Pretty Pink, Mauve and Burgundy Wedding | Adler Planetarium Wedding | Chicago Wedding Florist

We loved doing this wedding for Katy and Joe at the Adler Planetarium with Lilly Photography, Weddings by Karolina, Alliance Bakery and A Posh Production. Awesome clients + tons of vendor friends at a picturesque venue = an out of this world wedding!

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Love that Katy chose a monochromatic palette from blush pink to mauve to burgundy with lots of lush greens in the mix. My favorite pieces from the wedding were of course the escort card table piece and Katy's amazing bridal bouquet. Both were just breathtaking!

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It is always a joy to do this textural style with lush foliage and a variety of beautiful blooms. We are so happy with how everything turned out, and more importantly Katy was too!

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Beautiful Lavender + Gray Danada House Wedding | Lavender Wedding Flowers | Wheaton Wedding Florist

Maren + Steven's May wedding at Danada House was amazing. They had perfect weather and an awesome photographer (True Grace Photography) to capture all of the day's beauty. Their lavender + gray wedding fit perfectly with the venue. Soft, subtle textures created with lots of spring blooms like lilac, ranunculus, sweet pea, lavender, tulips, and lovely!

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We loved their centerpieces--they chose a couple of styles: one grapewood branch with floral clusters and pedestal candlesticks and one was a clear pedestal bowl with a textural + lush mixed arrangement inside.  They looked fabulous against the pristine light gray linens.

Their escort card table was also awesome with a manzanita tree arrangement and simple placecards (that we designed as well).

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The flower girl looked stoic in this photo above wearing her floral crown and holding her floral wand in her hand. Such a little beauty!

Speaking of beauties, Maren looked flawless in all of the photos (and in person!). So many lovely shots of her and Steven here...

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I loved working with this awesome couple. Very happy to do their wedding and loved that they trusted us to make beautiful things for their big day! Also so happy that Grace was there to capture it all!

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Pink and Green Romantic Wedding | Danada House Wedding | Wheaton Wedding Florist

Lauren + Jacob's wedding at Danada House was beautiful, soft and romantic. Of course we are always happy when our friends at Hazelton Photography are there to take photos of all of the splendor!

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The bridesmaids wore mint green dresses, so we used soft green foliage and white and blush flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces. The end result was a look that was soft and stunning! In addition to roses, stock, snapdragons, tulips, spray roses, hydrangea, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, and lisianthus we also featured succulents in a lot of the designs.

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Love how everything looked at the Danada House! It is one of our favorite venues for so many reasons!

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Thanks to Hazelton Photography for all of these beautiful images!

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Welcome Baby Maddie! | Newborn Photography with Flowers | Naperville Event Florist

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It was recently brought to my attention that many of my clients (past and present) may not have realized that I just had another baby! Our newest addition, Madelyn Rae Janes (Maddie) arrived May 4 and is now just over 1-month old! She was a big surprise to us (not planned!) but we adore her and we all are just smitten with her. She has brown hair and blue eyes (but we know both of those features can change over the next few months) but I am hoping they both stay that way! I always wanted a blue-eyed brunette to go with my hazel-eyed and green-gray-eyed redheads...

I am lucky to have many talented photographer friends and just happened to be friends with the best newborn photographer in the area--Jennifer Kaye Photography who was able to capture a bunch of lovely photos of my newest babe. Here are some of my favorites. Flowers done by me of course!

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Thanks again to Jenny at Jennifer Kaye Photography for these priceless images!!

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Camp Ariviva Party | Summer Camp Themed Birthday Party | Naperville Party Planner

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I am in the midst of planning and designing things for my middle and oldest daughters' joint birthday party coming up in August and it dawned on me that I never blogged about their awesome CAMP ARIVIVA Summer Camp/Camping themed birthday from last year! The party was called "Camp AriViva" because of their names-- Aria + Vivian = Ariviva. Their Camping party was featured on Kara's Party Ideas Blog and all of the photos were taken by Jennifer Kaye Photography. I LOVED this party. More importantly, my girls and their friends LOVED the party and had so much fun. We had so many games, crafts and other activities and tons of great food (which was mostly homemade except for some Brown's Chicken!)  Take a look at all of the fun details from their party!

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Since it was a Summer Camp theme, the "camp counselors" had matching shirts to designate they were helpers and the birthday girls had "Happy Camper" tees. Campers arrived to the registration table and got a favor bag, favor item of their choosing (magnifying glass, binoculars or flashlight) and 2 adventure activity sheets. One sheet was for a scavenger hunt and one was an "I spy" type activity. There was also an Arts + Crafts table that had coloring book sheets that my art student Cassie and me designed, god's eye yarn activity, and painting wood birdhouses, peg people and cars project as well. There was also a play tent, camping tools, croquet set, various sports balls to play with, and fishing poles down by the lake. Just like real SUMMER CAMP--but more fun!

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Food and beverages included grilled veggies, hotdogs, brats, fried chicken, baked beans, Grandma's potato salad, pasta salads, fruit salad, fruit "arrows", chips, lemonade, watermelon cucumber cooler (from Trader Joe's), water with lemon as well as coolers filled with juice boxes + pop. Desserts included mini handpies Nana made, S'mores bars, a S'mores making station and Smallcakes cupcakes. I ordered a small sheet cake from Marriano's and decorated it with peg people that I made to look like my daughters, along with a little tent, sleeping bags, mini party banner and tiny campfire I made.

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Decor included some weedy, wild floral arrangements, wood slabs, chalkboard signs, wooden crates, banners, moss, enamelware camping cups and pots, twig pencils, birch straws, and a wooden bull's eye I made to display the "fruit arrows".

I really am obsessed with creating unique details for their parties. I want my girls to look back and remember these awesome birthday experiences and know that I really love them so much and while we may not be able to get them tons of gifts, I can use my creativity and sweat equity to create really cool parties for them instead!

So a little reveal about the next party... this time they will be having a FIESTA birthday inspired by Mexican food, decor, and culture as well as drawing inspiration from two shows they love--Elena of Avalor and Dora the Explorer. The party will feature bold colors, some cool floral elements, mini piñata favors, some Elena of Avalor themed games and lots of great food. I have a lot of work to do before the party but I am very excited and so are the girls!

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Thanks to Jennifer Kaye Photography for these amazing photos of the party.

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