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A Beautiful Boutique Hotel Wedding in Evanston April 25, 2009

img_0004Nora and Phil’s wedding was held in Evanston at St. Athanasius Parish with a reception at the posh Hotel Orrington. Their colors were Navy blue, bright pink, silver, lavender and ivory. I used a variety of flowers for the affair including roses, tulips, peonies, stock, hydrangea, orchids, and delphinium with foliage accents of pitt and ivy. 

Nora’s ivory bouquet was made of Vendela Roses, Peonies and French Tulips with accents of bling. I wrapped her handle in a piece of her Grandmother’s wedding dress and added a crystal bouquet bracelet to complete the look.  The bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses, so we went with something that would contrast for their bouquets: pink roses and tulips in white hydrangea. The bouquets really popped off of their dresses and the navy satin-wrapped handles blended perfectly with their dresses. I love these bouquets…

For the ceremony, I made a monogrammed aisle runner for Nora and Phil that turned out great (see last image below).

For the reception floral, the centerpieces were designed around these garden orbs her mom found for roughly $5 each! Check them out! 

The escort card table arrangement I made turned out awesome-I hope to make more like this for altarpieces in the future. We also did little accents for the highboy and cabaret tables at the cocktail hour…candles really add so much to any ambiance!

I really loved working with Nora and her mom, Kathy, throughout the planning process.  And oh, yeah–A totally cute fact about the couple: Nora and Phil have a really unique dating story…they met at “Dating for Nerds” over a game of Apples to Apples and have been together ever since. They were the first couple t0 get engaged (and now married) that met at one of the DFN events and they have been featured on WTTW and other TV programs as well as in numerous newspaper articles!  They are famous nerds who found love–how awesome is that?!


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All images taken by my fabulous assistant, Amy Christian. She is the best! Her talents include photography, graphic design and she has been learning floral design lately too.  Click her name above to see her website!


One Response to “A Beautiful Boutique Hotel Wedding in Evanston”

  1. Stephanie Bulger Says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love the orbs, and all the florals. Your attention to detail is wonderful in these arrangements.

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