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Since getting into the wedding flower business, I’ve become a big fan of the old school private clubs in Chicago. The architecture and artwork is usually jaw-dropping, and the University Club of Chicago is no exception!  Big thanks to our clients, M&M, and to Christy Tyler Photography for sharing their gorgeous images.  I’m focusing on […]

All photography by Studio Finch.    

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I absolutely loved Colleen’s description of the look she was going for with her wedding flowers: refined roadside.  Love, love, loved it.  AKA: English garden gone wild.  Thank you to Dawn E. Roscoe Photography for the beautiful photos! The bridal bouquet featured some of my very favorite blooms of spring.  Flowering dogwood in a bridal […]

Rachel and Jason’s wedding at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum reminded me that there are many little things, easy to overlook, that we at Pollen do to minimize the ecological impact of our clients’ weddings.  Some are more obvious, liking working with locally grown flowers whenever possible.  Others are less obvious.  Here are a couple […]

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 […]

When Courtney and I first met, the word she used to describe the feel she was going for with her wedding was “cozy.”   I really liked using “cozy” as a jumping off point.  The venue, Salvage One, provided a warm, eclectic atmosphere.  The petite bouquets incorporated a variety of evergreens, and a simple flower palette […]

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 […]

I love texture.  And unusual, non-floral elements.  So I had a blast working on Erin and Dan’s wedding at the end of November.  Erin wanted her flowers to be a little unexpected, while still soft and natural.  Her color scheme of white, browns, sage green, and navy was tastefully understated.   Incorporating herbs, fiddleheads, berries and […]

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I loved this all pink, all peony wedding.  Okay, okay…  I used some white orchids for the boutonnieres and corsages.  Peonies would be a bit large for pinning on, after all! This was a day wedding for a bride who was truly a dream to work with.  At the initial consultation, we talked about keeping […]

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Yesterday I delivered the most unusual wedding flowers I’ve done to date!  The wedding had a yellow and grey color scheme, with a circle motif and look that was a mix of vintage and modern. The bride was drawn to more unusual flowers, especially billy balls, which some call billy buttons.  Billy balls (Craspedia globosa) […]

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