Grain Exchange Transformation

Sarah + Ryan =  Wedding Day Bliss!!

Ceremony: St. Peter-Paul Catholic Church
Reception: The Grain Exchange
Photographer:  Front Room
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Wedding Planner: Parties Etc., Chicago
Linens:  BBJ Linens
Month: January


It is pretty amazing to see a brides vision unfold between your eyes.  As a florist, it's euphoria when you exceed their expectations!!


As I think back on Sarah and Ryan Buck's wedding story, I remember Sarah standing in the front lobby, she was stunning in her lace wedding gown of St. Peter Paul church.  She beaming with excitement to see her groom.  Both were so excited to get their party started.


One of my favorite moments from the day was when Sarah and Ryan entered their reception before any of their guest to see their vision come to life.  


The towering centerpieces were filled with over 3 dozen ivory roses, gray brunia and 45 hydrangeas!  Birch branches extended out the top making each these stunning arrangement over 8 feet tall.  


The other guest tables had a lush arrangement filled with ivory hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus, gray brunia and succulents.  Hundreds of unique mercury votives filled the space with candle light.


The Bucks, carried their last name into all elements of their wedding, 
from the personal lighted logo that illuminated the grand reception area, 
to the deer antlers used in the floral decor in the entryway table. 


Even in the last minutes leading up to midnight, Sarah and Ryan guests filled the dance floor not wanting the night to end.  Thank you to Sarah and Ryan for letting us be a part in their wedding and sharing these beautiful photos with our readers.

~Melissa Maas, Owner