Thursday, March 24, 2011

Okay I was wrong... spring won't spring!

It snowed a bit last night. I had to wear gloves and my winter coat today. I'm afraid I have a serious case of the doldrums! But all the same, these little guys did a good job of brightening my mood this morning...

Hang in there, Chicago! It's the end of March and we've gotta belieeeeeeeeve that summer is coming! And as anyone who's lived here knows, ain't nobody does a better job of celebrating summer than Chicago. (Just don't let the secret out.)

And with the spring comes wedding season! It's going to be wild, crazy, floral fun! I'm ready for it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthday Callas, Acacia, and spring...coming to Chicago?

Today I had the honor of putting together a lovely birthday arrangement. The only real requirement was Calla Lilies. No problem! I paired these gorgeous pinky-purple ones with tons of cheerful Asiatic Lilies, making for one lily-ful bucket o' blooms.

On the search for an interesting accent, my amazing wholesale genius, Laura, pointed me toward the Acacia. Or Mimosa? I guess it could be called either! Whatever you want to call it, I believe it is a new favorite of mine! Tiny fuzzy yellow balls that are AMAZINGLY fragrant! I love it! I want to use it in everything! (Thanks, Laura!)

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As I walked through the lovely streets of downtown Chicago en route to deliver the arragement, I was so warm I actually unzipped my down jacket! And even though it was decidedly drizzly this morning, I don't think there's any way to deny it: spring is almost here. I'm so excited! Don't I look it?

Of course, the weather report says it's supposed to snow tomorrow. Lame. If you need me I'll be over by the Acacia, imagining I'm sunning myself on a tropical beach.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Anticipation is Killing Me!

Details, details. The devil's in the details? Dunno about that, but I do know one thing for certain: when it comes to making your wedding unforgettable, it's the details that make all the difference!

Just ask my brilliant friend and colleague, Elizabeth Tulipana, owner of Anticipation Events. She's a Chicago wedding planner who is currently in the process of planning her own wedding. And ladies & gents, it's going to be a good one.

Her save-the-dates are possibly the coolest I've ever seen! I could go on and on about them myself of course, but I'll refrain. Instead I'll just throw some eye candy your way, then send you off to her blog. It's best if you get all the juicy photos and details straight from the brain of the woman who made 'em.

Really, it behooves you to read the story behind the choices she made for these. They're so awesome! Check out E's blog about them. And if you're a bride looking for a planner, I'm here to tell you you'd be in great hands with this lady!