Recycle & Reuse

While opportunities don’t always present themselves, I always try to help my clients find any and every way to get double-duty usage out of something used at their weddings.  Altar arrangements used to flank the entrance to their  ballroom, aisle clusters secured to the backs of bridal party chairs, cocktail arrangements relocated to the dessert buffet etc.

For a former, favorite (sophisticately preppy) client, I had a pair of scripted  monograms made for the church.

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We sneakily added these married monograms to the beautiful camellia wreaths adoring the church doors, as guests witnessed the I Dos.

After a shower of fuchsia rose petals cascaded over the happy newlyweds  during the Grand Exit, the monograms were moved to the reception to ‘secure’ gorgeous, billowing navy curtains adoring the French doors used as a backdrop for both the cake (deliciously Sweet Mandy B’s) and the intimate head table.


The cutie monograms were then packed up for the couple to take home and use as artwork in their home, as a special reminder of their dreamy day.

Things worth doing are often worth doing twice, no?!




Vendor Credits:  Kara Superfine for Bliss Weddings, HMR Designs, St. Chrysostomos Church, Chicago History Museum, Amanda Hein Photography