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24. March 2014 15:06
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New Year's Eve Celebration

24. March 2014 15:06 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

With the sparkle of snow and the promise of new things to come, Julie and Dan's Chicago wedding made for a spectacular New Year's Eve celebration. The couple tied the knot on December 31st at St. Michael's Church in Old Town, with it's towering Romanesque architecture, then hosted a fun-filled reception at Germania Place on the Near North Side. For her bouquets and centerpieces, Julie selected a romantic combination of blush pink roses, hydrangea, ranunculus, garden roses, and other fresh flowers, with accents of dusty miller for a vintage touch. "It was a beautiful wedding and fun way to spend NYE," said Chicago photographer Elena Bazini, who graciously shared these beautiful images. Congratulations Jule and Dan, and thanks for a truly meaningful New Year's Eve Celebration.

New year's Eve Wedding

Chicago Bride

St. Michael's Church

Chicago Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Kiss

Bride and Groom

Wedding Reception Centerpiece

Reception Tablescape

Chicago's Old Town

Winter Wedding in Chicago

Credits: Photos by Elena Bazini Photography, Floral Bouquets and Decorations by Phillip's Flowers

13. December 2013 16:30
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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

13. December 2013 16:30 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Combining elegant navy blue, vintage silver accents, and shades of soft pink and magenta, Stephanie and John's wedding was sophisticated and stylish with a warm, lighthearted touch. As many of the guests were flying in from out of town, the couple selected St. Eugene Catholic Church near O'Hare, the groom's family's parish, for their ceremony. The reception was at the outdoor patio and recently renovated ballroom of the nearby Crowne Plaza O'Hare. The bride looked amazing in a stunning gown by Justin Alexander. "I remember getting ready to walk down the aisle and it finally hitting me that I was going to marry my best friend," she later commented. The couple's wedding flowers included garden peonies, a variety of roses, and gorgeous white hydrangeas. "The flowers were important to me because I wanted to bring a fun splash of pink into the navy wedding decor," said Stephanie. "We used a wide range of pink shades and a variety of flowers to create a beautiful and fun look." The elegant wedding cake by Oak Mill Bakery echoed the navy and pink theme deliciously. See it all at Style Unveiled with images by Angela Renee Photography. What advice does Stephanie have for other couples? "My biggest piece of advice for brides and grooms is just to relax," she said. "If you get caught up in the details, you will miss all the fun!"

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress

Pink and White Bridal Bouquet

Pink Peonies Bouquet

Wedding Stationary by Starglow Studios

Reception Centerpiece

Navy Blue and Pink Reception

Reception Menu

Wedding Cake by Oak Mill Bakery

Bride and Groom

Credits: Photography by Angela Renee, Wedding Gown by European Bridal - Justin Alexander, Stationary and Invitations by Starglow Studios, Floral Decor by Phillip's Flowers Weddings and Events, Wedding Cake by Oak Mill Bakery, Reception Venue Crowne Plaza O'Hare, Linens by Covered Affairs, Music by Standing Room Only

22. November 2013 15:03
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Awesome Autumn Wedding

22. November 2013 15:03 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Imagine beautiful Fall weather, picturesque gardens at the Art Institute, Chicago's historic skyline, a soaring sanctuary, and a truly grand downtown reception. Then, add one really wonderful couple surrounded by family, friends, love, and laughter. And, you might just get a taste of Grainne and Brian's amazing wedding day. The ceremony was at Holy Family, Chicago's second oldest church, with its inspiring columns and majestic vaulted ceiling. The reception was at the JW Marriott Burnham Ballroom, with romantic elevated centerpieces and candlelight galore. The bride's gown was by Monique Lhuillier. Her flowers were imported peonies and LaPerla roses. Captured beautifully by Erica Rose Photography, this wedding had it all. Grainne and Brian, we couldn't be happier for you; thanks letting us be a part of your awesome day!

Kate Spade Shoes

Chicago Autumn Wedding

JW Marriott

Art Institute Gardens

Chicago Wedding Party

Chicago Fall Wedding

Father of the Bride

Holy Family church

Unity Candle Lighting

JW Burnham Ballroom

Roses and Candlelight

Elevated Reception Centerpieces

Candlelight Accents

Chicago River Walk

Credits:   Shoes by Kat Spade, Hair and Make-Up by Magnificent Brides, Gown by Monique Lhuillier, Music by Indigo, Photography by Erica Rose, Planning and Coordination by Jan Samo, Flowers and Reception Decor by Phillip's Flowers

28. August 2013 15:20
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Rustic Chic Ballroom Wedding

28. August 2013 15:20 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Seema and Bob's wedding combined casual elegance with a rustic flair at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights. Captured by husband and wife photography team, Corlis and Megan Gray, the bride wore a stunning lace and bead wedding dress with navy peek-toe pumps. The groom looked dashing in his gray tuxedo. Yet, even with the formal attire, the atmosphere was warm and intimate under the ballroom's rustic wooden rafters. Country inpsired centerpieces of blue hydrangea and white roses helped complete the look, for a joyous reception with family and friends. Simply beautiful!

Metropolis Ballroom

White, Gray and Blue Wedding

Reception Hall with Wood Beams

Country Chic Decor

Reception Party

Bride and Groom

Credits:  Gray Photography, Metropolis Ballroom, Phillip's Flowers, Mario Tricoci, Bridal Boutique of Naperville, Paloma Blanca, Wolsfelt's, Men's Warehouse

7. August 2013 15:53
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Oak Brook Country Club Wedding

7. August 2013 15:53 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

We can't say enough about this stunning couple, their gorgeous Oak Brook wedding, and their incredible photos by Misha Media. Jennefer and Alan's nuptial featured a traditional outdoor Western ceremony plus a Lao ceremony known as Baci. Observed at important occasions to maintain "balance and harmony," Baci typically features silver trays of fresh flowers, fruit, and bamboo sticks draped with white cotton or silk threads. The tradition includes tying one of these threads on the bride and groom's wrists as a symbol of continuity, community, and permanence. Jennifer wore a traditional Lao dress, as well as two beautiful white gowns. Her bridal bouquet by Phillip's Flowers included white Casablanca lilies, purple mini calla lilies, and green cymbidium orchids. The weather was picture perfect for the gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception at Butterfield Country Club, where table decorations included tropical orchids submerged in glass cylinders and crowned with floating candles. The day was filled with friends, family, love, laughter, prayers, and joy. Thank you, Jennefer and Alan, for letting us be a part of it.

Beautiful Bride

Bride and Bouquet

Outdoor Wedding

Baci Wedding Decor

Baci Ceremony

Butterfield Country Club Reception

Oak Brook Wedding Bride and Groom

Credits:  Misha Media Photography, David's Bridal, Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Butterfield Country Club, Phillip's Flowers

29. July 2013 15:31
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Natural Botanicals

29. July 2013 15:31 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

This so-chic suburban wedding combined a traditional motif and botanical bouquets with DIY touches in blue, green, and purple.  The ceremony was in Elmhurst and the reception in Downers Grove, with special photos at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Featured on Style Me Pretty with photography by Jaclyn Simpson, Jennifer and Evan's memorable day was infused with natural style, glamour, and the bride's love of color, too. The bouquets by Phillip's included white roses, green cymbidium orchids, echeveria, and seeded eucalyptus. Monochromatic clusters of white and deep pink peonies, arranged by family and friends, decorated the reception. A homemade wedding cake completed the look for this stylish suburban soiree, where great food, a relaxed atmosphere, and outdoor dancing kept the party going well past midnight.

Here Comes the Bride

Botanical Bridal Bouquet

DIY Wedding Reception

Elmhurst Wedding Party

Happy Couple

Credits:  Wedding Dress by Priscilla of Boston, Shoes by Ivanka Trump, Bridal Party Attire by J. Crew and Men's Warehouse, Hair and Makeup by Shear Encounter, Jacklyn Simpson Photography, Phillip's Flowers, Morten Arboretum, Yorkfield Presbyterian Church, Carlucci Restaurant, DJ Clint from The Pros.