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6 INCREDIBLE YEARS!

Six years have flown by and it seems like only yesterday Mayor Van Dusen, family, friends and 120+ neighbors came to celebrate the grand opening of Kensington. With all the experiences throughout the years we feel it is essential to take a moment and reflect on the great relationships forged, accolades earned, growing pains and togetherness.

Each of the relationships we have been so lucky to build over the years brings us a sense of warmth and humility that cannot quite be expressed. Working with clients who have become family has been an incredible part of this entire experience. Earning their trust on the most precious, momentous occasions in their lives has not only been heartening but also very gratifying.  With each event, we have been introduced to brilliant people and working with each is awe-inspiring to see how their abilities are sculpted and showcased throughout countless occasions.  We truly love to establish relationships with amazing talents and cannot wait to simply work together on future events and projects. It is wonderful to feed off creativity, passion and excitement in this fantastic industry and we are happy to share it with amazing teams and companies.

Seeing our work featured has become one of the most thrilling aspects this industry has to offer. Walking into Kensington each morning seeing the “wall” lined with print magazine covers, awards, features and thank you cards from happy couple’s and client’s starts each of our days in the best way possible. Having many client’s return or recommending us to their family and friends is an honor that truly makes each of us feel blessed and happy to be working in such a celebration-centric industry.

With growth, there is bound to be challenges but we seem to thrive from them. We are proud of the way each of us has grown and what we have accomplished when we work as a team focusing on open communication and transparency. We have learned to thoroughly listen to each other, attain feedback and construct a strong foundation to build from. Making sure we check in as a team and push each other’s talents makes us better creatives in the industry making our clients happy, feel at ease and allow them to enjoy their events wholeheartedly!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has entered our lives! Thank you to our clients for trusting us with your most precious moments and thank you to our vendor partners who always push the bar further on level of standard, quality of service, and imagination. We simply love all of you and cannot wait to continue to plan and create beautiful memories! Cheers to a fantastic 6 years!!

The Entire Kensington Team 🙂

Photo Credits:

Kensington Grand Opening: Michael P. Downes

Nakai Photography, TWA PhotographyEssence Photography, Creative Wedding Packages, Ryan Brandoff Photography, Thomas Glab Photography

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Anemones for daaayyysss…..

Anemones are such a lovely addition to any bouquet!

Which variety would you like in your bouquet? Classic white or a pop of gorgeous color?

Trust Kensington to bring your vision to life with custom floral designs for your special day! Whether its anemones, calla lilies, thistle, roses, tulips and more, we arrange the most breathtaking bouquets and floral decor for all of our clients! Happy Blooming ….

We look forward to working with you soon!  Call: 847-675-3789 or TEXT: 847-892-6125

Creative Partners:
Group 1: Photography By Lauryn
Group 2: Anamaria Vieriu Photography
Group 3: Katie Ricard Photography

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Rock YOUR Wedding!

Rock your wedding with Kensington!

See why we are one of the most sought after planning and floral design firms in the Chicago-land area!

Proud to have Spring Elegance featured in Aisle Society, Chicago Style Weddings & ChiTheWed!

Budding flowers and sweet fragrances fill the air as everything seems to awaken from its winter slumber. At the center of our shoot was one of the most spoken of dresses around the world that embodies the essence of dreams and love. The sheer detail of this dress and its incredible jeweled crown would make any bride feel like royalty and it captured the spirit of the day so perfectly. To compliment the stunning dress, we wanted an over the top wedding cake that was fit for such an occasion. This five layer, gorgeously elegant cake decorated with hundreds of handmade varying flowers and playful ruffles brought the room to life and dazzled all that gazed upon it.

Our setting was none other than the beautiful Pavilion at Galleria Marchetti. A gorgeous white backdrop with lovely lush linens, lined with spectacularly modern chandeliers and completed with a wall of infinity fire pits for guests to enjoy. Tall pastel floral accents sat atop glass trumpets to showcase the elongated beauty of the room and gave a simple elegance that allowed the show stoppers to take center stage. Multi styled candles adorned the table to give a romantic glow on top of the brilliant Lamour linens in tones of Sea-mist and Sage to add vibrancy and pops of color. Custom stationary suites that softly sparkled and inspired by the cake glamorously showcased the elements of the day.

A fitted black and white tuxedo elevated the grandeur of the day while final touches ensured its splendor. Decadent jewelry that glimmered with every capture of light and hair and makeup imagination instilled softness and charm.

We love providing a one of a kind experience for all our clients and partnering with the best vendors Chicago has to offer! Contact us for your complimentary consultation and you wont be disappointed!

Our Creative Partners:
Venue: Galleria Marchetti
Planning, Styling & Design: Kensington Florals & Events
Photography: Cristina Ilao Photography
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design
Bridal Gown & Tiara: Eva’s International Bridal
Tuxedo: Emanuele’s Tuxedo
Stationery: Flyy Design Creative
Linen: Windy City Linen
Jewelry: Calla Couture Jewelers
Videography: Diesel Beats TV

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Simple Giving

Simple Giving

A Bold Thanksgiving Tablescape

Your Thanksgiving table should embody an openhearted and warm feeling that entices all of your guests to want to stay and continue to give thanks and create beautiful memories with one another. As we always say when planning a gorgeous Tablescape “Remember to begin from the table linens and work your way up through your charmingly fun and uniquely bold details & designs!”

When we saw the BERRY EDEN table linens at BBJ Linen, we knew it was an absolute must have for our boldly created holiday table! Pairing the linen with two types of napkins (yes two, we make the rules at our dining table) we matched the MULBERRY LAMOUR and WINE VELVET to enhance this daring Tablescape flawlessly.

Paper goods specially created with fall in mind have beautiful burgundy and blush tones with a crimson cranberry velvet ribbon. HOT TREND: Velvet! Emery Ann Design is spot on with style, color and overall feel for this beautiful stationery suite! Fit for any beautiful fall festivity!

    

These lovely ceramic pumpkin soup bowls from Pier 1 are a impeccable topper to this attractive setting for each guest to enjoy. Just imagine having spicy pumpkin soup and relishing in great conversation with family and friends!

It’s in the details and the trend of continued velvet in our napkins and the thankful tags for each guest, do not go unmissed! Comfy pillows along the bench seating give pops of purple hues while guests relax and snuggle up to this handsomely decorated table. Subtle lush touches from the Hall’s Rental Murano Glass collection elevate this setting to luxury status. Paired with rose gold flatware to complete this over the top fall floral setting!

    

Understated floral pieces with seasonal pumpkins tie in the entire theme of this fall floral fantasy for any giving table. Accents of lanterns from around the house come in and add an extra depth to this stunning scene.

  Using wooden chargers and French country chairs are a seamless way to tie in the outdoor components and hoist the design element of the Tablescape!

  

Chicago Sweet Connections out did themselves with this ombre burgundy and blush cake filled with pumpkin spice and cream cheese and it will delight any guest’s palate topped with your choice of liquor on these fabulous grateful coasters!

      

 

Feast on fanciful décor and give thanks for all the abundance in your life, friends and family!

Big THANK YOU to Chicago Style Weddings for featuring our loving Giving Tablescape and to the incredible Anamaria for her amazing photos 🙂

 

Or Fantastic Partners: Anamarie Vieriu Photography  BBJ Linen   Halls Rental  Emery Ann Design   Chicago Sweet Connections

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