About Us


Pictured: Shop Owner, Rick McVey

About Our Flower Shop
Ever since Dilly Lily first opened its doors, this high-end floral design shop and full-service floral event company located in historic Lincoln Park has specialized in delivering beautiful flowers to Chicago and many of its surrounding suburbs. Founded by Christine Noelle in 1997, she led the Dilly Lily team until 2016 when she sold the shop to another floral enthusiast, Rick McVey. The tradition of Christine’s distinct design style continues today under the direction of the talented team of floral stylists, many of whom she personally trained.

We readily admit to being flower snobs and only offer the highest quality novelty blooms available.  Dilly Lily celebrates the beauty of all flowers though we have an affinity for those that are unusual and unconventional.  It is this whimsical and often dramatic flair that our customers have come to expect from Dilly Lily’s floral creations. We choose the highest quality flowers, grown on sustainable, socially responsible farms located around the globe. Whenever available, we source local and organically grown product to stock our coolers.

With exceptional artistry, unparalleled customer service and a convenient location, Dilly Lily has become one of Chicago’s leading floral studios. We consistently command a reputation for delivering amazing flowers and have become the go-to florist for our customers’ floral needs.

Whether your style is modern, classic, contemporary, or casual, our designers can capture and translate your style.  Dilly Lily is best known, however, for compact, colorful designs with a twist of the unexpected.  Respecting the natural flow of each flower is important and our designers’ strengths lie in color combination and composition.

It's All For The Love Of Flowers

Behind every great shop is a great team and every team member plays an important role to make Dilly Lily among the finest floral shops in the Chicago area. It is not only our design and customer service skills that ensure an unparalleled shopping experience, but also our passion for what we do.
We are floral aficionados, addicted to beautiful flowers: their shape, color, texture, and fragrance.  It is exciting to combine their beauty to convey a message, a sentiment, and a story.

When it comes to weddings and events, our accomplished designers are dedicated and meticulous about every detail.  Some might even say obsessive. We are here to interpret your vision to ensure each event exceeds your expectations.  Dilly Lily will capture your style and create a custom floral display befitting of one of life’s big moments. Let us bring your vision to life.

Meet the Dillies

From Left to Right: Meg McCormick, Manager of Special Events.   Rick McVey, Store Owner, Lead Dilly. Eric Phillips, Creative Director, Senior Store Manager.