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Chicago Wedding at Scoozi

Posted on October 28th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

I love it when I get fabulous images back from my couples weddings!  Huge thanks to Eric Meng Photography for these beautiful photos from Joanna & Felipe’s Wedding at Scoozi.  To read more about their wedding click HERE.  Enjoy!


Photography by Eric Meng Photography

Hair: Your Stylist AJ

Makeup: Shannon O’Brien

Venue: Scoozi

Courtney & Rick

Posted on September 11th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Courtney & Rick were married at the 63rd Street Beach House in Chicago in August.  We loved their color scheme of white and blue and incorporated brilliant blue hydrangea with white lisianthus, miniature spray roses, and touches of vibrunum berries and tweedia for the bridesmaid’s bouquets.  Courtney’s Bridal bouquet was another favorite to design.  The blush nerines and tweedia added a whimsical touch to the bouquet of hydrangea and garden roses.  Enjoy a few images of their pretty bouquets, which were repurposed into their reception decor.  We can’t wait to see the professional pictures from Heather DeCamp Photography!

Joanna & Felipe

Posted on September 9th, by Life in Bloom in blog. 1 Comment

Joanna & Felipe…where do I begin.  These two are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet.  I thouroughly enjoyed working with them.

Joanna’s wedding bouquet was one of my absolute favorites I’ve ever created.  It was chock full of the most beautiful peach & white garden roses, queen annes lace and subtle peach stock with touches of dusty miller & eucalyptus.  I loved it!

Joanna’s Mother styled Scoozi to perfection.  While we provided the floral arrangements, she truly designed a beautiful wedding for Joanna & Felipe.  She sourced various candleholders & terrariums.  Everything came together perfectly.  Did I mentioned she sewed around 25 doily runners for all of the tables?  We joked that I should hire her after the wedding since she had so much fun styling theirs.

Joanna & Felipe may you continue to brighten the lives of everyone you come across.  I wish you two the best and it was truly lovely working with you both!






Byron Colby Barn Wedding

Posted on June 26th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Bright Spring University Club Wedding

Posted on May 28th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Ellie & her family were nothing but a pleasure to work with through the planning process.  Ellie & John were married over memorial day weekend at the University Club and if you haven’t seen the University Club before, get ready to wow over these photos.  It is a classic and stunning Chicago venue with an amazing view of Millennium park.  I apologize that my photography skills are not the best, but hopefully I will have some professional ones to share on the blog in a few months.  Because the ceilings at the University Club were so high we wanted to incorporate a tall centerpiece to break up the large space.  We used curly willow branches with hydrangea and hanging candles to cast a romantic glow.  The floral colors of pink, purple, and white were reflected on each table, and the most amazing hot pink peonies brightened up the Library for the cocktail hour.  There were also little touches of Purple Vanda Orchids in the low floral trio centerpiece.  If you haven’t seen these beauties in person before, they are remarkable and one of my favorite orchids.  Congratulations Ellie & John!  Hope you enjoyed a wonderful day with family & friends!

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Cafe Brauer Wedding Anniversary Post

Posted on May 25th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Happy First Anniversary to my better half!  It’s been a crazy yet wonderful year and I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side through it all.

For anyone wondering what a florist would choose for their wedding flowers, get ready to see some of my favorite flowers!!  I would not recommend anyone take on their own wedding florals and am so glad I left it to the professionals, no matter how tempting it was at times.  I was lucky enough to get to design as much as I wanted of my own flowers along with the help of my friend Jessica Griffin, who took care of all the little details for us.  I wanted my bouquet to be a surprise so I picked out the flowers (peonies, ranunculus, and sweet pea) and left the rest to the talented Jessica Griffin from HMR Designs who created the most beautiful bouquet I had ever seen.  Perfect in every way and oh so sweet smelling.

What a fabulous day spent with family & friends.  Also, a huge THANK YOU to Kina of Kina Wicks Photography for capturing each and every moment of the day.  We will cherish these wonderful pictures forever.  Here’s to many more years … Read More »