Autumn Wedding Vibes

We’re halfway through August, and soaking up all of the summer vibes right now. We’re also preparing for some beautiful autumnal weddings coming up. This year our busiest season is late summer and all of fall, and we completely understand why. There is something very magical about the end of the season’s last push of floral and foliage into the world. We were reminded of this gorgeous wedding last year at the Bridgeport Art Center, filled with glowing lights (by Art of Imagination), pampas grass centerpieces (One of our personal favorites) and beautiful blooms. Enjoy these photos from Sullivan and Sullivan Studio!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sullivan and Sullivan Studio, Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center

Vintage Inspiration at Ravenswood Event Center

We’ve seen a lot of Garden themed weddings the past few years, and lots of tropical and modern ones as well. It’s been a minute since we’ve re-visited anything vintage, and it was an absolute delight to step back into that very realm of inspiration with this beautiful wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center. The atrium in the space is one of our favorites for wedding ceremonies. Filtered beautiful light, massive windows and a beautiful outdoor space makes it a very Chicago and very special location in the city. Enjoy this wedding coordinated by Chicago Vintage Weddings (Let’s talk about those oriental rugs for the ceremony!) , ceremony by Anita Weds and beautiful photos from Red Wall Photography!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Red Wall Photography.  Planning by Chicago Vintage Weddings. Location, Ravenswood Event Center.


Cute to Bout

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!

A Quintessential Chicago Wedding at Morgan's on Fulton

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.

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.  Anemone bridal bouquet.

Wren’s gorgeous bouquet featured anemones, garden roses, ranunculus and other summer specializes.

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton. Anemone bridesmaid bouquets.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.  Ranunculus boutonniere.

We love a ranunculus boutonniere!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton. Floral girl hoop.

Give us all the flower girl hoops!!! They are one of our favorite accessories for the little ladies.

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton. Floral escort wall.

Our floral wall is the prefect backdrop for an escort wall.

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.   Cocktail table decor.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.  Ceremony
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.  Flower girl halo.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.

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!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton.

This is the most perfect Chicago wedding photo!!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Couple of Dudes Photography, Planning by Estera Events at Morgan's on Fulton. Hanging foliage.

A Delightful Wedding at Moonlight Studios

We were pretty much pleased as punch to see these beautiful photos come in from Katie Kett Photography. This delightful, charming wedding at Moonlight Studios is filled with candles, garland, glow and is simply an ideal wedding celebration in our floral book! Enjoy!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Katie Kett, Venue Moonlight Studios


Elegant at the Chicago Athletic Association

Chicago weddings are so elegant. And weddings held at the Chicago Athletic Association are especially stunning. The history of the building and the incredible view, the architecture and lighting - everything is pretty much perfect in our eyes. We’re thrilled to share the beautiful images from Ann & Kam Photography of this beautiful day with LK Events. In the Madison Ballroom, our copper chuppah is adorned with floating orchids & the aisle is lined with over 100 candles and over 700 rose petals. The White City Ballroom has a collection of tall and low centerpieces, and candlelight galore. We loved every minute of it, and hope you do as well!

Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  A classic rose bouquet.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events. Bridal Party at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events. Floating Orchid Chuppah at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Copper Chuppah with floating orchids at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Candle aisle at the Chicago Athletic Association, in the Madison Ballroom.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Copper wedding chuppah with floating orchids at the Chicago Athletic Association.  Ceremony in the Madison Ballroom.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Tall wedding centerpiece at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Lush and low centerpiece at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Candle centerpiece at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Reception in the White City Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Head Table at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Wedding Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Ann & Kam Photography, Planning by LK Events.  Wedding Reception in the White City Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association.

A Classic Wedding at Artifact Events with Five Grain Events

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!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Five Grain Events, Photo by Artisan Events, Location Artifact Events

Summer at the Chicago Botanical Gardens

It has been a month to the day since we last posted! It’s because this is truly the busiest time of year for us this season. Every weekend we are back to back with the most beautiful events. And one of our favorite things about that is when the photos start to roll in. We hope you enjoy these beautiful images from Annie Steele Photography of a delicious June wedding at the Chicago Botanic Gardens (Naturally, a favorite location of ours!). It was a beautiful afternoon and evening with the lovely BCR Events. This wedding features our favorite floral escort wall, filled with foliage and blooms! Enjoy!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Floral Escort Wall
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Floating Centerpiece.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Annie Steele Photo, Planning by BCR Events at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.


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.

What's Cookin'?

We recently posted an image on our Instagram featuring some delicious dishes, alongside one of our Fog Linen dish towels that we carry.  So many of you asked for the recipe, so here it is!  We have Real Simple Magazine to thank for all the goodness, it was featured in their July 2018 issue!  

Fog Linen dishtowel available at Fleur Inc

Cucumber & Melon Salad

1 small shallot, chopped finely

5 Tbsp. Champagne or white wine vinegar (We used our own champagne vinegar, infused with chive blooms from our garden!)

1 - 3lb cantaloupe, peeled and chopped

1 english cucumber, sliced

6 oz of feta cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)  

1/2 loaf ciabatta, sliced

7 Tbsp olive oil 

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves (ours came from the garden!)

1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted almonds (We used walnuts, because they were on hand!)

Freshly ground black pepper.

1. Mix together the shallots and vinegar.  Set aside to drizzle later on.

2. Arrange the cantaloupe and cucumber on a large platter and set that aside (We recommend using our DBO Home platter, shown below!).

3. Meanwhile, heat a cast iron grill pan and brush both side of the ciabatta with olive oil.  Grill until charred on both sides (We also rubbed fresh garlic on both sides for some extra delish!).

4.Whisk 1 tsp salt and the remaining olive oil into the shallot mixture & drizzle over the salad.  Top with the basil, walnuts pepper (to your taste) & sea salt.  Serve with the ciabatta!

5.Enjoy!

DBO Home available at Fleur

 

The DBO Home ceramic line that we carry would add to the presentation of this summer meal! Photo from their   This stunning collection is handmade in Connecticut, and each piece is different than the next.  It's a truly special line that we are so proud to carry.  

Fog Linen available at Fleur Inc

 

Maybe you prefer patio dining & you're looking for outdoor serving pieces?  The Fog Linen serving plates are perfect!  We use these all the time when friends and neighbors stop by.  Durable and wildly cute, they spruce up our table in an instant!

Either way, stop by the boutique to see our table ware collections, and happy summer cooking!

Boutiquing!

We post so many photos of our special events, that we sometimes forget to post about the Boutique!  Did you know that we have a brick and mortar retail which is 1800 Sq Ft of gifts, jewelry, flowers and more?  Here are a few images from this past month.  Stop by, our selection is always rotating!

Logan Square Shopping, Fleur Inc, Pride Month
Incausa Incense in Logan Square, Fleur Inc
Logan Square Shopping, Fleur Inc
Zoe Chicco Jewelry available in Logan Square, Fleur Inc
Logan Square Shopping, Fleur Inc

Modern Garden at The Joinery

We love weddings that are Logan Square based, and it was such a joy working at The Joinery this past April with Estera Events, Lula Cafe Catering & Nicodem Creative!  We really wish we could do this every weekend!  

The bride's bouquet had just enough of an organic feel with trailing foliage, yet balanced with plush focal blooms. Peonies popped back into season just in time for this wedding!

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We absolutely loved installing this hanging floral backdrop with over 250 stems of foliage & blooms!

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We are totally in love with their choice of black matte dinner plates!

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And of course, always love adding a little height!

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Greening the Ceiling

This past February we received a request that we absolutely loved.  "Can you please cove the entire ceiling of Ovation in hanging greenery and brass prisms with glowing votives?"  And of course our eyes turned into hearts and we replied, "OUR PLEASURE!"  The photos just came back and we couldn't be more excited but them.  This wedding was top notch.  It was a snowy weekend, but you wouldn't know that by looking inside.  Working with Bride & Joy Events, and photographed by Found Light Studios, it was simply everything.  

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All the Glow at Bridgeport Art Center

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!!

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January at Hotel Allegro

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!

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Summer Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center with Lola Event Productions!

It's been way too long, how have we not shared the images from this gorgeous, happy wedding at Ravenswood Event Center with you?  Slightly rustic, yet still elegant, this colorful wedding was coordinated by Lola Event Productions & all the images were take by Amanda Megan Miller Photography.  We love the wispy and dreamy chuppah aired with floating class orbs and the candlelit aisle.  The centerpieces were so happy and lovely!  We can't wait for our 2018 weddings here!

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Winter Celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center

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.  

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& here are 2 images from our cell phone.  :)

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Floral Design & Calligraphy Workshop with Layers of Loveliness

How did we forget to post photos of our last floral design & calligraphy workshop?  

Layers of Loveliness drove all the way from Indianapolis to teach a lovely group of ladies the art of calligraphy, then we learned a few tricks on how to create a floral centerpiece.  This was our second glass with Miya and they are truly the best.  Virtue Cider provided some delicious beverage and snacks came from the Dill Pickle Co-Op!  Hope to see you at the next one!

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