greenery wedding

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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Jennifer + Gabe

How incredible is it to have twenty of your closest friends and family join you for an intimate ceremony and reception at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Chicago for a dreamy winter wedding.  And to top it off the bride was totally laid back and ready to enjoy her day.  She wanted everything to be clean, simple, elegant, and timeless with white blooms and rich greenery.  We went with two beautiful white arrangements and a candle lined aisle for the ceremony and a lush cascading garland of greenery accented with a few white blooms for the long reception table.  Thank you so much Jennifer and Gabe for including us on your wedding day!

Garland for days

When this bride contacted me for her wedding I was so excited I couldn't contain myself!  I absolutely love long tables and filling them with gorgeous garland of greenery.  The bride was so much fun to work with and so detail oriented.  She spray painted all the centerpieces herself and provided an amazing old rustic ladder for her alter as well as a wooden welcome sign, bar cart and sign in table that were truly unique.   I even got to use my new white shutter screen which was perfect for place cards and for a backdrop for the head table.  It was truly a fantastic collaboration, we were totally on the same page for everything and I think that shows.

Check out the amazing photos George Street Photo captured of the wedding.  (some photos are my own, I'm sure you can tell which ones lol)

Adding garland to a gift table is a great way to dress it up.

Adding garland to a gift table is a great way to dress it up.

The bride used old pages from a book for her place cards.  They fit perfectly into the slats of the screen.

The bride used old pages from a book for her place cards.  They fit perfectly into the slats of the screen.

Chandeliers

I'm currently OBSESSED with greenery right now, I just can't get enough of it.  So, to go along with my obsession I thought I'd do a blog post showing you my favorite chandeliers adorned with greenery.  Some have flowers and some are just greenery, either way I just love how effortless they are.  A few of the fresh floral chandeliers I've seen, although gorgeous, take it to a whole other level. Myself, I think simple and elegant is the way to go.  Not too much and not too little.  

This is my absolute favorite!  Photo from:  Style Me Pretty

This is my absolute favorite!  Photo from: Style Me Pretty

Photo from:  Southern Weddings

Photo from: Southern Weddings

Photo from:  Brides.com

Photo from: Brides.com

Photo from:  The Natural Wedding Company

Photo from:  The Natural Wedding Company