Weddings in Bloom

With my sister’s wedding only a month away, the reality is setting in – her big day is almost here! We danced the weekend away at her Bachelorette Party. Her Registry is almost sold-out thanks to her three Bridal Showers. Kleinfeld’s has sewn and created her dress to perfection.

As her Maid of Honor, one important question has yet to be asked by me. What about the flowers? Luckily, she took care of this month’s ago. Blue Hydrangeas will overflow the golf course and church and will complement my sister’s sea-shore themed wedding.

While her NJ florist is doing an amazing job, I only wished we lived in Chicago. Avant Gardenia, a wedding and event floral design company in Chicago, has caught my eye. From beautiful traditional bouquets to innovative one-of-a-kind designs, the mastermind behind Avant Gardenia, Jenna Bruhn, makes the brides dream a reality. Who would have thought to incorporate the flower design on the wedding cake?

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Avant Gardenia’s website showcases some of Jenna’s masterpieces, ( She also includes a floral dictionary so an unfamiliar bride (or bridesmaid, like myself) can put names to the flowers, and work with Jenna to make her floral vision bloom!

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