My floral dreams came true for this spring styled shoot I did with a couple of amazing partners. When Christy Tyler Photography approached me to be a part of her Lighting Workshop for Photographers I was thrilled. I decided that I was going to totally go for it and create what I've been wanted to do for a while. A romantic, whimsical inspirational shoot filled with soft florals and gorgeous candles. This was my first time working with so many incredible people. Everything was so perfect!
Big shout out to all the amazing people who worked on this styled shoot. It couldn't have happened without all of your talents.
Photographer: Christy Tyler Photography Model: Aimee Mazzenga
Cake: Elysia Root Cakes
Venue: Chez Event Space
Florals: The Petal
Dress: Alice in Ivory
Hair & Makeup: Debra Petrielli Freelance Hairstylist & Makeup Artist
Paper goods & ring box: Jenn Heller Design Co
Linens: BBJ Linen
Rentals: Chicago Vintage Weddings
Video: Robert Cawthorne Wedding Films
Bring it on 2017!
This year was incredible. I honestly couldn't have done it without the support of my family and the amazing clients I've worked with. Seriously though, I have the BEST clients! So honored they let me be creative and to make magic on their wedding days.
I've learned and grown a lot this year and I can't wait to see what's in-store for 2017. Growing as a florist and a business has been a process, but after 2 years of The Petal I can finally say I'm completely confident and happy with where my brand is going, who I am as a designer, and all the possibilities for the future.
Here are some highlights from this year.
I love the feeling of opening my email and seeing photos from a wedding I've done. Elizabeth and Keith had a classic and elegant wedding filled with gorgeous peonies and hydrangeas at the Metropolitan Club of Willis Tower. What a view! The venue was gorgeous and this couple is so sweet.
Photo credit: Dennis Lee Photo
This arrangement is so classic and romantic and would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower or even a baby shower really.
This year I decided to do something a bit different for Thanksgiving. Instead of the traditional orange tons I went for burgundy and berry tones. It created such warmth at the table, I just loved it!
Oops, I completely forgot to post these photos of fall arrangements I did awhile back. These are simple, festive arrangements that exude the spirit of fall. So, even if it is pretty much winter outside let's take a step back and remember fall!
I think this branch centerpiece is so perfect for a fall wedding or event! The leaves on the table give it an extra touch and candles always create the mood.
Flowers can be casual and beautiful. I paired some chrysanthemums with lemon balm I got at the Oak Park Farms Market and loved how effortless it was. The mason jar really captures the casual vibe.