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.

Classic at the Country Club

This morning we were thrilled to see that one of our favorite classic weddings was featured on one of our favorite blogs.  A ceremony overlooking Lake Michigan was the perfect backdrop for a tailored but romantic collection of blooms.  It was the perfect afternoon coordinated by SQN Events at the Shoreacres Country Club.  Kina Wicks Photography beautifully captured these photos, and you can see a full post on Carats and Cake!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Coordination by SQN Events, Photography by Kina Wicks
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Coordination by SQN Events, Photography by Kina Wicks
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Coordination by SQN Events, Photography by Kina Wicks
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Coordination by SQN Events, Photography by Kina Wicks
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Coordination by SQN Events, Photography by Kina Wicks

Dutch Masters Design Class!

It was nearly impossible to choose which photos from Kina Wicks Photography to post from our Dutch Masters class this past April!  Everything was absolutely gorgeous, we loved meeting so many wonderful and talented students!  And the nosh from Boutique Bites was outstanding.  A huge thank you to Workshop Chicago for the space!

Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Dutch Masters Class by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography

Mid Century at Hotel Allegro

We couldn't believe it when Kina Wicks Photography sent us a sneak peek of one of our May weddings already!  This clean line, beautiful wedding at Hotel Allegro is just enough classic, gorgeous and glowing & has a little hint of sparkle.  Fluffy blooms paired with clean lines and fun candle holders, we loved all the details.  And Estera Events came on board for some of the finishing touches and details.  Overall, quite the perfect day.

Classic White bridal bouquet by Fleur Inc, photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Boutonnieres by Fleur Inc, Photo by Kina Wicks Photography
Wedding at Hotel Allegro by Fleur Inc, photo by Kina Wicks Photography.  Coordination by Estera Events
Floral Decor at Hotel Allegro by Fleur Inc, photo by Kina Wicks Photography,  Coordination by Estera Events
Wedding at Hotel Allegro by Fleur Inc, photo by Kina Wicks Photography.  Coordination by Estera Events.

Collaborating with SQN Events!

This past summer I worked on a wonderfully tailored style shoot with the always fabulous Beth Bernstein of SQN Events.  She is forever fashionable, and curated the most wonderful shoot with Kina Wicks Photography.  Back in September it was featured on Style Me Pretty, and right HERE is the link!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot!

PS Don't forget our new address is 2651 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60647

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