A Sublime South Shore Cultural Center Soirée

I just did a fabulous wedding for Sue and Dan Quinlan at the South Shore Cultural Center in Chicago. This venue is so beautiful that even the Obama’s had their reception there! Now that’s an endorsement!

Sue and Dan were a total joy to work with. Their colors were green & brown with fall tones including deep reds, taupe, champagne, and gold. Flowers included 3 varieties of roses, spider mums, button poms, hypericum berries, Celosia, monkey tail and dahlias. It was a beautiful fall affair!

For Sue’s bouquet, I did a mix of Black Magic Roses, Black Baccara Roses, burgundy dahlias, burgundy Celosia, green hypericum berries and monkey tail accents. The Bridesmaids carried bouquets of roses in 2 shades of deep red roses, champagne roses, brown and green button poms with handles wrapped in champagne organza to match their dresses. The bouts and corsages were made of roses and coordinated well with everything else.

For the ceremony, I put down a monogrammed aisle runner in the Solarium, roped off the aisle with ribbon and decorated the Unity Sand Vase table with petals. It was a lovely room encased in windows with a view of Lake Michigan.

For the reception, Sue DIY-ed her own centerpieces so I just had to do the cake and scatter petals on various tables. I added red and champagne petals to the head table along with votives and vases for the bouquets. I also added petals to the highboys and cocktail hour tables as well as the buffet and cake tables. They looked so lush!  For the cake, I added bright green spider mums to the top and tiers to compliment the brown ribbon and Q cake topper. It looked fabulous!

Sue did a great job on her seating chart, table numbers and menu cards. They really worked well in the space and brought in her colors even more. For her centerpieces she did 24 inch hurricane vases with white silk callas inside surrounded by votive candles. I am sure most of her guests thought they were real!

I loved working on this event for Sue and Dan and know they were so happy with how the flowers came out! Their friends and family were so nice and so were the people at the venue. I definitely would love to more events at the South Shore Cultural Center!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Quinlan!

Another nice thing about this event is that Michael Rastall was the photographer. I love working with Michael, he is nice, professional and wildly talented. Here are some of the images he took on his blog.

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