Tag: Chicago Wedding Florist

Kitchen Chicago Wedding

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

“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.


Event Design 101: Hanging Floral

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

Our event design series continues today with the hottest trend in event design, hanging floral. We are so excited for all of our hanging floral pieces happening this wedding season, they truly create a “wow” factor that will have your guests in awe.

There are so many options when it comes to hanging floral pieces. You may want something over the dance floor, the head table, or even multiple around the space. They can also be multifunctional: use it as the backdrop for your ceremony and over the head table at your reception.

Why are these perfect for your Chicago wedding? The majority of our amazing venues are indoors due to the crazy weather, and there is no better way to bring the outdoors in!

Head Table 

Life in Bloom, Photo: Katie Kett Photography

Atrium Ceremony Backdrop

Life in Bloom

Guest Table Greenery

Flowers on the Run, Source

Head Table 

A Charming Fete, Source

Ceremony/ Head Table Backdrop

SELVA Floral Design, Source

Dance Floor 

Martha Stewart Weddings: Source

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Event Design 101: Lighting

Posted on July 20th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

When you work with us at Life in Bloom, your decor doesn’t have to stop at floral. We handle your linens, lighting, draping, graphics, and just about anything else you can think of. In our new event design blog series, we are going to go into depth about some of the services we offer besides floral. Today we are focusing on lighting and all the options you can do pertaining to lighting. Lighting is one of my favorite reception additions; it can truly transform your space. Here are some amazing options:

 

Up-Lighting

Up-lights give your room an overall incredible glow. They sit on the floor, shine against the wall and are very reasonable for the impact they make. We usually recommend an amber color because it makes your event feel warm and intimate.

 

Pin-Spotting

Pin-spotting is a very cool effect if you are in a dark space. These lights are hung on a wall or ceiling and basically put a small spot light on all of your centerpieces. It really makes your floral a focal point.

 

 

Hanging Chandeliers

Bringing chandeliers into your venue can be a total WOW factor. They immediately make your reception look chic and give a finishing touch like you wouldn’t believe. We … Read More »


Welcome our newest Event Designer, Erin!

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

Today, we are thrilled to announce the addition of our new full-time employee: Erin McLoraine! Erin has worked as a freelancer with Life In Bloom over the past year and a half now and we couldn’t be more excited to bring her on full-time!

Erin’s exceptional eye for design and attention to detail were evident from the very beginning.  She brings with her two years of experience as a wedding planner at La Belle Fleur Events.  Her ability to work closely and efficiently with clients will no doubt prove itself extremely valuable here at Life In Bloom as she leads the quickly growing Corporate Event Design side of our business!

As a part of the Life In Bloom mission, I have always felt that it is important that the person selling their designs also knows how to produce it as well. Perhaps that made it a bit difficult for me to relinquish control, but with Erin on board, I couldn’t feel more at ease knowing she is extremely capable and extremely talented.  Not only will Erin be meeting with many of our lovely clients, but she will be designing the events and leading installs on the day of as well.

Erin has always had a can-do … Read More »


Palmer House Wedding

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

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 |


Colorful Summer Wedding at Rivers

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

Allison and Chris were married at River’s Patio and danced the night away in an outdoor, colorful, and fun summer wedding at Rivers in downtown Chicago.  Their wedding didn’t lack anything in the way of color; Orange-Peach-Coral-Pink, it was beautiful and complimented the height of summer perfectly!

We had such a blast working with Allison and her Mom putting all of the decor elements together. For the ceremony Allison and her Mom purchased hanging aqua votives which we filled with pops of color accented with crisp gardenia greenery.  Bright coral dahlias, coral spray roses, and garden roses were used to create a vibrant and effective backdrop for their wedding ceremony.

The tablescapes continued with the fun and colorful theme.  Brightly colored blooms including coral dahlias, orange and yellow protea, coral and orange dahlias, delicate chamomile daisies and funky yellow billy balls adorned clean modern vases running the length of the rectangular table.  Aqua and white frosted votives accented the centerpieces and miniature potted succulents sat at each guest’s place setting.  No detail was left unnoticed!  Allison and Chris-thanks for choosing us to bring your fun & colorful vision to life.  We wish you both the best!

Venue: Rivers | Photography: Artistrie Co. | Coordination: Midwestern Bride | DJ: Toast & Jam | Draping … Read More »


‘Mom & Me’ Floral Design Workshop Review

Posted on June 8th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

This past month we hosted our second floral designing workshop at our studio where attendees got to design their own floral compotes with their moms, daughters, sisters, etc.  We had a great group and we were so impressed with everyones’ final products.  In addition to teaching proper design technique and form, we taught a little bit about how to prep your flowers, your vase, and even a bit about how to properly care for your arrangement to get the most life out of it.  At the end, everyone got to take their arrangements home with them to enjoy!  Below are some photos of our wonderful students in action! Thanks to everyone for coming out, we hope you had as much fun as we did.

 

The Whole Group!  Everyone did amazing!!!!

And finally, the teachers with our Moms <3!


Flower Crown Bachelorette Workshop

Posted on May 12th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

What could be a better start to a bachelorette party than champagne, cupcakes, music and all of your best friends creating flower crowns together? That was the start to Alyssa’s bachelorette party, a Life in Bloom Flower Crown Workshop! We had an absolute blast instructing Alyssa and her girls on how to create the perfect flower crown that they could wear around town afterwards for dinner and karaoke.

The day started with a greeting of champagne and cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B’s and ended with group pictures before heading off to their night on the town.

With buckets of florals and greenery to choose from, each crown was so unique and different! Some chose soft wildflowers, while others opted for much bolder blooms; we really saw their personalities shine through crown by crown. Once everyone was finished we just had to snap a picture of each girl and we’re sure glad we did. Check out all of the amazing crowns made at Alyssa’s Bachelorette below:

The Whole Crew, looking fabulous with their crowns!

The bachelorette & I!

We loved the workshop so much we are planning on hosting more in our space throughout the summer and Fall.  What types of stuff should we design?  Comment … Read More »


Backstage Lollapalooza Artist Lounge

Posted on May 1st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Every summer, Chicago plays host to some of the hottest musicians in the world in Grant Park for Lollapalooza.  This past year, we hit the musical jackpot when we were asked to provide floral and decor for the Samsung Galaxy Backstage Artists Lounge.

Not only was it cool to get to go behind the scenes and work so closely to celebrities like Sam Smith, but the final product was swoon-worthy as well.

We attained a super modern and stylish look by combining concrete planters and terrariums with a wide variety of different succulents, ferns, sedum, and more.

We hope to be back this coming year, decking out the space for artists such as Lana Del Rey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Third Eye Blind, Ellie Goulding and more…

See photos below for a behind the scenes look!


Chicago Athletic Association Wedding

Posted on April 25th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Back in November we produced an intimate, moody, candlelit wedding at the Chicago Athletic Association’s White City Ballroom for two very special Brides. The first snowfall of the year delicately covered the ground outside and made for a wintery whimsical view from the White City Ballroom while setting up.  From the ceremony to the dinner reception, the mood was extremely romantic and elegant.  An aisle flanked by two wood pedestals topped with robust beautiful pedestal arrangements, surrounded by a mass of pillar candles welcomed guests into the space.  At the end of the aisle awaited a 3/4 ring of garland with hundreds of candles. scattered throughout.  Absolutely Stunning!

After the ceremony, guests moved into the next room for cocktail hour as we quickly transformed the room into an equally stunning environment.  Keeping with the dark and moody feel, the tables were adorned with brass compote centerpieces full of loose organic blooms such as wine anemone, burgundy scabiosa, navy privet berries, lavender, chocolate queen anne’s lace, & amnesia roses.  Lots of greenery accented the floral including seeded eucalyptus, purple smokebush, agonis, olive and delicately trailing jasmine vine.  Petite cloches enclosing roses, adorned with gold vinyl numbers helped guests find their seats.  Clear crystal patterned and rose gold … Read More »