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29. July 2015 15:41
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Sunny Suburban Chicago Wedding

29. July 2015 15:41 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Thank you James Ivan and Emily Louise, of Ivan & Louise photography, for sharing these wonderful images from Megan and Brian's suburban Chicago wedding. The ceremony at St. Stephen's in Tinley Park was gorgeous, and the reception at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort provided a beautiful backdrop for so many memorable photos. We loved designing Megan's hand-tied bouquet of lush white peonies. It was almost as lovely as she is! And, the other bouquets and floral accents in soft pinks, peaches, and whites complemented everything just perfectly. Brian was charming, the wedding party was awesome, and the weather couldn't have been better. See more at the Ivan & Louise blog. It was a dream come true, fairy tale wedding, and we know everyone truly wishes Megan and Brian a lifetime of happily ever after!

White Peonies



Oak Brook Wedding Party

ST. Stephen's Parish

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Modern Wedding

Oak Brook Hills

Credits: Photos courtesy of Ivan & Louise (Indianapolis). Floral designs by Phillip's Flowers (Westmont).

10. July 2015 14:22
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DuPage Wedding and Hyatt Lodge Reception

10. July 2015 14:22 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

It was so much fun being a part of Ashley and Steven's suburban wedding. And, since Ashley works with the DuPage Convention and Visitors' Bureau, it's no surprise she picked some of our favorite DuPage settings for her photos and reception, including the Elmhurst Historical Museum mansion, Ashley's alma mater, Elmhurst College, and the scenic Hyatt Lodge on McDonald's Campus. It was a nice suprise, however, that she shared her experience with other brides to be on her Ashley's Angle blog. "I brought in pictures of things I liked, and Phillip’s totally ran with it. Our designer seemed to understand exactly what I wanted even when I couldn’t articulate it." The floral designs and reception decorations featured peonies, ranunculi, roses, and other lush garden flowers, with Mercury Glass vessels, shimmering votives, and romantic scattered rose petals. Check out the beautiful images below from Michael Paul Photogaphy. What a memorable day and truly sweet couple! Congratulations Ashley and Steven. We know your life together will be filled with love and happiness.

Peonies and Roses

DuPage Bride and Groom

Elmhurst Historical Museum

DuPage Wedding Party

Pink and White Bridal Bouquet

Ascension of Our Lord Church

Hyatt Lodge Reception


Pink, Peach and White Centerpiece

Happily Ever After

Founder's Gate

Credits: Michael Paul Photography, Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, Phillip's Flowers Westmont, and Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Oakbrook Terrace

6. July 2015 15:49
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Lombard Wedding and Oak Brook Hills Reception

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Check out these gorgeous images by Angel Eye Photography of Dani and Matt's suburban wedding. The ceremony at Sacred Heart in Lombard was lovely, the reception at Oak Brook Hills stunning, and the children involved were so photogenic! Christine and Ann from Tying The Knot made sure everything went smoothly for this wonderful couple's day. From the scenic setting and breathtaking decorations by Phillip's to the scrumptuous red velvet cake, everything was spectacular. "Don Phillip brought our vision for the perfect floral arrangements to life with his talented artistry. The ambiance he created in the room was breathtaking." Photographers Hilda and Carol caught it all with amazing artistry and style. See more at Angel Eye Photography. What a pleasure it is to work with so many fine wedding professionals at great venues throughout Chicagoland!

Oak Brook Hills Bride and Groom

Bride and Flower Girl

Wedding Bouquets

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Oak Brook Reception

Pink and White Wedding

Oak Brook Reception Venue

Candlelight Table Setting

Suburban Chicago Wedding Couple

Credits: Tying the Knot, Crystal Bride of Geneva, Oak Brook Hills Resort, Men's Wearhouse, Oak Mill Bakery in Niles, Toast & Jam DJs, Makeup by Christine Swain

15. June 2015 16:03
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Glamorous Spring Wedding and Reception

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Chrissy and Andrew exchanged their vows at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church then treated their guests to a glamorous reception at Mirage Banquets. Every detail was meticulously planned by Tom Manikas of Manikas Designs. Chrissy carried an elegant hand-tied bouquet of cream and off-white roses, stephanotis, and dendrobium orchids. The reception featured lush elevated centerpieces with hydrangea, roses, stock, spray roses, amaranthus, and other fresh garden flowers in white, cream, blush, lime green, and soft pink hues. Mirrored light boxes added a dramatic flair, with an assortment of shimmering votives, hurricanes, and crystal spheres to complete the romantic look. Other floral decor included footed glass bowls, silver candelabras, Mercury glass, lanterns, crystals, and scattered rose petals. An accomplished vocalist, featured on American Idol and Xfactor USA, Chrissy even surprised Andrew by singing a love song by Alicia Keys, to a soundtrack produced especially for their wedding day. It was so romantic and thoughtful! See more of this stunning Chicago wedding celebration at WASIO Photography. Chrissy's advice for other brides to be? "Pick the right team to work on your wedding."


Bride and Bouquet


Chrissy and Andrew

Ring Bearer

Reception Decorations

Place Setting

Mirage Banquets

First Dance

Credits: Hair by Chrissy Haralambopoulos, Makeup by Cynthia Sarrafian, Stationary by Ramina Isaac, DJ John Grammatis, Photos by WASIO Photography, Video by Cineasthetic Films.

5. February 2015 15:21
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DePaul Wedding and Palmer House Reception

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Carrie and Ryan met as undergrads at DePaul University, where the two made a connection almost immediately. Eight years later Ryan picked Carrie up in a horse drawn carriage for a romantic tour of the city and an even more romantic proposal. Their Chicago wedding was a fairy tale dream come true, with a stunning ceremony at their Alma Mater's St. Vincent DePaul Church and a vintage glam reception for 170 guests at the Palmer House Empire Room. Carrie wore a fabulous Monique Lhuillier gown with organza skirt, and the Autumn evening was filled with candlelight. Special touches included vintage fairytale books as accents, a gift card holder in the shape of Cinderella’s carriage, and white gloved waiters serving the main course to the sounds of “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast. It was truly a beautiful and memorable event for an equally beautiful couple. See more at Splash and Jill Tiongco Photography. Congratulations Carrie and Ryan! Thank you for letting us be a part of your gorgeous day.

Before the Vows

Chicago Trolley Car

DePaul Bride and Groom

Chicago Wedding Party

St. Vincent DePaul Wedding

St. Vincent DePaul Church

After the Vows

Palmer House Reception

Carrie and Ryan

Credits: Photos by Jill Tiongo, Gowns by Glamour Closet and Nordstrom, Menswear by Formally Modern Tuxedo, Floral designs by Phillip's Flowers, Entertainment by Toast and Jam, Invitations by Papyrus, Cake by Sweet Food Chicago, Hair by Jon-David and Ronnie Lee Brooks, Makeup by Brittany Perris

3. February 2015 13:48
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Chicago and Glen Ellyn Country Club Wedding

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Mike surprised Jessica by asking for her hand at a surprise party with all of their family and friends. It was so thoughtful, romantic, and fun! They tied the knot in Chicago at Old St. Patrick's Church, then celebrated with their guests during a lovely reception at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. She wore a gown by Allure Bridal, with vintage jewelry from her grandmother. The bridesmaids wore dresses of their own choosing with matching earrings by Swarovski. What a wonderful couple and gorgeous day. See more at Gerber and Scarpelli. Congratulations Jessica and Mike, and thank you for letting us help decorate your day. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Peaches and Cream Wedding Flowers

Glen Oak Country Club Reception

Blue and Gray Wedding

Peach Table Setting

Country Club Evening

Credits: Gerber and Scarpelli Photography, Earle Greenberg Video, Black Tie Formalwear, DeEtta’s Bakery, DJ Chicago.