It's Peony Season!!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We look forward to the short springtime peony season every year like it is Christmas!!  We just love seeing those beautiful shades of pink and fuschia peonies pop up at the flower mart (not to mention the luxe look of white peonies!).   These fluffy flowers add such a beautiful touch to a bridal bouquet or a feminine addition to a centerpiece.  Here are few images of peonies that are inspiring us right now - including a little snapshot of the massive peony bouquet we have brightening up the Bliss Weddings Studio currently!  


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{gorgeous peony bridal bouquet from our wedding at The Chicago Cultural Center}

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{escort table adorned with peonies at one of our weddings at Avery House}

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Friday Floral


It’s impossible not to notice all the gorgeous blooms throughout the city right now. I took a stroll through Lincoln Park and had to share all the flowers that had me oohing and ahhing! From people's front steps to the ornate gardens of all the parks in the area, these blooms are one of the many aspects that make summer in Chicago the best!  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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I also picked up some Peonies for Renny from Larkspur in Bucktown. The owner grows all her flowers on a 23-acre farm in Michigan with more than 84 peony bushes! Highly recommend picking up a bundle or two from them while you can!

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Bliss Studio


Kara, Beth and I had another dreamy inspiring day in the studio together. I have been wanting to get some pictures of our studio to show everyone.  Plus I wanted to get some "professional" pics of Kara, Beth and I to use on our website so you all can put a face with a name.

We had yummy treats  - Blackberries in a yellow bowl, French Macaroons in dreamy colors, Petite Fours..yum!

Bubbly drinks - Pink Veuve of course in antique fabulous toasting goblets And, gorgeous flowers - fuchsia peonies (my absolute favorite), raspberry ranunculus, and absolutely amazing pink garden roses.  Ahhhh. 

 We have this arrangement everyday on our Saarinen  inspiration work table...of course.  We wish!!!

We also had a huge blooming bunch of sunny yellow Forsythias adorned with one of our iconic blue Bliss butterflies.  Plus other darling satellite arrangements in silver containers around the studio. We displayed all of our fun painted chaivari chairs and had armfuls of linens and design books around the studio as inspiration as we talked about the design of several of our fabulous clients events coming up. Take the Cake (the most amazing cake company in Chicago) made us a "Bliss" Cake.  I am in love!!! Hope you all are inspired too!

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