• 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 planner dinner hosted by the Ritz Carlton Chicago. These gorgeous shots captured by Amanda Hein Photography get us in the mood for Thanksgiving gratitude and put a jingle in our bells for all of the winter celebrations upon us. We love reminiscing on the incredible décor and design elements that truly brought this event to life. We styled this ultra warm and luxurious Fall-meets-Winter ambiance with luxurious layers, using chargers and linens in metallics and a long napkin ombré of pastel hues from BBJ, laid back lounge settings from Cort Furniture Rental, elegant seating by Tablescapes Party Rentals, and classic stationery by Magnificent Milestones. To top all of that off, we gathered rich and romantic garden roses, parrot tulips, ranunculus, dahlias, ama [...]
  • 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 room for personalization! Courtney’s loosely gathered bouquet was filled with ultra-feminine blooms in white, blush, peach, soft coral, and fresh green, layering petaly garden roses, anemone, ranunculus and peonies, with accents of clematis, trailing jasmine vine, olive boughs, gilded davallia ferns, hostas, and gardenia foliage. This stunning selection of blooms was inspired our uber-creative bride (formerly the designer behind Courtney Callahan Paper, now Instagram style maven @courtneycallahanmyers), who hand-selected a mix of silk ribbons for each of the bouquets and boutonnieres. Her bridesmaids even received custom monogrammed handkerchiefs created by the bride herself! This is the s [...]
  • 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 the most fun, most fabulous, most stylish girl fêtes ever. Yes, ever. Every other bachelorette party we’ve seen has NOTHING on Chrissy’s fierce “Babefest”. Inspired by a girly selection of pins from the bride-to-be’s sister (St. Louis planner Kate Turner of Kate & Co.) came to life in an itinerary that would make every girl want to get in formation. Complete with the absolute cream of the crop in vendors and venues, and pure girl power - this destination celebration weekend did not miss a beat. When Chrissy, AKA “Queen Babe” and her squad entered the Infinity Suite of The Langham Hotel they immediately felt the fun vibe takeover. Our custom faux hide floral rug put a personal stamp on the entry as only one of many custom touche [...]
  • 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 here, on our new blog. In the meantime, please take a look at what goes behind the scenes with The Darlings! A special thanks to these Darling vendors: Light & Memory Films Elan Villamor BBJ Nimble Well Tablescapes
  • 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 alongside fellow event trendsetters from Lovebird Events, Lover.ly, BHLDN, and Magnificent Milestones. Get your tickets to join us for some serious inspiration! We had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new blushing brides last year and look forward to more fun on Sunday! Click on the image below to see a clip of the awesome experience we were a part creating last year. This year our chic seventies table will be decked out with some of our favorite groovy things plus style inspiration from Courtney Callahan Paper, BBJ Linens, and Tablescapes. Don’t miss this weekend’s Sunday soiree! Here’s a sneak peek of the retro glamour we’re dreaming up for you [...]