Tag: Dahlias

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 »


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 »


Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

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

Jessie & Chris were married at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past Fall in October.  The Garfield Park Conservatory, which sits on the outskirts of the city on the west side, is a historic gem!  The Architecture of the building itself is stunning, and when you combine that with its super lush and exotic array of plants, it is hard to beat as far as wedding venues go.

Of all of the weddings that we produced this past year, this was quite possibly the one that I was looking forward to the most.  My husband told me afterwards that if we had been married in the fall, this is what he would have wanted our wedding to look like:  The ultimate compliment!

Jessie and Chris had an overall vision for an organic feeling, yet elegant celebration with a color scheme of Deep Reds, Dusty Pinks, and Ivory.  Other than that, they let us run wild.  So we took their vision, tossed in a whole lot of gorgeous greenery and created one for the books!

For the personal flowers, I created wild & loosely structured bouquets with lots of olive, eucalyptus, and jasmine vine to give that organic feeling with some deep bold blooms … 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 »


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!

 

 

 

 


Art Revolution Wedding

Posted on January 14th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Sarah & Nick were married this past October at the gorgeous loft venue of Art Revolution.  We had the pleasure of transforming the space into a rustic fall brilliance filled with rich colors and an array of textures.

One of my favorite pieces from the wedding was the place card arrangement which greeted guests as they entered the room prior to the reception.  The place card palette was constructed out of an old palette which we transformed into a unique focal piece filled with a plethora of floral, foliage, and grasses that awaited guests as they stepped out of the elevator.

Another favorite was Sarah’s bouquet.  It was, without a doubt, one of my all time favorites.  Made of garden roses, ranunculus, stunning cafe au lait dahlias along with deep burgundy astrantia, snowberries and touches of jasmine vine and clematis vine, this bouquet perfectly captured the organic and rustic feel that Sarah was after as well as every last ounce of beauty that fall has to offer.

Working with Sarah & Nick was a dream as they trusted my creativity completely and let me incorporate so many fun and unique textures into their wedding flowers.  Congratulations you two and thanks for being so receptive … Read More »


Kenilworth Club Wedding by Life in Bloom

Posted on November 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog. 2 comments

Allie & Dan’s wedding was a dream to design.  I met with Allie in April to discuss her vision for their wedding.  Allie wanted a relaxed and fun ambiance with pastel oranges, purples, and pinks, but also trusted my creative abilities and let me have a lot of fun with their wedding.  We used her Grandma’s old Mason jars, some of  which I decorated with burlap & lace.   Their wedding had a very gardeney feel and incorporated the most gorgeous dahlias along with many other flowers to style the Kenilworth Club.

They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony held on the Kenilworth Club grounds.  They lucked out with absolutely perfect weather for their wedding day.  Their wedding arch was one of my favorites, adorned with hanging amaranthus and pale peach stock.

Allie and Dan are one of the sweetest couples I know.  They are two of the most genuine, kind, and caring people I know.  I’m so happy to have both of you as great friends.  Congrats to you both!  I wish you many years of wedded bliss together. 🙂

Many thanks to the super talented Kina Wicks for the gorgeous images!

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Pastel Wedding Bouquet

Posted on August 23rd, by Life in Bloom in Weddings and Events. No Comments

Gorgeous Pastel Wedding Bouquet by Life in Bloom!

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Pastel Bouquet | Engagement Session Sneak Peek

Posted on August 21st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Gorgeous pastel bouquet from last night’s engagement session! Florals provided by Life in Bloom, Chicago Wedding Florist

Beautiful image from Kina Wicks Photography.