22. November 2013 15:03
by Phillip's Flowers
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!
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
29. October 2013 15:47
by Phillip's Flowers
Professional florists are experts at creating unique floral designs for every occasion, but did you know they can also personalize designs to reflect an individual's taste and style? That's exactly what four florists were asked to do in the Fall 2013 Vase Off Challenge sponsored by About Flowers.
Contestants were asked to design and deliver a custom arrangement to highlight the one-of-a-kind taste and style of a popular blogger in their area. Phillip's entry, created by Walter Fedyshyn, was created especially for Melissa Baswell Williams, the Chicago-based sustainable fashion and print designer of Bubby and Bean. Melissa's passion for nature, organic materials, summer, casual living, and all things lemon shine through Walter's botanical design featuring birch bark covered cubes and birch branches, moss, craspedia, sunflowers, succulents, dusty miller, crocosmia, fern curls, brunia, yarrow, fresh lemons, and lemon balm plant (Mellisa's namesake botanical).
Credits: Flower Factor / #VaseOff, Bubby and Bean, Blooms at the Windmill, Nanz & Kraft Florists, Playa del Rey Florist
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!
Credits: Gray Photography, Metropolis Ballroom, Phillip's Flowers, Mario Tricoci, Bridal Boutique of Naperville, Paloma Blanca, Wolsfelt's, Men's Warehouse
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.
Credits: Misha Media Photography, David's Bridal, Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, Butterfield Country Club, Phillip's Flowers
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.
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.
It may have been cold outside, but Megan and Doug's winter wedding was filled with warmth and charm, as family and friends gathered in Geneva, IL for this heartwarming celebration highlighted on FabYouBliss with photos by Jenelle Kappe Photography. White rose petals and classic lanterns lined the aisle, where the groom's daughters participated in the ceremony, the officiant was a family friend, and bouquets of bright blossoms created a colorful contrast to the snowy surroundings outdoors. Bouquets included stock, iris, asters, dendrobium orchids, and more. Sparkling shoes by Jessica Simpson and a whimsical cake by The Cakery helped complete the look for this easy-going, fun-loving couple that even braved the cold to shoot wedding pictures outside.
Credits: Jenelle Kappe Photography, Riverside Receptions, David's Bridal, Phillip's Flowers, The Cakery, Jessica Simpson, Two Bright Lights