Kio Kreations’ Blog

for the love of flowers & art

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What is Kio Kreations?

Kio Kreations is an all-encompassing creative services company. Started by Kristen Janes (formerly Kristen Henschen) in 2004, Kio Kreations has grown to include floral design, graphic design, product design, fine art, and other creative services. We have quickly become one of the highest-rated independent florists in the Chicagoland. We also design oodles of fun things for sale on ETSY and ZAZZLE. We design lots of stuff for corporate & private clients and also teach art and floral design lessons. We really are an all-encompassing creative services company!


More Stunning Thomas Slack/AT Studio Junkyard Shots June 5, 2009

I just had to post these new ones Thomas has on his blog, they rock…starring this pretty girl and of course, my bouquets!!! 


Slack Photography and AT STUDIO rock! 🙂


Vanda’s Orchid-Inspired Monogram June 4, 2009

Filed under: Design,Monogrammed Aisle Runners,Weddings — kiokreations @ 11:28 pm



I just finished working on some monogram options for Vanda (yes, that is the bride’s name AND the name of my favorite orchid). They are having a Thai/Vietnamese infusion wedding and incorporating bamboo and orchids into the decor and motif. Vanda asked that I incorporate orchids into their monogram, so I added some silhouetted ones to the designs. Once Vanda chooses her favorite of the above, I will be painting it on an aisle runner for her wedding next month. 



Are you Artsy? Enter P.A.C.E. with Me! June 3, 2009

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Above you can see the POSTCARD that I entered for the last PACE competition that got into their traveling exhibition. The show traveled for over a year and my postcard was shown in a bunch of different museums–so that’s cool. I also sold one of the other postcards I entered that time for $50 too! Not to shabby. I plan to enter 3-5 this time around. I encourage all other artists and photographers to check it enter!!! 🙂


Need a Chuppah? Rent my Chuppah!

So, I bought this Chuppah for a wedding 2 years ago and only have used it once. I am sure there are some Jewish brides out there in need of one for rent, so I figured I’d blog about it and maybe get some traffic.

For those of you who don’t know what a Chuppah is, it is:

chuppah (Hebrewחוּפָּה‎) (also spelled hupahchupah, or chuppa – plural: chuppot or chuppahs, Hebrew: חוּפּוֹת) is a canopy traditionally used in Jewish weddings. It consists of a cloth or sheet, sometimes a tallit, stretched or supported over four poles, or sometimes carried by attendants to the ceremony. Achuppah symbolizes the home the couple will build together. Chuppah literally means a canopy or a covering.

(Thanks Wikipedia!)


Rental Fees:

  • Chuppah with Fabric Only: $350/day
  • Floral elements added starting at $50
    **All rental prices include set-up, tear-down and delivery charges.**

Images of it are below…(these photos really do not do it justice but they are all I have!)

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If you are interested, email me (contact info listed on CONTACT page).


My Young Padawan Makes Me Proud June 1, 2009


My “Padawan” (aka Associate Events Coordinator/Wedding Assistant) Amy Christian is wildly talented at photography, graphic design and now FLORAL DESIGN as well! We’ve been working together for over a year now and in that time she’s really learned a lot about floral design: balance, texture, mechanics…I am so proud of her! Below are some of her arrangements that were made after the wedding double-header we just had. 

I will be teaching floral design classes this winter through the Naperville Park District…I am sure I will Blog about that closer to the time…should be fun! 🙂 For now I take pleasure in showing Amy more tricks of the trade so she can add another creative skill to her repertoire.


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Floral Arrangements AND Photos by Amy Christian of AC Design and Photography.

For those who don’t love Star Wars, a Padawan is essentially a Jedi Apprentice…so I would be the Jedi Knight of floral design…and she is in the process of becoming one! I know, total nerd…whatever. I love Star Wars…Do you know what the chances of successfully navigating an astroid field are? I do!!!! 🙂



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