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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.

 

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding

Posted on February 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

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!

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

 

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

Modern Chicago Athletic Association Wedding Florals: Life in Bloom Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie

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 hiring!

Posted on February 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

About Us:

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.

Studio Prep Assistant Responsibilities:

Cleaning & Organizing the Floral Studio

Cleaning & Prepping Vases

Floral Processing & Conditioning

Event Installs- Availability on some Weekends

Minimum Experience Required

Floral Design Assistant:

Floral Production of boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces & bouquets

Floral Processing & Conditioning

Event Installs – Availability on some Weekends

3+ Years of Experience Required

Applicants must be:

Dependable

Personable

Organized

Efficient

Detail Oriented

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 lifeinbloomchicago@gmail.com
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Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Posted on February 7th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

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

About: 

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!

Tips:

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.

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

Venue Spotlight: 19 East

19 East Fall Wedding

Photos by: Sean Cook Weddings