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...

Intern Intro ~ Marielle Oestermeyer

by Marielle Oestermeyer Hello Darlings! My name is Marielle Oestermeyer and I am so lucky to be interning with Hello Darling this summer. So far my internship experience has been amazing and I cannot wait to learn more from the ladies at Hello Darling. I always seem...

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...

Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in Chicago

Hello Darling and Courtney Callahan Paper had a blast at Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party which came to Chicago for the first time on March 10th. Though we don’t normally take part in wedding shows, the name Martha Stewart certainly piqued our interest at the invitation...

Boutique Bites Fab 5 Years!

by Natalie Last night we celebrated with our friend Elaina Vazquez as she toasted to five fabulous years since opening her fashion-forward foodie-centric catering company Boutique Bites. The event was held at Chicago Illuminating Company’s newest space and...

Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party in Chicago

by Natalie Our new roomie Courtney Callahan moved in this past weekend and we’re already kicking our wedding styling magic into collaborative high gear. We’re creating a fabulous wedding reception vignette (okay, it’s essentially a booth, but that’s not pretty enough to describe what...

Hello Darling + Courtney Callahan Paper

by Natalie I’m SO excited to make this LOVE-ly announcement on Valentine’s Day! Our friend and invitation maven, Courtney Callahan Papers, has joined our studio, making 450 North Paulina Street one hot spot for full event styling if I do...

Surprise “I Do’s” At Spiaggia

by Natalie I have always wanted to attend or throw a surprise wedding where the guests have no idea that they’re going to witness two lovebirds say I do and on Saturday we got to do just that! It was a very intimate celebration...