Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Styling by Lindsay Campbell for West Elm.  Shot at Farrand Hall & Photographed by Belen Aquino Photography

There are SO many delicious Mexican restaurants in Logan Square, here are just a few of our favorites!

El Cid

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!

El Cid Chicago

Mi Tocaya Antojeria

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!

Mi Tocaya


L’Patron

Laid back, tacos & Mexican street food. What more could you want??

L'Patron Chicago

Lonesome Rose

if you’re looking for something trendier with beautiful design, check out Lonesome Rose. We’re in love with their margaritas!

Lonesome Rose

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!

Sleek and Garden Inspired at City Winery.

It’s that time of year when most Chicagoans are missing summer, it is after all an incredible season in this lovely city. Which makes sense why we are always the busiest during that time, working on so many beautiful weddings. When the weather cooperates, there is nothing better than a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. Which reminded us of this beautiful and elegant, sleek yet garden inspired wedding at City Winery.

The ceremony was kept simple with a white frame and fabric, the back row of chairs matching. Peppered throughout were floral installations of blooms and foliage, triangular terrariums of blooms and inside guests danced under a trellis of suspended greenery and foliage. Lush blooms and lots of candles filled with reception tables. We hope you enjoy this wedding with photography by Jill Tiongco Photography and planning by Shannon Gail Events!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, City Winery Wedding, Chicago.  Planning by Shannon Gail Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Jill Tiongco Photography, Planning by Shannon Gail Events and location at Chicago City Winery.

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


A Beautiful Wedding at the Chicago Landmark, The University Club of Chicago

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!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Dory Tuohey, Planning by Tracy Fisher Events, Location: University Club of Chicago

All the glows at The Ivy Room

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!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photos by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room Chicago
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Erin Hoyt, Planning by LK Events at the Ivy Room

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.

Autumn Wedding at the Saddle & Cycle Club

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!

Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst, Anemone Bouquet, Chicago Wedding at Saddle & Cycle Club.
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst, Cafe au Lait Dahlia, Garden Inspired Chicago Wedding
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst, Bridal and Bridesmaid Bouquets at Saddle and Cycle Club, Autumn Chicago Wedding.
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst, Chicago Church Ceremony
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Natalie Probst
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November at the Chicago Cultural Center

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!

Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.  Bridal Bouquet.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.  Bridal Bouquet & Bridesmaid Bouquets
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.  Flower Girl Halo.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.  Elevated Centerpiece.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.
November wedding at the Chicago Culture Wedding, Flowers by Fleur, Planning by Shannon Gail, Images by Stoffer Photography.

An Intimate Wedding at North Pond

There is nothing more romantic than an intimate wedding in one of your favorite restaurants. Located in Lincoln Park, this stunning Arts & Crafts building is so special. Originally built as a shelter for ice skaters, its rich history has provided the city with much love. The view isn’t too bad either.

We were delighted to fill the inside of the restaurant with gorgeous centerpieces, appearing to grow directly out of the table, add candle light and glow and transform the space into a secret garden. Enjoy these beautiful photos from Tuan B & Co of this dreamy wedding coordinated by Bride + Joy Weddings.

Bridal Bouquet by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Chicago.  Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Boutonniere by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events at North Pond
Wedding Floral by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Floral by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Floral by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Floral by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy Events
Floral by Fleur Inc at North Pond, Photo by Tuan B & Co, Planning by Bride + Joy 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!

Wedding Bouquets for Days!

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." ~ Victor Hugo

We've been working on our archives the past few weeks, and have been trying to choose a favorite wedding bouquet.  THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.  However, we will say, we delighted in all the images that we have collected, knowing there are so many wonderful couples in love who  trusted us to be a part of their celebration.  Here are a few bouquets we simply adore.  We couldn't choose them all, because there are SO many, so you can expect a second post eventually with even more!

Romantic wedding bouquet with Juliette roses and ranunculus designed by Fleur Inc.  Photo by Kyle John Photography at the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago Illinois.

Photo by Kyle John Photography

Romantic wedding bouquet with cafe au lait dahlias and peonies, designed by Fleur Inc.  Wedding at the Langham Hotel in Chicago, photographed by Clary Pfeiffer Photography.

Photo by Clary Pfeiffer Photography

Yellow peony and fern bridal bouquet designed by Fleur Inc.  Wedding at the Chicago History Museum, photographed by Kate Headley.

Photo by Kate Headley Photography

Romantica Antique garden rose and fern wedding bouquet at the Dawson, Chicago.  Designed by Fleur Inc, photographed by Amanda Hein Photography
Coral Charm bouquet inspired by Monet's Garden.  Designed by Fleur Inc, photographed by Gerber & Scarpelli,

Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

Green and Ivory bridal bouquet designed by Fleur Inc at the Union League Club in Chicago.  Photographed by Sarah Postma Photography.

Photo by Sarah Postma Photography

White anemone bridal bouquet designed by Fleur Inc at Thalia Hall.  Photographed by Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli Photography

Sweet, bridesmaid bouquet with quicksand & O'Hara roses designed by Fleur Inc at Room 1520.  Photographed by Todd James Photography

Photo by Todd James Photography

Tailored and romantic wedding bouquet with peonies and ranunculus, designed by Fleur Inc.  Photographed by Jaclyn Simpson Photography at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography

Wedding bouquet designed by Fleur Inc with muscari, clematis & peonies.  Photographed by Jaclyn Simpson Photography.

Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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