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We’re excited to announce that Pollen has joined Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book, an invitation-only directory of wedding vendors, handpicked by Style Me Pretty.  Our portfolio conveniently lists all of the Style Me Pretty blog posts to which we’ve contributed, a photographic sampling of our work, and how to get in touch.  We’re excited […]

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If you saw our floral design workshop exclusive to Pollen clients, and wished you could take it, we have good news!  Pollen and The Flower Garden are teaming up to offer a hands-on introductory floral design workshop to benefit Les, The Flower Garden’s primo peddler of petals, to help with the costs of his recent […]

As a “thank you” to past and current clients, Pollen is offering a hands-on workshop in basic floral design.  This workshop is exclusive to past and current Pollen clients*, who may each bring one guest. The introductory two-hour class, taught at Pollen’s floral design studio in the Ravenswood Corridor, will cover: – flower selection, – […]

While Pollen doesn’t do individual gift deliveries, such as those for Mothers Day, we encourage you to support your local florists, and work DIRECTLY with the florist who will be delivering the flowers you send to Mom. Why? You’ll be supporting a small business, and you’ll benefit as well. You typically will get better service, […]

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Happy holidays!  As the holidays come to a close, and the New Year approaches, Pollen is very excited to be starting the new year with a new website! Thanks to Marissa Strassel Design for creating the beautiful new site.  And thanks to Sarah M. for setting the tone with the graphic design she had previously […]

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 […]

Well. It has certainly been a busy summer here at Pollen. I ran to the Green City Market this morning to pick up a few last flowers for one of this afternoon’s weddings, made a pair of ceremony arrangements, then popped home for a couple of hours before Jennifer and I head off to Mrs. […]

Take advantage of the Helios Bash LAST CHANCE BONUS OFFER: Buy One full price ticket and receive the second at half-price!! Go to to purchase your tickets today!! Society for Urban Nature (SUN), the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s auxiliary board, is proud to host its fourth annual Helios Bash on Aug 19. Helios Bash […]

Pollen is excited to be a part of the 2011 Helios Bash, held by the Society for Urban Nature (SUN), the auxiliary board of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, on Friday, August 19th. The evening will feature an open bar, sustainable cuisine, music, tours of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, animal demonstrations, and a wonderful […]

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