Tag: spring

Spring Nature Museum Wedding

Posted on March 31st, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Recaps. 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

Flower Friday: Muscari

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

Happy Friday!  Today we are dishing about one of our favorite little bulb flowers, Muscari, also known as Grape Hyacinth for their tiny urn-shaped flowers that resemble bunches of grapes!  I love this finely textured flower in both the landscape and for its use in floral design.

In the landscape Muscari blooms in early Spring.  You can also expect to find it as a cut flower during this time.  They look stunning and create a great effect when massed in the landscape, such as lining a driveway or naturalizing through the beds.

I love using Muscari in fresh floral arrangements as a little accent flower and for a pop of color.  There aren’t many blue-hued flowers out there either, and this is one of our favorites.  It also looks so adorable as an accent in a boutonniere.  Enjoy the images below!

Have a great weekend!  If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend in Chicago may I suggest Macy’s Art in Bloom Show which is happening this weekend and goes through next Saturday, April 4th.  Check it out if you are in the area!

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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!!

Flower Friday

Posted on June 13th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Today on the blog is a rare flower favorite.  Rare because it is only available for a smidgen of time in the Spring.  And today’s feature flowers is…Bleeding hearts!!  You will find them blooming in landscapes and wooded areas in the spring-time.  As a child I absolutely LOVED this plant.  It was one of my favorite flowers with it’s delicate heart shaped petals.  Since it’s availability is very spotty, when I saw them at the flower market I knew I had to scoop some up and create an impromptu bouquet with them.  I hope you enjoy it & Happy Friday!

Spring Bouquet

Posted on June 28th, by Life in Bloom in Uncategorized. No Comments


Spring Flowers

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


Spring Annuals

Posted on June 25th, by Life in Bloom in Seasonal Annual Color. No Comments

Spring Annuals