2013 Recap: Spring Wedding Flowers

In this blustery winter weather, it’s refreshing to see these photos from last spring!  Spring wedding flowers offer up delightful blooms such as peonies, ranunculus, anemones, tulips, narcissus…  And I love flowering branches of all types: lilac, forsythia, cherry blossoms, crabapple, quince, and snowball viburnum, to name a few.  Admittedly, a couple of these weddings were technically in early summer, but the flowers are more characteristic of spring.

spring centerpiece for corporate event

Spring floral centerpiece for a corporate event at Venue Six10.

Spring wedding flowers at Chicago History Museum.

Escort card table arrangement at the Chicago History Museum.

Spring wedding floral centerpieces.

Tall and short spring floral centerpieces at the Chicago History Museum.

Spring flowers on a wedding cake at the Chicago History Museum.

Spring flowers on a wedding cake at the Chicago History Museum.

Spring wedding flowers at the Quadrangle Club.

Spring wedding flowers on the entry table at the Quadrangle Club (University of Chicago).

Spring wedding flowers at the Quadrangle Club.

Highboys with gold mercury glass votives and spring wedding flowers at the Quadrangle Club.

Spring wedding centerpiece flowers at the Quadrangle Club.

Spring wedding centerpiece flowers at the Quadrangle Club.

Escort card table arrangement at the Chicago History Museum.

Escort card table arrangement at the Chicago History Museum.

Low centerpieces of spring flowers at a wedding at the Chicago History Museum.

Low centerpieces at the Chicago History Museum.

Spring ceremony flowers at Loft on Lake.

Spring ceremony flowers at Loft on Lake.

Spring cake flowers at Loft on Lake.

Spring cake flowers at Loft on Lake.

Gardeny spring wedding ceremony arrangement.

Gardeny spring wedding ceremony arrangement. I loved the flowers for this intimate wedding at the Conrad Hilton.

Spring wedding centerpieces with peonies, roses, clematis, astilbe.

Spring wedding centerpiece at the Conrad Hilton.

Spring head table centerpiece.

Spring head table centerpiece at the Conrad Hilton.

Spring wedding centerpiece at Room 1520.

Spring wedding centerpiece at Room 1520.

Want to see more from 2013?  Check out our winter recap here.

Wedding Profile: Purple and Green Romantic Wedding

MegAnn and Jim’s wedding was on a gorgeous summer day at the Chicago History Museum.  In a color palette of purples and greens, the floral designs were lush and romantic.  Amanda Hein Photography captured the day beautifully!

MegAnn’s bridal bouquet was lush and rounded, in shades of purple and green.  More traditional wedding flowers, such as roses and hydrangea, were complemented by  unexpected textures and shapes, which came in the form of scented geranium, bullit allium, purple stock, and purple trachelium.  The deeper purple, ruffly flowers are lisianthus–one of my favorites.

The ceremony was held outside on the Museum’s terrace.  Pollen provided floral swags for the chairs, aisle petals, and a pair of arrangements to frame the ceremony area, featuring sustainably grown delphinium and organically and locally grown hydrangea.

For the reception, a simple yet striking escort card table arrangement of delphinium and hydrangea greeted the guests.  How beautiful is this room?!?!?

Low and lush arrangements on the guest tables coordinated with the bridal party’s flowers.

The cake, provided by Tipsy Cake, was simply decorated with gatherings of purple lisianthus and Cool Water roses.

Thanks again, to Amanda Hein Photography, Greatest Expectations Events, and the Chicago History Museum.  And let’s not forget Pollen’s Lee and Amanda, who helped me to install this lovely wedding!  Congratulations to MegAnn and Jim!  You were wonderful to work with!

–Lynn