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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.
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This early Fall Wedding in a Lincoln Park Restaurant was beautified with a neutral color palette and accented with lots of eucalyptus & olive greenery. I seriously cannot get enough of these bouquets! We combined neutral ivory & taupe roses with hints of ranunculus & lisianthus and lots of greenery in the form of olive & seeded eucalyptus and finished them off with satin ivory ribbon. A warm candlelit glow radiated throughout the restaurant as toasts were shared and the couple celebrated with their closest family & friends. Gold mercury glass vases featured hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, hints of queen anne’s lace and lots of greenery while each place setting was finished off with a delicate olive sprig. Congratulations Jen & Nick. It was a joy working with you both and we wish you the best!
Venue: Salvatores | Photography: Slack Photography
While recently updating our website galleries, we were sorting through quite a large collection of beautiful photos from work that we have done over the past few years. Some weddings really stood out and this one that we produced for a lovely couple who got married at The Rookery this past year, is certainly one of those!
The deep, bold reds were so captivating and complimented Chicago’s seasonal landscape to perfection! (as well as the bridesmaids’ dressed) Add in the subtle accents of gold which went hand in hand with the beautiful space that is The Rookery, and you have yourself a real winner! Codrean Photography did an incredible job capturing their intimate wedding day and we feel so grateful to have played a small role in making their day so special.
Congratulations Alyssa & Stephen!
Fall is, without a doubt, one of our favorite seasons! Here in the Midwest, the weather is great for weddings. Limited rain, lots of sunlight, cool (but not frigid) temps; Not to mention, the floral options are plentiful. And more so than ever, it is a great time of year to incorporate a range of different textures. Grasses, succulents, greens, blooms, or even berries are all more than acceptable during this time of year. Here is just a short preview of some of our favorite fall weddings that we have done here at Life In Bloom over the past few years. Feeling inspired?
Photos By T+ S Hughes | Galaxie Andrews | Tamara Gruner Photography
If you have ever been to the Chicago History Museum, you know how incredibly beautiful the space is. So it was important to our couple, Rachel and Aaron, that we create a look that fit the preppy, yet elegant venue.
We had the pleasure of working with Emily of Five Grain Events which was a treat because by the time the couple came to us, they had a pretty clear idea of the style that they were after. Overall they wanted to create a fresh, organic feel, and to do that we started off by creating a custom walnut-stained Chuppah to give an organic feel to the ceremony. From the Chuppah, we draped a lush garland accented with white spray roses and peonies and intertwined it with a fabric cover that had been passed down from the Groom’s family.
Flanking the start of each aisle were two urns filled with an oversized arrangement of olive branches. Each chair along the aisle was accented with the cutest little bouquets consisting of spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and olive.
After the ceremony, guests mingled in the foyer where they found their dinner seating assignments hung on a boxwood-covered wall, keeping with the overall green feel of the wedding. Upon entering the main ballroom, the simplicity of the tall olive arrangements was captivating. A 20’+ garland adorned the … Read More »
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!
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
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.
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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
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.
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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!
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