Jeremy Lawson & Associates Photography just sent us over some of the *greatest* photos from a wedding this past season! Our bride's gown is kind of amazing and we love all the bright colors in the centerpieces!
This past May we worked on such a beautiful wedding in the palette of blue. Hosted at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the arrangements reflected wild gardens full of plush garden roses and peonies. Thrilled to partner with Shannon Gail Weddings, we loved every single detail of this day. Hanging branches filled with foliage, sweet wreaths, and the most wonderful families. Enjoy the beautiful photos from T & S Hughes Photography!
This past spring we teamed up with Layers of Loveliness to host a floral design and calligraphy class in the boutique! It could not have been a more perfect day, filled with the sweetest group of talented artists! And it's aways sweet when there is a treat from Bang Bang Pie!
We were especially lucky to have the wonderful Amanda Megan Miller not only attend, but she took photos of the afternoon as well! Here are a few images of the day. Follow our Instagram or visit our Gatherings page for more classes. You won't want to miss the next one on September 13th featuring all local flowers and a cocktail class from Longman & Eagle!
Last November was one of our favorite weddings. Reception held at the Langham Hotel, the palette was elegant, soft and approachable. The dreamy and exquisite photos from Clary Pfeiffer capture the day perfectly! A huge congratulations to Caroline and Brian!
To see even more images you can visit the write up from Magnolia Rouge.
This past June we were part of a beautiful wedding at Revolution Taproom. The colors that Meaghan and Robyn picked were perfect for the season. And at the end of the night they surprised their guests with a Dorito Bar. For real. Our kind of ladies. Thanks so much to
Thomas Slack Photography for the great photos and congratulations to Meaghan & Robyn!!
This November I am delighted to be speaking at BE SAGE!
You've been in business for a year, or maybe 10, and you're ready to grow. The question we all ask ourselves is HOW? Growth is something that you can't do on your own, so building the right team around you is key & I will be speaking about just that. Discussions will include creating systems so that your team can follow your lead and take initiative when you're pulled away, keeping the motivation up and teaching your art form.
This year's speakers are incredible, and in addition to my topic you'll hear all about:
- What should I be doing to prepare for my personal financial future? What about 401ks, IRAs, etc?
- How can I improve my body language to maximize my sales?
- How can I protect my brand against defamation, bad reviews, crazy people, and gossip?
- How can I create a cash flow plan for my business?
- How can I build a team that will replicate my artistry? - That's me!
- How can I diversify my revenue streams?
- How can I market my business with the use of video, podcasts, and other new media?
I cannot wait to meet you there!
This past January we were thrilled to once again work at Salvage One. We love these images from Shane Welch Photography, and a special thank you to Five Grain Events. We always love working with you!
We're sad that when we changed up our website a lot of our photos went missing in the blog, but we're happy that now we can repost some of our favorites! LOVED this style shoot with Olivia Leigh Photographie, Nimblewell, Sarah Saven, Feasting Calligraphy, Elysia Root Cakes & Refind Joy!
Fleur is excited to announce our first partnership. Stop by the boutique any time during regular hours July 8-19th to take a look at a Lincoln vehicle. Take a seat inside, imagine yourself driving around Logan Square and then take home a little bouquet & vase from Fleur, compliments of Lincoln Motor Vehicles! See you soon!
When I was a teenager, I would ask my parents to drive me to the north side of Chicago (I grew up on the SW side), because I thought it was really the coolest place on earth. Each time I would take home a copy of the Chicago Reader, and read it religiously, cut out articles my young mind thought was important, looked up art showings and dance performances and learned about some of the most amazing bands. Now, to once again be included in the Best Of Chicago issue, I'm humbled and honored. Fleur loves Chicago and our growth is only possible because of our incredible guests and the amazing team that listens to my crazy ideas and keeps everything going. Thank you so much, Chicago. Thank you for all your support, kind words, love and I promise to make sure that Fleur is always inspiring to you, just as this city and The Chicago Reader have been to me.
We couldn't believe it when Kina Wicks Photography sent us a sneak peek of one of our May weddings already! This clean line, beautiful wedding at Hotel Allegro is just enough classic, gorgeous and glowing & has a little hint of sparkle. Fluffy blooms paired with clean lines and fun candle holders, we loved all the details. And Estera Events came on board for some of the finishing touches and details. Overall, quite the perfect day.
Each year I try to do something educational in my field so that I can continue to grow Fleur and pass along new ideas and better processes to my team. This is so that I can better serve all our guests and helps me to continually raise the bar for myself. This year I spent some time in NY for the Holly Chapple Workshop, learning a few new tricks from other designers such as Sarah Winward. It was an exciting and encouraging conference, most in part to meeting so many amazing artists and designers. I love the encouragement of the floral community and the sharing of knowledge. Thanks so much to Lauren Carnes Photography for these beautiful images of the atmosphere and some of the pieces I created.
This past April we worked on a beautiful wedding with Jayne Weddings at the Ivy Room. Absolutely thrilled that Amanda Megan Miller Photography was there to capture the most beautiful photographs of the day, she did not disappoint! We loved every single aspect of this day! J & L Catering as always was a dream, and Aged Rentals added some perfect touches. We could not imagine a better start to the wedding year!
We were so excited to take part in the Martha Stewart Wedding Party for a second year. Meeting couples in person is always a delight, we love hearing their plans and designs. And who doesn't love saying hello to Darcy Miller? A special thank you to Artisan Events for snapping a few photos of our table. We are certainly looking forward to next year!
ome of the details from this year are just so sweet. We asked Frances MacLeod to calligraphy subway tiles as place settings, and La Tavola provided the amazing Swiss Dot linens. We opted for fresh spring colors, with a pop of champagne to bridge the ivory an green. Adding a few mid-century votive holders, we were pretty pleased with the results. Thank you to everyone who visited us!
This past summer we worked on a beautiful wedding with Virginia & John at Navy Pier. We teamed with Clementine Events and were thrilled to be working with Matt Haas Photography! Congratulations to Virginia & John!
It's been a while since we've posted on the blog. We updated our website (Thanks to the amazing and talented Janelle of Refind Joy), and our old blog didn't exactly transfer over to the new site. We're not upset about this, we think it's the perfect opportunity to start fresh. After all, we are settled into our new home at 2651 N Milwaukee, loving our storefront and preparing for wedding season. It's a very exciting year for Fleur! In the meantime, enjoy these photos from Orange 2 Photography of one of our summer clients, and thank you for your patience as we slowly rebuild our blog!
We're hosting a wreath making workshop on December 10th!
Learn two basic styles and swag design from 6-8pm! Hot cocoa and seasonal cookies will be provided (BYO alcoholic beverages). Enjoy an evening of making some home decor for yourself, or a holiday gift for someone you love.
$110.00 (pre registration required), Call to book your spot!
Take home a Fleur tote bag to carry your designs!
*All Fleur Workshops are non refundable, but transferable.
(Photos taken from a past Fleur workshop at Camp Wandawega)
Just about a month ago (when the weather was significantly warmer), I was invited by my friend Amanda Jane Jones to participate in the Kinfolk Gathering dinner at Camp Wandawega. Of course I said yes. Dinner at my favorite place in the world, and the chef happened to be Jason Hammel from Lula Cafe. It was an incredible night! Here are just a few images, but check out the amazing recap from Wandawega right HERE!
But first, check out this amazing video of the night from Richard Original right in
Thanks so much to Amy Jo Royall Photography for the beautiful images!
Oh, these photos make me SO happy! The sparkly dress, the happy colors, all the textures - it's honestly just such a GOOD wedding! Nikki & Eric have great taste, and it was an absolute honor to work with them on their wedding. And we couldn't be more tickled that Katie Kett Photography was there to capture the day! Congratulations to Nikki & Eric! We loved your wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center!