Hydrangea Love

It was late September, a seasonally warm day with the sun shinning and love filling the air.  Two beautiful woman, Claire and Lyndsay, tied the knot holding bold bouquets of roses, hydrangea, ranunculus and orchids  in complementing purples, pinks and ivory.  

Floating World Gallery was decorated with multi-level glass cylinders filled with pink, deep purple, and periwinkle blue submerged hydrangea topped with white floating candles for a touch of elegance.  Submerging flowers is a great way to attain a clean, and modern look while still having tons of color and texture on the table.  

Thank you to the talented Cage and Aquarium for the photos! Congrats Claire & Lyndsay! 

Kendall College Wedding

May is one of the best flower months in my opinion.  You get all of the beauties of spring....lilacs, tulips and peonies.  This is reason enough to get married in May!  Kenna and Jason tied the knot on a sunny day of Memorial Day weekend at Kendall College in Chicago. 

Everything went smoothly except for the Memorial Day parade blocking just about every street downtown while I was trying to deliver their bouquets to the Swissotel.  Oy vey!  I almost cried...but I didn't!  I held it together and got there just in time.  I was lucky enough to experience the classic moment of handing over the bouquet to the bride and seeing her ooh and aww.  It was great!  Phew!

All was calm over by Kendall (no parade mumbo jumbo!). The space at Kendall has a very cool industrial look with tall ceilings, exposed beams, brick, metal and huge windows.  Purple and white blooms in mercury glass vases blended perfectly with the room. 

Kenna's bouquet featured peonies, lilacs, lisianthus, and roses while her bridesmaids carried a simple white puff of peonies and roses.  The centerpieces were divided among three different styles: tall vases with curly willow and delphinium, a cluster of three silver vases with one type of flower in each, and a stunning mercury glass compote overflowing with purples and whites. 

Kenna and Jason were such a pleasure to work with, so easy going and trusting of my creations!  Couldn't ask for better clients.  I wish them all the love and happiness in their new marriage. 

I also really need to say a big thanks to their photographer Jennifer Jackson of Jennography.  She did an amazing job capturing the details of the day (especially the flowers!). 

 


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