Peacock Plumes and Sculptural Stems at Joliet Union Station

Anne and Nick had their wedding at St. Germaine Church in Oak Lawn, IL and their reception afterward at The Grand Ballroom in the Joliet Union Station. Their colors were green and navy with gold and cream accents and flowers included rice flower, ranunculus, Bells of Ireland, hydrangea, hypericum berries, spray roses, ergynium, dianthus, and roses with feather and wire accents. Anne wanted atypical floral creations. The bridesmaid bouquets and bouts were totally fun and weird and the centerpieces had twisted up wire in all was quite fun and unique! For the personal flowers, Anne carried a stunning all whites bouquet with roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, and rice flower with white plume accents around the rim. The girls carried all green bouquets with Bells of Ireland, hydrangea, roses, berries and dianthus with peacock feather accents and navy-wrapped handles. The bouts and corsages were awesome sculptural masterpieces. Check out the photos to better understand them. For the ceremony, Anne and Nick only need Parent Flowers and a Blessed Virgin Mary Offering. For the Reception, I assembled 11 short centerpieces that Anne had purchased the pieces for--hurricane vases, green glitter candle, gold wire wrap and some natural stones in the bottom. Simple and chic. The other tables got a tall pilsner vase with gold wire inside it and curly willow branches, hydrangea, dianthus, berries, and Bells of Ireland with hanging amaranthus. They were very unique and really eye-catching. We also whipped up 2 simple centerpieces for 2 added tables that appeared the day of the wedding. We borrowed 2 vases from the venue and just filled them with hydrangea. Problem solved! We also did a beautiful gold manzanita tree with hanging bling and family wedding photos ornaments. Anne made the photo ornaments and did an awesome job. I also rented them a rectangle card holder with monogram and provided vases for the bouquets on the head table. The cake turned out really cool too--it had sculptural curly willow and a mix of other flowers on the top and randomly on the tiers. I love how it turned out! Very unique! I really enjoyed working with Anne and her mom to plan her wedding. Everything on the day of the wedding came out beautifully and Anne was a DIY-Goddess and did awesome paper products for her event.

I wish Mr. and Mrs. Martino a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations!

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