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

Greenery Filled Summer Wedding at Oak Hill

David and Katie were one of the absolute sweetest couples to work with for their June wedding last month and I was so happy when Katie share these gorgeous images from Allison Williams Photography!

Katie had my heart right away when she suggested the idea of individual cakes for her centerpieces, and incorporating greenery on each table too. A girl after my own heart! I had done the idea of individual table cakes for a wedding several years ago, but I was excited to bring it back again! 

So brides, please continue to make my florist and baker dreams come true by continuing this trend. We could do this with cupcakes, cookies, other desserts too! ;)


Katie wanted her bouquet to be full of textural greenery with some pops of white flowers. Peonies and ranunculus were the perfect addition! 

Green and White Summer Wedding
Green and White Bridal Bouquet
Greenery Bouquet

Italian Ruscus, Silver Doller Eucalyptus, Plumosa Fern. Umbrella Fern, Seeded Eucalyptus, Leather Leaf Fern, and Lemon Leaf all came together to create a ton of texture and movement in Allison's bouquet! 

Greenery and White Bridal Bouquet
Greenery Bridal Bouquet
Greenery Backdrop

We continued the greenery into the totally cute schoolhouse at the venue, Oak Hill Weddings, which made for a great backdrop and place to clip the place cards too. 

Greenery Place Card Display
Greenery Schoolhouse Bridal Backdrop
Farm Wedding Venue

The tent at Oak Hill is surrounded by the most gorgeous setting! On each table, the guests had their own vanilla cake to share which was surrounded by greenery to continue our green and white color scheme throughout the wedding.

Wedding Cake Centerpieces
Wedding Cake Tables

The bride surprised the groom with a Spiderman themed carrot cake just for them to enjoy, too!

Bride and Groom Cake Cutting

Overall, it was a perfect June wedding filled with so much happiness. Thanks again for choosing us to implement your vision, Katie and David! 

Venue: Oak Hill Weddings

Photographer: Allison Williams Photography