A Step Back in Time

Fab Flora was asked to contribute flowers to a styled photo shoot at the Pittsfield Building, a newly revealed event space in Chicago.  The Pittsfield Building was built in 1927 and is a gorgeous work of architecture.  The atrium of the building is now available to rent out for weddings or corporate events.  We were the first to have access and decorate the space to show others the potential. 

Old Hollywood and the roaring 20's have made a huge comeback in the wedding industry.  The glamor and elegance of that era are being appreciated once more.  The centerpieces featured white ostrich feathers, oriental lilies, dendrobium orchids, roses, hydrangea, agonis and palms. 

The bride and her maid of honor carried white bouquets with a natural free flowing look including draping feathers and a unique textured dark purple agonis.  The groom's boutonniere was a lovely white orchid bloom with a white feather and dark purple berries. 


Fab Flora was honored to be a part of this shoot. Take a look at the other contributors:

  The Pittsfield Building // Art of Imagination // DwJohnson Studio // Chicago Vintage Weddings // The Left Bank Bridal Beauty and Accessories // Elysia Root Cakes // BHLDN // Karen Marie Salon // Private Label Linens // Factor Women Models (Rachel W, Evie,and Adem) // Courtney Callahan // Hall’s Rental // Formally Modern Tuxedo

The booth!

I survived Indie Wed!   I spoke with soooo many brides that day my throat was soar and my cheeks hurt from smiling too much.  The booth turned out great though.   I felt like it looked like me... just a nice amount of feminine bohemian with a touch of chaos.  I handed out beautiful soft pink roses with my business card attached for brides who signed my guest book.  The mini action figure boutonnieres put a smile on lots of faces (especially the dudes who didn't look like they were having fun at a bridal show).

See if you can spot the fringe edged white Parrot Tulips or the black centered Anemone- those were the favorites.   I also want to thank Rich Albrecht for shlepping all the way out to Indie Wed for me and taking most of these pictures. 



I was also asked to design flower arrangements for the third floor lounge area at Indie Wed.  The theme was a vaudeville circus designed by Carlene from Naturally Yours Events.  The palette was blush, mint and burgundy with antique brass vases from Nimble Well, a vintage rental company. These arrangements were really fun to do.  I used hanging amaranthus, cymbidium orchids, spray roses, anemones, pieres, and stunning black velvet roses.