Tag: winter wedding

Winter Wedding Inspiration

Posted on January 26th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Event Design Trends. No Comments

Are you planning a winter wedding but struggling to pin down that perfect style?  Certainly you want to capture all of the beautiful simplicity of the season (the cool and neutral color palate and those crisp textures) all while conveying an aesthetic that evokes the joy of winter without feeling like a big holiday celebration (hold the cedar and holly).

Well don’t worry, we have you covered.  Today we are sharing our vision of a perfectly dreamy winter wedding celebration where high-end style meets an uber-chic winter wonderland.

1. Bridesmaids in faux furs, we love the incorporation of browns & textures! Source 2. A simple cake with winter greens & berries is an easy call. Source 3. I think this photo says it all, but choosing a blue/silver toned wedding dress can be ideal against all the white. Source 4. Be sure to get detail shots of your invites, loving the different colored envelope. Source 5. Once again we incorporated some brown tones into the floral and a black vase, but it still is overall bright and classy. Source 6. Velvet linens, enough said. Source. 7. Tying in the velvet to another detail, it looks amazing on boutonnieres. Source 8. Taper Candles are … Read More »

Chicago Athletic Association Wedding

Posted on April 25th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Back in November we produced an intimate, moody, candlelit wedding at the Chicago Athletic Association’s White City Ballroom for two very special Brides. The first snowfall of the year delicately covered the ground outside and made for a wintery whimsical view from the White City Ballroom while setting up.  From the ceremony to the dinner reception, the mood was extremely romantic and elegant.  An aisle flanked by two wood pedestals topped with robust beautiful pedestal arrangements, surrounded by a mass of pillar candles welcomed guests into the space.  At the end of the aisle awaited a 3/4 ring of garland with hundreds of candles. scattered throughout.  Absolutely Stunning!

After the ceremony, guests moved into the next room for cocktail hour as we quickly transformed the room into an equally stunning environment.  Keeping with the dark and moody feel, the tables were adorned with brass compote centerpieces full of loose organic blooms such as wine anemone, burgundy scabiosa, navy privet berries, lavender, chocolate queen anne’s lace, & amnesia roses.  Lots of greenery accented the floral including seeded eucalyptus, purple smokebush, agonis, olive and delicately trailing jasmine vine.  Petite cloches enclosing roses, adorned with gold vinyl numbers helped guests find their seats.  Clear crystal patterned and rose gold … Read More »

Prairie Production Winter Wedding

Posted on July 7th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

This past winter we had the pleasure of working with Betty and Johnny on their wedding at Prairie Production.  The blank white canvas that is Prairie Production allowed us to create a very bold and powerful statement with punches of pink and red.  The white ceremony drapes were tied back with beautiful arrangements filled with pink and red roses, fuchsia stock, white snapdragon, and accents of dusty miller.  The bride (dressed in the most stunning red dress you’ve ever seen) carried a lush bouquet consisting of an equally stunning floral palette with the addition of the most beautiful pink peonies and ranunculus.  We lined the aisle with pink, white and fuchsia rose petals, and tied petite, yet striking, floral arrangements to the white chairs that lined the aisle. All of this tied perfectly together with the pink and white globe lanterns that were hung from the ceiling above.

All of this beauty was captured by one of our personal favorite photographers: Kina Wicks!  Enjoy some of the beautiful shots below…  Congratulations to Betty and Johnny and cheers to a lifetime of happiness!

Venue & Lanterns : Prairie Production | Photography: Kina Wicks Photography | Floral & Decor: Life in Bloom

Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago Wedding

Posted on May 15th, by Life in Bloom in blog, Weddings & Events, Weddings and Events. No Comments

Throwback Thursday to our first wedding of the 2014 wedding season!  Kala & Michael hosted a classic Chicago Wedding.  They were married at Old St. Pat’s with their reception at the gorgeous Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago.  Since the venue is so so so SO gorgeous we didn’t need much to beautify the space.  Kala & Michael were married on Valentines Day weekend and the theme of love was carried throughout their day and in their decor.  For Kala’s bouquet we used the most beautiful red roses and accented it with several small gems that gave it an extra sparkle.  Half of the tables were adorned with beautiful clear vase centerpieces filled with a classic valentine’s day palate of red roses, white roses, and dusty miller.  The remaining tables were decorated with manzanita branches with hanging crystal strands that sparkled from across the room, helping render the perfect winter wedding.

A huge thanks to Timothy Whaley Photographic Artists for all of the images below.  Enjoy!!


Congrats again you two and thanks for including us in your special day!!





New Years Eve Inspiration!

Posted on December 28th, by Life in Bloom in blog. No Comments

Black, White, and Sparkly Gold New Years Eve

With New Years Eve right around the corner, what better time than now to post an inspiration board of a classic black, white, and sparkly gold fete!  I had a blast putting together this classy New Years Eve inspiration board.  What better way to start your marriage and first year together than a wedding with your family and friends all ringing in the New Year together!

1.  The Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago would be a fantastic venue for a New Years Eve Celebration.  The building’s exterior even fits in with our black, white, and gold color scheme.  2.  Champagne is an obvious must!  3.  These anemones compliment the color scheme perfectly and are a simple yet stately flower.  They look stunning in bouquets and centerpieces.  4.  How about some sparkly Kate Spade’s to adorn your feet?  I think these are one of my absolute favorite pairs of shoes.  5.  New Years Eve wouldn’t be complete without a midnight fireworks display!  6.  There is nothing more romantic than this bride and groom sharing a sweet kiss in the midst of snow flurries.  7.  Black and Gold place settings are class, class, class.  8.  Your bridesmaids … Read More »