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13. November 2014 15:01
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Wilmette Wedding and Schaumburg Reception

13. November 2014 15:01 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Thanks to Yaneck Wasiek for posting thiese great pics from Cheryl and Brian's wedding. This couple is so full of life, musical talent, and energy, too. With a ceremony at the Bahai Temple in Wilmette, a stop at Clark Street Beach, and a reception at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, they definitely covered a lot of ground on their wedding day. But, it was such great fun to get to know them and be a part of their fantastic day. See it all at Wasio Photography. Congratulations Cheryl and Brian. We know your future will be fillled with love, lauhter, and song.

Cheryl's Wedding Day

Non-First Look

Father and Bride

Wilmette Wedding

Clark Street Beach Couple

Credits: Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn, Tamara Makeup & Hair Artistry, Jill's Boutique, Phillip's Flowers, Concept Effects, Wasio Photography, Jonathan Perkins Videography, and Baking Institute.

5. August 2014 15:27
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Chicago Wedding and Westin Lombard Reception

5. August 2014 15:27 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Meghan and Kevin tied the knot at St. John Fisher in Chicago, then joined their guests at a delightful reception at the Westin Hotel in Lombard. When asked about the experience, this bride and groom agreed, "The planning can be stressful, but once your wedding day arrives it will be 110% worth it." We couldn't agree more. Their most memberable moments? "When Fr. Frank announced us husband and wife, our first dance, the bag piper, and being at the reception with the most important people in our lives." This wedding was overflowing with love and happiness. We think this couple's life together will be, too. See more at Elle Rose Photo.

Meghan and Kevin

Pink and White Bridal Bouquet

Meghan and Kevin's Wedding

Votives and Rose Petals

Pink, Blue and Green Centerpieces

Chicago Wedding Party

Credits: Jasmine Bridal, Men's Warehouse, Nikey Jewelers, Caparros, Haut Bridal, Phillip's Flowers, Sound Sonic DJ, Oak Mill Bakery, Elle Rose Photo, and Hillary Delich

20. July 2014 14:38
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Glamorous Renaissance Chicago Wedding

20. July 2014 14:38 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Jen and Ken's downtown Chicago wedding was a picture perfect day full of family, friends, a whole lot of fun, and just the right amount of glitz and glamor, too. With a wedding party of fourteen, Rebecca Marie Photography described the day as classic, timeless, and reminiscent of the 1950s. After a regal ceremony at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, guests were treated to a romantic reception at the Renaissance Hotel ballroom. Floral decor by Phillip's Flowers included roses, hydrangea, crystal beads and silver accents, with the glow of soft candlelight everywhere. The bride and groom are as sweet and caring as can be, and the evening was a beautiful as they are. See it all at Rebecca Marie Photography Part One and Part Two. Amazing!

River Walk


Bride's Hug

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Kiss the Bride

St. Alphonsus Church

Silver and White Reception

Roses and Peonies

Elevated Reception Centerpiece

End of a Perfect Evening

Credits: Gown by Crystal Brides. Bridesmaids dresses by Bella Bianca. Men's formal attire by Formally Modern. Floral designs by Phillip's Flowers. Placecards by JonNi Paper Goods. Music by Blue Water Kings Band. Day of coordination by Tying the Knot. Transportation by Second City Trolley.

2. June 2014 16:26
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Beautiful Ballroom Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago

2. June 2014 16:26 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Jodi and Michael's Chicago wedding combined understated elegance with the grandeur of the Ritz-Carlton ballroom. After a "first look, no-look" photo, this wonderful couple exchanged their self-written vows under a simple white draped chuppa, surrounded by their families and closest friends. After the ceremony, there was time for photos and a lovely cocktail hour, before the stunning reception set against the rich gold, purples, and greens of the grand ballroom. Floral designs by Phillip's featured roses, hydrangea, calla lilies, and orchids, with miniature succulents and romantic candlelight, too. Guests dined and danced the night away at this picture-perfect wedding and reception captured by Julia Franzosa Photography and featured on Style Me Pretty, which called it a "fairytale stunner from start to finish." Thank you Jodi and Michael for letting us be a part of your amazing day!

Bride and Groom

Bouquet and Boutonniere

Bridal Party

In Love

Ballroom Wedding Aisle

Wedding Ceremony

Table Setting

Wedding Reception

Ritz Carlton Ballroom

Wedding Celebration

The First Dance

Credits: Wedding Gown by Anne Barge, Photos by Julia Franzosa Photography, Video by XO Pictures, Ceremony and Reception at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Bouquets and Decor by Phillip's Flowers, Wedding Cake by Cake Chicago, Music by One Night Band, Hair and Makeup by Bridal Beauty Chicago.

30. May 2014 15:44
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Medinah Country Club Wedding

30. May 2014 15:44 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Rachel and Eric met in graduate school at DePaul University and wanted their wedding to be simple yet elegant. They selected historic Medinah Country Club, with its marble columns, for both the ceremony and reception. The reception was decorated with clusters of white roses in glass vessels surrounded by shimmering candlelight. “I always thought that less is kind of more, so I definitely wanted just simple and elegant” said Rachel. Guests said farewell to the happy couple at the end of the evening with sparklers gently lighting their way, as Rachel and Eric headed off to New York and later Thailand. What a simple, elegant, and romantic evening! See more at

Rachel and Eric

White Wedding

Exchanging Rings

Medinah Country Club Wedding

Medinah Country Club Reception

Wedding Sparklers

Medinah Country Club Grounds

Credits: Photos by Redwall Photography, Gown by House of Brides, Hair by Platinum Salon, Floral Designs by Phillip's Flowers.

29. May 2014 15:34
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Vintage Travel Theme Wedding in St. Charles, IL

29. May 2014 15:34 by Phillip's Flowers | 0 Comments

Meghan and Shane met in Dublin, Ireland. So, it's no surprise that their Chicago area wedding echoed the romance of travel. As a journalist with a special interest in photography, Shane may have inspired the antique cameras and vintage typewriter, but Meghan planned every detail of the day, while completing her master's degree in Washington state. Decorations included old weathered planks from a fence in Tacoma where they once lived and a Seattle-based non-profit farm where they both volunteered, a collection of vintage vases from a variety of sources, and postcards from many of the couple's most memorable travel destinations. Gorgeous pink peonies and other fresh garden flowers helped complete the romantic vintage theme for the ceremony in Wheaton, photos at Fabyan Gardens, and a fun-filled reception at the Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles. Even the happy couple's exit had a touching travel theme, thanks to a bright yellow '74 Volkswagen Thing that was owned by the bride's departed father. Meaningful, memorable, romantic, and fun, see it all at Style Me Pretty, because you never know where your travels may take you.

Pink Peonies Wedding Bouquet

Travel Themed Wedding

Bride & Groom

Wedding Party

Flower Girl

Flower Girls

Wedding Ceremony Departure

Waving Goodbye

Credits: Photography by Hanna Persson Photo and Julie Valkanet, Ceremony at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, Reception at Royal Fox Country Club, Stationary by Todd Studios, Floral Designs by Phillip's Flowers, Makeup by Beth Follert, and Music by Lisa Rene Band.