Lavender Summer Wedding at Oak Hill- Pollen and Pastry Chicago Weddings

I'm sitting here writing this post on the most dreary of winter days and I can only just imagine the warm summer days that were captured in these photos! Laura and Donovan's summer wedding at Oak Hill was simply gorgeous. We did the personal flowers for the couple and I just loved Laura's color scheme of dusty shades of purple and blush.

Purple and White Summer Wedding
Spray Rose Flower Crown
White Ranunculus Boutonniere
Flower Girl Crown

One of my favorite details from this wedding were the Stephanotis flowers tucked into the Mother of the Bride's wrist corsage and into the bridal bouquet. Laura's mom had Stephanotis in her bouquet 35 years earlier and she surprised her by adding that in. How sweet is that!

 Rachael Osborn Photography captured these little details so beautifully!

Pearl Bracelet Wrist Corsages

Some of Laura's favorite flowers and foliages were garden roses, eucalyptus, and lavender so we made sure to feature those in her garden style bouquet. Other flowers in the bouquet included ranunculus, stock, several varieties of roses and spray roses, a few of those special Stephanotis flowers and plenty of greenery varieties. The smell was intoxicating!

Lavender and Blush Bridal Bouquet
Lavender Bridal Bouquet
Lavender Bridesmaids Bouquet
Dusty Purple and Blush Bridesmaids
Flower Girl Crown Summer Wedding
Lavender Bridal Party
Lavender Rose Bridal Bouquet
Lavender Purple Summer Wedding

Thanks again Laura and Donovan for choosing us to help make your day special! 

Photography: Rachael Osborn Photography

Venue: Oak Hill Weddings

Personal Flowers: Pollen and Pastry

Colorful, Outdoor Fall Wedding: Galesburg, IL- Pollen and Pastry

Alexandra's September wedding was certainly one of our favorites in 2017! From the moment I saw her vision board, I was in love with Alex's vision for the wedding. Her chosen shades of purple, berry, burgundy with hints of blush brought this non-traditional fall color scheme to life. 

The wedding took place at the bride's beautiful childhood home in Galesburg and it turned out to be a gorgeous fall day, albeit just a bit warm to start the day. The girls at So Chic Events made sure every last detail was taken care of!

Corsage Cuffs- Pollen and Pastry

Alex chose our modern gold cuff bracelets for the mothers and grandmothers to wear. Rotarski Photography captured them beautifully!

Colorful Bridal Bouquet- Pollen and Pastry
Bridal Bouquet Portrait- Pollen and Pastry
Bouquet with Hanging Ribbons- Pollen and Pastry

The bouquet was a large, garden style bouquet filled with several varieties of garden roses, deep berry ranunculus, scabiosa, purple clematis and several colors of gorgeous lisianthus. Sprawling jasmine vine, several other types of greenery, and the bride's chosen silk ribbon gave the bouquet lovely movement in the fall breeze.

Colorful Fall Bridal Bouquet- Pollen and Pastry
Mismatched Bridesmaids Bouquets- Pollen and Pastry

I just loved the mismatched bridesmaid's dresses!

Rustic Wedding Arbor- Pollen and Pastry
Rustic Flower Arbor- Pollen and Pastry
Rustic Outdoor Wedding Arbor- Pollen and Pastry

The rustic wooden arbor for the ceremony was built by the family and we adorned it with lush smilax greenery and roses. 

Outdoor Wedding Reception- Pollen and Pastry
Outdoor Wedding Compote Centerpieces- Pollen and Pastry
Vintage Wedding Candlesticks- Pollen and Pastry

The gorgeous farmhouse tables filled the tent and were topped with sprawling compote style centerpieces. My absolute favorite to make! Our vintage candlesticks with gray candles added a great ambiance to the evening. 

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Centerpieces- Pollen and Pastry

Thank you again Alex and all the amazing vendors who were involved in this special day!

Photography: Rotarski Photography

Planning/Coordination: So Chic Events

Florals: Pollen and Pastry

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