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!


Bridesmaid Bouquet

bride and groom bouquet


Modern, Sleek Loft Wedding

A. has known bride L. since they were sorority sisters over 10 years ago (don’t do the math, it is depressing!), and after they ran into each other at an event and A. met L.’s bride-to-be N., A. offered to help create a modern, sleek look for their wedding at the beautiful and artsy Kitchen Chicago, a space that doubles as event space and rental kitchen space for the new wave of Food Trucks to recently hit Chicagoland.  Kitchen Chicago is an awesome blend of industrial, modern, soft and bright with tall, lofted ceilings and beautiful exposed brick walls.

The brides colors were brown, cream, and green.  They particularly loved the texture of burlap (which mimicked their invitations) and wanted an organic and relaxed yet sophisticated and modern look for wedding.  Additionally, since L.’s Mom grew up in Japan, L. wanted to incorporate as many white cranes as possible into the cocktail and heavy appetizer affair.  The budget was small (they had originally planned on DIY), but that didn’t stop A. & P. from coming up with BIG plans!

Kitchen Chicago had gorgeous long reclaimed wood tables with bench seating that were too gorgeous to cover up, so A. made simple burlap runners for each table. Two trio’s of modern arrangements with orchids, grass, curly willow branches and stone were placed at each table separated by glowing candles.  To flank the ceremony site, the brides hung cranes and A. & P. added tall vases filled with curly willow branches, hanging votives, and orchids. 099long tables087080088106hemphill3