Category: Weddings and Events

Flower Friday

Posted on June 13th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Today on the blog is a rare flower favorite.  Rare because it is only available for a smidgen of time in the Spring.  And today’s feature flowers is…Bleeding hearts!!  You will find them blooming in landscapes and wooded areas in the spring-time.  As a child I absolutely LOVED this plant.  It was one of my favorite flowers with it’s delicate heart shaped petals.  Since it’s availability is very spotty, when I saw them at the flower market I knew I had to scoop some up and create an impromptu bouquet with them.  I hope you enjoy it & Happy Friday!

Pastel Spring Bouquet

Posted on June 9th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

A quick photo from this past weekend’s barn wedding.  We loved creating this lush & textural bridal bouquet which was chock full of the most gorgeous spring flowers including peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, sweet-smelling jasmine vine, tweedia, and more….  Enjoy!  

Wedding Flower Friday

Posted on May 30th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Time for another round of Wedding Flower Friday, this time with the funky & cool flower, Sandersonia.  How unique is this flower?!  I just think they are so cute.  To me, they look like little orange hot air balloons.  They make a statement grouped together in mass.  A few weeks ago we used them in our cocktail arrangements for Silvia & Ron’s Wedding at the Kenilworth Club.  They also look great tucked into bouquets or large gardeny arrangements.  Enjoy and Happy Friday!

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Bridal Fete Chicago

Posted on May 20th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

In February we had the honor of participating in Bridal Fete Chicago’s bouquet bar.  Their famed bouquet bar displayed bouquets from a dozen or so of some talented florists in Chicago.  The event was held at Roosevelt University in the Loop, which is SUCH a gorgeous place for a special event!  For our bouquet we opted for a vibrant palette of luscious pink peonies, always amazing Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, pale pink Ranunculus, a touch of checkered Fritillaria and acacia foliage.  We finished off the look with delicate white & pink bi-color Clematis.  I didn’t order them specifically for this bouquet but my salesperson, Laura, pulled them out for me since she knows how much I love Clematis and I just couldn’t resist them!  I think they added the perfect finishing touch to the bouquet.

Enjoy the lovely images below from Carasco Photo of the event and the bouquet we made.

Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago Wedding

Posted on May 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Throwback Thursday to our first wedding of the 2014 wedding season!  Kala & Michael hosted a classic Chicago Wedding.  They were married at Old St. Pat’s with their reception at the gorgeous Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago.  Since the venue is so so so SO gorgeous we didn’t need much to beautify the space.  Kala & Michael were married on Valentines Day weekend and the theme of love was carried throughout their day and in their decor.  For Kala’s bouquet we used the most beautiful red roses and accented it with several small gems that gave it an extra sparkle.  Half of the tables were adorned with beautiful clear vase centerpieces filled with a classic valentine’s day palate of red roses, white roses, and dusty miller.  The remaining tables were decorated with manzanita branches with hanging crystal strands that sparkled from across the room, helping render the perfect winter wedding.

A huge thanks to Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists for all of the images below.  Enjoy!!


Congrats again you two and thanks for including us in your special day!!





Mix & Mingle Wedding Trend Event

Posted on May 12th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

We were thrilled when Ashley of Midwestern Bride asked us to be a part of a tablescape design for the Mix & Mingle Wedding Trend Event which occurred this past Spring at the Rittergut Wine Bar!  Ashley was going for a rustic tablescape with pops of color in the florals.  She selected the tableware and vintage tins and let us run wild with ideas for the florals.  We stuck with a peachy-orange palette with lots of added greens for a loose and wild texture to tie in the organic look.  The ranunculus & poppies looked fabulous and really gave the table a vibrant and energetic look.  Thanks to Tuan Bui Photography for capturing the wonderful photos below!


Can’t wait to work together with Midwestern Bride again this Fall for Bailey & Michael’s Wedding at Rivers (Rittergut’s outdoor event space & patio)!!  It’s going to be quite the classy affair!

Indie Wed Bridal Show

Posted on February 25th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

We had a blast at the Indie Wed Bridal Show a few weeks ago, meeting new couples and mingling with our industry friends.  Here’s a little image recap of our booth!  We went for a Kate Spade theme which meant class and color!  For our backdrop we created a custom frame which we adorned with Oregonia.  For the florals we incorporated tons of romantic blooms; garden roses,  and for a little pop of color, the most gorgeous icelandic poppies and hot pink anemones.  To complete the look, we added a sequin linen from Private Label Linens.



Lisle Autumnal Wedding

Posted on January 13th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Molly & Bruce were married this past November at the Hyatt in Lisle.  We created bold & vibrant bouquets & boutonnieres for their bridal party with lots of fall textures.  Molly’s favorite rose is the ‘Circus’ Rose so we made sure to include it in both her bouquet & the bridesmaids’.    We incorporated bold autumnal colored roses along with leucodendron, chocolate colored cymbidium orchids, bright yellow billy balls, along with red hypericum and orange celosia to name a few.  Huge thanks to Color & Cake Photography for the beautiful images below!




Wedding Season Wrap Up

Posted on January 3rd, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Happy New Year!!  We are starting the new year off with a 2013 Wedding Season Wrap Up.  We are super excited for all of the amazing weddings we have booked so far for 2014… but before we launch into a new season, here’s a look back at some of our favorite work from 2013.    We designed and installed fifteen weddings in 2013 along with several photo shoots.  We met the most sincere couples and worked with some of Chicago’s top talent.  It truly was a fabulous year.  As if we could top 2013, it is shaping up to be pretty amazing as well with weddings in downtown Chicago at the Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago History Museum & Chicago Cultural Center & Greenhouse Loft to name a few.  Thanks to all of our 2013 couples for trusting us with your most special day and to all of our 2014 couples we can’t wait to help you celebrate in style this year!

xoxo Rachel & The Life in Bloom Team


Photos by: Codrean Photography & Film, Soda Fountain Photography, Eric Meng Photography, Longbrook Photography, T + S Hughes Photography, Ashley Biess Photography & Kina Wicks Photography.

Enjoy our flipgram of 2013 in Review below!

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Lush Pastel Wedding Centerpiece

Posted on June 26th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized, Weddings and Events. No Comments