Flashy Flowers at Fulton’s on the River

Kelly and Sean’s wedding was held at Holy Family Cathedral in Chicago on the same day as the Chicago Marathon. Their reception followed at Fulton’s on the River. Their colors were eggplant, magenta and cornflower blue and flowers included roses, lisianthus, orchids, spray roses, callas, hydrangea, and stock. Everything was bold and flashy and made for one AWESOME event!

Kelly’s bouquet was a total show-stopper–and huge to boot! It had roses, monkey tail, callas, lisianthus, hydrangea, spray roses, stock, ranunculus and cockscomb. The bridesmaids carried bouquets made of blue hydrangea, roses, spray roses, callas, lisianthus and stock.
The bouts and corsages were made of callas and spray roses and orchids.

For the ceremony, I designed 120 wedding programs for Kelly and Sean and 2 Parent Offerings and delivered the remaining non-bridal party personal flowers for readers and godparents.

For the reception, I designed escort cards that denoted guest name, table assignment, meal choice and the favor donation info all on one little card! They complimented the photo table numbers that featured the happy couple in a variety of places they have visited together.

Even though I seldom do invitations, I did Chicago-themed ones for Kelly and Sean’s wedding and rehearsal dinner. They turned out awesome and they said guests were raving about them for months. Be sure to check them out because it was a once a year type of project and you won’t see invites by me for quite a while now!!!

For the escort card table, we put out about 170 escort cards and lined the back of the table with varying height cylinders with floating candles and submerged orchids, petals and votives. There were also some cocktail tables outside got a bubble votive holder with petals inside and under it. Petals were also added to the head and cake tables along with votives. The head tables also got vases for the bouquets to be displayed in. 12 of the guest tables had a round, full mixed arrangement on them while 4 of the tables got a taller submerged flower trio of orchids and callas. 2 of the tables were added last minute so we whipped up 2 short full arrangements in square vases that the venue provided for us to use.

The cake was decorated with hydrangea, roses and lisianthus and turned out fabulous!

I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed working with Kelly and Sean to plan their big day. It was a blast to plan, and it turned out better than I could imagine–especially the weather!

The marathon traffic and confusion due to impromptu lane closures was annoying in the morning before the events started–but by the time the wedding was underway, most roads had opened up. We actually finished up with plenty of time in spite of being held up in the morning. I am just glad it did not make us crazy late for anything. FEW!

In closing, I would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Moran on their marriage!

Best of luck to you both!

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