Blueberry Delight

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!

Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer, Calligraphy by Layers of Loveliness
Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Photo by Clary Pfeiffer, Calligraphy by Layers of Loveliness

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.

Winter at Salvage One with Clary Pfeiffer

We love working at Salvage One, and this wedding captured by Clary Pfeiffer Photography is perfect.  Warm hues, incredible textures (the mink protea!) and a candle lit ceremony.  It was a beautiful day with Liven it Up Events.  Enjoy!

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A Classic, Germania Place Celebration

We're not sure why it took so long to post these beautiful images, especially since they're from Clary Pfeiffer Photography, but better late than never!  This is a truly classic wedding held at Germania Place, and Estera Events was there making sure every detail was properly taken care of.  The tall gold stands on the guest tables are one of our most popular requests, and we certainly can see why.  They're thin, elegant and do not obstruct any views.  Paired with a candle treatment centerpieces and a lush compote, this wedding is pretty much perfect!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography, Planning by Estera Events

November at the Langham Hotel

Last November was one of our favorite weddings.  Reception held at the Langham Hotel, the palette was elegant, soft and approachable.  The dreamy and exquisite photos from Clary Pfeiffer capture the day perfectly! A huge congratulations to Caroline and Brian!

To see even more images you can visit the write up from Magnolia Rouge.

Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Candles by Fleur Inc, Calligraphy by Allie Hasson, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Clary Pfeiffer



Engagement session!

Here are some lovely photos Megan just sent me!  She and fiance, Michael, ordered a little bouquet from us to use during their engagement session!   I'm excited because I'm meeting with Megan next week to discuss some more amazing details about her upcoming October wedding.  Thank you so much to Clary Pfeiffer for the capturing such gorgeous images!!

Her skirt is really adorable...

Megan already knows, I can't wait for her wedding flowers!!!

I'll see you two next week, and the rest of you... Enjoy the weekend!!

XO!