Betrothed & Bound at a Brewery

Picture this; an all American couple, cold beer pouring, and a family overflowing with love. That was the scene at Revolution Brewery in late October when Kari and Brad exchanged vows.  Their non-traditional personalities were displayed in little details of the day. For starters, Kari opted for a floral corsage composed of ivory, blush and peach blooms instead of a traditional bridal bouquet.  The wristlet complimented her lacy, backless dress, while her boho-braided up-do with a floral hairpiece set the mood of casual elegance.  

To highlight the rustic, natural beauty of the venue, we used mason jar chair hangers filled with electric pops of dahlias, roses, and lush greens.  Antlers accented the favor table arrangement of hanging amaranthus, garden roses, dahlias, bittersweet and ranunculus in different tones of fall colors.  Sprinkle in some mercury glass votives and this became one classy shin-dig! 

Much gratitude to Victoria Chukarov for shooting and sharing these amazing photographs!  They capture raw emotions better than most- Thank you!  

Classy in the Country!

A sunny May day with lush green trees and smiling faces was the ideal back drop for Shannon and Braden's Wedding Day.  The picture perfect County Line Orchard gave us plenty of rustic inspiration from the bohemian floral head wreaths  and ceremony arbor flowers to the wooden box vases for the centerpieces. The reception took place in their restored apple barn with floor to ceiling wooden planks and majestic hanging chandeliers- so pretty!

Couple of Dudes Photography captured each detail beautifully.  Shannon's bouquet defined Spring with peach, coral, orange and pink blooms featuring peonies, roses, ranunculus, anemones and more.  The Flowers girls wore crowns of clustered roses and ranunculus in bold pinks surrounded by greenery.  One of our favorite touches was the ceremony arbor made of apple tree wood.  We decorated it with lush green eucalyptus garlands and tons of fresh peonies, roses and other spring floral.  

This wedding was one classy shin-dig!  Thank you for letting us be part of it! 

One more thank you to their wedding planner Taia Alvarado from White Willow Events.  She made everything run so smoothly!

Bottles and Blooms at Boarding House!

On August 1st, 2015, this darling couple made their love official in the heart of Chicago. Amanda and Dan said "I Do" at The Boarding House among raw brick walls, hanging green bottles and bright blooms of fuchsia, pink and peach. 

Amanda's organic-round bouquet featured bursts of garden roses, dahlias, thistle and dusty miller with pops of textured greens.  Dan sported a boutonniere comprised of a small cluster of peach spray roses and the same pop of thistle to complete the look.  

Inside The Boarding House we kept the raw vintage look with green and clear glass bottles of various shapes holding colorful blooms of each focal flower surrounded by champagne votives for cocktail hour.  Dinner tables held cascading roses, ranunculus, thistle and hydrangea in low footed compote vases with simple burlap numbers to guide guests to their seats.  We also did a fun installation of floral clusters on the green picture frame wall.  

It is always the details that make a wedding special and unique to each couple.  And this summer day was no different; congrats Amanda and Dan!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day.  And a special thank you to Mark Federighi Photography for capturing each moment to perfection and to Naturally Yours Events for coordinating and planning.