Tag: Chicago Wedding Florist

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

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 »


Prairie Production Winter Wedding

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

This past winter we had the pleasure of working with Betty and Johnny on their wedding at Prairie Production.  The blank white canvas that is Prairie Production allowed us to create a very bold and powerful statement with punches of pink and red.  The white ceremony drapes were tied back with beautiful arrangements filled with pink and red roses, fuchsia stock, white snapdragon, and accents of dusty miller.  The bride (dressed in the most stunning red dress you’ve ever seen) carried a lush bouquet consisting of an equally stunning floral palette with the addition of the most beautiful pink peonies and ranunculus.  We lined the aisle with pink, white and fuchsia rose petals, and tied petite, yet striking, floral arrangements to the white chairs that lined the aisle. All of this tied perfectly together with the pink and white globe lanterns that were hung from the ceiling above.

All of this beauty was captured by one of our personal favorite photographers: Kina Wicks!  Enjoy some of the beautiful shots below…  Congratulations to Betty and Johnny and cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

Venue & Lanterns : Prairie Production | Photography: Kina Wicks Photography | Floral & Decor: Life in Bloom


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 »


Dreamy Beach Wedding Inspiration

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

Inspired by both the colors as well as the textures of sea-glass, sand, and driftwood, this beach-wedding inspired shoot came together flawlessly to prove once and for all that beauty can be found in even the haziest of days.  Tamara Gruner Photography captured this timeless example of boy meets girl where sand meets waves in a way that feels so raw and yet invigorating.

We were delighted to be a part of such an amazing shoot and loved getting to work with such amazing vendors (see complete list below).  Enjoy some of the stunning photos right here… and to see more of this beautiful shoot, featured on style me pretty, click on the link below!

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Photography: Tamara Gruner Photography | Floral Design: Life in Bloom | Wedding Dress: Veronica Sheaffer Bridal | Cake: Bombon Bakery | Makeup: KC Van de Merkt | Hair: Julio Avienda from Solo Salon | Ring & Shoes: The Left Bank Jewlery | Calligraphy & Invitation Suite: Layers of Loveliness | Female Model: Willow Star | Male Model: Chris Maher | Silk Table Cloth & Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Tabletop Rentals: Nimble Well


Chicago Wedding Venues

Posted on March 31st, by Life in Bloom in blog. 1 Comment

Today we are chatting about some of the most spectacular wedding venues/event spaces that Chicago has to offer.  There are wide variety of venues to choose from in this wonderful city and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites.

1. Cafe Brauer

I may be a little biased, but since my husband and I got married here it will always hold a special place in my heart.  With the gorgeous prairie style architecture and the spectacular views of Lincoln Park and the city skyline as seen from the loggias, what’s not to love?  It’s a beautiful oasis for a Chicago wedding set in the middle of the park.  Perfect for those couples wanting a downtown Chicago wedding with the feel of the outdoors & nature as well.  Photos by Kina Wicks Photography.

2. Garfield Park Conservatory

This space is a real gem hidden in the west side of Chicago.  Nestled amongst some beautiful gardens, there are so many gorgeous spaces both inside and out of the Conservatory including horticulture hall, the fern room, and many more.  This ceremony & reception (seen below) at the Conservatory was one of our favorite weddings that we produced this past year. Photos by Galaxie Andrews.

3. Chicago History … Read More »


Flower Friday: Muscari

Posted on March 27th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

Happy Friday!  Today we are dishing about one of our favorite little bulb flowers, Muscari, also known as Grape Hyacinth for their tiny urn-shaped flowers that resemble bunches of grapes!  I love this finely textured flower in both the landscape and for its use in floral design.

In the landscape Muscari blooms in early Spring.  You can also expect to find it as a cut flower during this time.  They look stunning and create a great effect when massed in the landscape, such as lining a driveway or naturalizing through the beds.

I love using Muscari in fresh floral arrangements as a little accent flower and for a pop of color.  There aren’t many blue-hued flowers out there either, and this is one of our favorites.  It also looks so adorable as an accent in a boutonniere.  Enjoy the images below!

Have a great weekend!  If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend in Chicago may I suggest Macy’s Art in Bloom Show which is happening this weekend and goes through next Saturday, April 4th.  Check it out if you are in the area!

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Indie Wed 2015

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

We had a blast meeting so many wonderful newly engaged couples at Indie Wed this year!  For the second straight year, Life In Bloom was present at the January event and we put together another beautiful backdrop to compliment an equally stunning tablescape.

We built a custom trellis as a backdrop and covered it in Italian Ruscus greens, Jasmine Vine, and accents of neutral blooms to complete the natural,  organic, mediterranean feel…

Many thanks to Amanda Megan Miller for all the wonderful photos below!!


Chicago River Wedding

Posted on January 29th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

It seems like just yesterday when it was sunny, and not a cloud in sight as we were setting up Bailey and Michael’s outdoor ceremony and reception over looking the Chicago River this past summer.  Bailey and Michael were such a sweet couple to work with and were very deserving of this beautiful day on which they tied the knot at Rivers Restaurant.

Bailey’s vision of a white, monochromatic, palette with accents of gold throughout was the perfect complement to this already stunning space and her vision was brought to life by our team with perfect execution. They say that all that glitters is not gold… however while that might be true, it should also be said that all that is gold, sure does glitter!

The ceremony’s aisle runner was lined with a trio of jumbo white hydrangea every couple of rows.  At the end of the aisle were two pedestals which both supported a large focal of gold shimmering foliage framed by an ivory fabric backdrop.

Behind this backdrop awaited the reception, where half of the tables were adorned with clear glass compotes overflowing with white and ivory flowers and gold foliage to give that … Read More »