Tag: Best Chicago Wedding Florist

Hinsdale Golf Club Wedding

Posted on April 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

This wedding (and I mean this when I say it) was the definition of class.  With a great vendor team led by Kara Superfine, beautiful photographs by Averyhouse, and a gorgeous venue that is the Hinsdale Golf Club, how could you possibly go wrong?  You never know what October is going to bring you.  Some days are cool and rainy and other days, like this one, are full of sunshine and a crisp breeze.  Kristin & Phil really lucked out with the perfect autumn day and we felt honored to play a roll in making their day so stunning.

From the loose and organic bouquets to the oversized ceremony arrangements, every piece flowed together seamlessly.  A lot of that credit goes to Kara Superfine whose attention to detail is off the charts perfect.

In addition to the ceremony urn arrangements, we created wreaths that welcomed the guests into the church as well as a number of gorgeous pew accents.

Usually from a decor perspective, cocktail hour takes a back seat to the rest of the day’s events, but not with this wedding.  Two stunning arrangements welcomed guests into a tent on the great lawn just outside of the Golf Club.  Inside of the tent, lanterns with accents … Read More »


Promontory Point Halloween Wedding

Posted on March 31st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

One of the most fun weddings that we produced this past year took place at Promontory Point on the night of Halloween.  La Belle Fleur Events was the planner and, as always, their team knocked it out of the park!

The couple wanted a fun ambience with a nod to Halloween without feeling too literal (black and orange).  To accomplish this, we opted to use white pumpkins as floral vases with a floral palette consisting of peach stock, Juliet garden roses, ivory & Cream roses and scabiosa pods.  The overall floor plan was one long U-shaped layout with end-to-end farm tables wrapping around the dance floor.  We adorned these tables with a handful of lanterns, votives, and the above-mentioned pumpkin floral arrangements.

Other fun elements included Custom Carved Pumpkins, which greeted guests as they entered and exited the venue.  We also produced a large pumpkin with the couple’s’ initials carved into it which rested on the Place Card Table.

It was really fun to see this wedding come together on the big day.  Here is a rendering that we put together to convey the overall mood and layout to the couple and help them envision the overall look beforehand.

I have no doubt that … Read More »


ArTango Summer Wedding in Chicago

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

This summer wedding was full of candlelight and color at the Ravenswood Restaurant of ArTango.  Laura & Dov were having a family style dinner with tapas so we adorned their tables with rustic brown lanterns, succulents, votives and bud vases full of vibrant colored flowers.  The floral palette was full of pinks, lavender, peaches, and blue and was the perfect colorful accent to the rustic look of the venue.  One of our favorite details of this wedding was the delicate flower girl crown composed of lavender, astilbe, and wax flower.  Our other favorite element was Laura’s stunning bridal bouquet.  It was lush & textural and the pastel colors complimented her gorgeous blush dress perfectly.  The dusty blue succulents, and hanging green amaranthus just added another dimension to the bouquet.  Congratulations Laura & Dov!  Thanks for having such a great vision and for allowing us to play a small part in your special day.

Venue: ArTango | Photography: Mark Federighi Photography

 


Salvatores Restaurant Wedding

Posted on March 4th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

This early Fall Wedding in a Lincoln Park Restaurant was beautified with a neutral color palette and accented with lots of eucalyptus & olive greenery.  I seriously cannot get enough of these bouquets!  We combined neutral ivory & taupe roses with hints of ranunculus & lisianthus and lots of greenery in the form of olive & seeded eucalyptus and finished them off with satin ivory ribbon.  A warm candlelit glow radiated throughout the restaurant as toasts were shared and the couple celebrated with their closest family & friends.  Gold mercury glass vases featured hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, hints of queen anne’s lace and lots of greenery while each place setting was finished off with a delicate olive sprig.  Congratulations Jen & Nick. It was a joy working with you both and we wish you the best!

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Venue: Salvatores | Photography: Slack Photography


Armour House Lake Forest Academy Wedding

Posted on February 24th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

We hope you are ready for a whole lot of prettiness!  This wedding that we produced this past August at the Armour House in Lake Forest, IL had plenty prettiness to go around and was something straight out of a fairy tale!  This sweet couple had a vision of a blue floral palette, which can be tricky, but we were up for the challenge.  Starting with the Bridal Bouquet which consisted of dusty miller and brunnia berries along with a primarily white collection of garden roses, anemone and lisianthus, we tied that all together with a beautiful soft blue ribbon from Silk & Willow.  The Bridesmaids had similar flowers with the addition of Privet Berries and pops of pale blue Tweedia.

The main focal of the ceremony were the two large urn arrangements which overflowed with the most stunning blue hydrangea accented with dusty miller and blue Delphinium. These two arrangements sat on white pedestals which helped to frame the ceremony space perfectly in the outdoor garden which can otherwise feel like a big open space.

Moving into the Reception, guests couldn’t help but admire the jaw-dropping staircase display that we put together.  We completely covered … Read More »


Fall Favorites

Posted on November 9th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Fall is, without a doubt, one of our favorite seasons!  Here in the Midwest, the weather is great for weddings. Limited rain, lots of sunlight, cool (but not frigid) temps; Not to mention, the floral options are plentiful.  And more so than ever, it is a great time of year to incorporate a range of different textures. Grasses, succulents, greens, blooms, or even berries are all more than acceptable during this time of year.  Here is just a short preview of some of our favorite fall weddings that we have done here at Life In Bloom over the past few years.  Feeling inspired?

 

Photos By T+ S Hughes | Galaxie Andrews | Tamara Gruner Photography

 


Chicago History Museum Wedding

Posted on October 14th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

If you have ever been to the Chicago History Museum, you know how incredibly beautiful the space is.  So it was important to our couple, Rachel and Aaron, that we create a look that fit the preppy, yet elegant venue.

We had the pleasure of working with Emily of Five Grain Events which was a treat because by the time the couple came to us, they had a pretty clear idea of the style that they were after. Overall they wanted to create a fresh, organic feel, and to do that we started off by creating a custom walnut-stained Chuppah to give an organic feel to the ceremony.  From the Chuppah, we draped a lush garland accented with white spray roses and peonies and intertwined it with a fabric cover that had been passed down from the Groom’s family.

Flanking the start of each aisle were two urns filled with an oversized arrangement of olive branches.  Each chair along the aisle was accented with the cutest little bouquets consisting of spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and olive.

After the ceremony, guests mingled in the foyer where they found their dinner seating assignments hung on a boxwood-covered wall, keeping with the overall green feel of the wedding.  Upon entering the main ballroom, the simplicity of the tall olive arrangements was captivating.   A 20’+ garland adorned the … Read More »


Bridgeport Art Center Wedding

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

This past June, we had the joy of designing and producing a beautiful wedding at the Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft.  This was our second wedding that we had done at Bridgeport and just like the last one, the bride and groom were close friends which made this one even more special.

There were so many beautiful elements and details that made up Sean and Morgan’s Preppy, Hamptons – Inspired Wedding and in a less-than-modest way, I think we nailed it! Some of the elements worth noting:

Elevator Garlands: If you have ever been to a wedding or an event at the Bridgeport Art Center, you know how exciting entering the space can be. An oversized freight elevator equipped with a full bar and lounge grouping transported guests to the skyline loft at the top floor.  We draped garlands along the elevator, creating a super cozy and inviting atmosphere.

Ceremony Trellis Backdrop: Sean and Morgan exchanged vows in front of this all white trellis backdrop covered in smilax and accented with pops of plush peonies and ivory spray roses.  At the start of the aisle stood two boxwood topiaries welcoming guests into this garden-inspired affair.

The Hydrangea Garland: Over 130 stems were used to create this lush hydrangea garland that ran the … Read More »


Martha Stewart Wedding Party

Posted on July 14th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

A few weeks ago we gave you a behind-the-scenes tour of our new studio and today we’ll show you what we were working on and how perfectly it all came together at the Ritz Carlton Chicago for the 2015 Martha Stewart Bridal Show.  The annual Martha Stewart Bridal Show pulls together some of the best wedding vendors that Chicago has to offer, and we were thrilled to be a small part of it, by providing the floral for Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events Booth. We collaborated with Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events to create a romantic, soft & fluffy blooms to fill her tablescape that Martha Stewart herself would certainly approve of!

Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events designed and dressed the table, which was covered in a deep navy linen, with white ceramic vases overflowing with pink astilbe, ranunculi, stock, garden roses, and rice flower. She added some mini topiaries to the table to provide that fresh, summer-in the Hamptons ambience.  Lastly, the table was set with beautiful blue and white china from Halls, and each place setting held a custom-designed menu from Sarah Drake Design.  The space was framed with a custom white trellis wall that acted as a soft, inviting backdrop.

Thanks to Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events for inviting … Read More »


Life in Bloom Studio Tour

Posted on June 28th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

A lot of people that we work with are often curious about where we produce all of our stunning events.  Believe it or not, as of a year ago, we were producing everything out of my home in Lincoln Park.  It took a lot of trips up and down the stairs on wedding day, and even more patience from my husband who had to deal with coming home to a house exploding with flowers, but we made it work… I’m sure one of these days, we’ll look back and reminisce about those days, but for now, we are super excited about our new workspace!

We moved into our new studio back in February, located near the intersection of Grand and Western.  Conveniently located near many of the wholesale floral markets, and earshot from all of the beautiful downtown venues, this space is absolutely perfect for us.  From the moment I walked in to view the space, I knew this was going to be our new home.  The cute exposed brick, and the old tin ceilings, provide a quaint environment, perfect for meeting with clients as well as producing larger events in one big open space.

Over the last few months we have … Read More »