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Jen & David were married at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan this past Fall. Two things to note. 1. Yes, we do travel! and 2. Rochester is the most adorable little town! I wish I had more time to explore the cute city.
We did Jen’s sister Kate’s wedding in one of our first full wedding seasons and I was thrilled when Jen contacted me about her own wedding! Kate’s bridal bouquet was one of my all time favorite’s and Jen’s was yet another. Both of these sister’s have great taste in floral 🙂
Jen came to us with a fabulous vision for a Rifle Paper Company Inspired wedding. We started with a color palette of peach, orange, ivory & greenery. We used lots of textures in the centerpieces including orange amaryllis, peach garden roses, feathery white astilbe, orange ilex berries, ivory & orange dahlias, orange ranunculus, peach stock and lots of greenery! Half of the centerpieces consisted of shimmering gold mercury glass compotes with that gorgeous floral mix, while the other half of the tables hosted rustic brown lanterns surrounded with wreaths of greenery. Orange amaryllis, persimmons and spray roses accented the wreaths. The head table featured a long & … 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.
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!
Life in Bloom, Photo: Katie Kett Photography
Atrium Ceremony Backdrop
Life in Bloom
Guest Table Greenery
Flowers on the Run, Source
A Charming Fete, Source
Ceremony/ Head Table Backdrop
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Martha Stewart Weddings: Source
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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-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 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.
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 »
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 |
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 »