spring flowers

Mauve spring wedding

So excited to share some photos from a gorgeous spring wedding for a beautiful couple.

Photos:  Sami Studio

Photos: Sami Studio

So romantic

This arrangement is so classic and romantic and would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower or even a baby shower really.  

DIY garden-inspired centerpiece for spring

Spring is in full bloom here in Chicago and I am loving seeing all the beautiful tree blossom and lilac in my neighborhood.  People often ask me how they can use their garden flowers to create an arrangement.  Well, last month I did a demonstration at the Macy's Flower Show on just that.  Hope you enjoy the video!  I'd love to see photos of what people create, feel free to post them in the comments!

Here is the photo of the finished product and another I did shortly after with the leftover florals.

Macy's Flower Show

Mark your calendars, the Macy's Flower Show it coming up and The Petal will be there with a demonstration on creating your own spring centerpiece on March 24th (12 pm).  I seriously have to pinch myself every time I think about it, I am truly honored and ecstatic that Macy's asked me to be a part of the event this year!  Hope to see you there!

I'll also be doing a floral installation on the main floor next to cosmetics that'll be up for 3 days (March 24-26th).  The theme this year is America the Beautiful and the idea of the installation is to transport you to a field of wildflowers.  No more spoilers, you'll have to stop by to check it out!

Spring blossoms

One of my favorite things about spring is seeing all the beautiful blossoms on the trees.  I wish they could stay all summer long.  And although it isn't spring yet in Chicago it is somewhere so when I saw these amazing plum blossoms  I needed to have them in my home.  Only one more month to go, but at least in my house it feels like spring!