Nikki & Eric

Oh, these photos make me SO happy!  The sparkly dress, the happy colors, all the textures - it's honestly just such a GOOD wedding!  Nikki & Eric have great taste, and it was an absolute honor to work with them on their wedding.  And we couldn't be more tickled that Katie Kett Photography was there to capture the day!  Congratulations to Nikki & Eric!  We loved your wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

Jessica & Jake

We just received some beautiful photos of one of our weddings from this past December!  Jessica and Jake were married at the Ravenswood Event Center.  It was the perfect combination of warm colors with a hint of cedar for a wintry accent.  We loved teaming up with Five Grain Events on this wedding, and overjoyed with the beautiful photos from Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema!  Enjoy & congratulations to Jessica & Jake!!

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by www.annkam.com

Happy first day of March!

Although this little bit of snow and cold weather on the first day of March in September makes us want to yell "Go Home Winter, You're Drunk!," at least we know that we'll soon be spotting ranunculus in their finest, hellebores that are so beautiful they hurt your feelings and anemones that make us lose our thoughts for a minute in their delicacy.  Here is a recent wedding bouquet that is filled with happy colors.

Happy First Day of March!!

Bridal bouquet by Fleur

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Fleur & CS Brides

It's always beyond a delight to see some of our work in print, and we were thrilled to see two of our weddings in CS Brides!

Fleur Inc, CS Brides

Coordinated by SQN Events with photography by Jeremy Lawson, this was truly one of our favorites of 2012!!  Molly & Nick are two of the most adorable people you'll ever meet!

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Fleur in CS BridesAnd one  of our sassiest & sweetest couples are Jessie & Connie!  Below with Greatest Expectations & Amanda Hein Photography!

Fleur in CS Brides

We're always thrilled and honored to be part of such a talented group of vendors!  Thank you so much for featuring our weddings and our lovely couples!!

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Poppies, kumquats & more, photo by Amanda Miller Photography

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Poppies & kumquats,

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This year we helped out some friends at Indiewed, an incredibly festive and fun bridal show help in Chicago (also starting to make its way to other cities).  Although we didn't have a booth, some of our dear colleagues and close friends asked us to collaborate with them on their booths.  Above is fresh & bright booth from Jayne Weddings and Aged Vintage Rentals.  Thank you Amanda Megan Miller Photography for the above photos!

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We also worked with SQN Events on their amazing Belles & Gents Lounge for a 2nd year in a row!  You might remember it from the Elizabeth Anne Designs feature right HERE.  This year the ladies at SQN took over the entire 3rd floor providing a wonderful & relaxing lounge for all those who who feeling they needed a break.  Thank you Julia Franzosa Photography for the photos below!

Mercury glass cup be Fleur, Photo by Julia Franzosa

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And then a few flowers made it over to the Ms Mignonette and Five Grain Events booths!  Enjoy these photos we took!

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Handt tied bridal bouquet by Fleur

Busy as honeybees

Today was our terrarium workshop!

What a success and so much fun!  Two very special and wonderful friends, Jennifer & Ami, came by to photograph it for an online tutorial (coming soon!).  Aside from the fun of building the terrarium, it was a perfect way to begin the morning.  So many came in to create, we are already thinking about the next one!  We're looking at lots of teeny, itty bitty succulents, so you can create a little variety in your vase.  And, we will encourage you to bring your own vessels as well.

We're also planning a few other walk-in crafty days at Fleur!  Such as making Mom her own sweet lil' corsage for Mother's Day complete with flowers, feathers and plumes.  Perhaps forcing spring bulbs at home inside.  Anything you would like us to teach you?

It has been a very in-store week for us.  Lots of pretty things being delivered.  Ordering Valentine's Day flowers.  Meetings with clients.  It's been creative week, even though the droning cloudiness managed to get the best of me one day.

Also, last night I went to the Siskel theater to watch an incredible movie with an incredible friend (and my acupuncturist).  For those of you who know of my love of honey, it's no surprise to you that I fell in love with the movie Queen of the Sun, which I highly recommend.  A quirky yet serious documentary regarding honeybees and ultimately agriculture.  Don't let the crazy, dancing bee lady scare you aware, she had nothing at all to do with the film.  You'll fall in love with the whimsical french beekeeper, and learn a thing or two as well.  You can buy the BEST honey in the world from the Honeycoop.

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Side note, if you need an acupuncturist let me know & I'll pass along her digits.  She is fantastic and her office is in Logan Square.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend!

xo