Tag: Garden Roses

Spring Nature Museum Wedding

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

Leon Young and Sae Jun had the most beautiful spring wedding at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum filled with ranunculus, peonies, garden roses and a plethora of tiny textural blooms that made guests feel as though they were transported to an english cottage garden!

The two were married in the Museum’s stone terrace where we created a birchwood arch which we accented with a delicate trailing garland of Italian Ruscus, Garden Pots on each side, as well as a romantic sheer white drape. After the ceremony, guests were able to access the butterfly exhibit for cocktail hour where butterflies fly around and occasionally land on you (if you’re lucky)!

Romantic stemmed candles adorned the lush stemmed compote arrangements at each table of the reception. Some special touches to their wedding included an all-lily of the valley bouquet for the bride and the most beautiful escort card arrangement made up of spirea, bells of Ireland, and viburnum.

We wish all the best to this sweet couple! Their gorgeous photos were shot by the ever talented, Matushek Photography.

Photos by: Matushek Photography | Planner: Naturally Yours Events | Catering: Jewell Catering


5 Stylish Rehearsal Dinner Themes

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

While couples so often want to keep their wedding decor somewhat conservative and stick to the basics, often they are much more willing to be a little more adventurous when it comes to their rehearsal dinners.  And because of the opportunity that we as designers have to be a little more creative with things, we love rehearsal dinners that much more! So this week, we are sharing 5 unique styles/themes that we think are so fun but are of course, still of great taste.

Tropical

Tropical is hot right now, any retail shop you walk into, you’ll find palm prints, and flamingos flocking.  And thats why we are obsessing over this table setting our friend, Julie, dreamed up and we produced. Tip: Have your calligrapher write guest’s names on the monstera leaf under the plate.

Newport Nautical

Lanterns, Stripes, and coral; how can you go wrong? Tip: Have it outside or under a tent if possible, for that al fresco experience.

 

Fiesta!

We loved these vibrant little centerpieces we made for a client with vintage tins. Tacos and tequila for everyone! 

 

French-Inspired

What are the secrets to a french-inspired rehearsal? 1. Natural furniture with beautiful details 2. A muted color palette 3. Saying “oui, oui”, as much as possible!  Oh and suspended parasols never … 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 »


Chicago Botanic Gardens Wedding

Posted on October 7th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized. No Comments

Sangeeta & Joe were married this past memorial day weekend at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe, IL.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for their tented reception in the McGinley Pavilion.  We actually spent a lot of time trying to capture the perfect color palette for their wedding.

We wanted to give Sangeeta & Joe the bright vibrant color that they wanted while also creating something unique and beautiful.  Bold colors can be tough to do right but when we landed on sherbet as the inspiration for our color palate we knew we had something special!

From the big fluffy bouquets to the lush head table filled with coral charm peonies, garden roses,  stock, lisianthus, and roses, the entire tent just screamed summer! It certainly helped that we lucked out with some of the most robust and colorful coral charm peonies that we have ever seen!  While overall the wedding was simple, I think these photos (by Emilia Jane Photography) just goes to show how impactful a stunning color palette can be. Enjoy!

-Vendor Team-

Venue: Chicago Botanic Gardens | Planner: Loren of Clementine Events | Photography: Emilia Jane Photography | Floral: Life in Bloom Hair: Your Stylist AJ | Makeup: Shannon O’Brien | Videographer: Deep End Imagery

Martha Stewart Wedding Party

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

A few weeks ago we gave you a behind-the-scenes tour of our new studio and today we’ll show you what we were working on and how perfectly it all came together at the Ritz Carlton Chicago for the 2015 Martha Stewart Bridal Show.  The annual Martha Stewart Bridal Show pulls together some of the best wedding vendors that Chicago has to offer, and we were thrilled to be a small part of it, by providing the floral for Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events Booth. We collaborated with Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events to create a romantic, soft & fluffy blooms to fill her tablescape that Martha Stewart herself would certainly approve of!

Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events designed and dressed the table, which was covered in a deep navy linen, with white ceramic vases overflowing with pink astilbe, ranunculi, stock, garden roses, and rice flower. She added some mini topiaries to the table to provide that fresh, summer-in the Hamptons ambience.  Lastly, the table was set with beautiful blue and white china from Halls, and each place setting held a custom-designed menu from Sarah Drake Design.  The space was framed with a custom white trellis wall that acted as a soft, inviting backdrop.

Thanks to Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events for inviting … Read More »


Indie Wed 2015

Posted on March 24th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

We had a blast meeting so many wonderful newly engaged couples at Indie Wed this year!  For the second straight year, Life In Bloom was present at the January event and we put together another beautiful backdrop to compliment an equally stunning tablescape.

We built a custom trellis as a backdrop and covered it in Italian Ruscus greens, Jasmine Vine, and accents of neutral blooms to complete the natural,  organic, mediterranean feel…

Many thanks to Amanda Megan Miller for all the wonderful photos below!!


MCA Wedding

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

Modern, Colorful, CB2: These were all adjectives that Christina and Jimmy used to describe the vision for their Summer wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).  We loved their direction of CB2 as inspiration and really took it upon ourselves to create an atmosphere that encapsulated that fun and contemporary style while adding our own fresh approach.

For starters, the guests found their place-cards nestled amongst a spread of white pebbles and a collection of succulents to start the night off right with a clean modern feel (and who doesn’t love succulents?)

As the sun set, the bistro lights that hung over the tables on the terrace started to glow and filled the space with an enchanting mood that only summer nights in a big city can bring about. The table centerpieces consisted of geometric terrariums, oversized glass cloches, dusty blue cylindrical vases, and long rectangular glass vases, all filled with an equally vibrant array of flowers.

The collection of flowers consisted of Protea, Garden Roses, Spray Roses, Billy-Balls, Succulents, and Dahlias, with accents of pink stock, air-plants, and geranium to add texture.

As is the case with any great wedding, the success is always found in the details.  From the beautifully designed wedding … Read More »


Monet Water Lily Wedding Inspiration

Posted on January 27th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

For those of you who are familiar with the work of Claude Monet, upon recalling some of his famous paintings, images of a natural setting with reflective bodies of water baring lily pads likely come to mind.

Inspired by Claude’s artistic style, trademarked by a seemingly blurry combination of oil pastels, and a love for nature, Ashley La Fleur of La Belle Fleur Events spearheaded a collaborative effort in creating our own work of art that mimicked Claude’s love for nature and all of its beauty.

In our own interpretation, we created a romantic scene where we brought to life, a soft, pastel color palette reminiscent of Monet’s work.  From the flatware to the overhanging floral focal and everything in between, the space was filled with a feeling of translucent airiness.

One of our favorite elements from the shoot was the suspended “chandelier” which we constructed out of varying shades of blue delphinium and lime-green amaranthus, all hanging from a manzanita branch to create a perfectly whimsical & dreamy enclosure.

We also created some beautiful bouquets that captured both the color palette as well as the mood of a Parisian pond in the summer time.  With a collection of Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, Ginger, Amaranthus, Astilbe, … Read More »


Chicago History Museum Wedding

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

Timeless, elegant, and romantic to the core.  Those are just a few words to describe Andrea & Cam’s gorgeous wedding at the Chicago History Museum that we were so lucky to be a part of this past July!  Because Andrea is also in the wedding industry, we were so honored that she chose us to bring her floral vision to life!

The color palette of blush, ivory, & lavender that Andrea chose was a perfect compliment to the season and also to their venue.  The Chicago History Museum is stunning!  If you are looking for a classic Chicago venue then you must check it out!  The soft gray walls of the venue provided the perfect backdrop for the light shimmering gold linens and pastel flowers that adorned the tables.  The centerpieces were designed in gold mercury glass compotes and filled with the most romantic blooms.  White hydrangea, peach & blush garden roses, lavender stock, pink lisianthus, and touches of eucalyptus provided a very elegant and timeless look for the centerpieces.

Andrea’s bouquet was so beautiful, I wanted to submerge my face in it…  Peonies are also one of her favorite flowers, and with their wedding falling at the end of July, one … 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 »