Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Welcome Ba-bee!

While the focus of this blog is primarily floral design, A. & P. spend a considerable amount of time party planning as well, and this “Ba-bee” shower is a perfect example!

Held at the recently renovated Palos Country Club in Orland Park, Illinois, the bumble bee theme was established using fun paper goods and diaper cake pieces from All Diaper Cakes, paper garland honeycombs P. created, games cards designed by A., delightful bumble bee cookie from Truly Scrumptious Cookies and Burts Bee’s Wax lip balm as party favors (with favor tags designed by the “Mom-to-Bee”), gold charger plates, and of course the floral design- a”deconstructed bumble bee” centerpiece.   There were so many little touches of fun, it would be too much to list here- we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves

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Two fern curls finish this “deconstructed bumble bee” using scabiosa pods (representing the bee hive) and billy balls (lil’ bees).

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pearl wrist corsage of yellow spray roses, billy balls, gold seeded eucalyptus and black and white striped ribbon

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Scabiosa Pod, fern curl and billy ball boutonniere

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Chalk board arrow ushering guests to the event space that will be re-used in baby’s room created by P.

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Guests signed “Are You My Mother” instead of a guest book. Honeycomb garland by P. Diaper Cake by All Diaper Cakes

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banner and diaper cake from All Diaper Cakes, vintage cake platter from P.

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Wishes for Ba-bee, Wisdom for Mom card at each setting. They were collected before the presents were opened and read aloud before the present corresponding to the card was opened. A different way to keep the attention of your guests!

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cake from Orland Bakery

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New Year’s Eve Rustic Country Wedding

An old high school classmate of A’s asked her to help turn her New Year’s Eve wedding at the Public Landing in Lockport, IL into a rustic, simple, and homegrown affair.  The bride adored the look of burlap and had her chiavari chairs tied in it.  She also adored the simplicity of baby’s breath and asked that A and P incorporate as much as they could.  We made baby’s breath pomanders to tie to the aisle chairs to act as a floral runner and 2 enormous baby’s breath orbs sat on top of 2 vintage wine barrels alongside clusters of hydrangea.

The bride carried on the homegrown look by providing mason jars for a trio of centerpieces to give a “just picked from the garden look,” incorporating dusty rose, green and white kale, and cream colors.  A. and P. added burlap and lace accents to the jars and of course- baby’s breath! They sat on vintage doilies.

 

The bride fell in love with a succulent rich bouquet that we recreated for her using soft cream roses, kale, poppy pods, silver brunia and silver sage.  For the bridesmaids, we made smaller bouquets using flowers that were a dusty rose color in addition to the succulents and gold seeded eucalyptus Beautiful!

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Bridesmaid Bouquet

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“Kate Spade” Inspired Wedding Shower

P and A were asked to come up with a design for a black and white winter wedding shower at 94 West in Orland Park, IL.  The room had lots of wine racks and an industrial modern feel with flaming red chairs. Playing off of the chairs, invitations and color scheme, they came up with a “Kate Spade” inspired theme with black and white table runners, silver mercury glass votives, and vintage accents throughout including a vintage suitcase (a nod to the honeymoon spending money gift suggestion- the bride and groom were set on traditional shower gifts).  The bride (a fellow “Kate” herself) was delighted!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Engagement Party

P. threw her soon-to-be daughter-in-law a delightful “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” engagement brunch for a few gals in her life with incredible attention to detail- right down to Holly Golightly long cigarettes and pearls!  Flowers were simple, classic and elegant white roses.  Each guest received a pair of Audrey Hepbrun/Holly Golightly sunglasses and signature Breakfast at Tiffany’s tiara.  P. set up a cute photo booth with accessories from the film, and a delicious mimosa bar!

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Photo Booth complete with signature accessories from the movie

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P.’s replica sleep mask

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P. Bride-to-Be J. & A.

Glamorous Wedding at the Historic Palmer House

A’s favorite historic hotel in Chicago, The Palmer House,  was the backdrop to this elegant wedding last year.  The bride wanted to use ivory roses exclusively throughout the wedding, with gold accents to compliment the gilding throughout the Empire Room.  A. and P. sprayed fiddle head ferns gold to add a bit of flair, wrapped gold wire around cylinder vases for sparkle, and used gold curly willow for accents on the tall pieces.

Grooms bout with gold fiddle head fern. Photo courtesy of Vrai Photography

Grooms bout with gold fiddle head fern. Photo courtesy of Vrai Photography

Additionally, the bride wanted to incorporate brooches into her bouquet a first for Pockets Filled With Posies but certainly not last!

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Photo Courtesy of Vrai Photography

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For the 2 very special flower girls, we created “wands” just like fairy princesses using roses, hydrangea and hypericum berries.

Flower Girl wand

Flower Girl wand

Father of the Bride's bout

Father of the Bride’s bout

Groomsmen bout

Groomsmen bout

Cluster of ivory floating candles wrapped in wispy gold wire for sparkle

Cluster of ivory floating candles wrapped in wispy gold wire for sparkle

Tall vases filled with gold curly willow, topped with roses, hydrangea, hypericum berries and eucalyptus leaves with small curly willow branches

Tall vases filled with gold curly willow, topped with roses, hydrangea, hypericum berries and eucalyptus leaves with small curly willow branches. Photo courtesy of Vrai Photography

Tall centerpiece with gold curly willow base

Tall centerpiece with gold curly willow base

tall centerpiece close up

tall centerpiece close up

Sneak Peak view of the wedding celebration and main table.  Photo courtesy of Vrai Photography

Sneak Peak view of the wedding celebration and main table. Photo courtesy of Vrai Photography

Special thanks to Vrai Photography for some of the photo’s!