Wedding Profile: Fall Wedding at The University Club

Since getting into the wedding flower business, I’ve become a big fan of the old school private clubs in Chicago. The architecture and artwork is usually jaw-dropping, and the University Club of Chicago is no exception!  Big thanks to our clients, M&M, and to Christy Tyler Photography for sharing their gorgeous images.  I’m focusing on the flowers here, but you can get a feel for the whole day on Christy Tyler Photography blog post. It’s definitely worth checking out their blog to see the bride’s amazing headpiece!

I love wedding color palettes that include a range of colors, rather than the traditional palette of two-colors-and-a-neutral. For M&M’s fall wedding, we featured soft, neutral colors to complement the bridesmaids’ dresses, which were in varying shades of muted blue, grey, and dusty purple as our starting point.  Through the flowers, we added in soft, antique tones of blush, dusty lilac, muted peach, steel blue, grey and ivory.  We included both soft and fluffy blooms, such as garden roses, Japanese anemone, stock, and spray roses, with more textural dusty miller, blue thistle, and silver brunia.

Muted colors wedding bouquets flowers blush and dusty lilac wedding bouquet flowers

How about the blue thistle in the boutonnieres?

wedding flowers groom boutonniere with spray rose, blue thistle, fern

The ceremony was held at the University Club of Chicago’s Cathedral Hall, which has a very old world feel to it, with stone walls, a vaulted wooden ceiling, and gothic arches with stained glass windows.  We softened the space for the ceremony, “pre-use”-ing the centerpieces down the aisle, displayed on Pollen’s simple white pedestals. An aisle runner defined the aisle, along with clusters of candles.University Club of Chicago wedding ceremony aisle University Club of Chicago wedding flowers

University Club of Chicago wedding ceremony in Cathedral Hall

A foliage garland, candles, and white flowers decorated the stone fireplace.University Club of Chicago fireplace in Cathedral Hall The very tall ceilings of Cathedral Hall ask for tall centerpieces.  We created a mix of tall and short centerpieces for variety throughout the room, incorporating pieces from the clients’ antique silver collection into the centerpieces, supplemented with our containers.University Club of Chicago Cathedral Hall tall wedding centerpieces University Club of Chicago Cathedral Hall wedding centerpieces flowers University Club of Chicago Cathedral Hall wedding reception

Many thanks again to Christy Tyler Photography for  so generously sharing their photography with us and for making us look good!

Venue: University Club of Chicago

Photography: Christy Tyler Photography

DJ: Rachel of Toast and Jam

Wedding Profile: Spring Wedding in Coral and Deep Teal at Salvage One

Revisiting M&M’s late June wedding from last year puts a smile on my face!  As always, Tim Tab Studios captured the wedding beautifully.

For the bride’s garden-style bouquet, coral peonies, poppies, ranunculus, and garden roses were the focal flowers in a loose yet lush style of bouquet.

Spring bridal bouquet with coral peonies, poppies, and garden roses.

Coral ranunculus boutonniere, ninebark, bowtie

Spring bridal bouquet, coral peonies, poppies, garden roses

The wedding party’s bouquets in coral, orange, fuchsia, and yellow complemented deep teal dresses.

Summer bridesmaid bouquets, coral peonies, garden roses, turquoise ribbon An eclectic mix of vintage-y containers perfectly suit Salvage One’s vintage and funky vibe.Summer wedding centerpiece, coral peonies, local zinnias, green hydrangea

Spring wedding centerpiece. Vintage glass compote, coral peonies, green hydrangea, geranium

Creative Team:

Wedding Profile: Spring Bridegport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding

E & S’s beautiful wedding at Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline loft captured spring just beautifully, with loose and gardeny floral arrangements in shades of green, dusty purple, and pink with peonies, flowering viburnum, clematis, scabiosa, olive branches, and grasses.  All photography by the very talented Kent Drake Photography.

Garden style wedding bouquet in pink and purple with peonies, viburnum, scabiosa, olive, and clematis.Spring bridesmaid's bouquet with peonies, lavender, and olive with dusty purple bridesmaid's dress. Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft wedding ceremony birch arch Bridgeport Art Center wedding ceremony aisle arrangements. Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft escort card table. Bridgeport Art Center wedding. Herb arrangements on the highboys. Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft farm tables. Wedding head table garland, brass candlesticks, wooden table number. Centerpiece in gold mercury glass compote.

Creative Team:

Photographer: Kent Drake Photography

Day of Coordination: An Event Less Ordinary

Venue: Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft

Catering: Hearty Boys

 

Featured In: Style Me Pretty

We’re so excited to be featured once again on Style Me Pretty!  Below I’ve included a few of my favorite photos by Britta Marie Photography of Becca and Andrew’s spring wedding at River Roast Chicago.  You can view the entire dreamy spread on Style Me Pretty here.

spring wedding bouquet with peonies, ranunculus, clematis

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Spring bridesmaid's bouquet with Wedding Spirit roses, peonies, clematis

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Highboy floral arrangement in vintage brass goblet.

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Head table garland and candles

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Elevated centerpiece with eucalyptus and roses in tall gold vase.

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Low centerpiece with peonies, poppies, eucalyptus

Photo Credit: Britta Marie Photography. brittamariephotography.com

Wedding Profile: Spring Wedding at 19 East

J & D’s wedding at 19 East featured spring flowers in white and blush, including some of my favorites: anemone, ranunculus, hellebores, and allium.  Late March offers some gorgeous blooms and flowering branches!

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Spring wedding bouquet with anemone, ranunculus, allium.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Wedding party bouquets. Navy dresses, white and blush flowers.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Spring boutonniere with ranunculus and berries.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

The gorgeous ceremony set up at 19 East played off the clean, contemporary look of the venue.  Petals lining the aisle, a pair of focal arrangements, and a scattering of pillar candles decorated the ceremony space.

Wedding ceremony at 19 East in Chicago.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Wedding ceremony at 19 East in Chicago.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Sweet arrangements in vintage vessels decorated the escort card and guest book tables.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

I loved the mix of farm tables and round guest tables.  The centerpieces varied from table to table, some with a collection of arrangements and others a single focal centerpiece.

Wedding reception at 19 East in Chicago.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

Photography by Tim Tab Studios. http://timtabstudios.com/

Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

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Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

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Photography by Tim Tab Studios.

 

Creative Team:

Photography: Tim Tab Studios.
Venue: 19 East.
Catering: Food for Thought.
Coordination: Two Kisses Weddings and Events.

Wedding Profile: Salvage One Spring Wedding in Tangerine, Peach, and Fuschia

For more of this gorgeous wedding, visit Cassandra Eldridge’s blog.

Spring wedding bouquet with ranunculus, poppies, snowball viburnum, jasmine

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Spring wedding bouquet with snowball viburnum, ranunculus, garden roses, jasmine, scented geranium

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Spring wedding bouquet with poppies, snowball viburnum, garden roses, ranunculus, tulips, jasmine, scented geranium.

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Spring wedding ceremony at Salvage One

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Salvage One Chicago wedding reception.

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Salvage One wedding centerpiece.

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

Photography by Cassandra Eldridge Photography. http://cassandraeldridge.com/

 

Wedding Profile: Salvage One Winter Wedding in Blush and Gold

As winter comes around again, I’m reminded of the streak of lovely winter weddings we had at Salvage One early this year!  Many thanks to Anna Guziak for the beautiful photography and to Five Grain Events for their seamless organization of Lauren and Kevin’s wedding.  Their wedding flowers and decor had a vintage, elegant look, in blush, champagne, ivory, gold and silver.  The bridesmaids wore amazing sequined dresses and carried coordinating but not identical bouquets in ivory, champagne, blush, and grey.

Blush and ivory winter bridal bouquet with peonies, anemone, astilbe, garden roses

Blush bridesmaid's bouquetBlush bridesmaid's bouquet with garden rosesBlush and grey bridesmaid's bouquetBlush and grey bouquets with sequin wedding dresses.Winter boutonniere with berries and rosemary.

Mercury glass decor on wedding escort card table.

Salvage One wedding ceremony space with candles down the aisle.

The reception flowers were a soft, gardeny mix of flowers, berries, and foliage in mercury glass containers.  A mix of candles and vintagey containers played off of Salvage One’s eclectic aestetic.

Wedding flowers centerpiece at Salvage One.Vintage tablescape at Salvage One winter wedding.Mercury glass candles at Salvage One winter wedding.Salvage One winter wedding reception flowers