Falling: Autumn Flowers & Foliage We Love

A sprawling studio brimming with an ever-changing assortment of exceptional and unusual floral could easily spoil a person. But anyone who’s no longer able to appreciate the way flowers effortlessly make life more joyful surely needs a reassessment of priorities.

A gorgeous fall arrangement by HMR Designs
Hello, Fall.

You’ll find it quite reassuring, then, to see how often our team still shows enthusiasm over the flowers and plants that grace our space.
It’s nice to know that beauty is not lost on them despite how much they encounter, day in and day out.

As September is upon us and the mild Chicago summer that seems to have just arrived prepares to makes way for fall, we can’t help but cling to each sun ray and soft breeze. So, in the spirit of not taking things for granted, our floral and event designers have shared some of the autumn flowers and plants that they look forward to in the coming weeks, as well as some of their favorite autumn affairs of yore.

Michael Martin, Designer:
L to R – cottage yarrow & osage orange:

Photos courtesy of ocwholesaleflowers.com & herbvideo.com

Bill Perry, Designer:
L to R – Rosehips and Sedum:

rosehips and sedum
Photos courtesy of truthseekerdaily and BetterHomesAndGardens

 L to R: David Epstein, Corporate Event Director: Montenegro Lily \ Bill Heffernan, Creative Director: Nandina:

Montenegro lily and nandina
Photos courtesy of Memphis Wholesale Florist

Rishi Patel, Vice President of Sales & Design:
L to R – Red Rover Mums and Kangaroo Paw:

Photos courtesy of Sierra Flower Finder

L to R: Larissa Schroeder, Weekly Floral Designer: callicarpa / Rick Wroble: Floral Studio Manager: oak leaves on the branch:

Photos courtesy of provenwinners.com & vlm.org

Indeed, one of the many perks of working with flowers is their ability to remind us to enjoy the seasons, and to remember that there are always things to look forward to.
So, rather than mourn the end of summer, why not anticipate the crisp, bright season ahead?
We’ll leave you with some gorgeous autumn affairs to help you along:

Fall wedding  at The Drake Chicago_HMR Designs
An elegant harvest of golds, corals, and greens at the Drake Chicago. Photo by Fandl Photography
Autumn wedding at Radisson Blu Chicago by HMR Designs
A rustic aisle at the Radisson Blu Aqua. Photo by Fandl Photography
Fall wedding at Chicago Illuminating Co By HMR Designs & Birch Design Studio
A warm, eclectic lounge on a crisp October night at Chicago Illuminating Co. Coordination by Birch Design Studio. Photo by Tim Walters Photography.


Fall wedding at University Club by HMR Designs
Reds and golds warm University Club. Coordination by Simply Perfect by Melissa. Photography by Tay.

Special thanks to all of our vendor partners for working beside us; to all of our venue partners for letting us embellish their beautiful spaces; and to all of our designers for reminding us of the beauty in every season.