History of the Bride’s Bouquet

Here are some fun facts about the transformation of the bride’s bouquet throughout history: Weddings have been happening for centuries, and although certain aspects have always remained the same, some pretty prevalent wedding traditions have changed dramatically since their origin. Here are some interesting facts about the origin of one of our favorite wedding staples that may surprise you. The …

Wedding & Event Trending: Food Bars and Cake Tables

Forget the guys trying the squeeze their way through crowds to offer you the mini quiche, when what you really want is the guy who has the somosas, but of course he is half way across the room and by the time you get to him, there aren’t any left. Well, a great way to solve the problem is a …

TBT: Iconic Bridal Bouquets

Here is a throwback to a few of the most notorious brides and bouquets of all time. On September 12, 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier married Senator John F Kennedy at St Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Jacqueline carried an elegant bouquet of white and pink gardenias with white orchids and trailing Stephanotis. For her professional wedding photos, the new Mrs. …

BIZBASH.COM Feature

Our wedding team’s design was featured in the article, “Pantone’s Color of the Year 2016: 12 Ideas for Using Rose Quartz and Serenity Hues in Events” on BizBash.com. Our lavish orchid design from the Carasco Photography event at Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center in 2013 stands out as a modern masterpiece. Click here to see the full article: Pantone’s Color of …

A quiet moment at the Chicago History Museum

Our staff photographer who was onsite to shoot the set up of an absolutely breathtaking wedding at the Chicago History Museum this past weekend captured this beautiful quiet moment.  The room was set.  The candles lit.  And the bride and groom enjoyed a moment together taking it in. 

Corporate Event at Swedish Covenant

Fresh flowers inspire! They foster creativity! These blooms designed by Jonas in our Event department sure made the room more beautiful! When our friends at Swedish Covenant Hospital invited us to help add special touches to their important corporate event, Jonas found inspiration from art work and color already within the meeting spaces. His addition of orchids completed the look …

Red. Romance. Newberry Library.

Fawn & Dave chose red and romance for their wedding reception at Chicago’s gorgeous Newberry Library. Tables included several different scapes including trumpet vases, assorted cylinders and compact designs. Flowers featured – red dahlias, Cherry Love roses, spray roses, mokara orchids, dendrobium orchids, callas, coxcomb, hypericum berries and seeded euc as the perfect accent.

Enchanting Romance

Chicago is filled with many historical and architecturally captivating venues perfect for a winter wedding. The University Club is one of these places, a Chicago historical landmark- and centered in the heart of the city. This winter, our team had the pleasure to create beautifully romantic floral décor amongst the tall breathtaking stained glass windows and the dark architectural details. …

Holiday in Napa

The past few years it has been an honor for the Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor team to transform the cafeteria of Saint Mary’s Hospital into a festive holiday celebration. This year’s theme was “Holiday in Napa,” a night to escape from the cold and be transported to a vineyard with a holiday twist. To make this concept come …

INSPIRATION : Decorative Kale

Kale’s popularity is growing steady as an amazing super vegetable with dietary benefits out of this world. A member of the cabbage family, kale can lower your cholesterol and your risk for cancer. While the list goes on of why kale should be added to your diet, you also should also consider kale when thinking of your bridal bouquet and …