wedding ceremony

LeKeziah + Mike

This wedding had so many amazing details that really took the venue to a whole new level. And how can you go wrong with classic white and green? Not to mention the cake was seriously one of my all time favs - those greens were made for that cake. The couple was absolutely gorgeous and their intimate ceremony and reception was so lovely. I was so lucky to work with the incredibly talented Kristen Cloyd Photography who captured these stunning photos.

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Luxurious Garden Wedding featured on Wedding Chicks

If you are looking to have an elegant garden wedding then the Chicago Botanic Gardens is definitely the perfect venue!  In collaboration with Beso Events and Maria Harte Photography we created a dreamy garden party featuring oversized florals, luxe linens, the perfect ceremony spot, and one of the most incredible wedding cakes I've ever seen.  Everything was straight out of a magazine.  

See more of this gorgeous styled shoot on Wedding Chicks.  

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Event Design + Styling: Beso Weddings & Events // Photography: Maria Harte Photography // Cinematography: Charlie Hilbrant Films // Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden // Florals: The Petal Floral Design Co. // Event Rentals: Marquee Event RentalsAFR Event Furnishings // Linen: BBJ Linen // Bridal Gown + Accessories: Ultimate Bride/Mira Zwillinger/Maria Elena Headpieces // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo // HMUA: Three One Two Bridal // Calligraphy + Paper Goods: Emily Rose Ink // Cake Design + Desserts: Flourish Cake Design by Sugar Fixe // Custom Engagement Ring: Susie Saltzman // Engagement Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Custom Wedding Gifts: Teak & Twine // Glass Shadow Boxes: West Elm // Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Bride Model: Lauren Canada // Groom Model: Stephen Canada/Ford Models Chicago

 

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!

Happy New Year!

Bring it on 2017!  

This year was incredible.  I honestly couldn't have done it without the support of my family and the amazing clients I've worked with.  Seriously though, I have the BEST clients!  So honored they let me be creative and to make magic on their wedding days.  

I've learned and grown a lot this year and I can't wait to see what's in-store for 2017.  Growing as a florist and a business has been a process, but after 2 years of The Petal I can finally say I'm completely confident and happy with where my brand is going, who I am as a designer, and all the possibilities for the future.  

Here are some highlights from this year.  

Mauve spring wedding

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

Photos:  Sami Studio

Photos: Sami Studio

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.

Berry tones

It may be the new year and a new pantone color, but since I forgot to post this from the fall I'll post it now :)  Berry tones are perfect for the fall and winter.  They are rich and gorgeous. I put together two large arrangements filled with berry tones with a hint of purple for balance this fall that I loved.  Unfortunately, my photos didn't turn out the best, but I wanted to share anyways :)

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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Beautiful backdrops

There are SO many amazing ways to create a backdrop for your wedding ceremony.  Drapery, old doors, flowers, branches, lights...I could keep going, but instead I'll just show you a few of my favorites that I've found online.  

Photo from  weddingchicks.com

Photo from weddingchicks.com

Photo from  stylemepretty.com

Photo from stylemepretty.com

Photo from  Once Wed

Photo from Once Wed

Photo from  Happy Wedd

Photo from Happy Wedd

I'm also super excited that I just obtained this gorgeous white screen that is going to make for an incredible backdrop!  The Petal is now renting this out for weddings!  

I'm also super excited that I just obtained this gorgeous white screen that is going to make for an incredible backdrop!  The Petal is now renting this out for weddings!