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

 

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.

Styled Photo Shoot on 100 Layer Cake

We were just thrilled to be a part of an amazing creative team of Indie Wed vendors who contributed to this styled photo shoot of Geometric Wedding Inspiration on 100 Layer Cake’s blog.  Thanks to Kelly at Indie Wed for inviting Pollen to be a part of it!  And thanks to Amanda Megan Miller Photography for capturing everything so beautifully!  Here’s a sample of the loveliness to be found in the full post.

http://www.100layercake.com/blog/2013/06/12/geometric-wedding-inspiration/photo by Amanda Megan Miller Photography

Ornamental onions? Really??? Yes. Allium.

As you can see from my use of allium throughout this website, it’s one of my favorite flowers.
Allium

And they’re in season now!  Allium has a smooth, sturdy, and leafless stem, topped off by a purple poofball.

There are a few different types commonly available as a cut flower.  Bullet or drumstick allium (Allium Sphaerocephalon) are small, with about 1″ ovoid flowers that are greenish in bud, then turn to a pinkish-purple as they open.  A much larger variety, Globemaster (Allium giganteum), has eye-catching 5″ diameter blooms.

While florists refer to these purple balls as allium, the term “allium” actually refers to the genus of plants that includes not only onions, but also garlic, chives, leeks, and ramps.   Globemaster allium are available locally from late May into June, at the same time as peonies, which they happen to look great with!

Allium are fun–they add a sense of whimsy to any arrangement.  Or used on their own, they can look architectural.

A simple bouquet of allium

Simple bridesmaids bouquet of allium.

Allium vased

Simple vased arrangement of allium.

Consider allium for your spring wedding or next special event.  They’re a beautiful seasonal flower, not to mention a conversation starter!