Monica and Brian were married at St. Clement Church in Lincoln Park and celebrated their reception at the Harold Washington Library that night. Their colors were deep purple and ivory with pops of yellow, green, raspberry and orange. The end result was STUNNING.
For the Personal Flowers:
Monica wanted an ivory bouquet made of garden roses, sweetheart roses, and freesia with the handle wrapped in ivory ribbon and accented with a locket and pearls. The girls were wearing a deep purple color, so we went bold for their bouquets, creating a mix of roses, stock and orchids in yellow, magenta, purple, and green. Brian’s bout was made of a garden rose and freesia and the rest of the guys had yellow roses. The parents and grandparents got ivory roses and the Mother-of-the-Bride had a custom Tussie-Mussie of mixed flowers. The flower girl carried a darling little white button pomp pomander with pearl accents and a green handle.
For the ceremony flowers:
I just put a stem of white hydrangea with lime green ribbon on every other dark wood pew. For anyone who has seen St. Clements, it is decorated enough that you need very little to no flowers at all there.
For the reception flowers:
It was all about COLOR at the reception as the room was mostly ivory, green and gray. We did two styles of centerpieces including 12 tall pilsner vases with a submerged stem of green dendrobium orchids inside and a mix of yellow oncidium orchids, Calypso Mokara orchids and fuchsia dendrobium orchids. They were very bold and showy and definitely made a statement. The other 16 centerpieces were submerged orchid cylinders surrounded by a mix of flowers. They were also bright and beautiful.
For the other reception details, the cake was as topped with ivory roses to echo the bridal bouquet and a vase of Bells of Ireland and purple stock decorated the gift table along with a floral accent on the birdcage card holder. Petals decorated the highboy and cabaret cocktail tables along with tons of votive candles everywhere. There were 2 extra centerpieces as well that ended up on the bar and escort card tables. The space looked so amazing.
I loved working with Monica and her mother planning the flowers for her wedding. I am SO glad we added color to the bouquets and centerpieces as it really made a difference in how impressive they looked at the reception. Good call Monica!
I wish Monica and Brian a lifetime of happiness and love! Congratulations!