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Shedd AquariumThe John G. Shedd Aquarium Chicago is an extraordinarily unique venue which offers an engaging and inspirational atmosphere for private corporate and social events.  Dimly lit galleries feature rare and exotic aquatic species give the Shedd Aquarium a certain charm and character unlike any other Chicago special event venue.  The Caribbean Reef ,centrally located in the Grand Rotunda on the main floor, boasts a 360 degree view of an under-water reef community.  Typically the hub of many special events at the Shedd Aquarium, several galleries radiate from this center point and offer additional seating for larger events.  Each gallery presents a one of a kind dining experience enhanced by surrounding exhibits.   Buffet style service is common and allows guests to stroll and mingle among the exhibits.  The uniqueness and charm of this Chicago venue makes large scale events feel quaint and personal.  The aquarium can accommodate up to 1200 guests for a reception and 550 guests for a seated dinner in the Caribbean Reef Rotunda and adjoining galleries.In addition to the Grand Rotunda and surrounding galleries, the Shedd Aquarium offers the unique opportunity to hold your event on its outdoor terrace which offers breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, Grant Park and Navy Pier.  For more information on the John G. Shedd Aquarium visit www.sheddaquarium.orgFor floral and event decor ideas, photos, videos and more visit www.flowerswithfeeling.com or call 312-829-1141 to schedule a free consultation. Whether planning a simple event, wedding, bar mitzvah or grand gala, or simply sending an arrangement (shop online) to someone special, Flowers With Feeling will strive to exceed expectations…Chicago’s full service florist since 1986.

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114_1494crpbrnd.jpgIf you recently planned a wedding, bar/ bat mitzvah, gala or corporate event you have probably googled for ideas a time or two.  The internet age has made special event trend spotting and trend setting a fast paced fluid process.  What was once the trend of the year has become the trend of the moment.  Corporate party goers are looking for fresh engaging environments that transport them or envelope them with a feeling.  Party throwers, planners and florists like Flowers With Feeling, Inc. Chicago are faced with the challenge of keeping a watchful eye on the moving target that is the ‘latest thing’.

Social and corporate event clients alike are embracing the latest ‘latest thing’ , environmentally conscious flowers and decor.  This thing called green, however, is here to stay.  While the use of recycled paper invitations, e-vites, vintage wedding dresses versus new and recycled glass centerpiece containers are well known green options, flower growers from around the world are now establishing stringent guidelines and implementing practices that are both environmentally and socially responsible under the Veriflora certification.   Organically grown flowers are currently available from many local growers and farmers markets and are expected to be more widely available later this year.

Typically, theme events like bar-bat mitzvahs rely heavily on visual cues to invoke emotion and to convey the given theme concept.  When it comes to green events, less is more.  A recent example of a subtle eco-conscious bar mitzvah designed by Flowers With Feeling, Inc. in association with Chicago party planner Joyce Feuer, utilized reusable recycled glass vases, recycled paper invitations and featured pruned cherry blossom branch centerpieces,  reusable glass votives wrapped in green Magnolia leaves, river rocks and other locally grown replenishable natural elements (Location: Sofitel Chicago Water Tower).

Events of all types can incorporate this principal without compromising the overall vision.  Ask your florist or party planner about green decorating options.  For more information about green products and ideas for your next meeting or event contact Flowers With Feeling, Inc. Chicago (312-829-1141). 

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