Whimsical Spring Wedding at Lee County 4-H Center- Pollen and Pastry Illinois Wedding

What’s better than a beautifully decorated whimsical wedding? A beautifully decorated whimsical wedding, featuring a bride who is also bold enough to rock a black leather jacket! We were amazed by Alex’s impeccable taste in style ( I mean, check out that STUNNING Stella York gown) as well as her floral color palette.

Wild, organic stems of eucalyptus, blush lisianthus, and white ranunculus are what you see throughout Alex’s bouquet. Brides, don’t be afraid to mix femininity with masculine touches. That soft kiss of blush against the fierce backdrop of Alex’s leather jacket will have us fist-pumping all of our days.

Flatlays are some of our favorite shots, because they provide sweet little snapshots into the details of the day. These images by Rachel Osborn are styled so intricately and delicately - by adding in some of our own flower product as props, Jordan from Ever After Planning really made this stationary pop!

Who says corsages and boutonnieres all have to look the same? Alex invited us to get a little creative with the design and we think these white and blush ranunculus and ivory ribbons really set the tone for such an ethereal vision.

Have you ever seen an entire gang of bridesmaids in leather jackets? If this is the new trend, we’ll be the first to jump on board!

The tablescapes were kept simple, with lots of candles and just a runner of greenery and the occasional antique rose head here and there, but that head table speaks for itself on stage, showcasing a 20 foot long garland!

The bride and groom’s guests got to chow down on a feast of our salted caramel macarons, white chocolate raspberry cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, and last of all our famous raspberry macarons. Did we mention macarons already?

Alex and Taylor, we count it a blessing to be able to say that we were among the 400 lucky people who can say they were a part of the most special day of your lives. Thank you for choosing Pollen & Pastry to be your florist and baker!

Rachel Osborn Photography and Ever After Planning, thank you for your stunning work as always!

Bright and Airy Wedding at Pear Tree Estate- Pollen and Pastry Champaign, IL Wedding

Pear Tree Estate has a way of making anything and everything in it’s light appear equally as beautiful. There’s just something to be said about a venue that looks good enough for a bride to walk down the aisle in her Sunday morning sweats and still be wedding-ready.

We love this photo of Leslie getting ready to marry Andrew. Can’t you just feel the building anticipation and excitement stirring?

We made simple hand-tied bouquets to adorn each row of chivari chairs, held there with long hanging bows of champagne ribbon. Intricate sprigs of olive branches, eucalyptus, and blush roses added just the right touch of delicacy.

We designed taller aisle pieces to go on top of two of our gold vase rentals, which served to frame either side of the altar. Longer stems of plumosa and eucalyptus added an ethereal, draping effect, while white mums and blush garden roses pulled together the soft pinks and golden hues of the room.

Nothing but smiles for Leslie and Andrew on their wedding day. Just look at how these two look at each other!

We believe the term “go big or go home” most definitely applies to your wedding desserts. Pear Tree set up the perfect hanging table to arrange a beautiful array of our cupcakes and delicious brownies from LA Gourmet Catering, for Leslie and Andrew’s guests. Not to mention a tiered naked cake with buttercream frosting and a garden rose garnish.

If you haven’t caught on to the wooden farmhouse table trend yet, the following images will win you over.

Leslie and Andrew opted to alternate their guest tables with an array of varied centerpieces. Boxed rectangle planters, gold compotes, and tall risers playing host to olive branches filled the room with the greatest combination of texture and shape.

A beautiful wedding day and a stunning bride and groom to match. Congratulations, Leslie and Andrew!

Thank you Sweet Darlings Photography for sharing these lovely images and as always, to Pear Tree Estate, for being such a gracious host.

Motorcycle Chic Wedding- Pollen and Pastry Chicago Weddings

Molly described the vision for her wedding using the words romance, party and motorcycles. When you scroll down you'll see that she absolutely achieved that vision! Her venue, Warehouse 109 is one of my favorites and Molly and her family were the absolute sweetest to work with.

Cascade bridal bouquet
Warehouse 109 Wedding

Molly’s dark red/merlot and navy blue color scheme went perfectly with the venue and her pink hair! Cascading bouquets are some of my favorite to make and Molly’s bouquet featured red hanging amaranthus, Quicksand roses, burgundy scabiosa, lisianthus, and several foliages to give that draping effect. Lace from the mother of the bride’s dress was used to wrap the bouquet handle for the perfect finishing detail.

Lace bouquet wrap
Warehouse 109 Chicago Wedding Pollen and Pastry
Burgundy wedding flowers
Marsala and Blush wedding centerpiece

We created compote centerpieces for the head table and surrounded the couple’s Sailor Jerry rum bottles with greenery on each table. 

Fairy light greenery centerpiece
Naked gold cake

And the dessert table was filled with a variety of cupcake flavors, from red velvet, raspberry lemonade, nutella, chocolate chip cookie, to rice crispy.

Wedding Dessert Table

Congratulations Molly and Tyler! We absolutely loved playing a part in your wedding!

Venue: Warehouse 109 in Plainfield, IL

Photographer: Stephanie Schmidt of Laree Photo

Gold and Blush Spring Wedding at the Ihotel: Pollen and Pastry Champaign Weddings

Brittany and Matt's April wedding at the Ihotel was a stunner! Brittany described her wedding vision as light, airy and clean, and her color scheme of white, blush and gold fulfilled that vision perfectly. Pair that with gorgeous photos from Rachael Schirano Photography, and this is definitely one of my favorite spring weddings! 

Grooms boutonniere
Blush bridesmaid bouquets
White bridal bouquet

Brittany's classic white bouquet was chock full of peonies, roses, ranunulus, stock, tweedia, veronica and plenty of greens. Spring bouquets are some of my absolute favorite! 

White spring wedding bouquet
White bridal bouquet
White spring wedding
Gold and white bridesmaid bouquets
Gold and blush bouquets

We brought in those touches of blush to the bridesmaid's bouquets with accents of blush lisianthus, stock and carnations. 

Gold compote centerpieces
Blush and white compote centerpieces

The reception was brimming with more greenery and touches of blush. Each table was accented with a garden style compote arrangement and the head table was finished with a lush garland and plenty of candlelight.

Head table floral garland
Seating chart greenery display
Head table candleabra

One of my favorite pieces of the day was the seating chart. Brittany had the great idea to display her seating chart on an arch and we added a garland to complete the look. 

Gold dessert table
Textured buttercream greenery wedding cake
wedding dessert table bundt cakes
red velvet bundt cake wedding desserts
Wedding macarons
Wedding brownies dessert table

And of course we had to rock out the dessert table with a variety of different desserts. Macarons, brownies, bundt cakes, mini cheesecakes and cupcakes!

Photography: Rachael Schirano Photography

Venue: Ihotel

Florals and Desserts: Pollen and Pastry

Blue and White Spring Wedding Florals: Campus, IL

The three words Erin used to describe the vision for her wedding were rustic, romantic, and bright. I think the flowers we chose for her May wedding certainly achieved that! Paired with Dani Lang's gorgeous photography, this simple spring wedding was a treat last year! Dusty blues were a popular choice in 2017 and I think that will continue for 2018.

Moody Spring Wedding Flowers

Erin's bouquet was made up of bright white roses, stock, and ranunculus with light blue delphinium for that pop of color. Silver dollar eucalyptus and Italian ruscus help soften the look. 

Spring Wedding Bouquet
Whtie and Blue Spring Wedding Bouquet
Blue and White Bridal Bouquet
Blue and White Bridesmaids
Spring Bride and Groom Flowers

Photography: Dani Lang Photography

Venue: Sacred Heart Church- Campus, IL

Florals: Pollen and Pastry