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.
Video: Charlie Hilbrant Films
Event Design & Styling: Beso Events
Photography: Maria Harte Photography
Venue: Chicago Botanic Gardens
Florals: The Petal
Event Furnishings: AFR Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linen
Bridal Gown & Accessories: Ultimate Bride Chicago, Miraz Willinger, Maria Elena Headpieces
Groom Attire: Formally Modern
Hair and Makeup: Three One Two Bridal
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Emily Rose Ink
Cake Design & Dessets: Flourish Cake Design by Sugar Fixe
Custom Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman
Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs Box
Custom Wedding Gifts: Teak and Twine
Glass Shadow Boxes: West Elm
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.
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.
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 Rentals, AFR 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
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.
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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My sister had a lovely engagement party with friends Sunday night and of course I couldn't show up without bringing flowers. This arrangement had all the colors my sister has been dreaming of for her wedding day...let's just call it a preview. I'm so incredibly happy for them, they are an amazing couple. Let the wedding planning begin!
Side note - don't mind that one wilted scabiosa in the middle. The arrangement was on the table next to several hot trays and that little guy just had enough.
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 was so lucky to work with such a sweet couple for a wedding in spring of this year. They were so happy and easy-going it made it so easy to work with them. It was such a pleasure.
The bride requested rich, vibrant colors to compliment their traditional Chinese wedding. The balance of the rich pinks, purples and blush tones complimented the venues red and gold accents. And that archway! Boy was it a pain to get it in and out of the courtyard of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, but it was totally worth it!