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Transforming an urban courtyard with flowers and vintage charm

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Transforming an urban courtyard with flowers and vintage charm

When Olala! and Luxe Urbanista contacted me to help them transform an urban courtyard in downtown Elgin, Illinois, with vintage treasures from Elements Preserved Vintage Rental, it sounded like just the type of styled wedding vision that dreams are made of!  It's our hope that these beautiful images of our stunning bridal model as captured by the talented Maha Studios will provide some colorful inspiration for your wedding celebration.

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Fall 2016 Blooms & Bliss Floral Bee--a Flowercrown workshop

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Fall 2016 Blooms & Bliss Floral Bee--a Flowercrown workshop

Enjoying community and creating in the company of friends, food, and flowers is a luxury that Blooms & Bliss Floral Design hopes to encourage and so it's with excitement that we announce the second Floral Bee of 2016 on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. at: Ola la! Ijorere located at 51 S Spring St., Loft 125A, Elgin IL  .  We will be making a DIY fresh fall-themed floral crown and will hear from a local flower grower on best practices for the growing season next year, as well as learning some fun ways to decorate for the holidays.  Join...

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A jewel tone summer wedding

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A jewel tone summer wedding

When bride Shannon contacted us just three weeks before her summer wedding celebration, her wishes were to incorporate deep jewel tones in a palette of reds, pinks and purples for her backyard ceremony. In a short time, we were able to create a plan for her bouquet, boutonierres, and centerpieces that featured "Tess" garden roses, "black magic" roses, dark purple ranunculus, peonies, dark rich dahlias and sweet William. Other garden rose touches included a floral spray for a champagne bottle and a flower topper for her nut-free cake from Plainfield, Illinois specialty bakery--Callie's Cuties Nut Free Bake Shop. Her flower vision came to life...

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Malorie and Cody's Oak Hill Weddings celebration - a dream in garden roses!

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Malorie and Cody's Oak Hill Weddings celebration - a dream in garden roses!

The 2016 wedding season kicked off with an amazing celebration with Malorie and Cody at Oak Hill Weddings in Apple River, Illinois.  Malorie's wedding floral vision included a stunning peony and garden rose bouquet and rose-laden bridesmaid bouquets with a touch of babies' breath.  Many thanks to Maria Mola Photography for sharing these beautiful moments from their special day!  

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Spring 2016 Floral Bee - DIY Fresh floral fun!

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Spring 2016 Floral Bee - DIY Fresh floral fun!

Ladies from all around Chicagoland gathered at Bartlett Nature Center for the Blooms & Bliss Floral Design 2016 Spring Floral Bee. The DIY ladies designed Spring fresh floral baskets and the results were bee-utiful!  Next floral bee:  November 2016 -- just in time for Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned for more info and registration opportunities to be a part of the next DIY gathering!

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