The AG Blog

Our random & wandering musings about flowers, gardens, weddings, parties, sustainable floristry, small business ownership, and, well,… pretty much anything!

Trending Colorful & Romantic

Trending Colorful & Romantic

All the summer garden-party feels – that was Jess & Doug’s early June wedding at the Chicago Golf Club! The reception was held under a spectacular sailcloth tent with colorful but light & airy flowers including wisps of greenery above the checkerboard dance floor.

Sophisticated & Poetic

Sophisticated & Poetic

Kate & Joseph’s beautiful July wedding possessed a sophisticated & classic elegance reminiscent of movie stars and Gatsby. Our goal was to create a clean & modern, yet traditional, feel with simple, elegant blooms in white with touches of champagne. Some of Kate’s favorite flowers are white garden roses and ranunculus, so her bouquet was filled with fragrant roses, garden roses, ranunculus, freesia & stock.

Rooftop Showers

Rooftop Showers

When Stephanie started planning Brooke's wedding shower, she wanted something really special. Brooke & Kyle recently relocated from the Chicago-area to North Carolina, and their summer wedding is right around the corner! We love small events in spectacular places...

Grads, Garlands, & Garden Parties

Grads, Garlands, & Garden Parties

Congratulations!! It's graduation season and time to celebrate! High School, University - even Kindergarten, Fifth & Eighth Grades - we are celebrating them all! Here in the Midwest, we are so happy to welcome the warmer weather that outdoor graduation parties are...

The Wow Factor: Wedding Statement Pieces

The Wow Factor: Wedding Statement Pieces

When dreaming about flowers for your wedding, the event design team at Andrew’s Garden encourages you to consider incorporating a focal point into your wedding décor that will ‘wow’ your guests. Even a single statement piece with gorgeous florals can elevate the...

Let’s Talk About Prom!

Let’s Talk About Prom!

It’s Prom season and, after COVID’s interlude, planning for Prom seems like it’s brand new all over again! It’s probably the first time you’ve ever had to order Prom flowers. So, here’s a quick rundown of our process at Andrew’s Garden.  (Mom or Dad – share this with...

Planning For Your Wedding Flowers

Planning For Your Wedding Flowers

You are excited about planning your wedding and you have lots of ideas and inspiration photos, not to mention visions in your head that you’ve imaged for years. Some couples tackle the planning process eagerly and others don’t know where to start. Our first piece of...

A Note from Tonya & Andrew

A Note from Tonya & Andrew

My Aunt Donna was one of the wisest & most resourceful people. She was a rock of support and I miss her every day. “Make it Happen” might be the thing she most frequently told me. I suppose it became a bit of my mantra. She also said, “Fall down nine times, get up...

We Are Thankful For You!

We Are Thankful For You!

Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At Andrew's Garden! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For nearly all of the last 31 years, I have hosted Thanksgiving and have welcomed family & friends around our table. I love cooking for Thanksgiving. The smell of...

Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday Are This Week!

Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday Are This Week!

We have a favor to ask. It's really simple! Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday are this week, and we would love your support! When shopping for the holidays, please support local, independent, family-owned businesses first!  We've all heard of Black Friday,...

Skip The Vase!

Skip The Vase!

To vase, or not to vase--that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler to forgo the vase for lots of good reasons or … Ok, I am clearly no Shakespeare, but I do want to talk about vase options. When you order flowers from Andrew’s Garden, we will ask whether you prefer...

With Grateful Hearts-We Thank You

With Grateful Hearts-We Thank You

MAJOR UPDATE: May 4, 2021 I wrote the blog below a full month ago! I meant to share it right away, but then the speeding freight train of construction, planning, reorganizing, & staffing of a new shop blew me away! A month later, we are 3 days away from opening...