Firehouse Wedding

Firehouse Chicago is a gem in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, built over 100 years ago.  It has since been restored to it's original beauty and now used as an event space complete with an outdoor patio and garden and very cool rustic touches inside.  

Julie and Melissa were one of the sweetest most love filled, genuine and down to earth couples.  Designing flowers for people like this is such a joy!  Their flowers truly reflected their spirits with fun bright colors of the season. 

Firehouse Chicago provided us with gorgeous rustic farm tables to display our flowers.  We made colorful mason jar centerpieces as well as teeny tiny mason jars (originally salt and pepper shakers) arrangements with red blooms.  The idea was to allow each guest to take one home.  The red blooms consisted of ranunculus, dahlias and spray roses. 

We had a lot of fun with their personal flowers too!  Melissa's head wreath included billy balls and red spray roses along with rosemary.  Julie's boutonniere had a purple ranunculus, a billy ball, a spray rose and a purple gomphrena.    Rosemary was also incorporated into the ceremony chair ties. 

Many thanks to the fabulous photographer Leah Moyers for capturing the flowers so artfully!  Also thank you to Michelle Marchisotta for being such a gracious host at Firehouse Chicago

63rd Street Beach Wedding

If you haven't visited Chicago 63rd Street Beach house, you should put it on your summer bucket list.  It is a gorgeous Classical Revival style pavilion built in 1919 which boasts lovely courtyards, fountains and arched verandas.  August 23rd was not the most beautiful of days to experience it (especially when the rain started coming in sideways and soaked all of the rented vintage furniture and dinner seating area), but the rain came to a stop about 30 minutes before the ceremony.  Oh outdoor weddings..... they can be so exhilarating!

Lindsay and Scotty chose a soft palette of whites and greens for their bouquets and boutonnieres and then added a pop of color for their dinner table centerpieces. They rented really cool vintage furniture from Shadow Box Dreams Vintage and wood farm tables from Chicago Farm Tables. We arranged flowers in different size ball jars to give it a vintage, and rustic feel.  Flowers included white polo roses, queen annes lace, dahlias, astilbe, ranunculus, stock, scabiosa, and hydrangea. 

Congrats Lindsay and Scotty!  May your life together be void of storms.

The lovely photographs were taken by HA Photography. 

Everything came together flawlessly thanks to Carlene and Jessie of Naturally Yours Events

I must also give a shout out to the people responsible for the most luxurious port-a-potties I've ever seen (and experienced)!  Thanks Ajax Waste, you were great!