Botanical and Organic Inspired Celebration at The Kitchen, Chicago, with Peach, Pink, Cream and Burgundy Wedding Flowers

This botanical and organic inspired wedding was another favorite from last fall. Christina and Howard were one of the sweetest couples and had such a unique and special vision for their wedding day. What a joy to work with couples like them!

Their ceremony took place at Bond Chapel, on the University of Chicago's campus, with their reception following at The Kitchen Chicago. At the time, The Kitchen was a brand new restaurant and we were the first wedding they hosted. :)

Everything about their celebration was carefully planned and thought through, including their flowers. I loved using local Midwestern dahlias, garden roses, a mix of foliages and much more to create their fall, botanical look.

Christina and Howard's wedding day was featured on Style Me Pretty and Carats and Cake, too! On top of that, their celebration was chosen as a part of Style Me Pretty's March Madness competion and was crowned "Best Modern Wedding of All Time" by Style Me Pretty. Such an honor!!

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Cake: Sweet Mandy B's // Ceremony Venue: Bond Chapel // Reception Venue: The Kitchen // Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists // Catering: The Kitchen // DJ: Style Matters DJ // Groom's Attire: Givenchy // Bride and Groom Transportation: Windy City Limo // Bride's Jewelry: Custom Made // Calligraphy and Water Color Painting: BUSHYL // Invitations: Minted // Guest Transportation: Masters Transportation // Guestbook: Velvet Raptor // Linen: Windy City Linens //  Rental Furniture: Shadowbox Dreams Vintage Rentals

bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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fall wedding centerpiece ideas with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and dahlias in peach, pink, cream, and burgundy by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
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fall wedding centerpiece ideas with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and dahlias in peach, pink, cream, and burgundy by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons
cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
fall wedding centerpiece ideas with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and dahlias in peach, pink, cream, and burgundy by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
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cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
fall wedding centerpiece ideas with flowers like peonies, garden roses, and dahlias in peach, pink, cream, and burgundy by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
cozy indoor, autumn wedding farm tables with garland, fall fruits and peach, pink, cream, and burgundy flowers such as peonies, dahlias and garden roses by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in peach, pink, ivory and burgundy with peonies, dahlias and garden roses with matching ribbons

Blush and White Summer Wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center

I am a little behind on blogging lately, but I am slowly but surely catching up!

This wedding will always have a special place in my heart. I loved working with Rach and Tre on their wedding celebration at the Chicago Cultural Center last June. It turned out to be a stormy, rainy day, but they handled it with such grace and poise. You could barely tell by the photos that it was raining!

The Chicago Cultural Center is a beautiful, historic building right in the center of downtown Chicago. It used to be the old main library, which is why a few of our decor items fit the "library theme."

Rach loved ranunculus and peonies, but then again, who doesn't?! We were lucky enough to get some really beautiful product of both late in June, which is rare. We kept with a gold vintage theme with lots of pinks, blush, cream and white.

R & T's wedding was also lucky enough to be featured on Carats and Cake. Make sure to check out the full feature there!

Photography: Blossom Lane Photography // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Planning: La Belle Fleur Events // Venue: Chicago Cultural Center

blush and white wedding bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
blush and white bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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blush and white bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
blush and white bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
blush and white bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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blush and white floral centerpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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Library themed wedding flowers in gold, pink and white
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blush and white wedding bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
blush and white wedding bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
blush and white wedding bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR

Style Me Pretty March Madness - Sweet 16, Foraged Floral

I'm so excited to announce that Christina & Howard's Botanical Inspired Downtown Chicago Wedding has won a seat in Style Me Pretty's March Madness Competition. Not only did we win the title of being in the top 32 Modern weddings of all time, but we just made it to the second round of the competition - The Sweet Sixteen!

We competed against the top 32 weddings in the Modern Category last week and have now made it to the Sweet Sixteen. In order to make it to the Elite Eight (round 3), we need your votes before Sunday, March 13th!

Click HERE to vote for C & H's Organic Botanical Inspired Downtown Chicago Wedding! Only one vote per week, per IP address.

Thank you in advance for your support. These two cuties deserve it!

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Style Me Pretty March Madness Nominee - Foraged Floral

Happy first of March everyone! I have some really exciting news to share with all of you, a wedding that Foraged Floral played a huge part of has been nominated as one of the best weddings of all time by Style Me Pretty! With that, we have found that this wedding has been nominated to be a part of SMP's March Madness competition. Hip Hip Hooray!! What a huge honor.

What does this mean? It means that SMP has shifted through all of their archives to find the 32 of their favorite real weddings in SMP history, and Christina & Howard's Organic Botanical Inspired Downtown Chicago Wedding was one of them, in the Modern Category!

How does it work? This wedding will compete against 31 other real weddings every week through a Facebook poll. Readers and fans (including you! :) ) will then vote via Facebook to determine the "wedding" winner. Only once can come out on top! Make sure to follow SMP on Facebook to stay up to date on the weekly polls. We need your vote!

Click HERE to vote for C & H's Organic Botanical Inspired Downtown Chicago Wedding!

The voting starts today, March 1st, and will continue on until March 31st when the winner will be announced. Please vote for Christina & Howard's Organic Botanical Inspired Downtown Chicago Wedding!

fall wedding bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
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