hydrangea centerpiece with branches

White and gold Chicago wedding

One of the most beautiful venues for a Chicago wedding is definitely the Adler Planetarium.  The outside patio has a breath-taking view of the skyline that doesn't disappoint.  It's the perfect backdrop.  This couple had gorgeous weather for their outdoor ceremony.  The bride wanted me to frame the bride and groom with branches which is always tricky in summer when blooming branches are done for the season.  But, I'd say we did a pretty good job creating blooming branches with birch and orchids.

Inside the reception space bold gold accents and black and white striped runners created a gorgeous modern, elegant feel.  The bride provided amazing tall gold hurricane vases which was a great compliment to the tall arrangements of hydrangea and branches.

The bridal party carried babys breath bouquets while the bride opted for a fluffy bouquet of ivory and white flowers.  The groomsman and flower girls complimented the bridal party with babys breath as well.  

A different take on hydrangeas

I've gotta say hydrangeas are so beautiful and simple and depending on what you do with them you can create a completely different vibe.  This time I got some gorgeous pale blue hydrangeas and decided to pair them with a wooden box to create a rustic, country feel.  I love it.

Then, I decided I should dress them up a bit for a more traditional vibe.  Here they are paired with genestra branches which really help create a dramatic centerpiece.  These are a great alternative to other branches and I love the small, delicate flowers on them.