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Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens

Posted on February 17th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

It’s time for another venue spotlight! Each week we are highlighting our favorite Chicago wedding venues and giving you the 411 on these incredible spots! Here’s one you’ve been waiting for: The Chicago Botanic Gardens. One of the few outdoor wedding venues in Chicago, the Botanic Gardens are not only stunning, but incredibly unique.

Venue: Chicago Botanic Gardens

McGinley Pavilion Capacity: Seated Dinner with Dance Floor – 230 people

Location: Glencoe, IL

About: 

Just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown is the Chicago Botanic Gardens. A place where your guests are welcomed with lush gardens and cobblestone pathways to the ceremony and reception areas. There are many options for your ceremony and reception location within the Gardens, each more beautiful than the next. Surrounded by the most gorgeous gardens and bodies of water sits our favorite spot, a beautiful tented pavilion. The perfect place to dance the night away.

Tips: 

Any spot surrounded by lush gardens is beautiful on its own, but we love to enhance the pavilion with color and lighting. Specifically when talking about the McGinley Pavilion, we love to see a colorful floral palette brought in which really pops amongst the sea of greenery that acts as a backdrop.  A mixture of low and tall arrangements look amazing, but even better is suspended floral above your dance floor, head table, and beyond. For lighting, chandeliers make a world of difference helping to create a sense of elegance. You have to check it out for yourself!

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Photos by: Kent Drake Photography

Planning: Clementine Custom Events

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Life in Bloom

Photos by: Emilia Jane Photography

Planning: Clementine Custom Events

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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