This is sure to be my longest blog post to date because I’m so excited to share pictures from my sister’s wedding at the Skyline Loft at the Bridgeport Art Center. Editing down the images has been almost impossible! I love getting to know all of the brides and grooms I work with, but there is something so very exciting about doing the flowers for people you already know and love! To be able to create the bouquet my sister held when she walked down the aisle is a joy that I wouldn’t trade for anything! Seeing how much she and her groom appreciated all of our hours of planning, designing, revising, and creating, really meant a lot to me. My sister is someone who has cheered me on since the beginning of creating a floral design business. Fresh out of college as an Art major, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Jessica helped me take my love of weddings, flowers, and design and pushed me to see how I could turn my talents into a business! She has also spent hours of her life designing my website, talking me through business decisions and just being a cheerleader when I need a boost. Oh geez, I might need a tissue for more tears! Back to the wedding… Jess and Mike are tons of fun! They are thoughtful and sentimental as hell. This wedding was the definition of bespoke. Elements of what Jessica and Mike cherish were infused everywhere. Our families were honored and represented throughout the entire day, and the excitement can be seen in every nook and cranny of these pictures! Matushek Photography absolutely blew me away with these images. I love how perfectly they captured the day, thank you so much! I also want to thank Rachel with Life in Bloom for not just working with me on all of the designing but also taking the lead in several different aspects of the day so that I could enjoy being my sister’s Maid of Honor and not just her florist. Rachel, I love working with you, we make an unstoppable team. I hope you all enjoy the pictures and find love like a sunset.
The ladies got ready at the gorgeous Chicago Waldorf Astoria.I attached our late Grandfather’s bow-tie to Jessica’s bridal bouquet. It was a great reminder that he was with her all day.The bridesmaid’s carried bouquets of sweetpeas. Mike and the gentlemen got ready at The Dana Hotel. Super handsome, right? I love his navy tux.
Their first look was in Millennium Park.
For the flowers we used a combination of peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, sweet peas, anemones, tulips, stock and more! We combined mercury glass vases and cobalt blue vases throughout the reception to give the florals a “skyline at dusk” feel. We wanted to combine the vibrant colors of the sunset and sparkling blues of the early night sky. The city at sunset.
Rachel of Life in Bloom (also my sister-law) and I getting ready to party!