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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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Greenery as a centerpiece

One of the hottest trends are long tables with greenery lining the middle of the table.  It is so absolutely beautiful!  You can keep it simple or go all out with tons of greenery or tons of overflowing flowers (see my next post for that!).  

Going with greenery as your centerpiece is beautiful in and of itself, but to really make a statement candles go a long way.  Whether you use pillar candles or votives its all about creating that glow.

I decided to do three variations on the idea.  One has only greenery, the other has a hint of flowers and the third is greenery with flowers.  Which do you like best?





Is it spring yet?

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready to say good-bye to the snow and hello to sunshine and beautiful weather.  The only thing keeping me going is knowing that spring flowers are filling the markets.  Spring is around the corner, right?  

To cheer up everyone around here I thought I'd put together a bit of sunshine.  Hope you like it :)

I like to call this one  Wild Sunshine

I like to call this one Wild Sunshine

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Rustic, Outdoor Fall Wedding

This past weekend I was lucky enough to do the flowers for a rustic, outdoor fall wedding to a wonderful couple.  Although the weather wasn't ideal the flowers really captured the overall feel of the wedding.  

Ceremony aisle

Ceremony aisle

Ceremony

Ceremony

Babys breath in mason jars tied with twine

Babys breath in mason jars tied with twine

Babys breath centerpiece

Babys breath centerpiece

Mason jar centerpiece with garden roses, roses, dahlias and wax flower.

Mason jar centerpiece with garden roses, roses, dahlias and wax flower.

Head table flowers in whitewash wood box.  

Head table flowers in whitewash wood box.  

A close up of the head table flowers

A close up of the head table flowers

The bridal party bouquets add a great touch to the head table

The bridal party bouquets add a great touch to the head table

Flower girl

My daughter was the perfect little flower girl for me today :)  I made a small hand-tied bouquet of gerberas that are the perfect size for her to hold.  Instead of a traditional ribbon I tied it off with some twine.  And who said flower girls have to carry a basket of flower petals when they can hold an adorable little bouquet?  Let me know what you think!

She had a lot of fun holding the bouquet.  cutie.

She had a lot of fun holding the bouquet.  cutie.