Holly Chapple Designers

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.

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Lauren Carnes Photography


Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Lauren Carnes from the Holly Chapple Workshop
Group Chuppah Design at the Holly Chapel workshop

An Ivy Room Affair

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!


Fleur bridal bouquet, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, with Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller with Aged Rentals and Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, wedding with Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller, wedding with Jayne Weddings & Aged Rentals
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, with Jayne Weddings at the Ivy Room

Martha Stewart Wedding Party

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!

Virginia & John

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!  

A New Blog, A New Day...

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!

Wreath Making Workshop!!

Wreath Making Workshop at Fleur Inc

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.

Fleur Workshop(Photos taken from a past Fleur workshop at Camp Wandawega)

Kinfolk Gathering

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


Kinfolk Video by Richard Smith

Thanks so much to Amy Jo Royall Photography for the beautiful images!

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Nikki & Eric

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!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography


Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography


Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

A sweet little summer wedding

This is an exciting time of year as we start to snap go through all the photos we took of our weddings throughout the year.  There are SO many beautiful images, we're not sure how to feature them all, but here are a few from a lovely summer wedding at North Pond.

Flowers by Fleur Inc


Flowers by Fleur Inc


Flowers by Fleur Inc


Flowers by Fleur Inc

Weaving Workshop at Fleur!


Our first workshop in our new home is December 7th!  A three hour class of all the weaving basics!  You'll go home with your own loom and some wonderful new skills.  Light refreshments will be served.  Sign up at


Town & Country Magazine

This late afternoon we noticed someone taking photos in front of our new storefront.  This was incredible sweet, because we noticed it happened to be an engagement session (Fact about me, I really melt when I see engagement sessions and first looks).  This little group of people popped inside the shop for a second and to my complete surprise and joy the photographer was an old friend whom I haven't seen in years.  Heather from Kingensmith Photography.  We quickly caught up and then she shared some exciting news with me.  Town and Country Magazine had recently published an article listing some of the top florists & Fleur was included in that!  Heather, thank you so much for the exciting news, but it was also so incredible to see a neighbor and old friend! Hope to bump into you & Rick sometime soon at Buona Terra!

A big hug to Heather for sending us these photos of the article, and you can bet that tomorrow we're going to run out & pick up a copy as well!

Fleur in the press~~~

Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine


Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

Collaborating with SQN Events!

This past summer I worked on a wonderfully tailored style shoot with the always fabulous Beth Bernstein of SQN Events.  She is forever fashionable, and curated the most wonderful shoot with Kina Wicks Photography.  Back in September it was featured on Style Me Pretty, and right HERE is the link!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot!

PS Don't forget our new address is 2651 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60647









Sarah & Stan at the MCA

OH!  This is the time of year I die a little, because all of the photos of our weddings are trickling in from our wonderful photographer friends.  Like this wedding with Pen Carlson Photography.  I mean, it's everything we love.  Romance and candles and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Estera Events and Art of Imagination.  Not to mention the sweetest couple in the world.

Enjoy, and many happy years of love to Sarah & Stan!!

(PS Don't forget our new address:  2651 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60647)

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson, planning by Estera Events~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Fleur is Moving!!!





October 5th we paper up our windows (with a few tears in our eyes) at our Logan Blvd address, in preparation for our move to our new home located at 2651 N Milwaukee!

Directly across from the Logan Theater, we can't wait for you to see our growth!


Bridal bouquet by Fleur, photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

I had to start this post with just the most beautiful cascading bouquet, captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings.  This wedding, teamed with Estera Events, is such a perfect mix of a wild, overgrown garden in the center of history.  Taking place at the Chicago Cultural Center, I can't stop looking at the photos.  And Sarah Drake's gorgeous paper products are a wonderful, ethereal touch to the details of the day!  Oh, and let's not forget the beautiful copper vessels from Refind Joy!!

Congratulations to Emily & Angelo!!










An extra special day

I've been a fan of Martha Stewart since I was a little girl  Before opening Fleur, I've probably made every craft in every magazine (and all the spin offs).  Some of the most delicious recipes that are now engrained in my mind from making them so often are from the cooking archives.  And before I had any inkling of any knowledge of working with flowers, I tore out every page of floral design and gardens (this was all before Pinterest, of course).  When my good friend Janelle text me the other morning that Martha Stewart Weddings had listed the top 25 florists to follow on Instagram and we were number 10, my heart stopped for a second.  I couldn't believe it (and still can't!).  To be included on a list that included some of my favorite designers was an honor that still boggles my mind.  I'm forever grateful to be on this list.  Thanks Martha Stewart, for all the years of inspiration.  Knowing that Fleur can also inspire others is really the best thing I could ever ask for in my life.

You can see the link right HERE, and be sure to follow the other 24 amazing designers too!

25 Floral Designers to follow on Instagram from Martha Stewart Weddings


Fleur Inc Instagram

The Secret Garden Wedding

I'm not really sure what I liked more about this sweet bride.  Her adorable southern accent or her incredible taste in flowers.  And could she and her mom have been ANY sweeter at all throughout all the planning?  AND the wedding was in a secret garden on the boarder of Michigan? Really?!  Pair that with the most perfect weather, the MOST amazing team in the world, a gazillion taper candles and I am in my little floral heaven.  I can't even wait for the professional photos, here are all the ones I snapped myself.  Thank you to Refind Joy for all the brass pieces!!

Congratulations to Whitney & Bradley!!

Lush bridal bouquet by Fleur Inc


Ceremony decor by Fleur Inc


Ceremony decor by Fleur Inc


Floral centerpieces by Fleur Inc


Centerpiece by Fleur Inc

~~~Candlesticks from Refind Joy for a Fleur Inc wedding~~~Floral centerpiece by Fleur


Ranunculus on cake (floral designed by Fleur Inc)