Please Be Seated!

A regular question we receive is, "What's the difference between an escort card and a place card?" The answer is actually very simple.  Your escort card will direct you to the table where you will be enjoying dinner.  The place card will direct you to the exact seat.  Place cards are often at an event that is a little more formal.  Often, we see the head table has place cards, but not the rest of the guest tables.  We love designing escort card displays, they are often the first introduction to the wedding!  Here are a few fun ideas that we've created in the past!

Candles by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography.  Escort display at the Langham Hotel, Chicago.

You can keep it very simple!  We love pillar candles and simple flat cards with gorgeous calligraphy like this display at the Langham Hotel.  Photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography

Escort Display at the Chicago Cultural Center by Fleur Inc.  Photo by Olivia Leigh, planning by Estera Events

Make it historical.  Our vintage card display box was used at the Chicago Cultural Center, a former library.  We added lovely foliage and blooms for an overgrown garden touch.  Photo by Olivia Leigh.

European flower market inspired escort display by Fleur Inc at Galleria Marchetti.  Photo by Artistrie Co, planning by LK Events

This was a favorite of ours.  The escort table at Galleria Marchetti was designed after a European flower market.  Clusters of blooms and individual stems were packaged, and at the end of the evening they were the take away gift for guests!  That's our kind of send off gift!  Photo by Artistrie Co

Escort flower wall by Fleur Inc at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  Photo by Annie Steele, planning by BCR Events.

One of our most popular escort displays is our greenery and floral wall.  This versatile wall can be created with foliage, floral, a variety of fabric and more.  We've used velvet and lovely ornaments around the holidays, and boxwood as well.  This design fits so well in many locations, but especially the Chicago Botanical Gardens.  Photo by Annie Steele.

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography at the Ritz Carlton

Garden elegance is a term we often hear, and feel as though this design perfectly captures the feeling.  Golds, greens and lots of glow created a beautiful welcome for guests at the Ritz Carlton.  Photo by Amanda Megan Miller

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks, Planning by Estera Events

And finally, the classic chalkboard design!  A welcome that will never be old.  It can be rustic or a little more polished.  It was the perfect entrance for this rehearsal dinner at Summer House.  Photo by Kina Wicks.

Summer Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center with Lola Event Productions!

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!

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Martha Stewart Wedding Party - 2017

This past March we were once again beyond thrilled to sponsor the floral for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party show in Chicago, held at the Radisson Blu.  Coordinated by The Wedding Library and Lovebird Events, it's one of our favorite bridal shows in the city, filled with talented vendors and basically the best vibes you can imagine.  Martha Stewart editors Darcy Miller and Anthony Luscia few in for the event to greet guests and offer some wedding advice, and we were honored to sit on a panel of experts alongside Darcy to start off the event!   Here are a few images of our displays, photographed by Amanda Megan Miller!

We were so excited to greet guests with a Wall of Affirmations.  Flowers were tucked into a greenery backdrop, with instructions for guests to choose a bloom, stand in front of the mirror, read the message and look into the reflection.  Because everyone deserves to be told that they are inspiring.  

We were so excited to greet guests with a Wall of Affirmations.  Flowers were tucked into a greenery backdrop, with instructions for guests to choose a bloom, stand in front of the mirror, read the message and look into the reflection.  Because everyone deserves to be told that they are inspiring.  

Wall of Affirmations by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Wall of Affirmations by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography

Flamingo, Baby!

Just a week ago we had the pleasure of designing a tropical, Hawaiian themed baby shower for our wonderful and endlessly talented friend, Katie Jayne of Jayne Weddings!  Pink flamingo, feathery peonies and tropical blooms & foliage were the backdrop for this super happy celebration.  We even had our own 11 minute tropical rain storm, to leave us all refreshed!  Amanda Megan Miller snapped some gorgeous photos, and Elysia Root made the most incredible cake!!  We can't wait to meet Katie's little one!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller

 

 

Martha Stewart Wedding Party 2016

Every year we are always so honored to be a part of the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, brought to Chicago by The Wedding Library and Lovebird Events.  And each year we're thrilled to try new designs and showcase new items from our prop collection.  The year was terribly exciting as we sponsored the show, adding our garden designs throughout the Ritz Carlton.  It's such a fun show, filled with incredible vendors, and we are truly thrilled and humbled to a part of the day!  Here are some photos from Amanda Megan Miller Photography of our work, and don't forget to take a look at Darcy's Diary for a little more! XO!

Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc for the Martha Stewart Wedding Party, photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography


A January Wedding at the Northmoor Country Club

This past January 17th was truly the coldest day we've had in some time, although you would never know it based on this romantic and glowing wedding created by one of our lead designers, Janessa Knodt at the Northmoor Country Club.  The color palette was so on point and the lanterns were perfect!  We were thrilled that the photographer was Amanda Megan Miller, who captured the absolutely most perfect photos of the day!  Mazel Tov Jamie & Brian!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller


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

Jackie & Andrew

Amanda Megan Miller sent over some beautiful images of one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet.  Nature lovers, Jackie & Andrew were married in Colorado, after hiking to the ceremony location.  They celebrated back in Illinois at the Morton Arboretum with friends & family.

Jackie's brial bouquet is one of my favorites of the year.

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Congratulations Jackie & Andrew!!!