Ritz Unlocked!

The holiday season is upon us, and we are so excited to be creating sparkly, cozy, festive décor for so many of our clients. As we get ready to plug in thousands of strands of lights all over town we’re looking back on this annual...

Real Wedding: Courtney & Michael

Courtney and Michael’s St. Louis wedding was nothing short of class and sophistication. From her lush bridal bouquet and uniquely combined bridesmaid bouquets to the simple but stylish white ranunculus boutonnieres, the floral design centered on a soft and timeless pastel color palette—with plenty of...

Babefest!

We’re back in action with the Hello Darling blog, diving into the past two years of Darling show-stoppers with a bigger, more beautiful format that we can’t wait to pack with pretty. It only seems right to get this party started with what was one of...

Meet the Darlings

We have had a busy and exciting Summer here at the Hello Darling studio and are thrilled to introduce two new Darlings - Studio Mananger Jacqueline Felker and Event Designer Alyssa Gomez! We've been working as a team to create inspired events and new content to share with you...

Martha Stewart Wedding Party Chicago 2014

Today we’re continuing our Martha-themed announcements! This Sunday we’ll be showcasing a chic seventies-inspired tablescape at the Martha Stewart Wedding Party at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Our owner Natalie Walsh will also be joining a wedding style panel discussion led by Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings...

Hello Darling ~ 8 Darling Years

Eight years ago I was twenty eight, and decided that I had what it took to open a floral and event styling business (creativity, blind passion, strong work ethic, eye for the details, genuine interest in the happiness I could create for others with my...

Seeing {Emerald} Green!

This morning as I was watching LIVE! With Kelly and Michael and I was just about bowled over with excitement when they announced that Emerald Green has been declared the Pantone color of the year for 2013! I immediately texted Natalie. As two fair skinned,...

Tangerine Tango ~ A Salvage One Wedding

by Carolyn The first time I met with Abra and Peter in person was a gorgeous sunny afternoon, but I truly felt as if I already knew them both. With the perfectly selected color palette and a thriving shared pinterest board we quickly got...

Happy May Day ~ Francophile Style

by Carolyn It is said that the French tradition of giving lovely little lily of the valley on May Day began all the way back to May 1, 1561 when King Charles IX of France was given a sprig of the lovely and sweet...

Hello Darling ~ Best of The Knot 2012!

by Carolyn Hello Darling is proud to announce that we were once again selected by readers of The Knot as one of Chicago’s top wedding florists for 2012! We want to send a great big thank you to all of our amazing clients for working us,...