Town & Country Magazine

Friday, October 31, 2014

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

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Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

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Collaborating with SQN Events!

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

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Sarah & Stan at the MCA

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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~~~

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Sneak peek to our move!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fleur Inc in Chicago is moving!

 

It’s starting to come together, and we can’t wait for you to see our new location!

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Fleur is Moving!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

WE ARE 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!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

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!!

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Sage Wedding Pros – Be More Sage

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Earlier in the month we were very excited to provide the floral for a wonderful seminar from the ladies of Sage Wedding Pros.  It was called Be Sage, a strategy conference for wedding professionals.  Because we can all use a little time to refocus on how we run our businesses.  It was a great time at the Greenhouse Loft!

Sweet corporate centerpieces by Fleur Inc

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Poppy centerpiece by Fleur Inc

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Orange centerpieces by Fleur Inc

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Corporate centerpiece at the Greenhouse Loft by Fleur Inc

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Floral centerpiece by Fleur Inc

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An extra special day

Friday, August 22, 2014

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

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Fleur Inc Instagram

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The Secret Garden Wedding

Friday, August 22, 2014

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

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Ceremony decor by Fleur Inc

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Ceremony decor by Fleur Inc

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Floral centerpieces by Fleur Inc

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Centerpiece by Fleur Inc

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Ranunculus on cake (floral designed by Fleur Inc)

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Floral Halo Class at Anthropologie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Occasionally we have opportunities to step out of our brick & mortar shop and partner with the sweetest and most talented of people.  When Amanda Jane Jones asked if I would be interested in partnering with her at Anthropologie to teach floral crown making, of course I said yes!  Meeting so many lovely people interested in learning a fun craft is simply too much fun!  In addition I met the sweetest  lady, Anna Zajac who is responsible for capture this lovely morning workshop.  Here are a few photos she took, but be sure to check out her blog for the rest of them, right HERE!

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Floral crown class by Fleur, with Amanda Jane Jones, at Anthropologie.  Photo by Anna Zajac~~~

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