Tag: event design

Kemper Lakes Outdoor Wedding

Posted on January 6th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Tieg and Nick (high school sweethearts) were married this past September at Kemper Lakes golf club, and we had the privilege of doing the flowers for both their reception and ceremony.  The two lucked out with the most perfect weather, as they held their ceremony outside along the lake.

With the weeping willows acting as a backdrop to this beautiful setting, and the stunning floral palette of jewel tones, berries, and greenery, it all made for a picture-perfect ceremony.  A vintage wine barrel flanked by a collection of lanterns acted as the ceremony focal, while the aisle was lined with shepherds hooks, each which held a mason jar full of beautiful, multi-textural fall blooms.  Simply stunning.

The couple wanted to carry the rustic wine-inspired theme throughout their entire day so in addition to the ceremony barrels, we used wine bottles as a part of some of the centerpieces.  Tieg, being a project manager had a pretty clear and firm idea of what she wanted in terms of flowers so we worked together to create this beauty seen below.  She wanted bright jewel toned fall colors and absolutely loved amaryllis.  We combined various shades of roses, peach amaryllis, along with berries and other … Read More »


Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 26th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

There are several factors that make Thanksgiving one of the all-time best holidays.

Food, family, and a Festive atmosphere!

Since I’m spending the holiday in Colorado with family this year and thus won’t be able to decorate my own table, I figure the next best thing is to write a blog touching on some of my favorite ways to adorn your thanksgiving smorgasbord.

Pumpkins and gourds are a great, and easy way to add interest to your holiday table.  We recommend gathering a collection of different sizes and shapes.  To keep it cohesive, stick to one color palette.  I personally love the look of these white pumpkins perhaps mixed with some gray ones as well.  Neutrals are an emerging trend and with the winter holiday season approaching, it is best to put the bold & colorful palettes to rest for the season.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can choose to dress up or decorate a few of your pumpkins.  I love this one pictured below; perfect for the season, and after all, nothing says class like some accents of gold.  For this, all you need is a gold Sharpie and a steady hand!

Another way to dress up your table is … 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!

 


Rustic Barn Wedding

Posted on September 10th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Mackalah & Brent were married in a beautiful barn in Knoxville, IL on June 7, 2014.  I’ve been to a lot of weddings and I’ve seen a lot of stuff… but I’ve never seen so much rain.  And yet it was absolutely perfect.

When the torrential downpours forced the ceremony indoors, the setting quickly changed from an open field surrounded by tall grasses to a rustic, dimly lit barn with old wooden floors and bales of hay scattered around the room for additional seating.

Their floral palate consisted of the most beautiful pastel & romantic blooms that early summer has to offer.  We used lush & fluffy white & pink peonies, peach garden roses, lisianthus, as well as accents of white veronica & white tweedia.  Accented with gorgeous silk ribbon from Frou Frou Chic, along with the lush fluffy blooms, Mackalah’s bouquet was by far one of my absolute favorites.

As I watched the two stand under the hanging lights of the barn and exchange vows, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmingly blessed.  I’ve known Mackalah growing up pretty much all my life, and it was such an honor to create a bouquet that she would walk down the aisle with to start her new … Read More »


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 »


Kenilworth Club Wedding

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

Silvia & Ron were married in Kenilworth at the Kenilworth Union Church and then celebrated their reception just down the road at the Kenilworth Club.  It was a perfect spring day in May… one that Brides only dream of!

From the moment I met Silvia I knew this wedding was going to be fabulous.  When your bride tells you her color palette is coming directly from a family Kimono, you just know it’s going to be unique and original.  The color scheme was orange, yellow, green, and white, which complimented the Kenilworth Club perfectly.  One of my personal favorite pieces of this wedding was Silvia’s bouquet.  She liked lots of texture and little flowers so we included all the best spring blooms available at that time along with some airplants!  Some of the other blooms that we incorporated were lilac, ranunculus (another favorite), astilbe, agapanthus, and anemone.  Thanks Silvia & Ron for including us in your special day &  thanks to Lilly Photography for the amazing photos below!

 

Read More »


North Shore Country Club Wedding

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

Katie & Brendan were married at the end of May at ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ in Glenview, IL and they celebrated afterwards with a gorgeous, colorful wedding at the North Shore Country Club.  Their color palette and flowers were bright, fun, and fresh.  The contrast between the bold colors of the coral charm peonies and the soft neutrals of the succulents was simply captivating.  I’ll let the photos do the talking.  Thanks to Avant Garde Photography for these breathtaking photos!

 


Flower Friday

Posted on June 13th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Today on the blog is a rare flower favorite.  Rare because it is only available for a smidgen of time in the Spring.  And today’s feature flowers is…Bleeding hearts!!  You will find them blooming in landscapes and wooded areas in the spring-time.  As a child I absolutely LOVED this plant.  It was one of my favorite flowers with it’s delicate heart shaped petals.  Since it’s availability is very spotty, when I saw them at the flower market I knew I had to scoop some up and create an impromptu bouquet with them.  I hope you enjoy it & Happy Friday!