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The Details: A whimsical styled shoot by planner and officiant Nicole Zenner from Zen Events at Chez. Color Palette: A colorful palette of violet, plum, peach, pink, blue, and golden yellow. Flower Palette: Irises, dahlias, scabiosa, peonies, hydrangea, lilac, and tweedia. All photography by Tim Tab Studios. Team Photographer: Tim Tab Studios Venue: Chez Planner: […]

All photography by Cristina G Photography. Coordination: Breanna Manzie, Shannon Gail Events. The Details: A monochromatic spring wedding at Chicago Athletic Association. Color Palette: Ivory and green, with details of dark sapphire blue. Flower Palette: Peonies, ranunculus, stock, dusty miller, hydrangea, and blue thistle. Event Team Photographer: Cristina G Photography Coordination: Breanna Manzie, Shannon Gail […]

All Photography by Britta Marie Photography. The Details: Spring wedding at River Roast. Color Palette: Peach, blush, coral, ivory, and sage green. Flower Palette: Peonies, garden roses, spray roses, clematis, eucalyptus, and dusty miller. See the full Style Me Pretty feature here.

The Details: A soft-toned spring wedding at Revolution Brewing. Color Palette: White, blush, and pale pink. Flower Palette: Rancunculus, anemone, stock, garden roses, hellebores, and dusty miller. All photography by Michelle Lytle Photography. We love working at Revolution Brewing on Milwaukee Avenue, not only because they’re a neighbor, but the staff is always super helpful.  Revolution’s […]

The Details: A ceremony at Fourth Presbyterian Church started off this day of celebratory joy, followed by a leafy, candle-lit reception at Chicago Athletic Association. Color Palette: Blush, ivory, touches of deep plum and navy, and lots of green. Flower Palette: Garden roses, anemone, ranunculus, jasmine, berries, scabiosa, olive foliage, and ferns. All photography by […]

At Pollen, we haven’t used floral foam in years.  You can see why here, and how (generally) here.  Briefly, floral foam is a petroleum-derived product that can’t be reused and contains formaldehyde.  Yuck.  In this post, I’ll break it down a bit more, and show how we prep our containers with chicken wire (instead of […]

Ok, well some of them!  I couldn’t figure out when to stop!  And I can think of three more that I loved as I’m trying to wrap this up. Perhaps I’ll do a part 2 soon. Our clients’ ceremonies are more often in non-church settings than in churches, which means we get to create fun […]

Happy anniversary to Jackie and Michael!  Their gorgeous wedding at Bridgport Art Center’s Skyline Loft included some of my favorite winter blooms.  Hanoi ranunculus are a huge, petal-packed variety of ranunculus that I look forward to every winter.  I’m also a huge fan of viburnum tinus, which is the cluster of tiny mauve flower buds […]

One of my favorite parts of my work is being able to share my passion for flowers with others. In fact, I’m so passionate about flowers that I can’t stand to throw them out after our events! Most of our clients rent vases and candles from us, so we return at the end of the […]

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Woo hoo!  Thanks to all of our clients who have left reviews, we’ve racked up 44 five star reviews on The Knot! We pay The Knot zero dollars, so this is all you!  Thanks to all of our wonderful couples who have left reviews on The Knot and elsewhere to spread the word about Pollen.  […]

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