Gorgeous Green Flowers at Harold Washington Library
Bridget and Andrew were married at Old St. Pat's and had their reception at Harold Washington Library in Chicago. Their colors were shades of green with black and ivory and flowers included hydrangea, button poms, viburnum, hypericum berries, roses, spider mums, peonies, spray roses, hanging amaranthus, ranunculus, bells of Ireland and some foliage like variegated ti leaf, seeded eucalyptus, and lily grass. For Bridget's bouquet, I created a fluffy mix of peonies, ranunculus, spray roses and viburnum. The handle was wrapped in a ti leaf with a simple organza ribbon overlay. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried all-green bouquets with ti-leaf collars, ti leaf-wrapped handles and a mix of roses, button poms and hypericum berries inside. They were very chic and modern! The moms also carried small bouquets with ti leaf wrapped handles. Their bouquets had green and ivory flowers. The bouts were made with ranunculus, roses, berries and seeded eucalyptus with some lily grass accents. We did not have to do any flowers for the ceremony because Old St. Pat's had fresh potted flowers still out from Easter--so it looked (and smelled) fabulous in there! For the reception, we did a whole bunch of beautiful floral arrangements...including green hydrangea in bowls for the cabaret tables, spider mums in cylinders for the highboys, 2 arrangements for the gift table and our signature rectangle card holder vase, and flowers in library drawers for the escort card table along with a tall arrangement of Bells of Ireland. For the centerpieces, we did two styles: a short, full textural mix of green flowers was one style, and the other was a tall cylinder vase of Bells of Ireland surrounded by 3 bubble bowls of white hydrangea and lily grass. We also did roses on the top of the cake and some petals sprinkled around the bottom. I loved working with Bridget and her mom to plan the flowers for this beautiful event! I wish the new Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt a huge congratulations!