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This past year at Life In Bloom, we invested in some flexible and customizable bar bases. We typically rent bars out on over half of our weddings. But the inventory in the Chicago market is limited and you can only use the same wedding bar so many times before it starts to feel stale. So […]

And just like that, another year is in the books! Another year of jaw-dropping events (85 to be exact). If we had to pick one word to summarize this year, it would definitely be GROWTH. At the beginning of the year our team doubled in size from 5 to 10 full time employees, and by […]

Do you ever feel as though the holidays creep up on you? The big festive parties, tree-lighting ceremonies and endless dinner invites pile up all through November. All of a sudden you blink and it’s December 1st. You haven’t decorated the house, planned your Christmas celebration and have no idea what holiday trends to keep […]

For the Lyon Family Foundation 2022 Peony Party Life In Bloom worked with ESP Presents to create a fundraising event to remember! Peonies, synchronized swimmers, and the cutest Parisian drink cabana you’ve ever seen. These were just the beginning to this summer brunch soiree. And we designed, not one, but TWO of the most gorgeous […]

We’ve seen more all-white weddings at The Adler Planetarium than a ranunculus has petals (a lot). So when AJ & Aaron opted for a colorful palette for their summer wedding at The Adler Planetarium, we started dreaming in galactic hues ranging from vibrant pinks to jewel-toned blues. And seeing all of these colors working together […]

The majority of Event Design work that Life In Bloom does is for luxury weddings. So when we get the opportunity to design a fun corporate event, we don’t hold back in letting our creative talents shine! For this corporate event this past March, we turned the Radison Blu into the Radison Yellow! {Hold for […]

Typically our biggest and most challenging weddings of the year happen in late Summer or Fall. I’m not really sure why that is. But that was not the case this year. In fact, one of our most anticipated events of the year was also one of our first. In early April, The Life In Bloom […]

Since the inception of Life In Bloom, Rachel and I had been dying to design a wedding at Cafe Brauer. Not only because of the sentimental value (we had our own wedding reception there ten years ago), but the gorgeous architecture and overwhelming amount of natural light that pours in through the skylight above is […]

Nicole & Adam hosted a beautifully intimate wedding at The Dalcy this past Fall and they went all out with their wedding decor! Lighting was super important to the couple so we didn’t hold back in adding crystal chandeliers to every nook and cranny of The Dalcy. Enjoy a quick look back at their gorgeous […]

Alex and Lyndsay were blessed with a gorgeous day in July for their wedding at Theater on The Lake. They kicked things off with their ceremony along the lakefront path with the crystal blue water of Lake Michigan creating the perfect backdrop. Afterwards, guests enjoyed cocktails along the South end of Theater on The Lake […]