I am so excited to blog about this beautiful, October wedding! When I first met Armin and her mother, they had about 90% of everything planned and needed help with the final touches. I am so glad I was able to help out and be a part of the day! It was my last wedding of the season and it was a perfect way to end the year.
This dress was stunning!
The bouquet full of garden roses.
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.
Yesterday, I posted the first part of the day with Meridel and Wes. Today, I am posting all about their Newberry Library ceremony and reception.
I recently discovered how beautiful baby’s breath looks in bulk. It is simply perfect for my wedding. It gives a dreamy, romantic look and is exactly what I needed to make my reception look wintery. I am going to have 8 tall centerpieces like the picture below. I will also be using them to line my aisle during the ceremony!
The last item to find to bring in the silver component are vases. I’ve always loved solid color vases over clear ones filled with flowers, water, etc. These are on my wish list but are most likely over my budget…I am thinking about maybe this becoming my first DIY project.
The flowers in Kristen’s jewelry were complemented by her beautiful Oscar de la Renta shoes.
Today’s post is going to focus on their gorgeous wedding reception!
For their signature drink, the couple ordered custom stir sticks…
… as well as custom napkins.
I am never a fan of a boring guest book. Clare + Tommy had a gorgeous framed photo made for them on etsy.
The room was lovely! With the long tables, the bride worked with Scarlet Petal to come up with the most gorgeous decor. When guests brought their bottles of Izze soda, it just made the table look more colorful!
A close-up of the flowers. Like me, Clare favors dense arrangements.
I love this shade of sherbert orange used for the card box.
The couple’s cake was very chic and modern.
Since the venue boasted an extra long bar, the couple set the candy buffet at the far end in lieu of favors.
It was a sweet treat for the guests to take home that evening.
Flower Arranging + Pastry Class
Saturday, April 25th
10 – 2:30PM
To RSVP, call 312.324.4000
Allow Sofitel’s resident floral designer, Colin Collette, to walk you through the methods and techniques that consistently help him create the renowned arrangements that adorn the hotel’s lobby. After a delectable lunch in Le Bar, the afternoon will include a hands-on experience with Executive Pastry Chef Suzanne Imaz as you learn how to create pastries that thrill the taste buds. She will demonstrate how to create her famous chocolate ginger soufflé with lemongrass ice cream.
10:00 am Flower Arranging Class with Colin Collette
11:30 am Prix fixe lunch
1:00 pm Pastry class with Executive Pastry Chef Suzanne Imaz