Garden-Inspired Soft Spring Wedding | Riverside Receptions Weddings | Geneva Wedding Florist

Working with Jess and Justin on the flowers for their Riverside Receptions wedding was a total joy. Jess trusted us and knew we would do a great job, which only makes us feel more passionate about what we do! They also were wise enough to hire one of our talented photographer friends– Grace from True Grace Photography. Because of that savvy decision I have these beautiful flower photos to share with you!

ceremony arch, chandelier on arch, wedding garden style

We loved this soft pastel color palette that had some pops of purple in the mix and TONS of rich textures in the flowers and foliage. Succulents, anemones, scabiosa, garden roses and viburnum were some of the key featured elements throughout the bouquets, bouts and centerpieces.

succulent centerpiece, vintage garden centerpiece

Sidenote: I love the shot of the bouquets in the air above– I would caption it “Yay, we have awesome bouquets and we love love!”
Below are some more images of some of our favorite details. This arch, for one, was A-MAZ-ING. This is always the arch I like using at the venue (the venue has two of their own arches clients can use). I love the shape of this one and it worked PERFECTLY with the way I wanted to hang the chandelier and drape the fabric. This arch has never looked so good!

ceremony arch with chandelier, placecard table vase

We love working at Riverside Receptions as it is always easy to work there (nice staff + ease of use!) AND the rooms are always bathed in light–so photos are easy to take there and always look nice. Jess and Justin had particularly awesome weather for their nuptials so they were able to take a lot of nice outdoor shots with Grace and our flowers as well.

ceremony flowers, garden bouquet

We loved this one. It was one of our first of the season this year and it just came out better than we ever could have imagined. Wishing the best for Jess and Justin and hoping we get to work with Grace more in 2016 and beyond!

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Purple and White Napa Glam Wedding | Hotel Arista Wedding | Naperville Wedding Florist

Nicki and Matt’s wedding was one for the books (and magic on the eyes!) We are so happy that they hired Miller + Miller to capture it so we can relive it through the beautiful images.

tall glam centerpiece, napa inspired bouquet

Hotel Arista looked amazing–there was no detail missed. The flowers, linens, draping, lighting, chairs…just total perfection.

orchid branches, winery bouquet

Let’s talk about the ceremony… Our four-post arch was draped with fabric and we carefully hung Nicki’s glam chandelier. This was a fun challenge as I was 9 months pregnant when we did this wedding so my team really helped out!

napa glam wedding, hotel arista wedding

Cocktail area did not disappoint… The foyer’s credenza was accented with three tall orchid and branch centerpieces and a custom chalkboard sign (that I made!) with beautiful draping behind. Small accent arrangements sat atop each highboy and cabaret table.

The reception was magical… They orientated the ballroom vertically instead of horizontally (which is the norm) and I loved this orientation for their reception. There was movement and it better showcased their king’s table, the band and the other special sections within the ballroom (including a vodka ice luge).

Metallic touches of silver, gold and champagne complimented the purple, lavender, white and cream flowers. A minimum of nine candles adorned every guest table. Everything flowed beautifully and there was a combination of short and tall centerpieces bringing interest and visual height to the space.

The lighting was a combination of colorful uplights and candles galore–and it worked perfectly. Everything looked just polished and glamorous without being stuffy and over-the-top.

tall centerpieces, draped arch with chandelier

We are so glad Nicki and Matt chose us to do their wedding. We loved being a part of it and it is one of our favorite Arista weddings to date. It is always a bonus when they also choose one of our favorite photographers as well!

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Napa Glam Inspired Bouquet | Hotel Arista Wedding | Naperville Wedding Florist

napa inspired bridal bouquet

Nicki had one of the most beautiful bouquets we’ve ever made for her Hotel Arista wedding, and Miller + Miller Photography captured it perfectly! This Napa-inspired bouquet was the perfect combination of rich textures and fluffy romantic blooms. I call this bouquet “Napa Glam” and worked perfectly with Nicki’s stunning lavender gown.

Pieris, Berzelia, dahlias, freesia, garden roses, spray roses, hydrangea, and a new favorite of mine: “Blueberry roses” were used in this bouquet. It was a total stunner!

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Jazi Photo Booth | Unique Photo Booth Ideas | Naperville Wedding Florist

I did an amazing collaboration with a bunch of talented vendors to promote a new photo booth that is currently residing at one of our favorite venues, Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room in Oswego. We provided some unique floral elements and vintage rentals for the shoot, including a woven floral necklace and a one-of-a-kind bouquet.
How fun is a trailer photo booth?! Jazi Photo Booth is AMAZING!

photo booth ideas, emerson creek wedding

The Talent:
Floral, props, styling: @kiokreations
Photography & Film: @jaziphoto
trailer photobooth: @jaziphotobooth
Hair and Makeup: @tamaramakeup
Take-a-Cake cake jar: @thesugarpath
Barn Venue: @emersoncreekevents
Models: Taylor and @anaterpstra
Hand Letterer Artist (backdrop): @ohmyletters
Modern calligrapher + hand letterer: @levings_ink
Handlettered globe: @katieduggleby

photo booth trailer

unique wedding flowers

trailer photo booth

photo booth ideas, wedding flowers

Check out Jazi Photo Booth today!

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Ivory and Gold Elegant Romantic Wedding | Hotel Baker Wedding | St Charles Wedding Florist

champagne white bouquet

Liz and Jimmy’s Hotel Baker wedding (right around the holidays) was just impeccable! So happy to be able to share these images by Rachael Osborn Photography of the beautiful ivory and gold affair. We are so glad our friend Cynthia at Everlasting Elegant Wedding recommended us to be a part of it! Joining the “dream team” was our friend Matt of A Posh Production (one of my favorite DJ/Lighting/Photobooth companies)! Of course I have to mention that the Hotel was already beautifully decorated for the holidays before we even arrived by our florist friend Jenna and team at Avant Gardenia. Our fresh looks for the wedding with her holiday decorations already in place made for an unforgettable affair! BONUS** This wedding is FEATURED on EVERY LAST DETAIL blog HERE!

ivory gold wedding

Just look at these lush floral looks! Garden roses, green and gold foliages, hydrangea, roses, stock, spray roses, orchids, gardenias, and other blooms made up the bouquets and centerpieces.

ivory champagne gold wedding

I was excited that Mother -of-the-Bride Sharon asked us to decorate her house (the getting ready location) so it would look great in photos (and look awesome for the holidays). We did a permanent installation with some fresh clusters added on site. I hope we get to do home decorating again at her new home next year! Fingers crossed!

One of my favorite photos I got from photographer Rachael was this great image of Liz with her “WOW!” face from when she saw the reception room for the first time. This is why we love what we do. We LOVE making brides happy, and I don’t get many photos back where the exact moment of the brides’ joy is captured in such an obvious, amazing way.

gold wedding details

Of course there are so many great photos from this wedding so just take in some more…

champagne neutral wedding colors

I LOVED this wedding. I loved this bride and her mom and it was such a pleasure working them and the “dream team” of vendors who put together this wedding. Thanks again to Rachael for these amazing photos.


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