Tag: organic wedding

Chicago History Museum Wedding

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

If you have ever been to the Chicago History Museum, you know how incredibly beautiful the space is.  So it was important to our couple, Rachel and Aaron, that we create a look that fit the preppy, yet elegant venue.

We had the pleasure of working with Emily of Five Grain Events which was a treat because by the time the couple came to us, they had a pretty clear idea of the style that they were after. Overall they wanted to create a fresh, organic feel, and to do that we started off by creating a custom walnut-stained Chuppah to give an organic feel to the ceremony.  From the Chuppah, we draped a lush garland accented with white spray roses and peonies and intertwined it with a fabric cover that had been passed down from the Groom’s family.

Flanking the start of each aisle were two urns filled with an oversized arrangement of olive branches.  Each chair along the aisle was accented with the cutest little bouquets consisting of spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and olive.

After the ceremony, guests mingled in the foyer where they found their dinner seating assignments hung on a boxwood-covered wall, keeping with the overall green feel of the wedding.  Upon entering the main ballroom, the simplicity of the tall olive arrangements was captivating.   A 20’+ garland adorned the … Read More »


Garfield Park Conservatory Wedding

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

Jessie & Chris were married at the Garfield Park Conservatory this past Fall in October.  The Garfield Park Conservatory, which sits on the outskirts of the city on the west side, is a historic gem!  The Architecture of the building itself is stunning, and when you combine that with its super lush and exotic array of plants, it is hard to beat as far as wedding venues go.

Of all of the weddings that we produced this past year, this was quite possibly the one that I was looking forward to the most.  My husband told me afterwards that if we had been married in the fall, this is what he would have wanted our wedding to look like:  The ultimate compliment!

Jessie and Chris had an overall vision for an organic feeling, yet elegant celebration with a color scheme of Deep Reds, Dusty Pinks, and Ivory.  Other than that, they let us run wild.  So we took their vision, tossed in a whole lot of gorgeous greenery and created one for the books!

For the personal flowers, I created wild & loosely structured bouquets with lots of olive, eucalyptus, and jasmine vine to give that organic feeling with some deep bold blooms … 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 »