Jill + Matt, Patrick Haley Mansion, Joliet, IL

I’ll never forget when we first met our sweet bride,  Jill, She came to my studio with her mom, had a few ideas, and then left with so much inspiration we both didn’t know what to do with ourselves. Good thing she has self-control and was able to choose the best of the best centerpieces! I am so thankful Jill let me unleash my floral craziness – like using a lantern as an explosive garden!

Summer’s finest floral of dahlias, special thanks goes to Field and Florist, we will dive into their flower magic on a future blog post, for growing the most perfect dahlias that we were able to hand pick for Jill’s perfect wedding.

Jill’s bouquet was a stunner of our favorite and showstopping cafe au lait dahlias, peonies, roses, and soft touches of greenery. And the bridesmaid dresses, a classic and flattering mint green, were so perfect to show off the gorgeous blooms they carried.

Patrick Haley Mansion is a favorite venue of ours in Joliet. I just adore the history and details they maintain. Jill’s centerpieces were vintage, cream lanterns filled with lush, soft, romantic miniature “garden-style” arrangements emerging from the center and composed of a variety mix of hydrangea (blush pink and pale green), creamy white miniature garden roses, pale pink miniature garden roses, pale pink astilbe, variegated Italian pittosporum, and queen anne’s lace. Surrounding the design, three (3) gold antiqued mercury glass votives* filled with event candles. To keep the design fresh and organic we removed the glass from the lanterns and filled bud vases with coordinating wedding blooms.

Greenstar Paperie showed off their skills with our fun table numbers, which are now part of our inventory and just waiting for your wedding!

Venue: Patrick Haley Mansion
Photographer: Artlynn Photography
Florist: Zuzu’s Petals
Band: Peter Hennes Orchestra

We adored working with Jill and it was our greatest pleasure and honor creating this gorgeous day for her and Matt! Wishing you both a million days of happiness!


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