Kara + Leo

Kara and I had a blast planning her gorgeous October wedding. After many revisions and a venue change we landed on the perfect vision for her big day. That staircase was everything and we knew we had to play it up to make it a focal point for the ceremony and reception. Seeing her reaction when she walked into the room was one of the best moments of my career. So many tears of joy. It reminded me of why I do what I do and how much I love being a part of my clients dream day. Thank you Kara and Leo for including The Petal in your wedding day!

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Venue: The Rookery Chicago

Photographer: Carnival Studio

Calligraphy: bouK Bridal

Floral Design: The Petal

FAQs

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and we know there are so many questions brides have about flowers and design for their big day. So, we thought it would be a good idea to take some time to answer some FAQs we get all the time.

DO YOU HAVE SAMPLE PRICING?

We understand you are searching for more information as you build your budget. Because there are so many factors in determining the overall cost of florals for your wedding day we feel it’s necessary to set up a consultation first to get a better idea of what you are looking for before we provide you with an estimate. This way you will get a customized estimate that fits your needs and vision. That said, we do have a $2,500 minimum for weddings and a $500 minimum for personals before taxes.

We do offer services for smaller events including bridal showers, corporate events, baby showers, birthdays, etc. These services are based on a la cart pricing.

DO WE RENT OUR VASES?

YES, we have a large assortment of rental items including vases, candles, candelabras, stands, archs, backdrops, fabric, etc. This is a great way for us to use the items we are passionate about (or obsessed with) that work well with our designs and aesthetic.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE SET UP AND TAKE DOWN?

Our team will work directly with the venue to coordinate set up and take down for every event so you don’t have to worry about the details (you have plenty to worry about that day!).

HOW MANY EVENTS DO YOU DO A DAY?

To ensure we can devote enough attention to detail for each event we only book one event per day.

WHEN SHOULD I REACH OUT TO TALK FLOWERS FOR MY EVENT?

Depending on what season your event is in we recommend reaching out as soon as you have your venue booked. We book 12-18 months in advance in peak wedding months. It doesn’t mean we don’t have availability, so feel free to reach out, but since we only accept a limited number of weddings and events a year we recommend booking sooner rather than later.

DO YOU ONLY DESIGN FOR WEDDINGS?

Although we do love weddings we also love a good party or event. Ask us about decor and florals for your upcoming birthday party, shower, bar/bat mitzvah or corporate event. We’d love to be a part of it!

WHAT IS YOUR PROCESS AFTER AN INQUIRY?

After we hear from you we will set up an initial consultation over the phone to get a better idea of what you are looking for, what things you love and maybe the things you don’t like so much. As a follow up to our discussion we will provide a proposal with a style board so you can visualize your event. If you’d like to book that day on our calendar (which we hope you do!) we would need a deposit and signed contract to hold that day. We can continue to make adjustments as we get closer to your event, but this way you are confirmed for that day.

LeKeziah + Mike

This wedding had so many amazing details that really took the venue to a whole new level. And how can you go wrong with classic white and green? Not to mention the cake was seriously one of my all time favs - those greens were made for that cake. The couple was absolutely gorgeous and their intimate ceremony and reception was so lovely. I was so lucky to work with the incredibly talented Kristen Cloyd Photography who captured these stunning photos.

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Jackie + Candido

When I met Jackie and Candido I knew we were going to work so well together. They are such an adorable couple, filled with love and enthusiasm for their wedding day (like all couples I know, but trust me when I say they are SO cute). Then when I found out they chose one of my favorite venues I was overjoyed. The Armour House is an incredible location for a wedding, from the dreamy garden landscape, to the marble details, the fountain and lets not forget that staircase…..swoon…That staircase is what dreams are made of. Jackie and I were on the same page when I told her we HAD To make that the focal of the room. And it was so worth it.

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Shanele + Andrew

This sweet couple was looking for an elegant, romantic wedding filled with varying shades of lavender and plum.  I don't typically work with these colors, so I was really excited to get my hands on something a bit different.  So happy with how everything turned out!  

Photographer: Event Tide Wind

Photographer: Event Tide Wind

Taylor + Kyle

Neutrals are always a favorite of mine - just take a look at my closet!  Classic centerpieces and bouquets with lush greenery and soft tones were perfect for this couple as well.  And when the bride requested a cascading bouquet I was all over it!  Bring on the cascade for 2018!

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100 Layer Cake feature

When Christi Lee Photography reached out to do a styled shoot at the new Company 251 venue I couldn’t say no. Not only is she the sweetest and incredible to work with, but the venue is to die for. I mean seriously, the marble tables are everything! Check out more photos from our amazing shoot as featured on 100 Layer Cake.

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Venue: Company 251

Photo: Christi Lee Photography

Florals: The Petal

Dress: Victoria Kyriakides

Table Design: Christi Lee Photography

Paper Goods: Christi Lee Photography

Lakeshore in Love

Not only was this gorgeous shoot featured in Wedding Chicks, but we also got published in Lakeshore in Love!! What a great day with amazing vendors. Check out the full feature on Lakeshore in Love.

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Luxurious Garden Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks

If you are looking to have an elegant garden wedding then the Chicago Botanic Gardens is definitely the perfect venue!  In collaboration with Beso Events and Maria Harte Photography we created a dreamy garden party featuring oversized florals, luxe linens, the perfect ceremony spot, and one of the most incredible wedding cakes I've ever seen.  Everything was straight out of a magazine.  

See more of this gorgeous styled shoot on Wedding Chicks.  

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Event Design + Styling: Beso Weddings & Events // Photography: Maria Harte Photography // Cinematography: Charlie Hilbrant Films // Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden // Florals: The Petal Floral Design Co. // Event Rentals: Marquee Event RentalsAFR Event Furnishings // Linen: BBJ Linen // Bridal Gown + Accessories: Ultimate Bride/Mira Zwillinger/Maria Elena Headpieces // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo // HMUA: Three One Two Bridal // Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Emily Rose Ink // Cake Design + Desserts: Flourish Cake Design by Sugar Fixe // Custom Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman // Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Custom Wedding Gifts: Teak & Twine // Glass Shadow Boxes: West Elm // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Bride Model: Lauren Canada // Groom Model: Stephen Canada/Ford Models Chicago

 

Chic and Modern Elegance - as featured on Style Me Pretty

So incredibly thrilled and overwhelmed by the opportunity to not only work with Chicago's finest, but to be featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty!  Pinch me! I have been waiting for this day for so long and I can't believe it's really happening.  We worked so hard on this incredible shoot and I'm so happy to share it with you all.  

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Planning: Taylor, Amelia Cole Events @ameliacoleevents
Photographer: Tara, Roots of Life Photography @rootsoflife
Venue: Chez Event Space @chezeventspace
Hair & Makeup: Ioana + Jen, Rare Bird Beauties @rarebirdbeauties
Stationary + Paper Goods: Emily, Emily Rose Ink @emilyroseink
Floral: Tajalli, The Petal @thepetalchicago
Cake + Sweets: Toni Patisserie, @tonipatisseriecafe
Dress + Accessories: Mira Couture @mira_couture
Dress Designers: Pronovias, Justin Alexander & Lucian Matis
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bubbling Brides @bubblingbrides
Menswear: The Black Tux @theblacktux
Table + Bar: Tablescapes @tablescapeschgo
Draping + Chandeliers: Concept Effects @concepteffects                                            Lounge: Bowery & Bash @boweryandbash                                                                          Ring Box: The Mrs. Box @the_mrs_box
Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon Co. @bellameribbon                                                                Candles & Candle Holders: Creative Candles @creative.candles

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa + Edgar

How have I not yet posted this gorgeous wedding on my blog yet I have no idea.  Vanessa and Edgar are the sweetest couples.  One of those couples that when they look at each other you can just see the love in their eyes and in their hearts.  I had so much fun working with them to create the perfect fall Chicago wedding at a local venue, The Carleton of Oak Park.  Vanessa wanted tons of greenery, moody blooms, and plenty of candle light.  I think we achieved all of those things.

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Photographer: Loren Weddings

Venue: The Carleton of Oak Park

Top 5 bouquets of 2017

I seriously can not believe how quickly this year went!  I remember being so excited for all the wonderful weddings I had planned for 2017 and then I blinked and it's December. 

What a great year filled with gorgeous weddings, wonderful clients, amazing support, fantastic venues, and of course tons of flowers.  I'm so grateful for an amazing year and I can't wait for 2019!!  Here we go!  

Since it's the end of the year I thought I'd share with you my top 5 bouquets created this year.  So here they are in no particular order.  I can't pick a favorite, can you?

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Danielle + Chris

Photographer: Melissa Isai Photography

Venue: Room 1520