One of Chicago’s best wedding florists. Life in Bloom is a luxury floral and decor company specializing in event design & decor, wedding flowers, corporate events, and bridal bouquets. We are a boutique company with a natural & organic design style. Learn more about Life in Bloom and view more of our work on our website.
We are so excited to share Eric and Michael’s wedding on the blog today! What happens when you have two grooms, both with incredible eyes for design? A unique, masculine, and chic wedding comes to life. The two were married at one of Life in Bloom’s favorite venues: the historic, Chicago Athletic Association.
The ceremony was dressed up with Aisle Candles as well as two beautiful focal arrangements which complimented the dark wood and large crystal chandeliers to perfection.
The tables throughout the reception were set with gorgeous patterned linens (bronze sequin, chocolate velvet, and a brown and beige damask); The round tables hosted tall elephant leaf arrangements and flanking the room were two long rectangular tables which were covered with mirror runners and a heavy treatment of smoke-glass illusion candleholders that were breathtaking against the brown velvet linens.
Each place setting included a custom menu with a paper boutonnière and the cutest napkin fold to help create the perfect mini tuxedo (see photos below)
Many thanks to the talented Olivia Leigh who photographed the special day!
Ceremony Venue: Madison Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association | Reception Venue: White City Ballroom at the Chicago Athletic Association | Photography by: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Bow Ties: The Tie Bar | DJ: DJ Matt Roan
Life In Bloom is a High end boutique Wedding & Event Florist located in Chicago, IL. We are entering our 6th year of business this spring. We are located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago and are a quickly expanding company. As a result, we are currently seeking Part Time Floral Designers as well as Part Time Studio Prep Assistants.
Cleaning & Organizing the Floral Studio
Cleaning & Prepping Vases
Floral Processing & Conditioning
Event Installs- Availability on some Weekends
Minimum Experience Required
Floral Production of boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces & bouquets
Floral Processing & Conditioning
Event Installs – Availability on some Weekends
3+ Years of Experience Required
Strong work ethic
Must be able to lift 50lbs
Available to work weekends
Have a valid driver’s liscence
Both of these positions are part time (typically 15-25 hours per week). Compensation will be based on experience, creativity & efficiency.
If you are interested in applying please mail your resume & a cover letter describing why you would be a positive asset to our team as well as any photos of your previous floral design if applicable to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do we love Wednesdays at Life in Bloom? We get to take a virtual walk through some of our favorite Chicago wedding venues in an effort to help engaged couples chose the best space for their wedding! Each week we spotlight one of our favorite venues about share a little bit about what makes the venue so great. Today we cast the spotlight on 19 East. This chic venue, located in The South Loop, is perfect for the fashion-forward couple that wants a beautiful wedding venue with a little architectural flair. Check it out below:
Venue: 19 East
Capacity: Ceremony & Seated Dinner – 150 people
Seated Dinner Reception – 250 people
Location: South Loop
Managed by the established catering company, Food for Thought, 19 East is a stylish and well-run venue perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception. The space has so many unique features include the marble tiled bar, the black-and-white tiled floors in front of the bar, the beautiful herringbone parquet floors throughout, and the super high ceilings and large windows all which attribute to the beautiful aesthetic of 19 East. We highly recommend checking it out!
The space has a fairly neutral palette (which we love), so adding color and contrast brings the room to life. A bold fall palette or bright spring palette will both really pop and look great in the space. Use a combination of rectangle and round dining tables for a fresh look in the dining room. Draping the tall windows and in between entry ways adds the perfectly romantic touch. Finally, be sure to utilize the shelves above the built-in bar. We recommend doing votives all the way across (pictured below) or perhaps some custom artwork to really customize the overall design of your event.
Photos by: Sean Cook Weddings