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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


MCA Wedding

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

Modern, Colorful, CB2: These were all adjectives that Christina and Jimmy used to describe the vision for their Summer wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).  We loved their direction of CB2 as inspiration and really took it upon ourselves to create an atmosphere that encapsulated that fun and contemporary style while adding our own fresh approach.

For starters, the guests found their place-cards nestled amongst a spread of white pebbles and a collection of succulents to start the night off right with a clean modern feel (and who doesn’t love succulents?)

As the sun set, the bistro lights that hung over the tables on the terrace started to glow and filled the space with an enchanting mood that only summer nights in a big city can bring about. The table centerpieces consisted of geometric terrariums, oversized glass cloches, dusty blue cylindrical vases, and long rectangular glass vases, all filled with an equally vibrant array of flowers.

The collection of flowers consisted of Protea, Garden Roses, Spray Roses, Billy-Balls, Succulents, and Dahlias, with accents of pink stock, air-plants, and geranium to add texture.

As is the case with any great wedding, the success is always found in the details.  From the beautifully designed wedding … Read More »


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 »


Adler Planetarium Wedding

Posted on January 21st, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events. 2 comments

Maureen & Anthony reached out to us with the vision of a colorful floral palette yet elegant mood for their fall wedding at the Adler Planetarium.

To many, the idea of bold colors and romantic elegance may seem like two contradicting visions, but for Life In Bloom, it was the perfect opportunity to get creative and design something fresh, unique, and of course, stunning.

October is usually one of the busiest months for weddings in Chicago, and this past year was no exception for Life In Bloom… and for good reason!  The weather on Maureen & Anthony’s wedding day (October 25th) was nothing short of perfect.  What bride wouldn’t want to get married on a crisp fall day when the trees are ablaze with color?

Upon entering the Adler Planetarium, guests witnessed a variation of different styled centerpieces, all of which evoked a “WOW”.  Throughout the dusk-filled room, the tables were covered with navy linens and hosted tall glass vases filled with a beautiful collection of coral, orange & yellow roses, orange dahlias, yellow orchids, hydrangea and a touch of greenery.  The rest of the tables were adorned with a collection of vases with submerged orchids and floating candles.

The use of glass in the … Read More »


Autumnal Galleria Marchetti Wedding

Posted on November 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog. 1 Comment

Alysha & Sean are two of my very best friends so this blog might come with a little bit of bias, but I’m confident that you’ll find their fall wedding as beautiful as I do!  The two were married at Galleria Marchetti in early October as the fall colors were in full force throughout the city.

For their special day, they wanted bright & bold colors with the major focus being purple & orange with accents of red which we incorporated through berries and some deep merlot dahlias.

Outside of the color palette (and Alysha’s vision for her beautiful Calla Lily Bouquet), Sean & Alysha gave us full creative control to do whatever we want — as long as it looked beautiful of course!

We wanted to capture fall but also keep it elegant and somewhat formal.  To do that, we incorporated a range of flowers to add a variety of textures ranging from the soft Lisianthus blooms to the full and rigid Dahlias.

For the centerpieces we designed a hydrangea filled rustic wooden box with orchids and fall oak leaves spilling out as well as a manzanita branch that hosted hanging votives.

Last, but certainly not least, no wedding would be complete without a … Read More »


Lacuna Artist Loft Wedding

Posted on October 17th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Katie & Jason were married this summer at the Lacuna Artists Lofts in Pilsen.  They came to us with a bright and colorful palette, but beyond that, Katie and Jason left much of the creativity up to us.  From the get-go, they were both super relaxed, and easy to work with and they were open to all of our ideas and they both completely trusted our expertise.  Simply put, they were  dream-clients.  And in the end, everything came together perfectly!

Katie’s bouquet was composed of the most insanely gorgeous dahlias we have ever worked with.  They were huge!!!  The dahlias, mixed with ivory garden roses, blush lisianthus, and cream spray roses with a touch of dusty miller made for a stunningly classic & timeless bridal bouquet, another favorite for sure 🙂

Just because a wedding is beautiful does not always mean it is going to be fun… but as our team arrived for the dismantle at the end of the night, it seemed almost all guests were having plenty of fun as they danced the night away under the hanging cafe lights…  both beautiful and very fun.

Katie & Jason, I wish you both the best!

A huge thank you to Amanda Megan Miller Photography … Read More »


Danada House Wedding

Posted on October 9th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized. No Comments

Rachel & Abe were married this past spring at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL.  The Danada house is a beautiful venue surrounded by open fields filled with galloping horses — to put it simply, the perfect outdoor setting for a ceremony.

The couple wanted a rustic feel without feeling too grungy.  With a soft color palate of lavender, mint, and ivory, combined with a mix of wooden vases and mercury compotes, I’d say we hit it on the head with this one.  This multi-textured bouquet consisting of sweet pea, lavender, lisianthus, peonies, garden roses, dusty miller, and brunnia berries was one of our favorites to create and the outcome was nothing short of stunning.

Thanks to Matushek Photography for the gorgeous images below!

 


Columbus Park Refectory Wedding

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

Missy & Sara were married this summer at the Columbus Park Refectory in Chicago.  They had a beautiful outdoor wedding on the terrace officiated by Anita Vaughan and then celebrated with an intimate cocktail reception inside the beautiful Columbus Park Refectory with their closest family & friends.

They chose a brilliant jewel tone color palette of pink, purple, and plum with accents of hunter green.  Missy’s bouquet was composed of the most lovely smelling fuchsia garden roses, plum calla lilies, show stopping pink Phalaenopsis orchids, and bright purple anemones to name a few.  While Sara’s bouquet was more traditional and primarily white, consisting of hydrangea, roses, and white Phalaenopsis orchids, we incorporated their color palette in the ribbon wrap around her bouquet!  The centerpieces were simple, colorful, and modern; composed of  hydrangea accented with garden roses and orchids.

Their first look was one of the sweetest we’ve seen (see their excitement below).  Congratulations Missy & Sara!  Thanks for including us in your special day!

Photos by the talented Rebecca Marie Photography!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Salvage One Wedding

Posted on September 5th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Jenny & Craig were married this summer at Salvage One, and as eclectic of a venue as Salvage One is, the decor elements of their wedding flowed together seamlessly.  Jenny and Craig are such a sweet couple and were such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process.

Jenny requested blush and romantic flowers for her bouquets and that is what we delivered!  The most gorgeous white and blush fluffy peonies mixed with light peach juliet garden roses, and a little bit of blush sweet pea to tie everything together.  I absolutely loved her bouquet and it smelled like heaven!

For the reception, Jenny provided me with mason jars, some of which her students had helped her dip in glitter, how cute!  The jars combined with the beautiful sequin chevron table runners and the blush floral created a beautiful and relaxed summer inspired atmosphere inside the space.  Jenny & Craig you were both an absolute pleasure to work with and we wish you all the best!!  Now enjoy the stunning images below captured by the amazing photography team of T & S Hughes!

 

 

 

 


Organic & Elegant Wedding at Valley Lo

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

Lily & David were married at Redfield Grove this past Spring and celebrated with a beautiful reception at the Valley Lo Club in Glenview.  I loved the organic & elegant wedding look they incorporated throughout the whole day.  Kina Wicks captured all the special moments and little details of their wedding day perfectly!  See more of her stunning photos below!

Lily’s bouquet was one of my absolute favorites!  We incorporated the most beautiful blush peonies, pale peach garden roses, sweet-smelling lilac, blush ranunculus along with clematis and lots of greenery to create a loose organic look.  Lily purchased some gorgeous ribbon from Frou Frou Chic which really added another element to this whimsical bouquet and completed the look fantastically.  It was like something out of a dream.

Lily & David’s first look was so precious.  David proposed to Lily in front of this yellow door and they also incorporated it into their first look and wedding ceremony; so cute!

For the centerpieces, we rented an eclectic mix of vintage brass vessels of varying sizes and shapes from Refind Joy.  The floral palette consisted of blush, peach, & coral colors … Read More »