A Lush and Romantic Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center!

We’ve been holding onto these beautiful photos for a little while, and we’re so excited to finally share the beauty from Bassos Weddings with you! It was beyond a delight to work on this collection of green and ivory centerpieces, peppered with glowing candles. This wedding pulls all of our favorite elements together - garlands, elevated centerpieces and of course, peonies! We hope you enjoy this timeless and classic Chicago wedding at Ravenswood Event Center!

Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center
Flowers by Fleur, Photo by Stephanie Bassos Photography, Wedding at Ravenswood Event Center

Today we’re sharing with you a truly stunning collection of photos from a beautiful wedding last year with Estera Events. This wedding truly had our hearts. One of the reasons we love what we do so much is the connections that we are able to make with the families we work with. Katie & Max’s families are one of those families that you dream you can work with. They are the kindest people, with great taste and all about a great celebration. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous images from Olivia Leigh Photographie at Conway Farms Gold Club !

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Chicago Wedding, Classic Bridal Bouquet
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Ranunculus Boutonniere
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Ranunculus Boutonniere
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Wedding Ceremony Decor.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Ceremony Decor.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Wedding Party
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Escort Card Table.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Centerpieces
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events, Centerpieces
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie, Planning by Estera Events

Picnic Inspired at Ignite Glass Studios

This could not have been a more perfect wedding! Held at Ignite Glass Studios, one of Chicago’s most fun wedding venues, the decor was inspired by a sweet summer picnic! We loved the table runners, the sweet S’mores guest favors and of course all the coral charm peonies! Thanks to Melody Joy Photography for the beautiful images and perfect planning from Estera Events, as always.

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.  Baby's breath halo.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.  Wedding bouquet with Coral Charm Peonies
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.  Baby's Breath Escort Cards.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Melody Joy Photography, Planning by Estera Events, Location Ignite Glass Studios.

Jewel Tones at the Chicago Athletic Association

Wedding ceremonies may be a quick part of the celebrations, but they are our favorite part of the day. We’re those people that tear up regularly during the vows. We love adding floral to the ceremony (Of course we do), but who doesn’t want to be surrounded by a beautiful floral frame when they share their love to their partner in front of their closest friends and family? We have some gorgeous weddings coming up in the next few months and as we were preparing for them we were reminded of this gorgeous day at the Chicago Athletic Association. Our copper chuppah was adorned with greenery and pops of jewel toned blooms, the reception filled with delightful glow and color. Enjoy these photos from Tim Tab Studios!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Tim Tab Studios, Venue Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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.


Love is Love

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.

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Hein Photography. Love is Love.


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 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

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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Lush and Lovely at the Chicago Illuminating Company


If you’re looking for inspiration that is truly out of the box, a little overgrown but still captures all the romantic, this is truly the wedding for you. Inspired by the alley entrance to Smith & Mills in Manhattan, we were happy to oblige! Held at the secret garden, Chicago Illuminating Company, coordinate by LK Events with ceremony performed by Zen Events, this wedding was a stunner. We’re so grateful Katie Kett Photography was brought on to capture all the beautiful images!

Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Rose bridal bouquet.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Ranunculus boutonnieres.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Ceremony Backdrop.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Aisle Decor.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Ceremony Decor.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Ranunculus boutonniere.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Bridesmaid Bouquet
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Bridal party.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Head Table Decor.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Black Taper Candles.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Candelabra Centerpiece.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Gold Gilded Charger.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Table Number
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Centerpieces
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Centerpieces
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Tropical Centerpieces.
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Escort Table
Wedding flowers by Fleur Inc at Chicago Illuminating Company.  Planning by LK Events, Images by Katie Kett Photography. Golden Pineapples


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.

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

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.

Emily & Tim at Architectural Artifacts

This past April we were so excited to team up with LK Events for a beautiful and glowing wedding at Architectural Artifacts (coordinated by Artifact Events). This was one of those beautiful weddings when you're so excited during the planning phase.  You can picture the glow, you can see the floral, it's unique but still an incredibly classic Chicago wedding.  These kinds of weddings will never go out of date (Which is one of our goals!).  Taking place in the Ravenswood neighborhood inside the walls of a what feels like the best museum ever (Except that EVERYTHING IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE) it is a curio collection that always feels special and important.  Thank you to Emily and Tim for trusting the Fleur Team to be part of such a beautiful day.  We're thrilled to share these beautiful images captured by Olivia Leigh Photographie!

Spring wedding bouquet by Fleur Inc at Artifact Events, with Lk Events.  Photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings.
Spring wedding bouquet by Fleur Inc, for a romantic April wedding at Artifact Events with LK Events.  Photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings.
April bridesmaid bouquet by Fleur Inc.  Photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings.
A lovely, Chicago bride and her sweet bridesmaids at Artifact Events for this April wedding.  Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings, and planning by LK Events.
Candle treatment escort table treatment by Fleur Inc at Artifact Events.  This April, Chicago wedding was captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings.
Artifact Events wedding in the Architectural Artifacts space, floral by Fleur Inc.  This Chicago, April wedding was captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings, and coordinated by LK Events.
Boxwood backdrop for the head table at Artifact Events by Fleur Inc.  Photo captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings.
Yves Piaget garden rose centerpiece for this gorgeous Chicago wedding by Fleur Inc.  Image captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings
Taj candle holders at Artifact Events for a beautiful, glowing April wedding in Chicago.  Photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings
Napkin florets are always a great idea!
Yves Piaget garden roses for this romantic and beautiful wedding in Chicago, at Artifact Events.  Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings and planning by LK Events.
Feasting Table decor with repurposed wedding party bouquets for this April, Chicago wedding at Artifact Events.  Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Olivia Leigh Weddings, planning by LK Events.