Garden-Inspired Cantigny Styled Shoot | Featured on Wedding Chicks Blog | Wheaton Wedding Florist

So proud to be featured with One July Photography and other ‘friendors’ on Wedding Chicks last month!

hair flowers, floral headwreath, garden compote centerpiece

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!!!

garden bouquet, bar cart wedding

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!

garden bouquet, cantigny wedding

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!

Vendors:

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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Featured Bouquet | Purple Garden-Style Bouquet | Geneva 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.

purple anemone bouquet succulents

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Featured Bouquet | Coral Charm Peonies Garden Bouquet | Wheaton Wedding Florist

LOVED designing this bouquet for styled shoot with One July Photography that was just featured on Wedding Chicks!

garden style peony bouquet

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Kio at Work Designing with Flowers | True Grace Friendor Feature | Naperville Wedding Florist

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.

diy compote centerpiece kio kreations

Here are some photos showing the process from start to finish… showing a lovely compote design and bouquet completed by the end.

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kio kreations bouquet

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! 😉

mommy daughter at work

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!

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Yellow Spring Wedding Flowers | Tulip, Ranunculus and Peony Wedding | Woodridge Wedding Florist

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!

spring bouquet peony ranunculus tulips

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!

yellow bouquets and yellow flowers

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!

mismatched bridesmaid dresses, gray bridesmaid dresses, yellow bouquets

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