Category Archives: Summer Weddings

Byron Colby Barn :: Chicago Wedding ::Nina & Lance


Nina and Lance were married in July and were looking for a relaxed and organic feel to their day. We sourced most of the floral locally and incorporated fruit for a fun accent to the flowers.


Byron Colby Barn has a beautiful outdoor courtyard for ceremonies and cocktail hours.



We created a Birch arbor of sorts for the couples nuptials.


Table numbers were made from Birch poles and centerpiece vessels ranged from cedar, to glass to copper mercury glass and lanterns. This wedding had lots of cohesive variations in containers for that laid back vibe that the couple was striving for.


NinaShariff_049NinaShariff_050Congratulations to Lance and Nina.  What an amazing day!
Floral & Menu Boards by Moss Fine Floral 

Danielle and Brent::St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest::Venuti’s in Addison

Gorgeous Danielle

Maid Bouquets.

At St. Ferrer(River Forest, Illinois)

Orchids, Roses, Freesia, Dusty Miller, Callas and Brunia

Bridal bouquet was adorned with a family heirloom

Brent’s mom wore a Gardenia bracelet.  The groom wore a freesia and Brunia boutonniere.

Gardenia bracelet

Orchid Bracelet

Escort Card Accents

Reception Centerpieces

Guest Favors at each setting.  Adorable!

Danielle wore a Gardenia to the reception.

Congrats to Danielle and Brent!

The Details:

photography: Liz Novak with eddie’s photography

Floral:  Moss Fine Floral

Hair(2 stylists): Micae’s Beautini Salon in Norridge Illinois



Mary Gerdes with Regis 

Makeup: Mac Cosmetics{Sue}

Ceremony: St. Vincent Ferrer in River Forest

Reception: Venuti’s in Addison

Talia and Noel::Eagle Ridge Resort::Galena Illinois

We used altered fabric from the gown to create fabric flowers to embellish the bridal bouquet

White Hydrangea with Phalaenopsis Orchids, Peonies, fabric rosettes and bleached Peacock feathers

I love this image…..had to share it with you

The bride and groom after the first glance.

The gorgeous wedding party

I had to include this one too.  The ladies to the left are both siblings of Talia.

Peach Calla Lilies with bleached Peacock feathers in lieu of foliage.

The ceremony was at sunset after the cocktail hour.

The aisle was lined with arrangements of assorted Moss, sandblasted Manzanita branches.

Our handy carpenter created the wood boxes.  We then topped them off with assorted Moss, Orchid blossoms and bleached Peacock feathers.  The sandblasted Manzanita was gorgeous in the ballroom due to the vaulted ceilings.  Overall, a simple style but with a big presence.

The tables were marked by the scrabble letters created by the bride(and placed on our easels).

Natural Manzanita branches with Mokara and Cymbidium Orchid blossoms.

Cutting cake and cupcakes topped off with bobble-head humor.

The cake display was also designed and created by the bride.  The scrabble theme is repeating itself here and we love it!

These were the adorable markers on the head table.  Again, made by Talia!

Congratulations to Talia and Noel.

A big thanks to those that helped make this day amazing!

Venue: Eagle Ridge in Galena Illinois

Floral:  Moss Fine Floral and Event Styling

Paper Goods:  Rachel Sevcik

Photography:  Creative Wedding Package

Hair:  Joanna with Salon Elite in Naperville, Illinois

Make-up:  Eagle Ridge Stone Ridge Spa

Cupcakes:  Tipsy Cake in Chicago