2012's 1st wedding

Our first wedding of 2012 was in January.  That already seems so long ago.  The mild winter and 80 degree days in March make it difficult to even remember what snow in Chicago looks like.  But this wintry celebration was perfect for the season.  Thank you so much to Avery House for the beautiful images!!

The bride wore emerald green.  We love that!

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The ceremony & reception were held at Spiaggia.

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Congratulations to Kim & Derek!

Ranunculus & Astilbe

Some very pretty flowers we made for Carolyn & Evan this past weekend.  I first met with Carolyn and her mother, Meri, not that long ago and as they began to describe their vision I became more and more excited.  Our styles are incredibly similar.  Birch, trailing ribbons, paper-mache-like blooms, soft, elegant, dreamy.  This is what we came up with.

Ranunculus, astile, snowberry, garden roses, sweetheart roses, lisianthus and wild grasses composed the majority of her bridal bouquet.

There were also some gorgeous dahlias.

Below is just a photo from my cell phone, but I still am pretty excited about the centerpieces.  They're so lush and full, in containers made out of birch.

The reception was held at The Esplanade, and I'll have more images soon of the inside space.

They had matching tall centerpieces made with willow, hydrangea and hanging votives tied with robin's egg blue ribbon.  Kinda dreamy and spectacular.

Congratulations to Carolyn and Evan!!!