It's been way too long, how have we not shared the images from this gorgeous, happy wedding at Ravenswood Event Center with you? Slightly rustic, yet still elegant, this colorful wedding was coordinated by Lola Event Productions & all the images were take by Amanda Megan Miller Photography. We love the wispy and dreamy chuppah aired with floating class orbs and the candlelit aisle. The centerpieces were so happy and lovely! We can't wait for our 2018 weddings here!
What a celebration, we loved this wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center. Held on one of the coldest days of the year (The high was five degrees, the loading dock just a block from lake Michigan and it was an all day set up), but truly one of the warmest families we've ever worked with. Combining Catholic and Jewish religions, we created a custom, 12' tall boxwood chuppah with a few Irish touches. And candelabras, gorgeous, elevated arrangements, garlands and wreaths. We'll never forget this magical day! And a true dream team staring Five Grain Events, Becca Kaufman Orchestra, J & L Catering, Elegant Event Lighting, Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists and all the images from Jill Tiongco Photography.
& here are 2 images from our cell phone. :)
How did we forget to post photos of our last floral design & calligraphy workshop?
Layers of Loveliness drove all the way from Indianapolis to teach a lovely group of ladies the art of calligraphy, then we learned a few tricks on how to create a floral centerpiece. This was our second glass with Miya and they are truly the best. Virtue Cider provided some delicious beverage and snacks came from the Dill Pickle Co-Op! Hope to see you at the next one!
There is nothing we love more than an outdoor event and add a city farm into the mix, serving the most delicious, organic food, an insane amount of balloons, the most beautiful rental items - all photographed by an incredible photographer - well, that's simply a dream. This neon inspired dinner hosted by Big Delicious Planet with Nimblewell, Luft Balloons and Stephanie Bassos Photo was gorgeous!
One of the greatest things about the wedding industry is how many wonderfully creative people that we meet! Nicole Elizabeth Photography sent us over some beautiful images of an invitation suite designed by Samantha Meyer Studio. She had asked for a few blooms to compliment the paper goods, and they turned out perfect. This is the perfect time of year to book your photographer and invitation designer, we definitely think you should keep these two ladies in mind!
In January and February we're often asked, "Is this your slow season?" and to be honest - there really is no such thing. This might be one of our most favorite times of year, because our schedules are filled with meetings, beginning the relationships with all our 2018 and 2019 clients, planning and mentally designing and writing all the proposals. Although we physically design less, mentally we stretch our limits to offer the most beautiful weddings and celebrations that we can. And when it's snowing outside for days and the temperatures dip regularly below 20 degrees, we're thrilled to be dreaming up floating floral designs, colorful centerpieces and the sweetest boutonnieres.
All of these thought have reminded us of one of the most beautiful weddings this past summer with Lola Event Productions, at the Ravenswood Event Center. A ceremony floral half moon, growing out of the ground, peonies galore and the absolute sweetest couple you can ever imagine! Hope these beautiful photos from Chad Husar Photography help make your winter afternoon a little more tolerable. XO
Valentine's Day is ONE WEEK away! Have you pre-ordered your flowers yet? There is still time to order a bundle of blooms for the one you love (Or yourself?!). Flowers not your jam? We carry a wonderful selection of fine jewelry, fragrance and so much more. Stop by the boutique, or call us at 773-395-2770 so we can make your February 14th something extra special this year!
Even though today's weather is lighter and brighter than normal for January, this is the time of year we really begin looking forward to spring weddings, and we're reminded of this beautiful May wedding at the Chicago Athletic Association. Photographed by Kina Wicks, the simple and candle lit ceremony glowed. The bridal bouquet couldn't have fit the season more perfectly! We were thrilled to work with Liven it Up Events!
One of the wonderful things about autumn is that there are so many color palettes to choose from. Jewel toned and bold, chocolates and oranges or lovely pastels. We love the October sunset palette at Artifact Events. Photographed by Artistrie Photography, planned by Laura Kimmel and catered by J & L Catering and Events, we were in love with this wedding!
Winter is the time when you begin to plan your summer celebration. And with the chilly temperatures ahead, we thought we'd look back on this beautiful, lakeside wedding at a private residence in Lake Geneva. Beautifully photographed by Anna Guziak Photography, and perfectly planned by Five Grain Events, it was the ideal summer celebration!
December weddings are simply beautiful. Wintry and fresh with a nod to the holidays, this affair at The Drake Hotel was no exception. Flawlessly coordinated by SQN Events & photographed by Avery House, we love every single detail. Check out the printed winter 2018 edition Inside Weddings for a beautiful write up!
We are absolutely in love with this wedding at the Bridgeport Art Center. Lush, green and ivory and filled with some of our favorite create partners, it really could not have been more perfect. The photos from Natalie Probst Photography are breathtaking. Working with Estera Events, Sarah Drake design, Art of Imagination, Bowery & Bash & Entertaining Company was basically a dream!
We were pretty excited when BHLDN reached out to us asking for a beautiful floral wall to act as a backdrop for their 2018 gown launch! Personally, we think floral walls are the only kind that should be built!
We simply cannot stop looking at these beautiful photos from Natalie Probst Photography. This colorful and romantic wedding at Gallery 1028 was filled with the most beautiful garden roses, so much glow and all of the texture. It was filled with perfect details, all organized by Estera Events. We're so ready to do this again!