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Floral & Event Design in Chicagoland

It’s imperative to choose an experienced event design company whose style and taste you can trust. Avant Gardenia officially launched in 2010 for clients seeking a more custom approach to wedding floral design. Events are our passion, and we pride ourselves on exquisite taste, attention to detail, and using only the finest, high quality blooms from all over the world. What makes Avant Gardenia special is our willingness to truly listen to and understand our clients as well as our ability to accurately translate each unique style into sophisticated floral designs and décor. We believe you deserve a stress-free experience and memorable beauty from beginning to end.

Our Design Team

The Avant Gardenia team is second to none. Our experienced group of talented individuals love event design, enjoy creating and working together, and are fiercely committed to bringing your beautiful vision to life. We are stylish, detail-oriented, problem solvers who are well versed in all the curve balls a wedding install can throw. Because of the Avant Gardenia team, you can be calm and confident that everything will look stunning, and you and your entire family will be able to focus on enjoying every moment.

Owner + Lead Designer

Jenna Sprengel

A keen eye for design runs in my blood. I am fortunate enough to have learned everything from the best: my grandparents. Their suburban flower shop, family owned and operated for 35 years, seemed like the perfect place for a creative teenager needing a job. If you were ever lucky enough to meet my grandma, Pat, she inevitably told you the story of my first day and how she felt I “was a natural”. At their shop, I designed for nearly a decade, through high school and college until their retirement. I learned to partner the certainty of skill with a hint of the unexpected; little did I know at the time, that was the foundation for my future.

I’m not that girl who always dreamed of having her own floral business. I’m definitely type-A, I love to create (anything), I have a very discerning eye for detail, crazy intuition, and I always think of the big picture… but Avant Gardenia just sort of happened. I started by doing the floral for a few friends’ weddings simply because I knew how. It was so enjoyable to be able to share my natural abilities in order to bring a décor vision to life for such an important and meaningful day. It was then that I realized the niche of wedding & event floral design and how I was able to create a unique experience that is different from a retail florist. 

Avant Gardenia is a play on words. The term ‘avant garde’ means original, innovative, inventive… (truly understood thanks to Project Runway episodes circa season 1). ‘Gardenia’ came to mind because they were my grandma’s favorite. I remember her always making a gardenia corsage for Easter and Mother’s Day; she loved the smell. So the name “Avant Gardenia” has special meaning as it bridges past and present- who I learned from and what my company strives for.

Event Designer

Ashley White

We are so excited to have Ashley on our team. Her creative eye and attention to detail align perfectly with the Avant Gardenia team. Stay tuned for more about Ashley… 

Curating a Timeless Experience for your Guests

People never forget a special environment that’s presented to them. Our floral styling and décor will instantly spoil everyone’s senses; your guests will constantly compliment you on your impeccable taste. Who doesn’t want to hear, “This is the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to!”? We’ll make sure you do… repeatedly…