I clearly remember the first time I spoke to Amanda about the vision that she had for her Fall wedding at Harold Washington Library. She was speaking my language as she gushed about Fall foliages and hues of copper to burgundy and I knew that this autumnal floral palette would be perfect for a venue like Harold Washington Library.
The Personal Flowers
Amanda carried a super lush bouquet full of our favorite Fall varietals. Pistachio, Smokebush, and Bonze Beech Foliage, Burgundy Ranunculus, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, Cappuchino Rose, Burgundy Scabiosa, White Snowberry, and Bronze Amaranthus. Amanda’s bridesmaids carried equally beautiful clutches of a similar variety, just a little more petite. Typically, the boutonnières take a backseat to the bouquets and are less than noteworthy. But that was far from the case for this groom and his groomsmen who all sported a fun textural boutonnière featuring Caramel Heuchera, White Snowberry, Bunny Tail Grass, and a White Ranunculus for Daniel (the groom). Rarely does our design team “ohh and ahh” over boutonnières but they were the talk of the studio that week!
Jewish Wedding Ceremony: Harold Washington Library
When installing a wedding at The Harold Washington Library, we only get a short window of time after the library closes to the public to get in and get everything set. Despite the time constraints, our team designed the most gorgeous chuppah I think I’ve ever seen. We completely encased the front facade of the wooden structure in a beautiful array of fall floral and foliages. Antique Hydrangea, Copper Beech, Pistachio Branches, Ninebark, Smokebush, Dahlias, and neutral colored Roses. Walking into the Winter Garden, this chuppah took everyone’s breath away!
Wedding Reception: Harold Washington Library Winter Garden
As the sun set, the cafe lights came alive throughout the Winter Garden. The Centerpieces consisted of fall foliages in a variety of styles. Tall dramatic arrangements featuring pops of Pampas Grass for added interest; Low and Lush compotes with extra fine textures of Scabiosa, Astrantia, and Ranunculus surrounded by colored taper holders; and a delicate garland of fall foliages intertwined with a mix of taper candles and pillar candles. We repurposed the front of the chuppah as a stunning backdrop to the head table. Maison Dining Chairs, farm tables, and warm textured linens completed the look. We designed a stunning band-surround out of Roses, Spray Roses, foliages, and extra large Pampas Grass!