DIY Summer Flower Arrangements
July 17th, 9 am – 10:30 am
Green City Market Lincoln Park
1817 North Clark Street
Green City Market is hosting a DIY Summer Flower Arrangement class with Louise Soucie from The Flower Garden, a local MPS-ECAS sustainably certified flower farm. Louise will teach you how to make your very own handheld flower bouquets, and share her experience as a sustainable farmer.
Tickets are $60, and the proceeds will benefit Green City Market, a nonprofit organization that aims to support small farmers and make local, healthy, and sustainable food more available.
Gorgeous picture of the couple at their church.
Jaisa’s cathedral length veil drapes the floor.
There isn’t a flower I wanted more in my bouquet than peonies. A few of them together give off the exact look that I have dreamed about having for my wedding…dense, puffy, romantic, soft. I used the picture below as my inspiration for the florist. Unfortunately, peonies are out of season and very difficult to get in December (meaning very expensive). At my appointment, I had to come up with a another bouquet option.
I was so set on using peonies for my bouquet, it was difficult to come up with a Plan B. I don’t want roses or calla lillies. I couldn’t find an images of a bouquet that I loved so I am piecing together a bunch of ideas.
I love the size. I want a small, dense bouquet.
Today’s post is all about the details!
The cake’s four tiers were decorated with calla lilies.
Clare used to be roommates with my sister-in-law, Briana. So my initial consultation with Clare and Tommy was a breeze. We met at an awful coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon to talk about their wedding plans. They uttered the words that I heard all of the time, “We are non-traditional”… but this time, the couple meant it! There was to be no bridal party introductions, first dance, and they wanted to see each other before the ceremony. I appreciate the fact when a couple does exactly what they want.
Ceremony: Chicago Temple
Ceremony Musicians: Dolce Strings
DJ: Toast & Jam
Florist: Scarlet Petal
Hair + Make-up: Jen + Stephanie Sonia Roselli
Photographer: Audrey Keller Photography with Bella Pictures
Reception: The Townhouse
How do you not love their shoes?
More city shots.
I loved Clare’s bouquet. Paring fuschia with orange could be overkill in a bridal bouquet but Esther made the arrangement so lovely.
After a few hours of photos, the couple headed to the church to get married!
No one was nervous and everyone felt very relaxed!
I really enjoyed working with you both. Laura, I am excited to work with you as fellow coordinators as well!
Yesterday, I posted about Beata and Josh’s wedding. Here are some of the details from their celebration.
The bride’s heels had just enough sparkle yet did not compete with her intricate gown.
Beata’s bouquet included succulents, green hypernicum berries, ivory lisianthus and seeded eucalyptus berries.
Their rings were engraved with each other’s names.
The beautiful lace on the train of her dress.
Beata opted not to wear a veil and instead pinned beautiful orchids in her hair.
The leaf pattern was featured on all their paper items.
It’s usually best to work with your surroundings.
The brown and green color scheme perfectly complemented the space.
Beata is a Sox fan, while Josh is a Cubs fan. Their save the date featured a photo of the couple wearing their respective teams’ shirts. The same playful sentiment carried over into their favors, Cubs and Sox M&Ms.
The Ketubah featured an amazing photo from their engagement session.
The couple offered an extensive sweet table in lieu of wedding cake.
I admit chocolate covered strawberries are my own personal weakness.
The twinkling lights coupled with the moonlight make the space look magical.
All guests were invited outside to a private balcony for the fireworks.
What a fantastic view, especially for out of town guests.
Congratulations again, Beata and Josh!