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Venue Spotlight: Chicago Botanic Gardens

Posted on February 17th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. 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

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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 … Read More »


Chicago Botanic Gardens Wedding

Posted on October 7th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized. No Comments

Sangeeta & Joe were married this past memorial day weekend at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for their tented reception in the McGinley Pavilion.  We actually spent a lot of time trying to capture the perfect color palette for their wedding.

We wanted to give Sangeeta & Joe the bright vibrant color that they wanted while also creating something unique and beautiful.  Bold colors can be tough to do right but when we landed on sherbet as the inspiration for our color palate we knew we had something special!

From the big fluffy bouquets to the lush head table filled with coral charm peonies, garden roses,  stock, lisianthus, and roses, the entire tent just screamed summer! It certainly helped that we lucked out with some of the most robust and colorful coral charm peonies that we have ever seen!  While overall the wedding was simple, I think these photos (by Emilia Jane Photography) just goes to show how impactful a stunning color palette can be. Enjoy!

-Vendor Team-

Venue: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Planner: Loren of Clementine Events | Photography: Emilia Jane Photography | Floral: Life in Bloom Hair: Your Stylist AJ | Makeup: Shannon O’Brien | Videographer: Deep End Imagery