Bouquets, Boutonnieres, & all the Pretty Details
Liz and Andy’s winter wedding at Mae District in Chicago was simply stunning. Touches of dark greens and ivory were a key part of the bride and groom’s wedding vision. From the bridesmaid’s dresses to the invitations, and in each and flower, we stayed true to this vision. This unique February wedding had the perfect winter feel that any bride and groom would dream of. Liz’s bridal bouquet was full of large white and ivory blooms that accented her gown beautifully. Also, who could pass up a gorgeous Chicago skyline bridal party picture?!
Candle-Lit Wedding Ceremony at Mae District
Mae District, formerly known as 19East, was the perfect location for the this stunning winter wedding. The grand and lush floral hoop that we designed was the perfect backdrop to their dreamy wedding ceremony. The floral ring was full gorgeous white and blush blooms varying in varieties. Specifically, some of these fabulous (and fragrant) blooms included white Delphinium, Quicksand Roses, and white Anemone. The Anemone popped so well amongst the deep rich greens.
Liz and Andy had over 200 floating candles lining their aisle leading the way to the floral arch. The romantic candlelight vision of this ceremony was what set this beautiful wedding apart from so many others.
Winter Wedding Reception at Mae District
To get things started, we designed and produced a strikingly chic all-black escort card wall with watercolored floral graphics to direct guests to their tables for dinner.
The industrial space of Mae District is unique to begin with. It is a former power plant/warehouse that dates back to the 1900’s. To create a more romantic feel, we started off by softening the reception space with a sheer blush drapery along the Western most walls. We then covered the tables in ivory velvet linens to warm up the room.
Next, we evenly spaced throughout the room, two gorgeous styles of centerpieces (a tall and a low). The variety of high and low arrangements created plenty of movement throughout the room. That, coupled with a heavy treatment of floating candles and votives, really helped to achieve the full and cozy ambiance that the couple desired.
Lastly, in keeping with the look of the invitations, we opted with deep rich greens (Salal, Camellia, Huck, Ruscus, and Smilax) as the base and peppered in an array of blush, white and ivory blooms with some pops of deep red and burgundy. The floral recipe consisted of the following blooms: white Stock, white Hydrangea, Tibet Roses, Quicksand Roses, Majolica Spray roses, white Lisianthus, burgundy Amaryllis, Polo Roses, white Anemone, and red Ranunculus!