Stop and smell (or see) the roses! This week’s vendor highlight features one of our fellow Chicago Green Wedding Alliance members: Fab Flora. Their unique style can be described as bohemian mixed with vintage chic. Learn more about this fabulous florist by reading the Q&A with Naturally Yours Events and Jori Foreman of Fab Flora below. Feast your eyes on these beautiful arrangements!

_VV_5280Photo by Z+V Photography.


NYE: Tell me about your business. What do you specialize in?

Fab: We specialize in unconventional, artistic and earthy weddings.  Our typical client is a city-dweller who wants something unique to represents their quirky, fun, creative personality.  We also cater to the eco-conscious couple.

5M5C0871Photo by Shane Welch Photography.


NYE: How did you get started- what inspired you?

Fab: I have always been involved in something creative. I studied fine arts in college and wanted to be able to use my artistic talent in a way that makes other people happy. A long time ago, back in high school, I took a career test and it actually told me I’d be a good florist! So I decided to try it and turns out, I love it!

airplant bouquet- rotarski photographyPhoto by Rotarski Photography.


NYE: What’s your favorite thing about working in the wedding industry?

Fab: It’s hard to say just one so here’s a few: the really cool couples I get to meet, the feeling after dropping off the bridal bouquet and seeing the bride all teary-eyed, working from home in my sweatpants, and all the other amazing wedding vendors I’ve met who I now can call friends.

_VV_5039Photo by Z+V Photography.


NYE: How far in advance should clients book your services?

Fab: It’s best to book us about 6 to 12 months prior to your wedding. First get a planner, then a venue, and then call me!


Photo by Will Nunnally Photography.


NYE: Where does your inspiration come from?

Fab: Pinterest, duh! No, honestly I follow some blogs and some really cool floral designers across the world. I especially fancy the work of a flower and farm in New York called Saipua. I also gain inspiration from my walks with my dog Lenny and our camping trips every summer.

white bouquet- greenhouse loft photography

Photo by Greenhouse Loft Photography.


NYE: Do you have any green initiatives you’d like to share?


  • We use local flowers during the Midwest growing season to support local farms and reduce shipping energy
  • We own a fuel efficient delivery vehicle
  • We use Earth-friendly cleaning supplies to tidy our studio and flower buckets
  • We compost all of our scraps!
  • We sign all contracts electronically, zero waste
  • When local is not an option due to the season, we prefer to use Veriflora, Rainforest Alliance, Organic and Fair Trade certified flowers
  • We love renting out our own collection of vases or using vintage rental companies

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Photo by Rojo Foto Design.


NYE: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Fab: I enjoy painting, looking at art, hanging out with my dog Lenny and my boyfriend Joe, reading funny books, hiking, camping, meditating, and spending time with my family and friends.

DRC-067Photo by Diane Huhn Photography.


NYE: What is one piece of advice you think all couples would benefit from knowing?

Fab: Relax! It’s supposed to be fun, remember?

escort card table arrangement- melissa hayes

Photo by Melissa Hayes Photography.


NYE: How can clients connect with you?

Fab: By email, Facebook, Instagram, or phone (847-363-0798).