wedding aisle

Fairytale Wedding

I've been dreaming of doing something like this for a wedding.  How amazing would it be to walk through an aisle of romantic flowers!  It would be like a fairytale.

The photos are here!

Thanks to Maggie Russo Photography for the incredible shots of a wedding I did in June!  There were so many excellent photos I couldn't choose which ones I liked the best, so I decided to post all the ones I loved :)  

Another congratulations and thank you to Lauren and Joe for including The Petal on your big day.  Such a wonderful couple, wishing them all the happiness together.

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Beautiful summer wedding

I was SO lucky to work with an amazing bride this summer at the beautiful Hotel Allegro Downtown Chicago.  They just renovated the hotel and it is STUNNING!  Perfect balance of modern and vintage.  So, when the bride requested modern, garden wedding flowers that compliment the hotel I was all over it.  Here are a few photos of the day...

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Succulents

Succulents are a great alternative to traditional flowers.  They have a different texture, look and feel but equally as beautiful.  You can integrate them into your bouquet, centerpieces, or line the aisle with them to create a dramatic look (see photo below).  

Another great use of succulents is to create monogramed planter boxes with your initials like these!  I came across these on Etsy the other day and they are SO incredible!  Wouldn't these be so adorable on a card table or behind the bar?  I've got to add this to my list of things to do to make one...more to come on that :)  

Image from  Etsy

Image from Etsy

Alright, one more amazing example of using succulents for your wedding day.  How about lining the aisle with candles and small accents of succulents?  Check this out:

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How gorgeous is this?! 

I lied I found another one I wanted to share.  (Just can't get enough!)  If you are looking for a less traditional wedding favor how about giving each guest a mini succulent with their table number assignment as well.  This not only is dual purpose but also adds color, interest and texture to the tables during the reception.  

Adorable place card wedding  favors .  

Adorable place card wedding favors.