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.

Ashley & Michael

This has been the summer of sherbet & peach and warm colors for us.  These bouquets and centerpieces are from Ashley & Michael's garden wedding at The Chicago Botanical Gardens.  Ashley has wonderful taste and I love the textures she was attracted to.  Plush, soft romantic blooms with natural elements.  Think garden roses, ranunculus (that coral is out of this world!), and dahlias with pistachio berries!).  Seriously, these images make us swoon.





Fairytale bouquets

Not too long ago Caleb worked with some clients on the personals for their hand fasting.  The ceremony & reception were both at The Chicago Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful place in the Chicagoland area to visit.  They could not have chosen a more perfect aesthetic to share their vows.  The incredibly talented and wonderful Jennifer Kathryn just shared this beautiful images with us.

Juliette garden roses matched the florets on her gown.  Jasmine & kiwi vine added an overgrown, romantic touch to the bouquet and the soft colors were nicely contrasted with a few chocolate fiddle head ferns.

The bridesmaid bouquets featured garden roses, hydrangea & dusty miller.

Groom & Groomsmen wore simple callas with jasmine & fiddle head ferns.

It was a beautiful day on 7-7-11!  Congratulations to the beautiful couple!!!