peonies

Catherine + Andy

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!  

All packed up and looking amazing.

All packed up and looking amazing.

Classic and elegant wedding

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

More love for peonies...

I went back to my favorite vendor (www.petalsfarm.org) at the Oak Park Farmers Market this past weekend and got more gorgeous peonies.  How can I resist, really!?  I'm kind of obsessed with this last arrangement and may have taken too many photos, so please forgive me.  And, I got these really cool icy-blue frosted vases that were perfect with the flowers I got.

Some of the arrangements are just peonies then I started to add.  One is ranunculus and peonies and the other has ranunculus, peonies and some greenery. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

Peonies and ranunculus - the perfect pair

Peonies and ranunculus - the perfect pair

Hand-tied peony bouquet with twine

Hand-tied peony bouquet with twine

And now for the close-up

And now for the close-up

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

Peonies, ranunculus, and some greenery

It's peony season!!

Peonies are so beautiful and highly fragrant - not to mention one of my favorites.  They aren't around for very long so as soon as they are in season I make sure to always have some around.  I thought I would play around with some more romantic bouquets that are also a bit more rustic.  Different vases help change the look from rustic to romantic.  Enjoy!

Peonies, roses, lisianthus, and seeded eucalyptus

Peonies, roses, lisianthus, and seeded eucalyptus