Down a winding road in the lovely suburb of Lake Forest sits a historic venue called the Armour House. On March 4th, Andrea and Dan celebrated their marriage surrounded by family, friends, and the most delicate decor (if we do say so ourselves). Andrea’s vision for her wedding was perfectly in line with the style of the Armour House: romantic, delicate, and elegant.
The bouquet’s were full of unique textures and had just the right balance of greenery and floral. Andrea’s bridal bouquet stayed blush and white, while the girls added in some spring color. Garden roses, ranunculus, and lilac were the key florals.
Greenery is really what made the Armour House come to life. The grand staircase was draped with smilax, as well as the fountain, and escort card table. Pillar candles brought the romance into the reception with brass bud vases, lanterns, and beaded votives. A sprig of olive was placed on each guest’s place setting to tie everything together.
Thankfully, the incredible Caili Helsper was there to capture Andrea and Dan’s special moments and details, so we can remember this beautiful day for years to come!
Venue: Armour House| Photo: Caili Helsper | Video: Turning Point Production | DJ: Toast & Jam
Renzhuo and Shuonan were married on a perfect Sunday this past July. A little fog made it a dreamy afternoon as the two were wed on the rooftop of The Public Hotel.
This Gold Coast venue is complete with an unbeatable view of the Chicago skyline, you truly feel an arms length away. The all white linens and furniture of The Public Hotel set the stage for bright peonies, greenery, and gold accents.
This sweet couple wanted their intimate gathering to look organic, romantic, and include shades of peach, red, and white. The bride wore a delicate flower crown in the same palette as her peony filled bouquet. For the ceremony, we used a birch branch arch, draped with ivory chiffon and drenched in eucalyptus, peonies, garden roses, and jasmine vine.
For the reception, a long white table stretching the length of the rooftop was set with gold candle holders at varying heights surrounded by olive. This garland effect was complimented with boutique vases filled with peonies, garden roses and olive branch.
We wish these two the happiest of marriages! Check out some of their stunning moments captured by Nicodem Creative.
Venue: The Public Hotel Photography: Nicodem Creative
Galleria Marchetti is one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues to work at. With it’s beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a newly upgraded tent, this truly unique venue offers couples a chance to create something stunning with a relatively blank slate. This year our team has a total of three weddings there (two of which we have already produced, and one more this coming September). Today we are sharing photos from Mary & Stephen’s June wedding at Galleria Marchetti with planning by Five Grain Events and photos by Gerber & Scarpelli.
Some of our favorite elements of their big day were the custom moss covered letter which welcomed guests into the courtyard for cocktail hour, the moss covered escort-card table, and of course the most beautiful tall focal arrangements as centerpieces.
The overall palette of peonies, hydrangea, ranunculus all in shades of soft whites and blushes with tufts of greenery helped paint a perfectly classic and romantic ambience throughout the tent. Mary & Stephen were the sweetest couple and so deserving of such a beautiful wedding celebration. We have no doubt that they will enjoy an extremely long and joyful life together! Cheers!
Venue: Galleria Marchetti | Photographer: Gerber & Scarpelli Planning: Five Grain Events
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!
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
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 »
Jenny & Craig were married this summer at Salvage One, and as eclectic of a venue as Salvage One is, the decor elements of their wedding flowed together seamlessly. Jenny and Craig are such a sweet couple and were such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process.
Jenny requested blush and romantic flowers for her bouquets and that is what we delivered! The most gorgeous white and blush fluffy peonies mixed with light peach juliet garden roses, and a little bit of blush sweet pea to tie everything together. I absolutely loved her bouquet and it smelled like heaven!
For the reception, Jenny provided me with mason jars, some of which her students had helped her dip in glitter, how cute! The jars combined with the beautiful sequin chevron table runners and the blush floral created a beautiful and relaxed summer inspired atmosphere inside the space. Jenny & Craig you were both an absolute pleasure to work with and we wish you all the best!! Now enjoy the stunning images below captured by the amazing photography team of T & S Hughes!
I had the opportunity to design and produce a wedding for my Sister-In-Law, Jessica and now Brother-In-Law, Mike this past spring along with my other sister-in-law, Sheila of Ipomea Floral. Jess & Mike were married at the gorgeous Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center on a beautiful day in April. Inspired by the deep hues of a city skyline at dusk, Jess and Mike wanted to create an environment that captured the essence of a brilliant sunset and share it with all of their guests… and I must say their vision was perfectly executed! From the seating charts, to the floral palette, in the stained glass, and even in the song that Jessica walked down the aisle to (Phoenix’s ‘Love Like a Sunset’), the sunset looked stunning in this raw space. Now enjoy the beautiful pictures by Matushek Photography and take note of the lush floral arrangements which consisted of white anemone, garden roses, pink ranunculus, coral charm peonies, and pops of thistle to name a few. And how gorgeous are those deep cobalt blue vases!?
And since … Read More »
Lily & David were married at Redfield Grove this past Spring and celebrated with a beautiful reception at the Valley Lo Club in Glenview. I loved the organic & elegant wedding look they incorporated throughout the whole day. Kina Wicks captured all the special moments and little details of their wedding day perfectly! See more of her stunning photos below!
Lily’s bouquet was one of my absolute favorites! We incorporated the most beautiful blush peonies, pale peach garden roses, sweet-smelling lilac, blush ranunculus along with clematis and lots of greenery to create a loose organic look. Lily purchased some gorgeous ribbon from Frou Frou Chic which really added another element to this whimsical bouquet and completed the look fantastically. It was like something out of a dream.
Lily & David’s first look was so precious. David proposed to Lily in front of this yellow door and they also incorporated it into their first look and wedding ceremony; so cute!
For the centerpieces, we rented an eclectic mix of vintage brass vessels of varying sizes and shapes from Refind Joy. The floral palette consisted of blush, peach, & coral colors … Read More »
Silvia & Ron were married in Kenilworth at the Kenilworth Union Church and then celebrated their reception just down the road at the Kenilworth Club. It was a perfect spring day in May… one that Brides only dream of!
From the moment I met Silvia I knew this wedding was going to be fabulous. When your bride tells you her color palette is coming directly from a family Kimono, you just know it’s going to be unique and original. The color scheme was orange, yellow, green, and white, which complimented the Kenilworth Club perfectly. One of my personal favorite pieces of this wedding was Silvia’s bouquet. She liked lots of texture and little flowers so we included all the best spring blooms available at that time along with some airplants! Some of the other blooms that we incorporated were lilac, ranunculus (another favorite), astilbe, agapanthus, and anemone. Thanks Silvia & Ron for including us in your special day & thanks to Lilly Photography for the amazing photos below!
Read More »
A quick photo from this past weekend’s barn wedding. We loved creating this lush & textural bridal bouquet which was chock full of the most gorgeous spring flowers including peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, sweet-smelling jasmine vine, tweedia, and more…. Enjoy!