While you may have chosen candles over floral centerpieces or nixed arrangements all together at the ceremony, there's just something incomplete about a bride without a bouquet. So whether you've specifically booked June to make sure peonies would be in season or couldn't tell a garden rose from a standard one, we recommend checking out some of Chicago's top florists to put the finishing touches on your big day.
Oliver Dogwood Floral Co. (Above)
Owner Tiffany Schimmerling is one of those people who truly loves beautiful flowers. She's known for her creative way of combining colors and textures to create lush arrangements that are balanced, beautiful and totally on budget.
Photo: Courtesy of Hello Darling
Over the past decade, Hello Darling has bloomed into one of the city's top floral and event design firms, and we're smitten with owner Natalie Walsh, who has a knack for creating gorgeous, elegant floral arrangements that just seem to brighten a room in that happy, friendly way flowers are supposed to do. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Stems
Since opening Stems in 2001, best buds Shana Price and Allison Denny have continued to grow the business while maintaining the feel of an intimate, stylish flower shop. In addition to innovative designs, we appreciate their transparency: The website offers a cheat sheet of price ranges for bouquets, boutonnieres and other arrangements. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Dilly Lily
Since every bride knows the best wedding tips come from other brides, when we overheard a particularly loud one raving about Dilly Lily while at Belle Vie Bridal Couture, we took note. What we found is a bright, sunny shop in Lincoln Park and a team working overtime to produce floral arrangements that truly capture a bride's wedding style. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of The Flower Firm
Always had your eye on the Palmer House for your reception? Picturing yourself sweeping the dance floor in a swishy ballgown? Then the Flower Firm sounds like a good fit. Its elegant and sophisticated large-scale arrangements are quite literally the type of room-transforming flowers that Cinderella dreams are made of. Luckily, you already have your Prince Charming. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Fleur, Inc.
By creating custom, innovative designs that incorporate hard-to-find blooms and unexpected elements, Fleur takes classic bridal florals to new heights. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Natural Beauties Floral
When owners Jan and Jillian Yuhas were only eight years old, the twin sisters found themselves creating floral arrangements for their grandmother and her friends, and two budding designers were born. Just as they did with their grandma's network, the two have built a successful business based on referrals and pride themselves on exceptional customer service. Read real brides' reviews here!