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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 […]

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kelly from Paper Stories and Indie Wed, Stevi from Avery House, and Lauren from Ryan Alexander Events on an entry for the Inspired Creations Contest sponsored by The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs.  Thanks to Room 1520 for providing the location and the model (thanks, Haley!) […]

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Pollen is tickled to join Anita Vaughan of AnitaWeds and other wedding vendors in Under a New Moon, a contest celebrating civil unions in Illinois!  At Pollen, we think everyone should have the right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation, and we’re excited that Illinois is taking steps toward same-sex marriage. Same-sex couples can enter […]

At a consultation yesterday, I proclaimed that the grandmothers of the couple being married usually prefer pin-on corsages because wrist corsages are new-fangled, and the mother of the bride informed me that wrist corsages actually go way back.  I guess I associate wrist corsages with high school dances, so I always assumed they were a […]

Pollen is excited to be a part of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance‘s workshop on green weddings, being held later this month. Entitled “Eco-Chic Weddings: An Event Planners’ Workshop,” the half-day workshop will highlight achievable ways that wedding planners can incorporate green elements into their weddings. Planners will leave the workshop with real, tangible ways […]


Short answer:  Nope. Long answer:  We just aren’t set up to do individual gift deliveries.  Since we specialize in weddings and events, the only stock we have on hand is what we need for our next event.  Sorry!  I’m happy to recommend some wonderful storefront florists who deliver throughout the city.

Along with blogging more, I resolved to take more photos of my work this year.  So while I didn’t get photos of Saturday’s wedding while in the studio, my bride, Jennifer, was kind enough to offer to pose for photos of her bouquet! The bridal bouquet… And one of the bridesmaids’ bouquets… I was so […]

Pollen will be displaying again at Indie Wed this year!  I know, I know…  I’m not much of a wedding show person, either.  But this one is different, I swear!  Indie Wed features more non-traditional wedding vendors.  Ones that lean toward the modern, the edgy, or the eco-friendly. Last year was fantastic, and this year […]

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