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!

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Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

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Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

Fleur is Moving!!!

   

 

 

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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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

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Fleur Sightings in CS Brides!

We are so excited, there are two Fleur sightings in CS Brides Spring/Summer issue of 2014!

Fleur in CS BridesWe loved the wedding below with Private Label Linen!

Fleur in CS Brides with Private Label Linen

And who can forget the stunning wedding below with SQN Events?!

Fleur Press with SQN Events

It's always such a pleasure to team up with so many fabulous vendors, thank you so much!!!

Lauren & Jason

This is going to be a long post, because Studio Starling spoiled us with incredible photos.

Lauren & Jason's Edwardian wedding was so gorgeous.  Overgrown and filled with so many textures including lots of locally grown flowers.  Ceremony & reception both took place at the Cheney Mansion, on a beautiful October day.  Also, it was very exciting to see this wedding featured in the Chicago Sun Times!

Congratulations Lauren & Jason!

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Halo by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling(These might be some of the cutest flower girls ever!)

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Studio Starling

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Fleur Press - Chicago SunTimes

Janelle & Chris!

A fish & Bird WeddingWild bridal bouquet by Fleur, photo by Julia Franzosa Photography

Our very own Janelle who works with us and is the owner of the amazing Re:find Joy was wed over Labor Day weekend.  This wedding was so exciting, as we talked about it in the shop f.o.r.e.v.e.r!  Janelle, being a designer and stylist had so many fun ideas, completely trendsetting.  With her Bird & Fish theme, she gave us the full reign to design as we liked, after she told us her favorite flower choices (I mean, come ON!  I get to make whatever I want?!).  We filled up the Fleurmobile and headed on the road to Michigan!  Here are some of the photos from the crazy talented Julia Franzosa Photography, and HERE is a link to see the wedding featured on Wedding Chicks with SO many more great details!

Fleur featured in Wedding Chicks

Congratulations Janelle & Chris!  We all love you both so much!!!

Centerpiece by Fleur, photo by Julia Franzosa photography

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bridesmaid bouquet by Fleur, photo by Julia Franzosa Photography

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floral by Fleur, photo by Julia Fransoza Photography, props from Refind Joy

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Cake flowers by Fleur, Cake from Sweet Heather Anne, Props from Refind Joy, Photo from Julia Franzosa Photography

Those amazing jellies are from Sayuri's World.  And all the amazing props you see in this wedding are from Janelle's very own company, Re:find Joy!  That delicious cake is from Sweet Heather Anne.

floral from Fleur, photo by Julia Franzosa Photography

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Floral by Fleur, photo from Julia Franzosa Photography

Fleur & CS Brides

It's always beyond a delight to see some of our work in print, and we were thrilled to see two of our weddings in CS Brides!

Fleur Inc, CS Brides

Coordinated by SQN Events with photography by Jeremy Lawson, this was truly one of our favorites of 2012!!  Molly & Nick are two of the most adorable people you'll ever meet!

Fleur bridal bouquet in CS Brides

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Fleur in CS BridesAnd one  of our sassiest & sweetest couples are Jessie & Connie!  Below with Greatest Expectations & Amanda Hein Photography!

Fleur in CS Brides

We're always thrilled and honored to be part of such a talented group of vendors!  Thank you so much for featuring our weddings and our lovely couples!!

Nina & Eric

It's always a delight when we work with photographers we love, and we just adore Clary Photo!    Enjoy these romantic and dreamy photos that she sent over to us of Eric & Nina's wedding, designed by Caleb.  If you want to see even more, you can see the most lovely feature on Elizabeth Anne Designs right HERE!

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Congratulations Nina & Eric!!!

Martha Stewart Weddings & Fleur!

I don't even know where to begin with my excitement.  This entire wedding was a dream. When Nisse first contacted us for her wedding flowers, she wanted to book without even seeing a proposal.  When does that ever happen?  We made an appointment to meet in person and I immediately had a girl crush on her.  Such great taste, a love for Paris, a wonderful sense of humor and she is so very in love with Matt.  And then it gets even better.  I find out that she is working with Olivia Leigh Photography and Estera Events.  That's just the beginning of a dream team of vendors, working with the most lovely couple on their wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Nisse & Matt's wedding was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings online, and it is just beyond an honor to be a part of this collaboration of talent and love.  Thank you so much and congratulations to Nisse and Matt!  Next time you're back in Chicago I sincerely want to toast a glass of champagne with the two of you!  You can see the entire Martha post right HERE!

Of course, I want to share some of Olivia's photos with you because the are so beautiful!

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Below are just a few shots I grabbed on my phone.

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Once again, congratulations to Nisse & Matt on your beautiful wedding day!!!

Vogue Magazine

If ever there was an honor that I felt, it was this.  Vogue Magazine mentioned Fleur in a special edition issue as the florist to call in Chicago.  This was one of the top highlight's of Fleur's year, and I feel beyond lucky to be part of such class and couture style.  Thank you so much.  I mean that.  I'm totally amazed and so very grateful. xoxoxox

(I will admit, I want to go buy new red lipstick now!!!!!!!)

Below are some photos that my dear friend Jaclyn Simpson took.  Thought you might enjoy them.  She makes my flowers look so good.

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Thank you so much for these incredible photos, Jaclyn!!!!! xoxox!!

Jesse & Ben

I can't tell you how excited I was when the wonderfully talented Jordan Quinn Photography sent these photos over to us.  Jesse and Ben's wedding was so incredibly beautiful and sweet - just like the two of them!  Aside from amazing taste, this couple is one of the absolutely most adorable.  It was simply lovely to be a part of their day.  And what a wonderful group of vendors!  We couldn't have been happier to work at Gallery 1028 with Calihan Catering & Clementine Events!

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Congratulations Jesse & Ben!!

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We hung lanterns & spheres from the ceiling for a non traditional ceremony touch.

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(this last one we took on our phone!)

You can see this wedding featured on Wedding Wire right HERE!

Sweet as honey

Such a delight, yesterday Style Me Pretty Illinois featured a wedding of ours from this past June.  I just love this team so very much.  My dear friend Simply Jessie few out from San Francisco to work with equally loved Greatest Expectations, Courtney Callahan Paper, Cheap Tart Bakery & We, Unity Candle.  Such a lovely wedding!  For more images, you can see the entire post right HERE!

Congratulations so very much to Charolotte & Ringo (Jen & Chris)!

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