Napa-Inspired Wedding Shoot | Jewel-toned Wedding at Hotel Arista | Naperville Wedding Florist

napa garden wedding

Last November we had the pleasure of working with Greenstar Paperie to create a gorgeous Napa-Inspired, Jewel-toned “fantasy” display at beautiful Hotel Arista. We were lucky to have Stephanie Maurie Photography there capture the beauty of the day!

The centerpiece was over-flowing with flowers and foliage and the champagne favors with custom tags were the hit of the Tasting Event that day! There was also an adorable flower girl wandering around with a floral crown and “here comes the bride” sign!

floral headwreath, tall candelabra centerpiece

Lynda at Greenstar designed beautiful paper items with an olive-branch-like foliage motif and lovely gold touches. I added a little magnolia leaf to each placesetting and used gold chargers beneath the napkin-wrapped plates for more glamour.

garden rose wedding

My adorable little daughter modeled a dress I sewed for her, a “ring bear” and a beautiful floral crown. She’s my little muse! I loved the chair signs that Lynda designed for the chair backs and I love how the sashes I tied around the chairs made them even more chic. Mixed mercury glass and colored votives also adorned the table and mixed well with the lush flowers and foliage. I used a TON of flowers and foliages for this display including hydrangea, garden roses, garden spray roses, spray roses, regular roses, Italian and Israeli ruscus, pepperberry, snapdragon, stock, hypericum berries, pivet berry, agonis, olive branch, magnolia, Italian pittosporum, seeded euchalyptus, and hanging amaranthus.

wedding chair wrapping

I hope you love this design as much as we do! I can’t wait to pow-wow creatively with Lynda again in a couple weeks for Hotel Arista’s next Tasting Event!

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Modern Purple and White Orchid Wedding | Purple Modern Glam Wedding | Naperville Wedding Florist

purple white bouquet

Stacy and Nick’s chic and modern glam wedding at Marriott Chicago-Naperville was just impeccable! I love these beautiful images from the wedding captured by Jennifer Kaye Photography…and I LOVED making these beautiful flowers!

Stacy was adamant that only white and purple colors show in her wedding (no green!) so we designed bouquets and centerpieces that were chic and modern with very little green in sight! I actually think the only little bit of green showing was in the mostly all-white altarpieces–the stems of the tall callas–the only green in the entire wedding…So I think we did good!!! 

purple wedding flowers
We love when we get to do a modern wedding as its a nice change from the vintage and garden-inspired looks we typically do. Plus, I think this wedding is proof that we are great at modern looks too!

Orchids, roses, hydrangea, callas, carnations and lisianthus were among the flowers we used for this wedding. We used 4 different orchids varieties–dendrobium, vanda, phaleanopsis and cymbidiums. Wire, bling, gems, floating candles, submersible LED lights and stacked glass were key design elements we utilized for this wedding.

submerged centerpiece

Thanks again to Stacy for being such a fun bride and to Jenny for capturing such lovely photos! I think it turned out great and I know the couple loved it too which matters most of all!

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Big Announcement from KIO! | Baby Reveal Inspiration | Naperville Wedding Florist

baby reveal photos, creative

I have some BIG NEWS! After a long time spent trying to add to our family, we are finally expecting our second child, due August 22nd! We celebrated by taking this fun baby reveal photoshoot with the amazing Jennifer Kaye Photography. Cynthia at Blend Beauty did my makeup for the shoot and I made Aria a new dress in addition to sewing some fun pillows and a bunting banner. I love my husband’s silly face in this first picture–which pretty much exemplifies how sick I’ve been feeling so far! We are so overjoyed to finally be having another baby and Aria is so excited to finally be a big sister (new baby is due 12 days after her 3rd birthday!).

My team will be helping with our weddings in mid-to-late August and since I don’t take a typical maternity leave I’ll still be doing weddings up until I am due and then working again shortly there after (I’ll be making bouquets + centerpieces at least–but maybe I won’t be doing the actual setups for a couple weeks after). With my daughter I was literally in making bouquets the weekend after I had her–so who knows!!!

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Featured Bouquet | Wintery White Peony Ranunculus Bouquet | Wheaton Wedding Florist

Still loving this wintery white bouquet from Taylor’s wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club this past December.
Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, baby’s breath, and some silver brunia–it was just perfect for winter!
Image by Jill Tiongco Photography

winter white bouquet babys breath roses

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Featured Bouquet | Blush and Ivory Textural Garden-Style Bouquet | Naperville Wedding Florist

flowing garden bouquet blush

Still dying over Katie’s bouquet for her wedding this past November. Jennifer Kaye Photography captured it perfectly!
Katie wanted a flowing, garden-style bouquet with lots of lush texture and that is exactly what she got! LOVED this one!

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