Tag: floral design

Life in Bloom is hiring!

Posted on February 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog, In The Studio. No Comments

About Us:

Life In Bloom is a High end boutique Wedding & Event Florist located in Chicago, IL. We are entering our 6th year of business this spring. We are located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago and are a quickly expanding company. As a result, we are currently seeking Part Time Floral Designers as well as Part Time Studio Prep Assistants.

Studio Prep Assistant Responsibilities:

Cleaning & Organizing the Floral Studio

Cleaning & Prepping Vases

Floral Processing & Conditioning

Event Installs- Availability on some Weekends

Minimum Experience Required

Floral Design Assistant:

Floral Production of boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces & bouquets

Floral Processing & Conditioning

Event Installs – Availability on some Weekends

3+ Years of Experience Required

Applicants must be:

Dependable

Personable

Organized

Efficient

Detail Oriented

Strong work ethic

Must be able to lift 50lbs

Available to work weekends

Have a valid driver’s liscence

 

Both of these positions are part time (typically 15-25 hours per week). Compensation will be based on experience, creativity & efficiency.

If you are interested in applying please mail your resume & a cover letter describing why you would be a positive asset to our team as well as any photos of your previous floral design if applicable to lifeinbloomchicago@gmail.com


Event Design 101: Draping

Posted on August 2nd, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

If you didn’t catch our blog on lighting two weeks ago, our new design series takes an in-depth look at some of the additional decor services that we at Life In Bloom offer outside of just floral. While known for our floral expertise, Life in Bloom can help you with linens, lighting, draping, graphics, and so much more. Today we are talking about another favorite design element that can be used to cover, frame, or completely transform your venue… draping! We love the way draping can create drama and romance in any venue. Here are a handful of ways that you can transform your space with draping:

Ceremony Draping

If you walked into your venue and wondered just how in the world you were going to transform your space into an intimate ceremony setting, look no further! Draping is your best friend. When used correctly, draping can both help to frame the ceremony through a Chuppah or a dramatic arch, as well as create a softer and more romantic atmosphere throughout the entire space. See a few great examples of that below…

Chuppah Draping

Aisle Draping

Arch Draping

Reception Draping

There are many reasons that you might want to incorporate draping into your reception. You may be covering something in the room that stands out or doesn’t fit … Read More »


Event Design 101: Lighting

Posted on July 20th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

When you work with us at Life in Bloom, your decor doesn’t have to stop at floral. We handle your linens, lighting, draping, graphics, and just about anything else you can think of. In our new event design blog series, we are going to go into depth about some of the services we offer besides floral. Today we are focusing on lighting and all the options you can do pertaining to lighting. Lighting is one of my favorite reception additions; it can truly transform your space. Here are some amazing options:

 

Up-Lighting

Up-lights give your room an overall incredible glow. They sit on the floor, shine against the wall and are very reasonable for the impact they make. We usually recommend an amber color because it makes your event feel warm and intimate.

 

Pin-Spotting

Pin-spotting is a very cool effect if you are in a dark space. These lights are hung on a wall or ceiling and basically put a small spot light on all of your centerpieces. It really makes your floral a focal point.

 

 

Hanging Chandeliers

Bringing chandeliers into your venue can be a total WOW factor. They immediately make your reception look chic and give a finishing touch like you wouldn’t believe. We … Read More »


‘Mom & Me’ Floral Design Workshop Review

Posted on June 8th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Uncategorized. No Comments

This past month we hosted our second floral designing workshop at our studio where attendees got to design their own floral compotes with their moms, daughters, sisters, etc.  We had a great group and we were so impressed with everyones’ final products.  In addition to teaching proper design technique and form, we taught a little bit about how to prep your flowers, your vase, and even a bit about how to properly care for your arrangement to get the most life out of it.  At the end, everyone got to take their arrangements home with them to enjoy!  Below are some photos of our wonderful students in action! Thanks to everyone for coming out, we hope you had as much fun as we did.

 

The Whole Group!  Everyone did amazing!!!!

And finally, the teachers with our Moms <3!


Floral Design & Studio Assistants Wanted!

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

We Are Hiring for several part-time positions for the upcoming wedding season!  See info below on the available positions and how to apply!

About Us: 
Life In Bloom is a High End Boutique Wedding & Event Florist located in Chicago, IL. We are entering our 5th year of business this spring. We are located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago and are a quickly expanding company. As a result, we are currently seeking Part Time Floral Designers as well as Part Time Studio Prep Assistants & Install Assistants.

Studio Prep Assistant Responsibilities: 
Cleaning & Organizing the Floral Studio
Cleaning & Prepping Vases
Floral Processing & Conditioning
Event Installs- Availability on some Weekends
*No Experience Required

Floral Design Assistant: 
Floral Production of boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces & bouquets
Floral Processing & Conditioning
Event Installs – Availability on some Weekends
*3+ Years of Experience Required

Event Install Assistant: 
Event Install Crew-involves packing & loading of all design elements in van or truck then set up of all wedding elements at the venue including; Draping, Floral, Aisle Runners, Ceremony Backdrops, Furniture, Bars, etc.

*Availability on weekends is a must!  Availability to drive a cargo van or truck is a bonus.

Applicants must be: 
Dependable
Personable
Organized
Efficient
Detail Oriented
Have a strong work ethic
Ability to lift 50lbs
Available to work weekends
Have a valid driver’s license

Each of these positions … 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 »


2014 Wedding Season

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

2014 was nothing short of incredible… and 2015 is shaping up to be even better.  But before that ball drops, and we look ahead to 2015, let us first reflect on some events that made 2014 so special.  As a small business owner, while it can be stressful and crazy at times, I couldn’t be more excited about the progress we have made over the last year.

I am incredibly thankful for all of my clients who trusted Life In Bloom and for all of the wonderful vendors that I was lucky enough to collaborate with throughout the year.  To me, being a designer is all about pushing the envelope.  Life in Bloom was blessed to work with so many clients that let us push the envelope this year and develop some truly unique concepts, as well as some amazingly talented vendors that pushed us to elevate our work to another level.

I am equally thankful for all of the people who played an instrumental role in helping Life In Bloom to produce thirty-three weddings without missing a beat.  Friends, family members, industry friends: everyone played their part in making this year such an enormous success.

Most of all I am beyond thankful … Read More »


Welcome to the Blog & About Life in Bloom

Posted on July 12th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

A little bit about Life in Bloom…

Hi! I’m Rachel, owner and head designer of Life in Bloom, I graduated with a horticulture degree from the University of Illinois in 2010.  After college I moved to Chicago and worked for HMR Design Group, one of the most well-respected high-end floral and event design companies in Chicago and Premier Landscape Contractors, a respectable landscape design company in the Chicago suburbs.  I ultimately decided to follow my dream of owning my own business and combined my two passions; floral design and landscape design to create Life in Bloom.

Life in Bloom has three different branches; Everyday Flowers, Floral & Event Styling, and a Seasonal Annual Color Program.  We make it our priority to transform your everyday life and add a little Life and Color to it…..

Everyday Flowers:  Beautiful fresh arrangements with a unique and artistic twist.

Floral & Event Styling, think Weddings, Events, Galas, and Parties:  We take a detailed approach designing for our clients’ special events.  We personalize each event to each and every client.  They inspire us with their ideas and we combine that with our creativity and expertise.

Seasonal Annual Color Program:  Annual pots for each season: Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter.  Maximize color in your landscape … Read More »


Succulent & Sea Holly Bouquet

Posted on July 8th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized. No Comments

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Fourth of July Party Flowers

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

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