We’re thrilled to share with you this beautiful wedding, inspired by the West Coast meets the south. Soft colors, beautiful linens, peaches and an open patio. Julianne & Michael’s celebration says summer to us in all its splendor! The beautiful images are captured by Julia Franzosa Photography, the linens came from La Tavola and all the planning details were perfectly executed by Estera Events. Dining and dancing under the starts is a real treat for a Chicago wedding, and we were overjoyed for such perfect weather! The table centerpieces were lush with color and lots of greenery, offering a slightly overgrown look, and peaches were added for a little nod to a southern upbringing. Those personal touches truly made the day even more special! Enjoy this lovely wedding at the Skokie Country Club!
We’ve been going through our archives, enjoying some strolls down memory lane (with 17 years, there are a lot of beautiful memories! In honor of Pride month, we wanted to share one of our all time favorite couples with you - Connie & Jessie. These beautiful souls have become dear friends, and we hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, taken by Amanda Hein Photography and coordinated by Greatest Expectations! We truly believe, Love is Love.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
We are always inspired by the colors of Mexico, and thought that today, one day before Cinco de Mayo, is the perfect time to share these photos from a shoot we worked on this past autumn. Designed by Lindsay Campbell on behalf of West Elm, this is truly the perfect May 5th fiesta for us! Held at Farrand Hall and photographed by Belen Acquino Photography, we hope you enjoy! And at the very bottom, take a peek at some of our favorite Logan Square Mexican Restaurants!
There are SO many delicious Mexican restaurants in Logan Square, here are just a few of our favorites!
Always friendly and always delicious, we can’t count how many tacos we’ve eaten here over the years. The back patio is especially special, too - you’ll forget you’re even in Chicago!
To quote their website, “A menu as diverse and colorful as our heritage.” We could not agree more! We wish we could eat here every night! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Their cocktail list is extra special too!
Laid back, tacos & Mexican street food. What more could you want??
if you’re looking for something trendier with beautiful design, check out Lonesome Rose. We’re in love with their margaritas!
Some time back we worked created a centerpiece for our dear friend Clary Pfeiffer. Inspired by blueberries, she took these beautiful images of dying paper and making blueberry frosting. Paired with gorgeous calligraphy from our friend Layers of Loveliness, this shoot is pretty much perfect. Enjoy these few images, but check out the full post on Magnolia Rouge!
Boutonnieres or pocket squares? Of course we’re biased, we love a little flower tucked into the lapels of suits and tuxedos. There is something delightfully classic and romantic about accessorizing with a touch of nature. The word “Boutonniere” is French for “Buttonhole Flower, and back in the 16th century these were worn to ward off evil or ill luck. They added a little bit of fragrance & hide less pleasant scents. For a time they were worn on battlefields, denoting the family you represented (Funny that we haven’t seen more flowers in Game of Thrones, come to think of it).
These days boutonnieres are most often seen worn at special occasions. Celebrations such as weddings, proms or a very special date. In the past we saw a single carnation or rose, but fortunately now they are very personalized. Sometimes they are chosen to match other flowers in a wedding, and often we’ve included a stem or two to recognize heritage. We’ve included thistle for a groom who was born in Scotland. We’ve also added rosemary to some, representing remembrance and as a nod to the couple’s love for cooking together.
Here are just a few of our favorite boutonnieres. Classic and also not classic, we hope you enjoy!
We’ve said it before & we’ll most certainly say it again - we absolutely LOVE working at the Chicago Athletic Association. The view of Lake Michigan is perfect, the ceilings and chandeliers are a joy and it’s easy to add decor to. For this wedding we kept things simple. Ivories and greens and lots of candle light (You can never go wrong). Enjoy the beautiful images from Alisha Tova Photography!
This morning it was snowing. Well, it was actuating ice falling from the sky. We’re all nature lovers over here and generally love all the seasons, but today we didn’t mind reminiscing about this beautiful summer wedding. Held outdoors on the roof of Morgan’s on Fulton, it’s pretty much the quintessential Chicago summer wedding! Coordination was planned by our girls, Estera Events and photos are from A Couple of Dudes Photography.
Wren’s gorgeous bouquet featured anemones, garden roses, ranunculus and other summer specializes.
We love a ranunculus boutonniere!
Give us all the flower girl hoops!!! They are one of our favorite accessories for the little ladies.
Our floral wall is the prefect backdrop for an escort wall.
We thought the rose napkin accents kept the wedding warm and sweet. Overall, we simply adore this color palette! And we loved hanging all the greenery from the cafe lights outside. This also gives a garden-like feel for the city!
This is the most perfect Chicago wedding photo!!
We’re thrilled to share this wedding with you from just this past season. Ceremony and Reception both took place at the University Club of Chicago. Photos taken by Dory Tuohey, and planning by Tracy Events. We love the rich colors and all the tall magnolia centerpieces. And there is such a beautiful glow cast everywhere (Check out the head table!). Enjoy!
We simply cannot stop looking at these beautiful wedding images! The colors, the glowing candles, the incredible had table and the most lovely couple, this wedding is hands down in the Top 5 Fleur Favorites of 2018! Photographed by Erin Hoyt Photography, and coordinated by LK Events, we think it will be one of your favorites as well. Reception took place at the timeless Ivy Room, and can we talk about the anemones in the bridal bouquet?! Enjoy!
Autumn weddings are so lovely and perfect. The color palette can run from vibrant and bold, mix in with rich rusts and rose gold, or bring in a little classic white and green with soft seasonal hues. That’s what you’ll see in this beautiful wedding at the Saddle & Cycle Club. The images from one of our favorites, Natalie Probst Photography are truly beautiful!
Digging through the archives, we realized that we never blogged about this beautiful wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center! One of the most majestic venues in the city, with views of Millennium Park it’s a location not to be missed whether you’re a tourist or planning your wedding. Enjoy these beautiful photos from Stoffer Photography. And a special nod to Shannon Gail Events for coordinating all the incredible details!
This is the time of year that all the photos from our weddings this past season are starting to pop into our inboxes. It’s absolutely thrilling to see so many beautiful image of smiling faces and gorgeous details. This wedding at Artifact Events is no exception - classic white and green centerpieces with accents of gold, lots of candles, and our favorite floral escort wall backdrop. Five Grain Events coordinated all the details absolutely perfectly, to create an elegant and smooth day. We were thrilled with all the lovely photos from Artisan Events. Enjoy!
In the past we've heard people ask, "Who would get married in the winter in Chicago?" and our response is basically, "The most bad ass couples you can imagine!" Winter weddings are a true magical event. There is something about walking into a glowing venue filled with candle light when it's snowing and frigid outside. Once you're there, all those winter thoughts melt away and you're left with nothing but warm & romantic vibes. That was certainly the case at the Bridgeport Art Center Skyline loft this past January. Such a gorgeous wedding with Lola Event Productions, Jeremy Lawson Photography & Art of Imagination. Enjoy!!
We love us a historic hotel wedding, and this gorgeous evening at Hotel Allegro is no exception. The ceremony was truly the most glowing affair, with our glass and brass risers and a sea of candles. The soft floral color palette gave the feeling of winter, yet still felt timeless and almost transcended season. We adore the photos from Natalie Probst Photography, and the planning from Lola Event Productions was perfect. Enjoy!
OH MY GOSH, we are so IN LOVE with this wedding. It's so lovely and wonderful to see bright and beautiful oranges, yellows, bright greens and ivories in a wedding. Definitely one of our favorite color palettes that we don't often see at weddings. This wedding at the Bridgeport Art Center with Estera Events was a September dream. The colors truly remind of us creamsicles and lemonade. The photos from Megan Saul Photography are so wonderful, and we had a difficult time choosing which ones to feature! Enjoy!
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. :)