Johnathan’s Jazzy Baptism Celebration

We can’t believe April is coming to an end and May is just around the corner!  We don’t know where the time went since we did this event at the beginning of the new year!  We couldn’t be happier to have worked with Yianno’s mom, Anna, again for this elegant and simple party at the new space The Oaks at Gibsons Steakhouse in Oak Brook.  The new space is beautiful and perfect for your next event if you are looking for a great venue in the suburbs of Chicago with delicious food and a wonderful team!

We went with a pretty grey and white color palette with pops of blue candy for little Johnathan’s celebration.  We used different textured florals including succulents and silver brunia balls amongst all the white hydrangeas and roses.  All the silver textured vessels added to the overall design along with the silver bichon linens.  The early evening intimate celebration was perfect with lots of candle light of course.

We wish baby Yianno and his family congratulations on his special day!!

Have a great weekend everyone!


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Vendor Love: Venue Gibsons Steakhouse Oak Brook Favors icons from St. John Chrysostomos Greek Orthodox Monastery  Event design and florals by Limani Designs  Photography by Peggy

Alexa’s Adorable Garden Baptism Celebration

Alexa’s Adorable Garden infused Baptism celebration took place in February.  You would have never thought that in Chicago we would have had such a beautiful, sunny and warm day but we did! The event took place in probably one of our most favorite restaurants in the Chicagoland area, Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen and Bar, not only because of the delicious food but the decor and ambiance at this place is so welcoming and so true to a traditional, yet modern, Greek restaurant found in Greece!

Elaine, Alexa’s mom, gave us one direction and that was to incorporate green into the decor and invitations.  We have to be honest here, sometime our best ideas come from something as simple and straightforward as that.  So, we kept the custom invitations and the Baptismal candles in a simple and elegant design of green and white.  The invitations had a hand embossed A placed over bright green ribbon in a shimmery grey enclosure.  The Baptismal candles were wrapped in white fabric with texture and adorned with little white daisies and a large dahlia.

The green and shimmer grey color palette was carried over to the welcome “table” tree favors and place cards.  We hung the place cards, along with Jordan almonds, on the olive tree found at Plateia using the same color green ribbon found on the invitations. Guests were able to walk around the tree to find their place card easily and in a non-traditional table setting.

For the event we knew we wanted to incorporate hanging pieces since the tables are so narrow. Usually when working in a restaurant, the design has to stay very linear and narrow, so hanging above gives us more of an impact.  Our statement piece in the room was found over the head table.  We hung branches over the head table and filled them with fresh eucalyptus and hung fresh floral and candles from the branches.  This piece is something we have wanted to put together for a while and we were so excited to create this for baby Alexa’s special day!

For the long family style tables found a few steps above the main room, we hung woven baskets with fresh floral and candles. The continuous look of vases and ceramic pots down the tables were filled with white, orange, yellow and green florals.  The colors were so cheerful and worked perfectly in the neutral color space.

If you follow us along on Instagram and here and Facebook  you know that Peter and I baptized baby Alexandra.  Elaine is my cousin and we couldn’t be more excited and happy to add another layer to our relationship.  Elaine and Peter, thank you for asking us to be part of Alexa’s life in such a special way! We love you guys!  We wish Alexa congratulations on her special day!


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Vendor Love: Venue Plateia Event design, florals, favors and custom invitations by Limani Designs Photography by Peggy Kollias

Pretty Pink Princess, Georgia’s Baptism Celebration

Pretty Pink Princess party details include sparkly crowns, hanging floral wreaths and lots of crystals!  We loved worked with baby Georgia’s mom and grandmother to create this princess inspired event! We worked with a pink and silver color palette and kicked off the event with custom invitations with silver glittery crowns.  The glittery crowns were then found throughout the table numbers and even the thank you cards.

The place card design included the pretty princess crown favors we made with hanging Jordan almonds, pink ribbons and sparkly beads.  Guests found their names hanging on silver trees or branches in the foyer. From there, a beautiful fabric canopy draped over the entrance.

We worked with six looks throughout the room to create a whimsical and magical evening with lots of candlelight.  From the hanging crystal chandeliers and silver crowns to the lush green and floral wreaths, we did not spare any detail.  We used a variety of pink and white florals to make full arrangements.  The crystals were of course a must and found throughout the design.

The head table was made up of different high and low arrangements with silver crowns and the fun silver balloons made for the perfect backdrop.  We couldn’t help but create a fun photo moment with crowns and wands for all guests to enjoy!

It is always a pleasure working with clients that allow us the freedom to create what we dream of.  We couldn’t be happier to have designed this for such a wonderful family.  Wishing Peter, Stacey and baby Georgia congratulations on her special day!  We love you guys!

Which look is your favorite?


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Vendor Love: Venue Empress Banquets Custom invitation suite, favors, event design and florals by Limani Designs Giant Balloons Party City




A Very Floral Fête, Aria’s Baptism Celebration

A Very Floral Fête is very fitting for this floral infused Baptism celebration for adorable baby Aria in Michigan, with shabby chic details, lots of pretty pink mini garden roses and different green textures!  We first ventured off to Michigan to do an event with fresh floral two years ago to put together Zoi’s Picture Pomegranate Perfect Baptism Celebration, and this time we decided to not only bring some fresh floral but to also bring some wonderful large fresh branches to give the room some height!

By now, you figured out how much we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE details so we kicked off the custom boxed invitations with a burlap wrapping and a delicate white paper flower with a pearl center.  The little floral detail was carried over to the place cards, table numbers and glassware vessels. The pearl necklaces were added for a touch of girly shabby chic feel and of course all the different milk glass vases and mercury holders added to the whole overall eclectic feel.

The pretty pink linens and the white chiavari chairs transformed the room to a wonderful garden setting.  Since we used boxed invitations, we ended up using more boxes to create risers on the tables and the little wooden numbers were just the perfect touch.  The floral coordinated with the room perfectly and all the candles created a soft glow as the evening progressed.

The long head table was of course center of attention with two large tall floral and branch pieces in silver mercury vases with a continuation of floral arrangements in different shabby chic pieces, including two tiered vintage like cake stands. The fresh wooden pieces were found throughout the room that even the smallest votives had a piece to go with it!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with our good friends, Maria and Adoni, for all three of their children’s Baptisms and we have to say they not only make adorable babies but they are the sweetest, most kind little ones anyone can ask for!  With big sister Tiffany and big brother Sam, we know Aria is one lucky girl to have such wonderful siblings. Maria and Adoni, thank you for trusting us with our moving caravan of props, ideas and work.  Our friendship means the world to us and your support is greatly appreciated!

We wish everyone a very happy weekend and check back next week for more pretty parties!


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Vendor Love: Venue San Marino Club Michigan  Event design, floral and invitations by Limani Designs

Lemon Yellow, George’s Baptism Celebration

Lemons in the event design? Yes, please!! This Lemon Yellow event was put together for baby George’s Baptism Celebration and we can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had using all the natural elements like tall fresh branches, pretty yellow and white floral arrangements, and lots and lots of lemons provided by George’s wonderful Mom, Michelle.  We’ve had the pleasure of working with Michelle before, Engagement Party and Bridal Shower, and we were beyond honored to design and work on this event for her adorable and sweet baby boy!!

We kicked off the event with bright yellow custom invitations with a layer of blue and a natural looking wood backing.  For the envelope liners we went with a lemon print and of course coordinated the table number frames to match. The welcome table was made up a beautiful tall arrangement with lots of different green textures and pops of yellow.  The place cards were shaped like a lemon leaf and attached to a fresh lemon making it for a fun and unexpected entrance piece.

The tall pieces throughout the room added great height, while the long rectangular tables had a very linear design with tall white lanterns, adorned with blue and yellow ribbons, cylinders filled with lemons and lots and lots of candles going down the center of the table. The cutest little kids table was made up of adorable tiny chairs and simple floral pieces in the center.

The head table was made up of fresh greenery, hanging candles and beautiful yellow garden roses.  Our signature look of smaller, continuous pieces down the center of the table were made up of floral arrangements, lemon filled glass cylinders and candles, of course, making it for a full table design while not obstructing the view of the guests.

The celebration also included a gorgeous cake by The Baking Institute, we absolutely love their designs and their natural & delicious ingredients, for George’s lovely Grandmother!  How sweet is that?? Happy Birthday Vaso xoxoxo!

We wish baby George and his family congratulations on his special day!! We love you guys! Here’s to the wonderful ‘heat wave’ we are having here in Chicago:)


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Vendor Love: Venue Empress Banquets Event design, invitations and florals by Limani Designs Cake by The Baking Institute  Adorable favors by Nothing Bundt Cakes Photography by Peggy