A Dark and Romantic Valentine's Day Wedding

Get ready for some DRAMA! We partnered up with a few local wedding vendors this past month to create some dramatic Valentine’s inspired wedding inspiration and these photos from Samantha Suzanne Photography do not disappoint!

This couch from Spruce Wedding Rentals was the perfect choice to fit our dark and moody vibe. Can you imagine taking your wedding portraits on a piece like this?!

We chose a variety of dark red and burgundy blooms and intentionally left out any foliages to give these pieces a more modern feel. Burgundy has been such a popular wedding color for 2018 and 2019, we wanted to use this popular color scheme but give it a different spin. Protea, kangaroo paw, anthurium, ranunculus, lisianthus, carnations, roses and scabiosa all add a unique feel to these designs.

Moody Grooms Boutonniere

For the desserts we chose black fondant to cover the cake to continue the elegant, dramatic vibe. Edible gold paint adds a nice contrast against the dark icing. And what better dessert to serve your guests than dark chocolate macarons and miniature bundt cake with fresh berries!

Many thanks to these wonderful creatives who partnered on this project and we want to wish everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Photos: Samantha Suzanne Photography

Hair & Makeup: @Mualeiana and Cynthia Nicole Hair

Furniture: Spruce Wedding Rentals

Sweets & Florals: Pollen and Pastry

Dress:  Adore Bridal

Models: Amy Mulder Photography

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

Marsala and Blush Fall Wedding at Pear Tree Estate: Pollen and Pastry Champaign Weddings

Jonathan and Victoria were an absolute pleasure to plan a wedding with! Victoria planned the entire wedding while juggling Vet Med School and a busy life and she did it all with grace! So glad we could work with this sweet couple. 

Greenery Welcome Sign
Ceremony Flower Arbor

This simple arbor from Spruce Wedding Rentals was the perfect base to attach our lush florals to. 

Fall Wedding Ceremony Pollen and Pastry
Ceremony Fall Flower Arch
Grooms Boutonniere- Pollen and Pastry
Fall Cascade Bouquet- Pollen and Pastry

Victoria's cascade bouquet was full of gorgeous fall tones. Pepperberry and hanging amaranthus gave the perfect cascading effect. 

Fall Sweet Heart Table- Pollen and Pastry
Fall Wedding Place Setting- Pollen and Pastry
Wedding Sweet Heart Table-Pollen and Pastry
Fall Wedding Greenery Garland- Pollen and Pastry
Fall Garland Centerpiece- Pollen and Pastry

The reception, held at Pear Tree Estate (one of our favorite venues!), was decorated with lush garlands and candlelight down each table. So much drama! 

Fall Greenery Garland Centerpiece- Pollen and Pastry
Hanging dessert table fall wedding

Extra greenery and flowers take this hanging dessert table up another notch. As if it wasn't awesome enough already! 

Many thanks to Meredith Washburn Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos!