedding and made for lifelong memories with family & friends. The backdrop of the ceremony was the one-of-a-kind Chicago skyline, while flowers and greenery brought organic, natural touches to the aisle & bridal party. 

Molly & her bridesmaids carried colorful bouquets of larkspur, dahlias, roses, and stock. The peaches, pinks, and deep purples were radiant against the lavender bridesmaids dresses. The groom and family members wore spray rose boutonnieres and corsages that echoed that pink and lavender colors with touches of blue thistle and greenery. 

After the ceremony, the party moved inside to the Reverie Gallery at Lacuna Lofts. Dinner tables were decorated with clear hobnail jars and the same colorful mix of florals and greens. Gold mercury glass votives surrounded the centerpieces and added to the room's warm glow. The chair flowers that had lined the aisle during the ceremony were repurposed to bring the same organic, natural look to the head table. 

Ed & Aileen Photography did an amazing job with with the photos, and the event staff at Lacuna Lofts was delightful to work with, as always! Thanks to such a great couple and vendor team!

A Rich Blend

This ceremony blended two cultures rich with tradition, beauty, and love. Under the billowing fabric of the birch chuppah/mandap, Indian and Jewish customs united the families as they celebrated the marriage of Rachel and Nithin. 

Getting married under the open sky on the patio at Greenhouse Loft, the warm light of the setting sun accented the organic decor. Lush smilax greenery and flowers adorned the chuppah/mandap while jars of wild blooms hung from aisle side chairs.  The stunning bride carried a whimsical bouquet of blush roses, cafe au lait dahlias, juliet garden roses, peach ranunculus and jasmine vine. The groom boasted a sweet and simple white ranunculus boutonniere to match. 

Once inside for the reception, the blush and peach blooms sweetened up the entire loft. Paired with ivory and gold, the reception area was romantic and bright- an enchanting atmosphere to celebrate this lovely couple. Long tables were lined with eucalyptus garlands while smaller square tables featured the sweet hanging chair flowers in jars from the ceremony.  All tables were sprinkled with the warm glow from gold mercury glass votives.

A curtain of hanging flowers provided the perfect backdrop for Rachel & Nithin's first evening as husband and wife. (Secret tip: we repurposed the front part of the chuppah/mandap here!)

Special thanks to Avery House for capturing the the big love and little moments on this beautiful 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! 

A Classic Color Palette

The wedding magazines say trends come and go, but one color scheme stands true to romance year after year- Blush, ivory and Gold. Add in touches of greenery and sustainable succulents and we have Abby and Blake's beautiful wedding. 

Their traditional ceremony was held at Assumption Catholic Church in River North, followed by dinner and dancing at The Lakewood, a space owned by catering company Paramount Events. This newly opened space offers white walls with sparkling chandeliers. It was the perfect back drop for our golden and glass lanterns, pillar candles, and bud vases bursting with blush blooms.  The dinner tables had 3 different styles of centerpieces to keep things interesting. One of them was an on-trend centerpiece  with a cluster of eclectic gold candles with silver dollar greens tucked in.  

A statement piece of dahlias, ranunculus, roses, and greenery welcomed guests in a fluted gold vase surrounded by a landscape of succulents for each guest to take. The bride's bouquet was a natural gathering of eucalyptus with pops of pale pinks and ivory. Her bridesmaids sported blush gowns that were complimented with ivory and green bouquets. 

The stunning event was perfectly pieced together by Carlene, owner of Naturally Yours Events, and captured by Amanda Megan Miller Photography. Special thank you to you both! 

Romantic Ravenswood Wedding

When a client comes to us with a romantic vision of blush, ivory and gold accents, we smile. When they make the choice to donate their flowers after their event to Random Acts of Flowers, that smile grows! This is exactly what Britnee and Nick chose to do after their beautiful Ravenswood Event Center wedding. 

We designed the romantic feel for their July wedding with a manicured bouquet of peonies, roses, and ranunculus of ivory, blush and pinks. Gold vessels including hobnail jars (repurposed from ceremony chairs), chalices, and compotes were filled with big bloom floral like hydrangea, cafe au lait dahlias,  roses and peonies. Add mercury glass votives surrounding the ledges and the room is set! 

Then at the end of the beautiful evening, we came to pick up rentals and the leftover floral, but rather than throwing them in the dumpster, we happily donate them to be repurposed for hospital, children and hospice care patients to enjoy them for the weeks to come. Smiles for everyone! 

Special thank you to Nick with Gerber + Scarpelli photography for capturing and sharing these details so well! As well as the wonderful Kim with Bride+Joy for planning the day effortlessly! 

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!

A peach wedding in Ravenswood

Liz and Nick exchanged vows at Ravenswood Event Center underneath a floral arch. Rich green foliage covered the arch while asymmetrical peach, coral and white floral helped soften the industrial feel of the soaring windows in the atrium. The Bride carried a whimsical bouquet with textural, seasonal elements of poppy pods, ranunculus, garden roses, and greenery. The groom wore a peach ranunculus with textured greenery.

Guest's tables featured clear glass compote centerpieces as well as bottled vessels of various heights and sizes filled with ranunculus, Astilbe, Stock, and Roses. Metallic champaign and vintage inspired cut glass votives added a warm glow to the loft space as well. Notice how the coral napkins really accentuate the pop of coral in the centerpieces. Lace runners were a great way to pull all the decor together- good tip when you have several different vases/elements on a table.  

Chad with Husar Photography did a beautiful job capturing these elements and we thank you for sharing these images with us!  

Soft Hues of Summer

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is the perfect space to "escape" the city and embrace the outdoors. Natalia & Eric had a Summer celebration with blooms of Gerber Daisies (her fav), Ranunculus, Dahlias, Stock and Roses overflowing vintage tea cups and silver compote vases. 

The Bride held a beautiful bouquet of blush, medium pinks, lilac, light peach and purples that matched her bridesmaid's dresses perfectly. The flower girls carried blush and lavender pomanders. The Groom too, wore a pastel pink Ranunculus, while his possy's jackets were adorned with peachy ranunculus.  The over all feeling of the day with the bright sunshine, stunning flowers, and smiling faces was truly one of celebration! 

These amazing photos were captured and generously shared with us by Coach House Photography.  Thank you Liz & Joe- you guys rock!  And a big Thank You to Carlene with Naturally Yours Events for including us in this wonderful day!