Continuing our recap of last year by season, below are some highlights we captured of our wedding work last summer. Summer ushers in some of my favorite local blooms such as dahlias, coxcomb, and cosmos. Some of my favorites from the neighboring seasons are also available, such as peonies from spring and berried branches from fall.
Summer gardeny centerpiece with hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, and cosmos.
Summer focal floral arrangement with hydrangea, viburnum berries, roses, and cosmos.
Summer bridal bouquet with hydrangea, ranunculus, dahlias, and roses.
For longer tables, a pair of arrangements down their length is more appropriate than a single centerpiece. These tables at South Branch Tavern were decorated with low and lush arrangement in white, featuring hydrangea and peonies.
These bright and cheerful centerpieces at Uncommon Ground decorated the tables. Summer bloom such as sunflowers, hydrangea, and cornflowers provided a pop of color.
Closeup of summer floral centerpiece in a mason jar.
For the head table, we created terrariums with succulents and a sunflower, which the mothers of the bride and groom kept as a memento of the wedding day.
A variety of elements comprised the tablescape for the escort card table at this wedding at Room 1520. Vintage bottles with blooms and vintage boxes with wheatgrass added a cozy touch.
Summer corsage in purple and orange with lisianthus, rosemary, and gomphrena.
Summer boutonniere with succulents, berries, and rosemary.
Summer wedding bouquet in coral, yellow, and blue with coxcomb, dahlias, tansy, blue thistle, and feverfew.
This summer wedding centerpiece in a vintage compote included peonies, ageratum, berries, hydrangea, and godetia.
Wedding ceremony flowers at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park.
Closeup of summer wedding ceremony floral arrangement.
Next up will be a recap of the wedding flowers we did in the fall of 2013. If you missed it, also check out our previous recaps of wedding flowers from winter and spring.