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Sadly, my first introduction to one of our hens is also a memorial. We lost Myrtle yesterday to a hepatic fracture. She went quickly. Huge thanks to Dr. Kline and the very kind folks at Niles Animal Hospital. Myrtle was a bold girl. As you can see in the video above, even at two days […]

The Details: The sweet scent of peonies and a soft palette of ivory and dusty purples marked a day to remember at this spring wedding at Hotel Palomar in Chicago. That, and snow in April. 😉 Color Palette: Mauve, pale pink, dusty lavender, lilac, ivory, and sage green. Flower Palette: Ranunculus, peonies, astilbe, stock, majolica […]

As a florist, I’d love to have access to all the flowers all the time, but their ephemeral nature makes me appreciate what each season has to offer.  For my clients, working with the seasons when selecting their wedding flowers ensures they’ll receive the best quality flowers available for their wedding. Each season has blooms […]

The Details: A soft-toned wedding on a beautiful late-September day at Bridgeport Art Center Sculpture Garden. Color Palette: Peach, blush, soft yellow, ivory, bright pink, pale green. Flower Palette: Dahlias, ranunculus, hydrangea, veronica, tanacetum, white majolica roses, garden roses, clematis, and stock. All photography by Dana Ann Photography. Event Team Photographer: Dana Ann Photography Coordinator: […]

We have some catching up to do! Last spring, we welcomed the youngest-ever members of the Pollen team.  In May, our crew grew by four…baby chicks! Here they are at just a couple of days old. They quickly won our hearts, and have provided the most enjoyable breaks from work. (volume on, trust me!) We […]

Links about sustainable floristry for ILEA panel on sustainability

Summer wedding flowers in white, dusty blue, navy, sage green, and grey. Ceremony and reception at Revolution Brewing in Chicago. Flowers by Pollen.

The Details: With a soft-hued palette and an eye for details, this couple’s early summer wedding ceremony at Holy Family Parish was followed by a garden party reception at Chicago Illuminating Company. Color Palette: Ivory, blush, dusty rose. Flower Palette: Garden roses, lilies, peonies, white majolica spray roses, flowering branches, and ranunculus. All photography by […]

The Details: An autumn wedding that was traditional while still being dynamic in the couple’s textured arrangements, distinct details, and rich hues. The ceremony was held at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Libertyville and the reception was at the gorgeous Deer Path Inn in Lake Forest. Color Palette: Burgundy, blush, ivory, plum, dusty rose, dusty […]

The Details: This colorful wedding included a romantic floating flower installation for the ceremony at Kitchen Chicago, followed by a joyful reception at City View Loft. Color Palette: Bright, multi-colored flowers including varying shades of red, pink, coral, yellow, peach, and plum. Flower Palette: Ranunculus, astilbe, garden roses, scabiosa, and dahlias. Lots of locally grown […]

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