Christopher’s proposal to Elizabeth is that of a fairytale. The beautiful couple got engaged while at a castle in Europe, and wanted their wedding flowers to not only reflect their elegant style, but also the rich natural style of their engagement.
Our lovely bride wears a long fitted blue mermaid style dress that compliments the lush earthy greens that covers her tablescape.
Our forest themed look has accents of succulents , peacock feathers, and blue mercury glass. The barked wood containers, driftwood, ferns, and moss add to the woodsy aesthetics of the photo shoot. Instead of a traditional white dress this bride chose blue embrace the dress her mother wore almost 30 years ago for her wedding. The orchids were the first flower she fell in love with on her journey to becoming a floral designer.
To get married with Dilly Lily flowers, surrounded by nature would be a dream come true.
Ally and Ben’s Chicago wedding was filled with love, happiness and peonies! The Dilly Lily had a great time designing and delivering the urban-rustic inspired florals for this fun and elegant wedding at Loft on Lake!
The birch pole Chuppah was lightly decorated with white blooms, seeded eucalyptus and vines trailing loosely across the birch.
Following the wedding trends, Ally chose burlap table runners, mercury vases with soft and romantic vintage florals as her theme.
A lifetime of happiness to the happy couple!
We had a wonderful time working with everyone that made Ali and Ben’s special day perfect!
We wanted to share a great fall wedding to kick off the season!
Megan and Bryan met in medical school and fell in love during their summer break. Their beautiful wedding ceremony was held at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. This natural garden style wedding was filled with rich texture and a few unexpected pieces!
Megan carried a free flowing bouquet that was trailing and cascading. Her bouquet was filled with blush and ivory garden roses, green bouvardia, scabiosa, sedum, Mozart calla lilies, with finishes of ivory, banyon and hanging amaranths. If you take a closer look you might be able to spot the stunning pomegranate blossoms.
As the night came to a close the party got a little wild with the traditional garter toss.
We love special touches! What could be better then Megan’s handmade vail.
We were lucky enough to witness true love during Anne and Ian’s wedding at the Elysian Hotel. Both families came together on this special day to witness the union of the wonderful couple.
As Anne walked down the aisle she carried a hand tied bouquet that was filled with texture and depth of all pale pink Sarah Bernhardt peonies, light pink hydrangea and touches of ivory roses, tied with a satin ribbon to match her lace dress. She was joined by her bridesmaids who carried petite noesgays that were similar to Anne’s bouquet yet, they were accented with warmer touches of coral pink and the stems were wrapped in pale pink satin.
A unique touch to the altar was a lush green wreath with soft pink floral touches that was hung by a beautiful soft pink satin ribbon.
Anne and Ian’s reception was held in one of the the Eylsian’s gorgeous ballrooms. These classically romantic centerpieces had a bit of flare with shades of hot, medium and soft pink. They were placed upon a garnier vase as a lush mounded arrangement of hydrangea in shades of pink and a few large open lilies tucked in for additional dimension.
The love surrounding this couple was evident by the joy and happiness that filled the room. This is only the beginning for this amazing couple.
In December, 1955, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier’s engagement was announced. Kelly’s engagement ring was a twelve-carat emerald-cut diamond ring.
Grace and her 65-member wedding party sailed to Monaco on the ocean liner Constitution on April 4, 1956. Prince Rainier gave Grace the yacht “Deo Juvante II” as a wedding gift.
The civil ceremony took place on April 18, 1956 in the palace’s baroque throne room. Grace wore a pale pink taffeta dress with cream-colored Alencon lace, white kid gloves, and a Juliet cap. Rainier wore striped trousers, a white vest, gray tie, and a black morning coat. They exchanged their vows in French.
There were only 80 guests at the civil ceremony. They held a reception for the citizens of Monaco after the ceremony so that each one could shake hands with the new princess. A gala celebration was held at the Opera House that evening.
On April 19, 1956, 600 guests witnessed the religious wedding ceremony held at St. Nicholas Cathedral and was celebrated by the Bishop of Monaco. The flowers decorating the altar and church included white lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies, and snapdragons. It was called “the wedding of the century” by the press. It is estimated that 30 million people watched the wedding on television.
The people of Monaco gave the couple a cream and black Rolls-Royce convertible. The luncheon reception was held in the Palace Court of Honor. They sliced the six-tier wedding cake with the Prince’s sword.
Heads turned as Mindy and Eric strolled down the streets of Chicago on their wedding day. Carrying a heart melting bouquet of orchids and calla lilies, Mindy was a sight to behold. The James Hotel was a perfect setting for such a stylish couple. We wish you many years of love, laughter, and happiness! Thank you to Pamela Luedeke Photography who captured every aspect of the wedding so beautifully.