This has been a busy year for Fleur, filled with expansion both in our retail boutique and our studio location, lots of personal growth and always learning new way to make our designs and offerings better for all our beloved guests. There was a lot to be thankful for this past weekend. I'm a little reflective today after the holiday (Thanksgiving happens to be my favorite). On Wednesday night we unexpectedly found out that my brother needed a pacemaker and bright and early Thanksgiving morning he was given one. As an avid runner (He runs marathons) it was quite the surprise, and we were all thrilled when we heard that it went well and he's already feeling better. Saturday night my Dad and Sister in Law were in a car accident after a chain of crashes ended up hitting them. My sister in law broke her wrist and my Dad's car is totaled, but thankfully that is all that happened.
Thanksgiving was sandwiched between these two stressful events, and sitting here on my morning off work with a cup of coffee in my hand and my husband by my side I'm so incredibly grateful for my family.
I wanted to share a few photos of our Thanksgiving dinner table, and in case you didn't see my Instagram post, I wanted to retire a very important message to all of you.
I'm so thankful for all the love and support from our Logan Square neighbors and beyond. For all the couples who trust myself and my team to be a part of their celebrations. And so thankful and grateful to my team who inspire me every day with all their love, dedication & creativity (& tolerate my totally type A craziness).
As the holiday season approaches, I hope we're all reminded to slow down a little, take deep breaths and be kind to those around us.
Did you know that we began carrying fine jewelry? Beautiful lines including Joya, Jennie Kwon & Zoe Chicco, to name a few! In the spirit of celebration, we decided to host a jewelry giveaway! You can win a pair of reversible 14K pearl & white diamond earrings valued at $700.00!
How to win: Follow @fleurinc on Instagram.
Stop in the boutique & take a photo of your favorite pieces of jewelry that we carry.
Tag @Fleurinc in your photo, and tag a friend and use #stickwithfleurandyoullbewearingdiamonds
All entries must tag us, a friend and use the hashtag so we can find you!
A winner will be randomly drawn at noon, CST on December 15th!
Every year at Fleur we do our best to be the best that we can. In the bast we've donated to many local and national charities to help those in need, including Night Ministry, Planned Parenthood, local schools and more. This winter we decided to host a winter clothing drive benefiting the Connections for Abused Women & their Children.
Beginning Saturday November 11th through Sunday December 17th we will be accepting winter clothing donations at Fleur. Bring in some new or gently used women & children's clothing including Coats, Boots, Hats, Gloves, Sweaters, Socks - and even some self care items including yoga mats, slippers, transit cards & toiletries. Bring them to our boutique located at 2651 N Milwaukee Avenue and receive 10% off your purchase during this time!
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, they provide a shelter for women and children, counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. They work for social change through education, service collaboration, and institutional advocacy.
We look so forward working with you to help make a difference!
We love an outdoor wedding reception in Chicago & we absolutely adore this colorful and fun wedding at Morgan's on Fulton. These photos from Dana Ann Photography capture all the happiness put into this wedding. This is seriously one stylish family and we were beyond excited to work with them on another wedding. And as always, we loved working with Estera Events!
We're not sure why it took so long to post these beautiful images, especially since they're from Clary Pfeiffer Photography, but better late than never! This is a truly classic wedding held at Germania Place, and Estera Events was there making sure every detail was properly taken care of. The tall gold stands on the guest tables are one of our most popular requests, and we certainly can see why. They're thin, elegant and do not obstruct any views. Paired with a candle treatment centerpieces and a lush compote, this wedding is pretty much perfect!
We listen to a lot of Yacht Rock in our design studio, so you can probably imagine what the scene was like when we were producing all the flowers for this beautiful wedding a the Yacht Club. The bright yellows are so perfect, we were thrilled to be a part of this wedding with City Girl Events. Enjoy these photos from Christina Kiffney Photography!
Teaching classes is one of our most favorite things to do at Fleur. This past Sunday we teamed up for a second time with Cindy Phelan Design in our studio location to create a lovely floral design class and then learn the basics of water color painting. It truly was the sweetest morning, starting with a splash of Cava, a few sweets to snack on and so much creativity. We can't wait for another!
This year we've been at the Bridgeport Art Center - both the Skyline Loft & Sculpture Garden, at least once a month. And that couldn't make us happier! Each and every time the vision is so different and we have so much fun coming up with all the details! Here are a few snaps we took from this past March, followed by some much more beautiful photos from This is Feeling Photography!
And here are the photos from This is Feeling!
This was one of those weddings were everything was truly different, lush, lovely and basically everything. Juliana and Jake were married at the Chicago History Museum. They currently reside in Chicago, so we brought in accents of orchids & then kept it stately and classic with height and plush blooms. We also debuted the moon arch, one of our very favorite backdrops for a ceremony. It was a gorgeous day with LK Events and we want to do it all over again! These photos from Jody Savage Photography are simply the most.
The Bridgeport Art Center is one of our favorite venues, and we love how different every wedding is. These photo from Jill Tiongco Photography are the sweetest!!!
Wedding season is here! We're a little embarrassed that it has taken so long to post, but that's only because we've been busy creating some truly special events the last few months. But we had to stop for a second to share this wedding at Thalia Hall, ultimate beautiful glow with Bliss Weddings & Events. The photos from Olivia Leigh Photographie are BEYOND gorgeous. Enjoy!
Jaime is the sweetest. She sometimes freelances with us, and we always wonder how we were so lucky to find her! Her talent is endless, her smile is the best & we were completely thrilled to help her out on her wedding day! Enjoy these beautiful photos from Stephanie Bassos!