Bright, Beautiful Blooms at Esplanade Lakes Ballroom

Janelle and Robert were married at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Downers Grove and had their reception at the Esplanade Lakes Ballroom in the Sara Lee Building in Downers Grove afterward. Their colors were summer brights with navy/marine blue and white. Flowers included roses, orchids , delphinium, iris, stock, spider mums, and aster with feather and lemon and lime accents in some of the pieces.

For the Personal Flowers, Janelle wanted to carry a traditional all white bouquet with a twist. It featured some little pops of color in the orchid throats as well as some bling accents in the Stephanotis and white feathers around the rim. It was a modern-vintage look that worked perfectly with her feather fascinator. The girls wore Marine Blue (similar to Navy) and carried bold bouquets of summer bright color. I LOVED how much the bouquets complimented the dresses! The bouts all consisted of orchids to compliment the bouquets. We did not do flowers for the ceremony, but we did some AWESOME pieces for the Reception. Janelle decided on 3 styles for the centerpieces so we did one style that was a mixed bright centerpiece in a short round vase, another style was a square vase lined with lemons and limes and domed with colorful roses and the last was a trio of cylinder vases filled with orchids and floating candles. They all totally POPPED in the space--looking chic and modern all at the same time! We also put petals and orchid heads and candles in the foyer, escort card, memory, gift, head and cake tables. The cake itself was one of my favorite of all time. The bakery did the most impeccable job icing the cake, it had the most perfect edges I have ever seen, a smoothness that looked like fondant but was buttercream and perfect placement of the sculptural ribbon on each layer. It was impeccable! Janelle looked so beautiful and her wedding came together beautifully. I was so glad to be a part of it, and she did so many nice touches to make it special to her and Robert. It all turned out so lovely!!!!

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Cantrell!

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