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2014 Wedding Season

2014 was nothing short of incredible… and 2015 is shaping up to be even better.  But before that ball drops, and we look ahead to 2015, let us first reflect on some events that made 2014 so special.  As a small business owner, while it can be stressful and crazy at times, I couldn’t be more excited about the progress we have made over the last year.

I am incredibly thankful for all of my clients who trusted Life In Bloom and for all of the wonderful vendors that I was lucky enough to collaborate with throughout the year.  To me, being a designer is all about pushing the envelope.  Life in Bloom was blessed to work with so many clients that let us push the envelope this year and develop some truly unique concepts, as well as some amazingly talented vendors that pushed us to elevate our work to another level.

I am equally thankful for all of the people who played an instrumental role in helping Life In Bloom to produce thirty-three weddings without missing a beat.  Friends, family members, industry friends: everyone played their part in making this year such an enormous success.

Most of all I am beyond thankful for my husband who has supported me throughout the entire development of Life In Bloom.  Every single one of the thirty-three weddings produced in 2014 was executed out of our condo’s “Second Bedroom/Office”.  While our place might have literally smelled like roses, there were more than a few occasions when flowers would be spilling out of the workspace and into our living room and kitchen which might have been a bit much to come home to after a long day at work.

And with that being said, I am SO VERY EXCITED to announce that Life in Bloom will be moving into a new studio space in February as we prep for an amazing upcoming 2015 season!

Now, enjoy some of our favorite images from this past year!

Lily’s organic and natural bouquet was a highlight and it was perfectly paired with some gorgeous & delicate Frou Frou Chic Ribbon.Bridal BouquetPhoto: Kina Wicks Photography

Amidst the craziness of wedding season, my husband and I were able to get away and celebrate our second anniversary on a quick trip to Michigan.IMG_3798

I was lucky enough to make a bouquet for one of my oldest childhood friends who was married in a beautiful barn this summer.pastel romantic bridal bouquet by life in bloom barn wedding1Photo: Jana Carson

One of the sweetest brides I was able to work with this year requested this romantic beauty for a bouquet, luckily summer weather was cooler than usual and we were able to get in peonies, her favorite.Bridal Party Chicago History Museum Wedding Chicago Wedding Florist Life in Bloom 1Photo: Codrean Photography

We were lucky enough to work on this Monet inspired styled shoot with an amazing team including Ashley of La Belle Fleur Events who dreamed up the concept and it was also featured on Style me Pretty!  This hanging piece is one of my favorite productions from 2014.  Now, which one of our couples wants to have this romantic piece suspended over their head table?Monet Inspired Hanging FlowersPhoto: Katie Kett Photography

I think I’ll use a quote from the bride to sum up my thoughts on this bouquet.  “My bridal bouquet was the most gorgeous bouquet I’ve ever seen – it was like something out of a bridal spread in a magazine – and it made our wedding pictures that much more gorgeous ”  By the way, the dahlias used in it were grown locally and they were some of the best we’ve ever worked with, and the biggest!
Dahlia Romantic BouquetPhoto: Amanda Megan Miller Photography

Yes, these are the dahlias we are talking about above…can’t get enough of them!Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Tieg & Nick’s outdoor wedding had a stunning natural backdrop of willow trees.  The brightly colored floral contrasted perfectly against all the greenery.Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Kemper LakesPhoto: Tamara Gruner Photography

This wedding incorporated over 250 succulents in all of the decor.  Here’s a little snapshot of their geometric & brightly colored head table.  Christina & Jimmy were lucky enough to celebrate their wedding on the terrace at the MCA on the most perfect evening of the summer.
Summer MCA Wedding Photo: Oliva Leigh Photographie

The Garfield Park Conservatory provided one of the most amazing ceremony backdrops that I’ve had the pleasure to design amongst.  The rest of the reception featured communal farm tables with garlands running down the center and a kind and caring couple who handcrafted all of the little details.  It was nothing short of amazing.J&C_wedding_275Photo: Galaxie Andrews

Our largest wedding of the year took place at the Adler Planetarium.  Navy and gold paired perfectly with the bright corals and oranges to provide a fun and elegant fall look.

Before Set up:
Adler Planetarium Wedding

After:Tall Bright & Colorful Fall Centerpiece Adler PlanetariumPhoto: Artistrie Co.

We collaborated with Taylor of Midwestern Bride & Ashley of Artistrie Co on this gorgeous shoot at RM Champagne Salon including a full on table length garland chock full of Amaryllis, pomegranates, berries, amaranths, and more..Holiday InspirationPhoto: Artistrie Co.



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