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  These kinds of weddings will never go out of date (Which is one of our goals!).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.

Sunny tea morning

It is a rare morning that I have the chance to work out, eat my toast with peanut butter and actually sit at Letizia's for a cup of tea and a little quiet time.  Today I didn't have to be at the flower market at 8am and thought I'd take a moment to just sit and enjoy the morning.

And these cafe au lait dahlias.  Every florist I know has been gushing and oohing over the dahlias this year.  They're beauties!  As I've mentioned, my love for them is dubious.  They're amazing, and at the same time I don't trust them.  They arrive into the shop glowing and beaming with all their might, and then they recognize someone is looking at them and they immediately begin to wilt or turn brown.  I think they're saying to themselves "We'd rather die than allow you to witness our beauty!!!!"  Jerks.  But even so, I still find myself constantly stopping and talking to them (yes, I know.., I am one of those people that talk to all the flowers...sometimes I make them sing soul songs but that's a video for another day) and admiring their plush beauty.

And I also have been loving our garden roses this year.  The Yves Piaget are stunning and transcend season.  Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter..,  paired with the right color they work beautifully with any time of year.  Lately they've been used in deliveries with deep rubies, saffrons and ambers.  Autumnal romance in a bundle!!

Despite my appearance of moccasins and no socks, my old western shirts and scarves in my hair, my "you can take a girl out the south side but ..." jokes, I am a romantic at heart.  And these garden roses and dahlias speak to me on such a deep level.  I bring just a stem or two home and glow when I catch its beauty.  I take countless photos of them, morning light, evening light.  They're simple, they're sweet and they beautiful.

It's a beautiful Friday morning in Chicago.  I hope you're enjoying the sunshine!!