Little Miss Sunshine

Caleb made this sunny little bridal bouquet last week.

I thought it was appropriate to share, since Chicago will actually be enjoying some sunshine and warm weather this weekend.  We have SO many photos to dig through and blog about.  2011 has been a truly beautiful year, and to be quite honest, 2012 is looking pretty hot as well.

If all our proposals are completed this evening, we'll post some more.  This is just a quick breath for now.

Banjos & Blooms

Remember Pip & Brian?

Well, they're all done & hitched, living the newlywed life!  I truly mean it when I say this couple is just outstanding.  Looking through their flowers I mostly remember the smiles they both wore all day long.  They couldn't have been happier.

Here are just a few teasers from Jamie Hartley Photography.  Her new website will be up soon!

www.hartleyweddingphoto.com

All the centerpieces were arranged in milk glass pedestals.  So pretty!!  My milk glass collection is a bit crazy, and rather than pack them all away in boxes, they are stacked on a shelf in our prep room so they can be admired all day long.

And even though it's December, I don't think it's too late (or early?) to look at images of these gorgeous Toulouse Lautrec yellow garden roses.  And those beautiful dahlias!

They're so beautiful, I can't wait to see them again next year!!  We were squealing every time these dinner plate sized beauties arrived.  And they're grown locally.  :)

And this boutonniere makes me so happy.  Filled with little buttons Pip provided, because her nickname for Brian is button. <3

The ceremony was at the Columbus Park Refectory which offers such a regal and elegant back ground for the ceremony (The link right there shows images from Vrai Photography of another wedding we worked on at the space!).

Pip's bridal bouquet is one of my favorites!  Those roses are just outstanding and I love the touch of blue tweedia scattered among the orange and yellow.

And of course, I have to show you a photo of this banjo (no, it's not mine).  Pip & Brian hired an incredible bluegrass band for the ceremony and reception.  I'm always a sucker for a banjo.

xo!

Peonies and yellows and a cute, cute couple

This is Susan from Sparrow, and Robert from Mode Carpentry and Longman & Eagle.  They own businesses right around the corner from us in Logan Square and they're engaged.

Simply Jessie took all these amazing photos.

You can find more of them HERE and HERE.

And Sarah Drake Design created some paper and fabric adorableness.

We created a little sweet heart table for them at the Inn above Longman & Eagle, which Robert designed and built.  Any of my out of town friends will indeed be staying here.  In fact, I'm ready to move in.  It's fresh, simple and filled with repurposed material.  And there is a cassette desk.  Oh man, don't you remember making mix tapes??!  Mix cd's just don't cut it.

This table setting is honestly one of my favorites.  It's a bit rustic with the grape vine and birch on the table, yet filled with somewhat traditional and lush blooms.  But still modern with those amazing bitch etched wine glasses (We sell them at Fleur) and the awesome yellow chairs.  The colors.., light blue, yellow and cream are wonderful for the season as well.  I love the blue-yellow combo in general these days.

Thank you Susan & Robert and to Simply Jessie and Sarah Drake Designs for all the creativity!!

XO!