Tag: fall wedding

Chicago History Museum Wedding

Posted on March 21st, by Life in Bloom in blog. 1 Comment

Classic beauty is the best way we can describe this Chicago History Museum wedding. Our sweet couple, Kyle and David, with the help of Shannon Gail  planned the perfect Chicago fall wedding.

The outdoor ceremony was set on the back terrace of the Chicago History Museum which has a lush background of green trees and grasses. The romantic, all white fabric chuppah with floral tie backs made a dramatic statement for the spot they will always remember saying “I do”. Ann & Kam Photo captured this moment and the entire day beautifully as always.

Kyle’s bouquet was filled with garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosa, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, and other textures all in a white and blush palette with green accents. The ceremony had a combination of tall and low floral arrangements with a heavy focus on foliage with the perfect touch of blush and ivory flower.  The perfect balance of loose meets tailored, the large arrangements stood tall and captivating throughout the main ballroom!

All-in-all it was definitely a wedding we will always remember at Life in Bloom and we wish Kyle and David the best for their future together!

Photography: Ann & Kam Photography


Venue Spotlight: Chicago History Museum

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

Next up on our venue spotlight is a legendary venue here in Chicago. If you missed last weeks spotlight on Galleria Marchetti, check it out here. Engagement Season is in full swing and so many couples are beginning their wedding planning process. That’s why we will be highlighting some of our favorite venues on the blog in the next few weeks.  Make sure to tune in every Wednesday as we highlight Chicago’s hottest wedding venues.

Venue: Chicago History Museum

Capacity: 300 people with seated dinner & DJ

Location: Lincoln Park

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The Chicago History Museum is the essence of class and elegance. On top of its’ historic charm and beauty, the location could not be more ideal for a Chicago wedding. The ceremony is placed between a lush garden and cathedral steps which lead right into the museum, the perfect entrance and exit for a wedding party. The main ballroom is classic and neutral with the most beautiful molding you’ve ever seen. The chandeliers and checkered dance floor are a must see as well!

Design Tips:

 As stunning as the space is itself, given the tall ceilings, we always recommend some tall arrangements to really bring texture and a ‘WOW’ factor when … Read More »

Royal Park Hotel Fall Wedding

Posted on August 22nd, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Jen & David were married at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan this past Fall.  Two things to note.  1. Yes, we do travel! and 2. Rochester is the most adorable little town!  I wish I had more time to explore the cute city.

We did Jen’s sister Kate’s wedding in one of our first full wedding seasons and I was thrilled when Jen contacted me about her own wedding!  Kate’s bridal bouquet was one of my all time favorite’s and Jen’s was yet another.  Both of these sister’s have great taste in floral 🙂

Jen came to us with a fabulous vision for a Rifle Paper Company Inspired wedding.  We started with a color palette of peach, orange, ivory & greenery.  We used lots of textures in the centerpieces including orange amaryllis, peach garden roses, feathery white astilbe, orange ilex berries, ivory & orange dahlias, orange ranunculus, peach stock and lots of greenery!  Half of the centerpieces consisted of shimmering gold mercury glass compotes with that gorgeous floral mix, while the other half of the tables hosted rustic brown lanterns surrounded with wreaths of greenery.  Orange amaryllis, persimmons and spray roses accented the wreaths.  The head table featured a long & … Read More »


Hinsdale Golf Club Wedding

Posted on April 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

This wedding (and I mean this when I say it) was the definition of class.  With a great vendor team led by Kara Superfine, beautiful photographs by Averyhouse, and a gorgeous venue that is the Hinsdale Golf Club, how could you possibly go wrong?  You never know what October is going to bring you.  Some days are cool and rainy and other days, like this one, are full of sunshine and a crisp breeze.  Kristin & Phil really lucked out with the perfect autumn day and we felt honored to play a roll in making their day so stunning.

From the loose and organic bouquets to the oversized ceremony arrangements, every piece flowed together seamlessly.  A lot of that credit goes to Kara Superfine whose attention to detail is off the charts perfect.

In addition to the ceremony urn arrangements, we created wreaths that welcomed the guests into the church as well as a number of gorgeous pew accents.

Usually from a decor perspective, cocktail hour takes a back seat to the rest of the day’s events, but not with this wedding.  Two stunning arrangements welcomed guests into a tent on the great lawn just outside of the Golf Club.  Inside of the tent, lanterns with accents … Read More »


Promontory Point Halloween Wedding

Posted on March 31st, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

One of the most fun weddings that we produced this past year took place at Promontory Point on the night of Halloween.  La Belle Fleur Events was the planner and, as always, their team knocked it out of the park!

The couple wanted a fun ambience with a nod to Halloween without feeling too literal (black and orange).  To accomplish this, we opted to use white pumpkins as floral vases with a floral palette consisting of peach stock, Juliet garden roses, ivory & Cream roses and scabiosa pods.  The overall floor plan was one long U-shaped layout with end-to-end farm tables wrapping around the dance floor.  We adorned these tables with a handful of lanterns, votives, and the above-mentioned pumpkin floral arrangements.

Other fun elements included Custom Carved Pumpkins, which greeted guests as they entered and exited the venue.  We also produced a large pumpkin with the couple’s’ initials carved into it which rested on the Place Card Table.

It was really fun to see this wedding come together on the big day.  Here is a rendering that we put together to convey the overall mood and layout to the couple and help them envision the overall look beforehand.

I have no doubt that … Read More »


Rookery Wedding

Posted on January 19th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

While recently updating our website galleries, we were sorting through quite a large collection of beautiful photos from work that we have done over the past few years.  Some weddings really stood out and this one that we produced for a lovely couple who got married at The Rookery this past year, is certainly one of those!

The deep, bold reds were so captivating and complimented Chicago’s seasonal landscape to perfection! (as well as the bridesmaids’ dressed)  Add in the subtle accents of gold which went hand in hand with the beautiful space that is The Rookery, and you have yourself a real winner!  Codrean Photography did an incredible job capturing their intimate wedding day and we feel so grateful to have played a small role in making their day so special.

Congratulations Alyssa & Stephen!


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »