So proud to be featured with One July Photography and other ‘friendors’ on Wedding Chicks last month!
I loved designing this garden-style compote centerpiece, the whimsical floral crown and the fabulous bouquet! Jessica at One July gave me some color inspirations and let me design whatever I desired! I LOVE when people put their trust in me and let me do my thing! The results are always fabulous!!!
The gals at One July and Elm Street Social also borrowed my bar cart for the shoot. I love my bar cart–it was such a great find that I bought years ago on Wayfair.com. Bonus for anyone who wants one–IT IS STILL AVAILABLE ON THERE WEBSITE!
I loved being a part of this shoot. I really enjoy working with other creatives to orchestrate cool things!
Sidenote – Cantigny Park is a place that is close to my heart. We love going there as a family and I actually used to volunteer in the mansion (pictured above). I was a volunteer docent and gave tours of this home (which is called the Robert R. McCormick Museum). It is a great (FREE) tour that everyone should check out!
Photography – One July Photography
Flowers & Bar Cart – Kio Kreations
Styling – Elm Street Social
Cake – The Sugar Path
Location – Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois
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Tagged cantigny florist, cantigny wedding, compote centerpiece, flower halo, flower wreath, garden style bouquet, garden style centerpiece, garden wedding, garden-look, headwreath, mixed bouquet, naperville wedding florist, one july photo, styled shoot, wedding chicks feature, wheaton wedding florist
Succulents, purple anemones, garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, rice flower, jasmine vine, astilbe, seeded eucalyptus, olive branch, and lilac… yes, please!
Jess’ bouquet is one of our favorite bouquets to date and is featured today with this photo by True Grace Photography.
LOVED designing this bouquet for styled shoot with One July Photography that was just featured on Wedding Chicks!
A few months back I had the pleasure of being photographed for a “friendor” series my friend Grace of True Grace Photography was doing for her blog. The full feature can be seen here on her website…but I have included some of the photos from the feature below. I love that Grace captured virtually every step of my process: the flowers, supplies, container and tools that I use; the way in which I lay out my flowers while I’m designing; the way I place and hold the flowers and foliage as I create a design; AND even some photos of my two little daughters by my side as they often are while I’m working.
Here are some photos showing the process from start to finish… showing a lovely compote design and bouquet completed by the end.
And wanted to finish this post one of my favorite photos of the bunch…Aria is tired of Mommy working too much and it shows! 😉
Thank you Grace for featuring me and my girls as part of your series! We loved working with you and can’t wait to have our family photos taken this fall with you!
Posted in Classes, Design, DIY Projects, Flowers, Weddings
Tagged diy bouquet, diy compote, kio kreations florist, kio kreations making flowers, naperville florist, naperville wedding florist, true grace feature
Amanda and Adam had a beautiful wedding captured by By Kara Photo at Seven Bridges Golf Club this past spring. There is just something about yellow bouquets in spring–they are just too pretty!
We were able to use so many flowers of the spring season including ranunculus, peonies, Dutch tulips, double tulips and parrot tulips. LOVED how Amanda’s bouquet turned out. It was impeccable.
The bridesmaids looked super cute too with their mismatched gray dresses and bright yellow bouquets! This was such a fun wedding!
Simple hydrangeas hung from the ceremony chairs and submerged yellow petals in cylinders decorated the escort card table at the reception. The cake was decorated with clusters of yellow blooms. Everything was so bright and springy! Everyone loved it!