This modern rivers wedding proves that different can be beautiful. When Susan began her process with us, she had a unique vision for her wedding. She wanted a modern and natural wedding with many architectural elements like hanging terrariums, succulents, and manzanita branches.
The bouquets were a gorgeous combination of peonies, roses, freesia, anemones, and brunnia berries. Susan and her bridesmaids looked stunning in all white with hints of grey, navy and greenery from the bouquets.
Hanging from the ceremony arch were floral-filled terrariums, such a unique and stunning addition to the ceremony. Trickling into the cocktail hour were details of succulents that ultimately led to the modern arrangements on the reception tables. With planning by Amelia Cole Events and photography by Greyes Photography the wedding had a wonderful vendor team and a seamless day throughout.
We wish Susan and Matt the very best for their new chapter together, here are some of our favorite photos from the big day:
Venue: Rivers | Photography: Greyes Photography | Planning: Amelia Cole Event |
Sarah and Alex were one of the sweetest couples we have ever met here at Life in Bloom. From the very beginning we knew they were going to be lovely to work with and they were just that. Their Galleria Marchetti Wedding was set on one of the hottest days of the summer, but that didn’t stop Sarah from looking unbelievably stunning and it certainly did not drain their spirits one bit. The two even stopped for ice cream during their pictures, that’s our kind of couple!
The ceremony was set outside in front of Galleria’s large trellis. We draped white fabric from beam to beam to add a hint of romance as well as added chair decor to match the color palette. Guests were greeted with a moss “N” that hung on the gates of Galleria to signify their new last initial. Our boxwood wall hung a timeline of their years together and even ended with their first look on the same day that planners, La Belle Fleur Events, had developed before the ceremony.
Inside the tented reception was a white, blush and gray palette. Silver compotes, candles, and lanterns filled the reception tables where Sarah and Alex’s closest family and friends enjoyed dinner … Read More »
“We want them to be different, but still go together perfectly.” Although these two special brides were talking about their bouquets, they did not realize that it was a perfect description of them as a couple as well. Megan and Kelly’s Kitchen Chicago wedding was romantic, organic, and full of love!
The couple started the day with a first look, where their peony and greenery bouquets complimented their dresses effortlessly. The bridesmaids, a squad of only sisters, carried simpler versions of theirs.
When we began the floral process, the girls did not know exactly what they wanted for the reception, which took place at Kitchen Chicago, but they loved the idea of garlands filled with white wax-flower and spray roses. They ended up having long tables which worked perfectly for the garlands. Hydrangea and greenery tall arrangements stood at the front of their altar, while cafe lights were strung throughout the entire venue. The entire day was beautiful, simple, and yet minimalistic.
The day was shot by the talented Stephanie Bassos. We wish Kelly and Megan a lifetime of happiness. Enjoy this small snapshot of their day below.
Nancy and Patrick’s classic Palmer House wedding was one to remember. On top of being so easy to work with, they trusted us to make their vision come to life. This sweet couple wanted a romantic and classic palette for their special day, so that is exactly what we did. Mixed with a rich, chocolate brown linen, the florals were filled with hydrangea, peonies, roses, and other textures. Ann and Kam Photography captured the entire day beautifully below.
Venue: Palmer House | Photographer: Ann and Kam Photography | Planner: Weddings and Events by Karolina |
2014 was nothing short of incredible… and 2015 is shaping up to be even better. But before that ball drops, and we look ahead to 2015, let us first reflect on some events that made 2014 so special. As a small business owner, while it can be stressful and crazy at times, I couldn’t be more excited about the progress we have made over the last year.
I am incredibly thankful for all of my clients who trusted Life In Bloom and for all of the wonderful vendors that I was lucky enough to collaborate with throughout the year. To me, being a designer is all about pushing the envelope. Life in Bloom was blessed to work with so many clients that let us push the envelope this year and develop some truly unique concepts, as well as some amazingly talented vendors that pushed us to elevate our work to another level.
I am equally thankful for all of the people who played an instrumental role in helping Life In Bloom to produce thirty-three weddings without missing a beat. Friends, family members, industry friends: everyone played their part in making this year such an enormous success.
Most of all I am beyond thankful … Read More »
Alysha & Sean are two of my very best friends so this blog might come with a little bit of bias, but I’m confident that you’ll find their fall wedding as beautiful as I do! The two were married at Galleria Marchetti in early October as the fall colors were in full force throughout the city.
For their special day, they wanted bright & bold colors with the major focus being purple & orange with accents of red which we incorporated through berries and some deep merlot dahlias.
Outside of the color palette (and Alysha’s vision for her beautiful Calla Lily Bouquet), Sean & Alysha gave us full creative control to do whatever we want — as long as it looked beautiful of course!
We wanted to capture fall but also keep it elegant and somewhat formal. To do that, we incorporated a range of flowers to add a variety of textures ranging from the soft Lisianthus blooms to the full and rigid Dahlias.
For the centerpieces we designed a hydrangea filled rustic wooden box with orchids and fall oak leaves spilling out as well as a manzanita branch that hosted hanging votives.
Last, but certainly not least, no wedding would be complete without a … Read More »
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!
2013 in … Read More »
Courtney & Rick were married at the 63rd Street Beach House in Chicago in August. We loved their color scheme of white and blue and incorporated brilliant blue hydrangea with white lisianthus, miniature spray roses, and touches of vibrunum berries and tweedia for the bridesmaid’s bouquets. Courtney’s Bridal bouquet was another favorite to design. The blush nerines and tweedia added a whimsical touch to the bouquet of hydrangea and garden roses. Enjoy a few images of their pretty bouquets, which were repurposed into their reception decor. We can’t wait to see the professional pictures from Heather DeCamp Photography!