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Fresh flowers from your local farmers market…

Posted on August 30th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Hey all you flower lovers!  Do you love fresh flowers but don’t want to pay a premium for them?  Try a local farmers market.  Chicago has over 40 farmers markets!  I have purchased flowers from the farmers market many times and the prices are VERY reasonable.  They offer in-season flowers, without pesticides, and the flowers are just gorgeous.

Brides, another way to lower cost with your wedding is to pick flowers that are in season.  Ask your wedding florist if they buy locally.  This is a great way to save on cost for your floral budget.  This giant celosia I purchased yesterday was only $4 at the Farmers Market!  Last week I purchased a wide variety of flowers, Dahlias, Verbena, Celosia, and Tuberose for $13.  I would have paid at least double for the flowers if I would have purchased them at my local wholesaler.  All in all farmers markets are a win-win because they benefit the environment and support local businesses.

The Green City Market is personally my favorite farmers market, A) Because it’s super close to my apartment and B) It’s HUGE.  They have everything from fruit and vegetable stands, to smoothies, freshly baked bread & pasteries, cooking demonstrations and of … Read More »


Pastel Bouquet | Engagement Session Sneak Peek

Posted on August 21st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Gorgeous pastel bouquet from last night’s engagement session! Florals provided by Life in Bloom, Chicago Wedding Florist

Beautiful image from Kina Wicks Photography.


All About Weddings!

Posted on July 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog. 1 Comment

Weddings. Weddings. Weddings. Where do I begin…  I LOVE Weddings.

My personal approach to weddings is personalization and attention to detail.  There is nothing I love more than a wedding that truly represents and speaks of the Bride and Groom.  After all, this day is all about them and the love they share.  I have always been a perfectionist and enjoy seeing everything down to the tiniest of details.

A lot of times when I get together with a bride, the first thing we start talking about are their likes and dislikes when it comes to flowers.  Now, while I am a floral designer it makes perfectly good sense that a conversation would develop this way.  However, my favorite meetings are those that start with a conversation where I learn more about the couple, their personalities, and what their wedding means to them.  Then I can start thinking flowers, because I understand the mood they are going for.  It is during these types of conversations that the most beautiful and personalized weddings start to take form.

Having recently been married myself, my husband and I personally let our desired mood and own interests be the driving force of the design of our wedding.  … Read More »


Welcome to the Blog & About Life in Bloom

Posted on July 12th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

A little bit about Life in Bloom…

Hi! I’m Rachel, owner and head designer of Life in Bloom, I graduated with a horticulture degree from the University of Illinois in 2010.  After college I moved to Chicago and worked for HMR Design Group, one of the most well-respected high-end floral and event design companies in Chicago and Premier Landscape Contractors, a respectable landscape design company in the Chicago suburbs.  I ultimately decided to follow my dream of owning my own business and combined my two passions; floral design and landscape design to create Life in Bloom.

Life in Bloom has three different branches; Everyday Flowers, Floral & Event Styling, and a Seasonal Annual Color Program.  We make it our priority to transform your everyday life and add a little Life and Color to it…..

Everyday Flowers:  Beautiful fresh arrangements with a unique and artistic twist.

Floral & Event Styling, think Weddings, Events, Galas, and Parties:  We take a detailed approach designing for our clients’ special events.  We personalize each event to each and every client.  They inspire us with their ideas and we combine that with our creativity and expertise.

Seasonal Annual Color Program:  Annual pots for each season: Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter.  Maximize color in your landscape … Read More »