wedding decor

Mauve spring wedding

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

Photos:  Sami Studio

Photos: Sami Studio

Fall was in the air...

I'm super behind on this blog post...oops!  Although it's technically fall, we were blessed with a few inches of snow yesterday which quickly changed the seasons for me from fall to winter.  But, if we don't look outside we can still pretend it's fall right?  

Well, I'm going to :)  That said, last weekend (when it was 60 degrees and gorgeous) I dressed up my mantel to prepare for Thanksgiving.  I love the colors of fall leaves and wanted to bring that color and vibe into my home.  The candles gave a perfect glow.  All I needed was a good book, a cozy blanket and a cup of coffee to enjoy.


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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Chandeliers

I'm currently OBSESSED with greenery right now, I just can't get enough of it.  So, to go along with my obsession I thought I'd do a blog post showing you my favorite chandeliers adorned with greenery.  Some have flowers and some are just greenery, either way I just love how effortless they are.  A few of the fresh floral chandeliers I've seen, although gorgeous, take it to a whole other level. Myself, I think simple and elegant is the way to go.  Not too much and not too little.  

This is my absolute favorite!  Photo from:  Style Me Pretty

This is my absolute favorite!  Photo from: Style Me Pretty

Photo from:  Southern Weddings

Photo from: Southern Weddings

Photo from:  Brides.com

Photo from: Brides.com

Photo from:  The Natural Wedding Company

Photo from:  The Natural Wedding Company

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!