This Clara Joyce Flowers Wedding Was Filled to the Brim With Florals

May 9, 2024 | justine

George and Drew’s decision to exchange vows on their flower farm felt like the perfect fit. They wanted their wedding to showcase the farm’s vibrant colors, lush surroundings, and distinctive charm. With the help of an incredible team of wedding vendors, they brought their vision to life beautifully. Every aspect of their Clara Joyce Flowers wedding–from the bright colors to the abundant flowers and greenery–exuded their unique personalities. It was a celebration that truly reflected who they are and the love they share.

In a picturesque setting among the rows of colorful flowers, the dashing grooms said their “I dos” surrounded by eye-catching arrangements. Their outdoor ceremony was nothing short of breathtaking, with nature as their stunning backdrop. After tying the knot, the greenhouse reception dazzled with a floating installation adorned with foliage, fresh blooms, and pendant lighting.

Every detail of their big day, from the meticulously crafted accents to their stylish attire, reflects the love, effort, and creativity they poured into it. Prepare to be blown away by these captivating images by Lucas Leeland. Each photo is brimming with inspiration for garden and greenhouse weddings, showcasing the beauty and romance of their special day.

The Couple:

George and Drew

The Wedding:

Clara Joyce Flowers, Illinois, United States

Creating an Unforgettable Clara Joyce Flowers Wedding Experience

George and I love our passions, projects, and things (we’re collectors) and happen to live on my cut flower farm. I always knew that I wanted to get married on the farm ground that I grew up on, and I wanted to make sure that our design styles and selections were unique, fun, intentional and created an experience for our guests. We went into planning with the mindset of keeping color, lushness, oddities, and uniquities at the forefront of what we were creating—choices like lush color-forward dahlias and texture-rich florals kept the visual intrigue ever-present. Our collection of vintage furniture pieces, antique blue willow dishware, and pre-war aviary taxidermy were all incorporated to add layers to the event.

How Music and Flowers Set the Stage for Their Ceremony

George works in the classical music industry and is ever surrounded by incredibly talented musicians. A few of his good Judy’s entertained our guests pre- and post-ceremony, which added so much to our wedding experience. I work in the floral, wedding, and event industries and was able to curate a tremendous support team of designers and flower growers to pull this special event off. Our ceremony was outdoors, positioned in a clearing among the rows of flowers. Our grounds and design team brought in tree saplings to provide shade for our guests, grew hundreds of hanging Boston ferns to be suspended over our guests during dinner, designed thousands and thousands of floral stems, and jumped in at any moment to make the day so special.

 Personal Details That Made Their Big Day Special to Them

Our wedding day was perfect, culminating in years spent collecting meaningful elements, collaborating with our vendors, crafting every detail carefully, and seeing everything come together in a beautiful crescendo, exceeding our wildest dreams. Some highlights included our unique escort card bud vase wall, where guests could find their seats and take home a floral-filled bud vase as a keepsake. Another cherished touch was the vintage blue willow dishware, a nod to my family’s tradition of dining on these special plates during memorable occasions. George, myself, and our families scoured the country to find authentic pieces, and seeing our guests dine on these cherished patterns was incredibly meaningful. These personal touches made our day unforgettable, reflecting who we are and what we love as a couple.

Bud VaseWedding Favors That Doubled As Decor

Our wedding favors were part of the design and interactive element of the day. After our guests were done walking the endless rows of blooming dahlias, they made their way to our reception greenhouse and were welcomed by a wall covered in individual bud vases. Each bud vase had a guest’s name and table number on it. They took those bud vases with them to their table setting, adding to the decor, and also got to take that home with them at the end of the night.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lucas Leeland
Event Planning – Mostly Becky Weddings & Events
Ceremony + Reception Venue + Floral Design – Clara Joyce Flowers
Floral Team – Seventh Hand Farm + Bloom Chick Flower Company + John’s Plant Adventures + Callie Fitzgerald
Catering – Cindy’s Classic Catering
DJ – Benny Aguilera
Videography – Invasive Media
Rentals – Midwest Tents & Events


Congratulations to George and Drew on their Clara Joyce Flowers wedding, overflowing with beautiful blooms. We’re thrilled that Lucas Leeland was there to capture every breathtaking detail and swoon-worthy moment of their special day. 

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