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Conway Farms Wedding in Lake Forest

A dreamy wedding in lake forest for a dream-client

This past fall, Life In Bloom had the privilege of designing and producing a beautiful wedding in Lake Forest at Conway Farms. We loved working with this special family not only because they had such fabulous taste, but they were truly so kind and appreciative throughout the entire process. They exemplified the definition of class.

Speaking of class, from top to bottom, this wedding felt super luxurious with no detail forgotten. From Lighting to Draping to Floral all the way down to the napkin folds, each decision was intentional. And with the reception taking place in a clear span tent by Blue Peak Tents, we had the perfect blank canvas to work with. Despite a little rain in the morning, with planning by The Creative Planners, this wedding went off without a hitch!

Personal flowers, details and a little something blue

These flat lays by Ann & Kam might be one of our all time favorites! We are obsessed with the touch of sumac bloom and foliage. That along with the touches of blue in the ring box and invitations has us drooling.

The Bouquets were crafted using rich greens and a mixture of timeless white blooms. The bride wanted them to feel “tailored organic.” I think the Life In Bloom team hit it out of the park with that! Again, the touches of sumac, which are the fine fluffy flowers made our hearts swoon.

The Ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Forest, IL

Unfortunately we don’t have too many ceremony photos of their wedding in lake forest. But I think this one tells the story pretty well. WOW! That Floral Arch entrance was so large and dreamy, which helped to create the perfect grand entrance (and exit) for the newlyweds.

Lake Forest Church Wedding Floral Arch

And another beautiful tented wedding reception by Life In Bloom

Conway Farms is tucked away in Chicago’s North Shore town and is the perfect setting for a Wedding in Lake Forest IL. Surrounded by the wide-open views of the golf course, we went to work creating this dream space. The tent had a nice dark wood floor which was great especially since it rained in the morning and early afternoon. There is nothing worse than wearing heals in soggy wet grass.

Each stye of Centerpiece while different, blended with the next seamlessly. Flowers and greenery spilled out of lush compotes while a similar palette of floral poured out of tall flared glass vases. With a heavy candle treatment on each table, the tent really came to life at night. The heat table specifically was jaw dropping and to date is one of our most favorited photos on Instagram. And it is easy to see why. We designed a super lush floral runner which ran the entire length of the 24′ long table. We then tucked in glass stemmed candle holders inside of the floral hedge.

One of the most dramatic moments of the reception had to have been the super lush floral ring chandelier. The Life In Bloom team completely engulfed this beautiful chandelier in Smilax, Hydrangea, Roses, and Stock, and Snapdragons. Then we added four more crystal chandeliers throughout the tent which we accented with just a touch of smilax.

Lastly, we surrounded the band stage in white planter boxes filled with a meticulously manicured hedge of boxwood. After the ceremony, we transferred two large urn arrangements to flank each side of the hedge. And you can see those the last photo in this gallery and my oh my did that make an impact!

Floral & Decor: Life In Bloom Planning: The Creative Planners Photos: Ann & Kam Photography Additional Photos: Tamara Gruner Tent: Blue Peak Tents Lighting & Draping: Frost Chicago Venue: Conway Farms

Tent Wedding in Lake Forest, IL Conway Farms by Life In Bloom

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