Tag: hanging votives

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 »


Tall Curly Willow Centerpiece

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


Thursday Therapy at Fox and Obel

Posted on February 11th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Life in Bloom was thrilled to provide the florals for the Wedding Networking Event, Thursday Therapy at Fox and Obel a few weeks ago in January.  This networking event meets once a month at a different venue each time in Chicago.  Each month a different caterer provides appetizers and cocktails, a different photographer shoots the event, and a different florist provides arrangements for the event.  It’s a great way to network with new wedding professionals and catch up with friends and colleagues.  We have met so many great vendors at this networking event and were honored to be asked to provide the florals for January’s event at Fox and Obel.  If you haven’t been to Fox and Obel, you should definitely check it out!  It is a beautiful space that overlooks the river at Illinois & McClurg.  The market bistro, which is where the event was held, is open daily for dinner and also for brunch on the weekends.  It is also a great option for rehearsal dinners, day-after brunches and even smaller wedding receptions.

Here are a few of our favorite images of our florals and the beautiful space. Big thanks to the talented Julia Franzosa for the images.  Enjoy!

Hanging Votive Floral Arrangement

Posted on February 7th, by Life in Bloom in Weddings and Events. No Comments

Suspended Lighting & Floral

Posted on December 17th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

One of my absolute favorite things to produce in events is suspended lighting and floral.  Hanging flowers add another dimension to the decor of your event.

I love using hanging flowers for the ceremony.  They create such a lovely, whimsical backdrop for the couple to exchange their vows.  Another bonus is that hanging florals are usually less expensive than large arrangements.  We used hanging stock, amaranthus, and smilax vine this past Fall at the Kenilworth Club for an outdoor garden inspired wedding.  So pretty!  Another unique way to use flowers in your ceremony is to suspend them in glass baubles like Nisie’s Enchanted Florist did in the image below.  It looks like a fairytale!

Hanging votives or globe lights can add a romantic feel to a venue.  Lighting has a huge impact on your event.  I’m going to go into more detail on lighting in a future post, but how romantic are those hanging votives at Cafe Brauer below?  They add a dramatic effect to the room, especially for  winter weddings when it gets dark so early outside!  Images from Heather Parker Photography.

The hanging lanterns and garden roses pictured below compliment the sweet table perfectly. Whats not to love?  Cupcakes, … Read More »