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Royal Park Hotel Fall Wedding

Posted on August 22nd, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

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 »


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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Galleria Marchetti Wedding

Posted on July 31st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Galleria Marchetti is one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues to work at.  With it’s beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a newly upgraded tent, this truly unique venue offers couples a chance to create something stunning with a relatively blank slate.  This year our team has a total of three weddings there (two of which we have already produced, and one more this coming September).  Today we are sharing photos from Mary & Stephen’s June wedding at Galleria Marchetti with planning by Five Grain Events and photos by Gerber & Scarpelli.

Some of our favorite elements of their big day were the custom moss covered letter which welcomed guests into the courtyard for cocktail hour, the moss covered escort-card table, and of course the most beautiful tall focal arrangements as centerpieces.

The overall palette of peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus all in shades of soft whites and blushes with tufts of greenery helped paint a perfectly classic and romantic ambience throughout the tent.  Mary & Stephen were the sweetest couple and so deserving of such a beautiful wedding celebration.  We have no doubt that they will enjoy an extremely long and joyful life together! Cheers!

Venue: Galleria Marchetti | Photographer: Gerber & Scarpelli Planning: Five Grain Events


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 »


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 »


ArTango Summer Wedding in Chicago

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

This summer wedding was full of candlelight and color at the Ravenswood Restaurant of ArTango.  Laura & Dov were having a family style dinner with tapas so we adorned their tables with rustic brown lanterns, succulents, votives and bud vases full of vibrant colored flowers.  The floral palette was full of pinks, lavender, peaches, and blue and was the perfect colorful accent to the rustic look of the venue.  One of our favorite details of this wedding was the delicate flower girl crown composed of lavender, astilbe, and wax flower.  Our other favorite element was Laura’s stunning bridal bouquet.  It was lush & textural and the pastel colors complimented her gorgeous blush dress perfectly.  The dusty blue succulents, and hanging green amaranthus just added another dimension to the bouquet.  Congratulations Laura & Dov!  Thanks for having such a great vision and for allowing us to play a small part in your special day.

Venue: ArTango | Photography: Mark Federighi Photography

 


Salvatores Restaurant Wedding

Posted on March 4th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

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!

Vendors

Venue: Salvatores | Photography: Slack Photography


Rookery Wedding

Posted on January 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

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!


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 »