One of the few true blue flowers……I’m in love with the Delphinium! ‘Belladonna’ is a true dark blue. ‘Belladonna Light Blue’ is a pastel blue.

Delphinium are available in lavender, purple, white, and violet.


There is a rose that is a perfect color to complement any wedding! The perfect choice can bring your entire vision together.

At COLOR Chicago we hand pick roses out of a catalog of 100’s of rose colors, bloom size, vase life, and availability. We provide you with this information as well as an example picture.

You deserve this attention to detail, after all, its your wedding!

Don’t like roses? There are many beautiful alternative flowers we can suggest.



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We worked with our bride this weekend from her home in Texas. Choosing  coral roses, and mango mini calla’s she mirrored our beautiful Chicago weather.

Her two flower girls carried light pink carnation pomanders, with a black button detail. Virtually indestructible for a five and six year old.

Coral and Light Pink….beautiful summer colors that echo our Chicago sunsets.

Congrats to Danielle who chose beautiful colors for her Chicago wedding.


Last weekend we had the honor of working with Camille Victoria Weddings LLC

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She offers 4 worry-free wedding planning packages. Always the professional, she’s a joy to work with!

Tell her COLOR Chicago sent you!



Can we take a minute to talk about chairs? Ugly, stained banquet chairs that clients have to continually try to cover up with chair covers and sashes…….to match their wedding colors of course! Or chairs that need to be rented, both options impacting the wedding budget.  Last weekend we were at the recently renovated Drury Lane in Oak Brook. While I was impressed with their choice of colors, soft unassuming tones, I was especially pleased with their choice of chairs. No covers needed here! The chairs are pictured above. Apparently, the younger generation has taken over management of the Drury Lane from their grandparents. They made great choices. Take a  look at Drury Lane Oak Brook for your next event, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Mary at Flowers by COLOR Chicago did such a fabulous job on my wedding flowers. She listened to what I wanted then made suggestions for the the time of year and budget. Mary was in constant communication with me offering suggestions and opportunities to modifiy my plans up to the very last minute. Her manzanita and glassware rental program made the dream of custom centerpieces an affordable reality. I could not believe the transformation of our reception space by her personal touches. When my flowers were delivered to the home, I teared up! Mary understood my vision even better than I did! I cannot say enough about the personal attention that Mary and her crew are able to provide. She makes sure that she does no overbook so that her focus is on YOUR event. That was PRICELESS!!


COLOR Bride, Karyn, wanted her vintage jewelry collection incorporated in her bouquet.  At COLOR we luv to incorporate pieces with fresh flowers.

At the reception we repeated the bling with custom made cylinders with floating candles. Karyn’s choice of a black and white damask table cloth was perfect.

To add height to the room we added the infamous COLOR Manzanita branches in a custom made box. The trees were decorated with our Mercury Glass votives, and Red ‘Freedom’ roses.

Black and White with an accent of Red is a timeless color combination


Perfectly matched with the Pink Hydrangeas, Tulips, Roses and Ranunculus the pink shades of these flowers enhances the soft gray color.

White Anemones in the bridal bouquet enhance the pink and gray. Some of the same flowers were carried by the bride in order to create a consistent design within in the wedding.

Add black and white pieces for a little modern fun at the reception.

And of course….beautiful creamy whites love to be paired with gray


Lilly of the Valley is my favorite flower. I bought this pitcher at an antique store in Michigan City. I love to bring home treasures from our vacations in Long Beach. The simple hand painted pitcher started my new favorite color combination, green and white.

Paring white with light green is classic.

White David Austin Roses and White Tulips are paired with Pantones Color of the Year – Emerald.  Classic

Emerald and white can look vintage by adding Babys Breathe, and a vintage applique.

Adding Emerald Green accents shows how Emerald can be modern too.

Remember Mother Natures back drop is green, so no matter what color you choose for your wedding, green will go with anything!

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Expectations for 2013 are high at Flowers by COLOR Chicago. We’re bringing new excitement and energy to our clients.

We are looking forward to bringing you weekly COLOR inspiration. Next week  we’ll celebrate the 2013 Pantone color of the year: Emerald.

We’re continuing to see new trends; recliamed or repurposed vessels filled with bold, unusual flower selections. Earthy containers made from burlap, birch bark and natural wood.  We’ve added 4×5 and 5×5 caramel  stained reclaimed wood boxes and galvanized square containers to our ‘lend’ selections. These pieces bring a rustic flavor to events. Glassware can be wrapped with burlap and birch bark.  Of course, we will continue to offer Manzanita branches, cylinders, and glass squares.

The popularity of multiple smaller-scale designs in a mix of containers will remain strong. Let COLOR mix and match containers and flowers for a decor that is unique and custom.

Things that sparkle, things that are glittery, jeweled and shiny are still hot. We are still in love with rhinestone mesh as an accent to bouquet handles and glass ware.

For refreshing and artful event design contact Flowers by COLOR Chicago. We are looking forward to meeting you and brainstorming about your wedding vision.

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