Every year, ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine selects 4  local wedding designers to create unique tablescapes and designs to be featured in the magazine. Those designers are then teamed up with a wonderful team of wedding professionals handpicked by the magazine to implement the design. For the 2016-2017 Designer Challenge, Vision of Elegance Events was selected as a contestant and our entry was called “For the Love of Roses”. We selected that name as we chose a floral heavy design concept and, true to the name, used a ton of roses.

We also want to give a big shout out to our collaborative partner that was an extremely integral part the entire process and our design, Gromeza Floral Design. Ozzie Gromeza and I first sat down in November of 2015 and started to hammer out the details of the shoot and to discuss logistics. We hammered out every detail over the weeks and months, working with our team members and spending countless hours brainstorming and revising our visions.

I  thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at what it took us, Gromeza Floral Design and the rest of our amazing team to pull off this shoot. The labor and physical design process started at 6am two days before the shoot with an early morning pick up out at the O´Hare for our flowers. We then spent two days processing and designing the floral centerpieces that were going to be used for the shoot. The day of the shoot we started at 8am and assembled our teams and we were off to work. It took 8 hours for us to set up the tablescape and design and I speak for us both we could not have done it without our amazing crew from both Vision of Elegance and Gromeza Floral Design.

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Thank you again to our amazing team of vendors!!

The Amazing Team:
Planner/Designer/ Planner: Vision of Elegance
Floral: gromeza floral design studio & Vision of Elegance
Venue: Chicago History Museum
Sweets: Amy Beck Cake Design, LLC
Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals
Pipe and Drape Rentals: Quest Premium Event Drape
Photography: Gold Grid Studios
Stationary: Dear Emily