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Real Chicago Weddings & Our Floral Musings

Avant Gardenia officially launched in 2010 for a new generation of clients seeking a more custom and unique 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. Keep up with our blog for some real Chicago wedding inspiration + our tips, advice, things we are inspired by, and any other floral musings. 

A rectangular wedding reception table featuring dark turquoise linen, a glass place setting, and a lush continuous floral centerpiece with white taper candles.

Avant Gardenia’s Reception Table Styling Tips

Styling your reception tables for your Chicago wedding or Chicago suburb wedding means so much more than just placing a centerpiece in the middle. It’s ultimately about enhancing the overall look and ultimately the experience

Reception tables at a wedding at The Langham Chicago showcasing XL tall planters throughout the room.

Madison & Will’s Wedding at The Langham Chicago

REAL WEDDING SPOTLIGHT “Warm, Sophisticated, and Residential”…this is the vision we interpreted for Madison and Will’s stunning December wedding at The Langham Chicago. It was such a pleasure to work with Madison and her mom,

Reception Tables at University Club in Chicago showcasing various centerpiece heights, tall short and extra tall.

Adding Height to Your Wedding Reception

Let’s face it, whether you envision tall centerpieces in your design scheme or not, many reception spaces look best by adding height of some sort. Soaring décor draws the eye up and makes any space

Wedding Reception with whites and greens in tall and low centerpieces

When to Meet with a Wedding Floral Designer

Yay, You’re Engaged! So when is it Time to Meet With a Floral Designer?? Your wedding to-do list is most certainly long and overwhelming, right? Take it one step at a time, and choose a

The Neutral Bridal Bouquet Era

Over the past two years, neutrals are all the rage in the world of wedding trends. We’re seeing neutral color palettes, bridesmaid dresses, centerpieces, table linens, invitations, and, of course, neutral bridal bouquets. What falls