Lavender and Yellow Romantic Wedding Flowers | Makray Memorial Golf Club Wedding | Barrington Wedding Florist

purple yellow wedding flowers

In June we did an absolutely beautiful wedding for Celia and Julian at Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford with a reception at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. It was beautifully captured by Tamara Gruner Photography who was gracious enough to share a bunch of fabulous images with me–so please enjoy!

Celia and Julian chose a purple, lavender, yellow and white color palette for their wedding and flowers included hydrangea, roses, billy balls, yarrow, spray roses, garden roses, lilac, lisianthus, stock, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, snapdragons, phaleanopsis orchids, brunia, lavender herb, peonies, ranunculus, and baby’s breath.

shutter escort cards, yellow purple flowers

My favorite pieces from the wedding have to be Celia’s amazing bouquet and the fabulous wedding cake! I also loved BOTH of the arches–our pave floral one that was used for the ceremony, and the 4-post canopy arch that was used over the sweetheart table at the reception.

lavender white bouquet

Everything was just so lovely and came together beautifully. Celia was so trusting of us and knew that we could make her vintage romantic rustic feel come to life. We are so glad that we got to be a part of this beautiful wedding. It was unforgettable!

ceremony arch with floral
Thanks again to Tamara Gruner Photography for these beautiful images.

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Bold Raspberry + Yellow Wedding Flowers | Danada House Wedding | Wheaton Wedding Florist

peonies roses

Becky and Jon’s bold and beautiful wedding at Danada House in Wheaton was absolutely amazing! Luckily, Robb Davidson Photography captured it wonderfully…(this shot of Becky ascending the stairs is just blowing my mind!)

branch centerpiece

Becky and Jon had totally unique colors–raspberry/fuchsia, yellow and silver/gray. We’ve never done a color palette quite like this before–and it looked great! Becky’s bouquet was probably my favorite detail of the day. It was made of peonies, callas and some spray roses in mostly white with a few pops of fuchsia and yellow throughout.

danada house wedding flowers
I loved working with this wonderful couple and am so glad they continued the “family tradition” of using me as their wedding florist! I actually did Becky’s brother’s wedding 3 years ago and it was also really awesome. Check out the gallery for that one here. I cannot tell you how happy referrals make us! Happy clients get us more happy clients and we really, truly appreciate all of the love! Thanks & congrats Becky and Jon!

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Featured Bouquet | Coral Pink, Peach and Green Bouquet | Naperville Wedding Florist

peonies garden roses succulents bouquet

I love this yummy bouquet, so much so that I’ve now featured it twice on my blog! It had the perfect combo of white ranunculus, peach Juliet garden roses, Coral Charm peonies, white peonies, Ilse spray roses and minty green succulents! Love it so! And it fit in perfectly at The Morton Arboretum too.
Love this look for late spring/early summer weddings!

Image by George Street Photography

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Featured on Green Wedding Shoes! | Poppy Impressionist Ballerina Wedding Inspiration | Naperville Wedding Florist


poppy wedding, bright wedding flowers

We are so proud of our Poppy French Impressionism Ballet-Inspired photo shoot getting published on Green Wedding Shoes this month! So many wonderful vendors were involved in this “labor of love” and it was expertly and beautifully captured on old school FILM (not digital) by Kristin La Voie Photography.

ceremony backdrop

Kristin and I love working together so we met up, brainstormed and came up with this totally unique wedding theme. We were first inspired by poppies…a flower that I have always wanted to use more in weddings because of its unique shape and the array of colors it comes in. We talked about how a poppy’s soft petals look like a ballet tutu–which then took us down the path of ballerinas…We also talked about how poppies bend and go in various directions when used in a design, which reminded me of still life paintings of bouquets by the French Masters. We decided French Impressionism was a great source for drawing both ballerina and floral inspirations from. We knew we wanted a painterly style to come into play as well somewhere in the shoot…so we included it on the invitations, ceremony backdrop and in the favors. So that is a little about our process…the next step was to find the perfect team of vendors for this inspirational wedding shoot…which we did!

Our “dream team” of vendors:

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography
Florals, Favors + Backdrop: US! Kio Kreations
Venue: Ola la Ijorere
Invitations/Signage: Ijorere
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cristine
Cake: The Sugar Path
Makeup: Sheri Cox MUA
Hair: Dual Attraction
Dresses: Mignonette Bridal
Linens: The Chair Couture


low centerpieces, rectangle table, arm bouquet

There are just so many details in this shoot! We are so pleased with how it all came together! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see it all!

painted ceremony backdrop

ceremony, ballerina wedding dress

groom looks, cake cutting

I loved making the bouquets for this shoot. For the bride, I did a presentation-style arm bouquet as a nod to the kind of bouquet a ballerina would receive after a performance. For the maid of honor, I designed a textural nosegay with a tulle tutu around it to play up another aspect of the ballerina theme. Both fit perfectly with the gorgeous attire.

Please check out more from this amazing shoot over on Green Wedding Shoes (including DIY instructions on how I created the painted embroidery hoop backdrop for the ceremony!)

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Featured Bouquet | All Purple Bouquet | Naperville Wedding Florist

all purple bouquet

Fabulous bride Stacy wanted all purple bouquets for her bridesmaids and that is just what we made! So glad Jennifer Kaye Photography so expertly captured them! This one was filled with all purple blooms–dark lavender roses, vanda orchids, dendrobium orchids, and some dark purple lisianthus. So chic! Loved these!

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