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!

pink and white bouquet

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!

mint and blush wedding

mint and blush wedding flowers

Thanks to Hazelton Photography for all of these beautiful images!

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

newborn with flowers

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!

newborn photography, newborn flowers

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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Purples + Gold Blooms at Mistwood Golf Club | Mistwood Golf Club Wedding | Naperville Wedding Florist

Tania + Ryan's Mistwood Golf Club wedding was just magical! Luckily our friends at Hazelton Photography were there to capture it all. I loved this monochromatic purples with gold color palette--it was very unique and had so many rich textures!

purple gold bouquet

They also had our signature pave floral arch for their ceremony, which doubled as headtable decor at the reception. This is one of my favorite totally unique to us (Kio Kreations) pieces that we offer! For the reception we did a combination of lantern centerpieces and designs in gold compote containers. Both were full of purple tones and rich textures! purple callas, picasso callas

We just love how this wedding turned out and we are so happy for Tania and Ryan!

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Romantic Blush and Champagne Wedding | Hyatt Lodge Wedding Flowers | Oak Brook Wedding Florist

Kelsey + Chase's wedding at Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook was just beautiful! We are so lucky that our friends at Redwall Photo were there to capture it. The blush, ivory, and champagne hued blooms accented with soft green foliages were just lovely. Kelsey's all white + ivory bouquet was stunning--filled with garden roses, dahlias, roses, peonies and spray roses and accented with a pearl brooch on the handle.

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Blush and champagne blooms looked great against the bridesmaids' gray dresses. The soft, romantic garden-feel of the altarpieces and centerpieces worked perfectly in the venue space.

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We loved doing this wedding!

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