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Pastel Spring Bouquet

Posted on June 9th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

A quick photo from this past weekend’s barn wedding.  We loved creating this lush & textural bridal bouquet which was chock full of the most gorgeous spring flowers including peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, sweet-smelling jasmine vine, tweedia, and more….  Enjoy!  


Mid America Club Colorful Spring Wedding

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

Kate & Joe’s wedding was one for the books with some of the most perfect florals, in my opinion.  Their color palette was filled with gold, blush, and corals.  Kate’s bouquet was by far my favorite thing about this wedding and one of my all-time favorite bouquets to date!  We made a cascading bouquet full of the MOST gorgeous coral charm peonies, peach juliet roses, delicate sweet pea, ranunculus.  I could go on and on.  The flower gods truly sent us the most beautiful flowers for their wedding.  The bouquet complimented Kate’s gold dress beautifully.

Kate & Joe held their colorful Spring wedding at the Mid America Club, which is on the 80th floor of the AON tower.  Let me tell you, the view up there is incredible.  The room boasts expansive views of both Millennium Park and the lake.  For the centerpieces we used a variety of mercury glass candles to create different candlescapes on each table as they were holding a cocktail style reception.  The abundance of candlelight complimented the twinkling skyline perfectly.

Kate & Joe we loved working with you on your beautiful & fun wedding!!  Thanks for including us in your most special day.

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Wedding Trends

Posted on April 29th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

It’s been wayyyy too long since we’ve blogged.  So, today we thought we’d explore some up and coming wedding & design trends.  Below are some developing trends that we see hitting the mainstream track over the next year.

1. Brass & Copper

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Brass & Copper are huge in the wedding world right now.  They are classy & timeless and we see them replacing gold and mercury glass.  If you are looking to rent vintage vases for your wedding I suggest taking a look at Nimble Well or Refind Joy‘s beautiful collections of brass & copper.  They have a lot of great pieces to choose from and I’m excited to be working with them this May!

2. Blue.  The color.  All Shades of it.

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Blue is my favorite color so nothing makes me happier than to see blue taking over the design scene this year.  Mix and match shades for a cool and cohesive look.  Our most recent wedding had sky blue table runners mixed with deep cobalt blue vases and pale blush flowers for a beautiful Springtime look.  You simply can’t go wrong when mixing … Read More »


Radiant Orchid Wedding Inspiration

Posted on January 29th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Pantone color of the year.  Enjoy a little wedding Radiant Orchid wedding inspiration below.  My personal favorite is the bright-hued bouquet of aubergine anemones.  How gorgeous are those!?  I wouldn’t mind some sparkly orchid hued Kate Spade heels either.  Oh the possibilities…

Image sources: Style Me Pretty,Dani Notes, Belle the Magazine, Easy Living, Pinterest, Sweet Violet Bride, Wild Fibre


Modern Wing Wedding at the Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on October 29th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Today on the blog, we are pleased to share a few images from Mary Ellen & Chris’s stunning October wedding at The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Bluhm Terrace, where Mary Ellen and Chris exchanged  vows, has one of the most breathtaking views of the city.  It overlooks Millennium Park and all of its fall beauty.  For anyone planning a city wedding, this venue is a must see!  The pictures I took simply DO NOT do it justice!

Mary Ellen & Chris came to us with a jewel tone color palette, perfect for a Fall wedding!  They were looking for modern, colorful centerpieces that would provide a wow-factor for their guests.  We covered the tables with gunmetal-gray table runners to help bring out the deep, rich colors of the floral palate.  For the centerpieces we used a variety of square vases, ranging in size, to give a modern look, and filled them with lush, tropical blooms and foliage.  The delphinium that we used was some of the most beautiful delphinium I have ever seen!  The head table was quite possibly my favorite part of the wedding to design.  We created a very unique, linear centerpiece with the large … Read More »


Corrie & Dan | Valley Lo Club

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

I feel so lucky to work with some of the most amazing couples!  Corrie & Dan were married at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and had their reception at the Valley Lo Club in Glenview this past June.  Their wedding was a dusty shale, white, and peach dream!  Perfectly pastel! We used the most gorgeous garden roses in shades of peach and blush combined with fluffy white peonies, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias and a hint of dusty miller for some seriously romantic flowers.

Congratulations Corrie & Dan and thanks to Kina Wicks Photography for the stunning photos below!

Flower Friday | Dahlia

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

Happy Flower Friday and Summer Solstice!  With today marking the official start of the summer what better flower to introduce to you all but the Dahlia!  The dahlia is a gorgeous summer flower and just arrived at the flower market last week!  They are simply stunning and coming in a variety of sizes and colors.  If you are planning a summer or fall wedding, you must check them out.  They range in size from the smaller ‘pom pom’ 2″ flowers to the dinner plate dahlias which can reach 6″+ across.  They look great in bouquets and centerpieces and the small little guys look good in boutonnieres.  Enjoy the pictures below of these beauties and get outside and enjoy this beautiful summer day!!