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Venue Spotlight: Garfield Park Conservatory

Posted on April 10th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

The goal in finding your perfect wedding venue, is finding one that already fits your style. By doing this, you are avoiding completely transforming a space unnecessarily, which in turn allows you to allocate more money to other areas. Do you love the outdoors and nature? Do you envision being surrounded by lush plants and greenery? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you need to check out Garfield Park Conservatory.

Venue: Garfield Park Conservatory

Capacity: 300 Guests for Seated Reception

Location: Garfield Park


The Conservatory is located just 10 minutes West of the United Center. The building is basically a greenhouse with a glass ceiling and 2 acres of lush plants. The Show House makes the perfect reception space for your guests, with the potential of having an outdoor cocktail hour in the Monet Garden. It is also a great place to walk around any day, so go check it out!


We love to see rustic, garden, and bohemian weddings at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Using lush garlands and pops of floral really highlights the space instead of transforming it. Organic florals with lots of texture play into the aesthetic of the conservatory perfectly. Adding color also works really well … Read More »

2015 Life in Bloom Recap

Posted on January 3rd, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

2015 was quite a year for Life in Bloom!  Full of exciting changes and more beautiful events than we could count (okay, 43 if we are keeping track), we couldn’t be more excited to head into 2016.

In February, we moved into a beautiful new studio located in the west town neighborhood of Chicago (2632 W Grand Ave) and with a new oversized floral cooler, we are no longer limited to the confines of our private residence (Quite a sigh of relief)!

Over the year we worked with 38 different couples to create 38 unique weddings as well as a handful of corporate clients including transforming the Backstage Artist Lounge at Lollapalooza! That was definitely a highlight of the summer.  As we look back at 2015 we can’t help but be thankful for the support of all of our couples, friends and family who helped make 2015 far and away our most successful years yet!  Enjoy a brief recap and some of our favorite photos from this past year below and cheers to an even brighter 2016!

One of our first designs this year was for a bridal shoot with Tamara Gruner Photography which ended up being featured on Style Me Pretty TWICE.  We … Read More »

Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago Wedding

Posted on May 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Throwback Thursday to our first wedding of the 2014 wedding season!  Kala & Michael hosted a classic Chicago Wedding.  They were married at Old St. Pat’s with their reception at the gorgeous Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago.  Since the venue is so so so SO gorgeous we didn’t need much to beautify the space.  Kala & Michael were married on Valentines Day weekend and the theme of love was carried throughout their day and in their decor.  For Kala’s bouquet we used the most beautiful red roses and accented it with several small gems that gave it an extra sparkle.  Half of the tables were adorned with beautiful clear vase centerpieces filled with a classic valentine’s day palate of red roses, white roses, and dusty miller.  The remaining tables were decorated with manzanita branches with hanging crystal strands that sparkled from across the room, helping render the perfect winter wedding.

A huge thanks to Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists for all of the images below.  Enjoy!!


Congrats again you two and thanks for including us in your special day!!





Wedding Season Wrap Up

Posted on January 3rd, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Happy New Year!!  We are starting the new year off with a 2013 Wedding Season Wrap Up.  We are super excited for all of the amazing weddings we have booked so far for 2014… but before we launch into a new season, here’s a look back at some of our favorite work from 2013.    We designed and installed fifteen weddings in 2013 along with several photo shoots.  We met the most sincere couples and worked with some of Chicago’s top talent.  It truly was a fabulous year.  As if we could top 2013, it is shaping up to be pretty amazing as well with weddings in downtown Chicago at the Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago History Museum & Chicago Cultural Center & Greenhouse Loft to name a few.  Thanks to all of our 2013 couples for trusting us with your most special day and to all of our 2014 couples we can’t wait to help you celebrate in style this year!

xoxo Rachel & The Life in Bloom Team


Photos by: Codrean Photography & Film, Soda Fountain Photography, Eric Meng Photography, Longbrook Photography, T + S Hughes Photography, Ashley Biess Photography & Kina Wicks Photography.

Enjoy our flipgram of 2013 in Review below!

2013 in … Read More »

Spring Bridal Bouquet

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

Flower Friday with the Poppy!

Posted on January 18th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

It’s flower friday and today we are unveiling the poppy!  Poppies are one of our favorite flowers with their delicate papery petals.  In fact, we used them in a design last night for the wedding industry event Thursday Therapy at Fox & Obel.  Here is a sneak peek of the florals we created.

More about the poppy…  They come in a variety of colors; Orange, Red, Yellow, & Pink.  I love the vibrant color of these orange ones!  Poppies are a stunning addition to a Spring bridal bouquet.  They also look great as a single flower in a bud vase.  We are incorporating them into one of our lucky bride’s weddings this Spring and it is going to be fabulous!

In case you missed our special offer in our last blog here it is again:

Know someone getting married this year still looking for a florist?  We are offering a free bridal bouquet or home arrangement (if already married) up to $150 in value to any of our clients past or present that refer a new client that books with Life in Bloom by March 1, 2013!  Bridal bouquet will be redeemed at time of wedding, home arrangement must be redeemed by December … Read More »