Watercolors & floral design class at Fleur!

  This past January we held our first watercolor and floral design class in the boutique!  This unique session taught the basics of floral design by our lead designer, Janessa, followed up with the sweetest watercolor instruction by Cindy Phelan.  Not only did you take home your arrangements of flowers, you had a life long version of them as well.  We loved this class, because partnering with other creatives is beyond exciting, and passing on our tricks of the trade and meeting such brilliant students is rewarding to no end!  Also, many hugs and thanks to the incredible Jennifer Kathryn Photography who took these photos.  It was nearly impossible to choose which ones to post!

(PS Cindy takes custom orders, a beautiful way to remember your wedding bouquet!)

Have you signed up our Dutch Masters class yet? Read more about that floral experience HERE!

Fleur Workshops, Photo by Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Fleur Workshops, Photo by Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Fleur Workshops, Photo by Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Fleur Workshops, Photo by Jennifer Kathryn Photography
Fleur Workshops, Photo by Jennifer Kathryn Photography



Bianca & Bryen

We have been so excited to share these photos from Bianca & Bryen's wedding last summer, and now you can see ALL of them in this incredible Martha Stewart Weddings feature!!  In the meantime, here are just a handful of our favorite images, all taken by Emilia Jane Photography!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Emilia Jane Photography, Planning by Estera Events

A January Wedding at the Northmoor Country Club

This past January 17th was truly the coldest day we've had in some time, although you would never know it based on this romantic and glowing wedding created by one of our lead designers, Janessa Knodt at the Northmoor Country Club.  The color palette was so on point and the lanterns were perfect!  We were thrilled that the photographer was Amanda Megan Miller, who captured the absolutely most perfect photos of the day!  Mazel Tov Jamie & Brian!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller


Valentine's Day Prep at Rent the Runway!

 Saturday, February 6th from 4-6pm we'll be at Rent the Runway Chicago toting lots of sweet little blooms to teach you how to make your own little pin corsages and boutonnieres!  Pick out an outfit for the valentine holiday (Whether you're celebrating with a love, friend or alone - there is always a reason to dress yourself up!) and add the perfect floral accessory!  

Rent the Runway

710 N Wabash, Chicago IL



Rent the Runway Valentine's Day Pop up with Fleur


Designing with Jayne Weddings at Salvage One!

In September we worked with one of our absolute fav's, Jayne Weddings.  This girl creates the most beautiful events that are elegant but have that little touch of DIY so they're the most personal event you'll attend.  The venue, Salvage One (always perfect) was glowing and the photos from Studio Finch captured all of the love!  Congratulations to Mary & Hugh!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch,
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Planning by Jayne Weddings, Photo by Studio Finch


Julie & Laura

Julie and Laura we're one of the most fun couples to work with.  Dealing with some pretty intense floral allergies, we curated a list of blooms that were bright, textural and not likely to make anyone sneeze or break into hives (Truly not a good look on a wedding day).  The result was happy, modern and glowing!  Greatest Expectations coordinated a wonderful team including Steve Koo Photography, Courtney Callahan Paper & Ignite Glass Studios.

Cheers!


Katie & Keegan at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This past May we worked on such a beautiful wedding in the palette of blue.  Hosted at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the arrangements reflected wild gardens full of plush garden roses and peonies.  Thrilled to partner with Shannon Gail Weddings, we loved every single detail of this day.  Hanging branches filled with foliage, sweet wreaths, and the most wonderful families.  Enjoy the beautiful photos from T & S Hughes Photography

Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography
Flowers by Fleur Inc www.fleurchicago.com, Photo by T & S Hughes Photography

Elegance & Sparkle at the Knickerbocker

We've held onto these photos for some time, and just love them SO very much!  Always a treat to work with Sarah Postma Photography, she truly captured all the sparkle & elegance of this glittery wedding at the Knickerbocker Hotel.  We couldn't possibly love it any more than we already do!

Bridal bouquet by Fleur Inc, Photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Bridesmaid bouquet by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Ranunculus boutonniere by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Place-card table by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Centerpiece by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Centerpiece by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma Photography
Centerpiece detail by Fleur Inc, photo by Sarah Postma 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.

An Ivy Room Affair

This past April we worked on a beautiful wedding with Jayne Weddings at the Ivy Room.  Absolutely thrilled that Amanda Megan Miller Photography was there to capture the most beautiful photographs of the day, she did not disappoint!  We loved every single aspect of this day!  J & L Catering as always was a dream, and Aged Rentals added some perfect touches.  We could not imagine a better start to the wedding year!

  

Fleur bridal bouquet, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, with Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller with Aged Rentals and Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, wedding with Jayne Weddings
Flowers by Fleur Inc, Photo by Amanda Megan Miller, wedding with Jayne Weddings & Aged Rentals
Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Amanda Megan Miller, with Jayne Weddings at the Ivy Room

Nikki & Eric

Oh, these photos make me SO happy!  The sparkly dress, the happy colors, all the textures - it's honestly just such a GOOD wedding!  Nikki & Eric have great taste, and it was an absolute honor to work with them on their wedding.  And we couldn't be more tickled that Katie Kett Photography was there to capture the day!  Congratulations to Nikki & Eric!  We loved your wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center!

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur Inc, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

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Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Katie Kett Photography

A sweet little summer wedding

This is an exciting time of year as we start to snap go through all the photos we took of our weddings throughout the year.  There are SO many beautiful images, we're not sure how to feature them all, but here are a few from a lovely summer wedding at North Pond.

Flowers by Fleur Inc

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Flowers by Fleur Inc

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Flowers by Fleur Inc

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Flowers by Fleur Inc

Town & Country Magazine

This late afternoon we noticed someone taking photos in front of our new storefront.  This was incredible sweet, because we noticed it happened to be an engagement session (Fact about me, I really melt when I see engagement sessions and first looks).  This little group of people popped inside the shop for a second and to my complete surprise and joy the photographer was an old friend whom I haven't seen in years.  Heather from Kingensmith Photography.  We quickly caught up and then she shared some exciting news with me.  Town and Country Magazine had recently published an article listing some of the top florists & Fleur was included in that!  Heather, thank you so much for the exciting news, but it was also so incredible to see a neighbor and old friend! Hope to bump into you & Rick sometime soon at Buona Terra!

A big hug to Heather for sending us these photos of the article, and you can bet that tomorrow we're going to run out & pick up a copy as well!

Fleur in the press~~~

Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

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Fleur in the press, Town and Country magazine

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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Sarah & Stan at the MCA

OH!  This is the time of year I die a little, because all of the photos of our weddings are trickling in from our wonderful photographer friends.  Like this wedding with Pen Carlson Photography.  I mean, it's everything we love.  Romance and candles and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Estera Events and Art of Imagination.  Not to mention the sweetest couple in the world.

Enjoy, and many happy years of love to Sarah & Stan!!

(PS Don't forget our new address:  2651 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60647)

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson, planning by Estera Events~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo by Pen Carlson Photography~~~

Flowers by Fleur, photo from Pen Carlson Photography~~~