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!
Something really can be said for fine photography, it makes ‘everyday’ into art…
I love Thomas Slack’s photography because it is just that, ART. Below are all of the best shots from the Junkyard photoshoot I made bouquets for.
All photos taken by Thomas Slack of Slack Photography
I just had to post these new ones Thomas has on his blog, they rock…starring this pretty girl and of course, my bouquets!!!
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.
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:
A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה) (also spelled hupah, chupah, 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.
Images of it are below…(these photos really do not do it justice but they are all I have!)
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Yay! I always wanted to be on The Knot…and who knew it was so easy?! All I had to do was submit our wedding on The Knot’s “My Real Wedding”. It took like an hour to upload 7 images and write descriptions but who cares–it’s awesome and I can say “I’m on The Knot” now!!!! If you have a chance, go rate my wedding 5 stars!!! Click here to view OUR REAL WEDDING.
The second wedding I did this weekend was for Melissa and Hieu and it was held at Our Lady of the Woods Parish with a reception at the Riviera Country Club in Orland Park. Surprisingly, they had similar colors to the other wedding I did this weekend–but a totally different look and feel was achieved!
Melissa’s bouquet was fantastic! It was huge and beautiful and full of color and texture. I loved it, she loved it–everyone loved it! The maid of honor and bridesmaid bouquets were made of white hydrangea, white callas and green cymbidium orchids-they also turned out fabulous. The calla bouts for the men in the bridal party were sleek and sophisticated and complimented the girls’ bouquets well.
For this reception we did 3 types of centerpieces: #1) a bubble bowl with ti-leaf wrap inside and a mixture of white hydrangea, white and purple stock, white and green dendrobium orchids and Bells of Ireland; #2) a trio of cylinders with clusters of white Vendela roses, green button pomps and purple hydrangea; #3) and the final style was something the bride came up with herself: 8 square votive holders with candles arranged in a geometric pattern. All of the centerpieces looked great in the space and worked well with the deep purple overlays on the tables.
For the gift card holder I created my “signature” floral-rimmed large cylinder vase. We also added votives and vases for the bouquets to the head table along with the tossing bouquet.
Melissa and Hieu’s cake was totally unique–covered with raspberries by the bakery and then I added white dendrobium orchid accents to it. It smelled and looked delicious!
I just did flowers and decor for Brooke and Brett’s wedding reception at The Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake. This is the 4th time I’ve done an event at this venue and every single one has been completely unique.
For the flowers we used roses, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus, stock, hydrangea, larkspur, tulips and callas in shades of purple, lavender, green, champagne and ivory. To add to the rustic charm of the barn, we used mason jars as vases and candle holders throughout the space. We did two styles of centerpieces; for the long rectangular tables we did cluster-type arrangements in assorted cylinders and mason jars, and for the round tables at the top of the loft we did round mixed arrangements that held 3 cylinder vases with submerged tulips and floating candles. In addition to the centerpieces, we created a wreath and pomanders suspended from lavender tulle to decorate the large curved wall of the barn, we added floral and candle accents to the highboy tables, gift/memorial table and we put hydrangea on the top of the cake. And of course I cannot forget to mention the bouquets which were just stunning!!!
The couple could not have been happier with how everything turned out–which is always my favorite part of the day!