Prom Party – 2017

Prom Party 2017Stop in to order your Prom flowers and enjoy pizza and refreshments. Bring your date, your friends, family members…

Order a coordinating wrist corsage and boutonniere for only $38!

Ordered separately, a boutonniere starts at $11 and a wristlet at $27.

We’ll have designers on hand to help you select flowers, bracelets, ribbons, wire, and embellishments to compliment your Prom attire. Girls, feel free to bring in your dresses or swatches so we can match the colors!

All Prom flowers will be ready for pick up by noon the Friday before Prom.

Please call our studio at 815-885-3900 with any questions.

Breaking New Ground

Event Floral is pleased to announce the start of a major expansion and ground breaking of a new 5,000 plus square foot facility.

Event Floral is a full service florist specializing in custom designed flowers and décor for weddings and events. Founded in 2003 by Debra Quillen, a veteran of the local Rockford, Illinois floral industry, Event Floral is in its 14th year of business. Current owner Erin Stoffregen assumed ownership in January 2014, overseeing consistent growth, staffing increases, and new business offerings.

Event Floral will transition from the current 2,000 sq. foot workshop to a custom built, 5,000 plus sq. foot facility that will serve as a main headquarters for company operations. All floral, linen, rental, décor, and custom event work will be produced at the new facility, streamlining production processes and offering the ability for even more growth.

With more than ten years in the business, owner Erin Stoffregen has been with the company since its beginnings. “I have always shared the passion and vision for the company’s potential and this building expansion is the next logical step for our growth,” says Stoffregen. “The opportunity to design and build a custom facility from the ground up will allow us to better tailor our services, proceed to produce high quality floral and décor, and continue to position this company as a premier wedding and event vendor in the area.”

Work has already begun at the new building site, which is located in Loves Park, Illinois on Rock Valley Parkway. The project is estimated to take about eight months. McClellan Blakemore Architects has overseen the design and Oehlberg Construction will complete the build.

Visit our Facebook and Instagram for frequent photos and construction updates.

 

Thank you to all who attended our groundbreaking ceremony. The support from family, friends, staff and community members is so greatly appreciated.

Founder Deb Quillen, with now owner Erin Stoffregen. Erin assumed ownership in 2014.

Founder Deb Quillen, with now owner Erin Stoffregen. Erin assumed ownership in 2014.

Head designers Kim Dazey and Diane Didier Adolphson, Manager Jordan Calgaro, Founder Deb Quillen, Owner Erin Stoffregen, Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg, Alderman Greg Jury, Alderman John Pruitt, and Alderman Clint Little

Left to Right: Head designers Kim Dazey and Diane Didier Adolphson, Manager Jordan Calgaro, Founder Deb Quillen, Owner Erin Stoffregen, Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg, Alderman Greg Jury, Alderman John Pruitt, and Alderman Clint Little

Erin with the building team. McClellan Blakemore Architects, Oehlberg Construction, Alpine Bank and Legacy Designs.

Erin with the building team. McClellan Blakemore Architects, Oehlberg Construction, Alpine Bank and Legacy Designs.

Event Floral staff and team members participate in a ceremonial dig.

Event Floral staff and team members participate in a ceremonial dig.

Erin with Manager Jordan Calgaro.

Erin with Manager Jordan Calgaro.

Erin, husband Brandon, and boys Lucas, Nathan, and Joshua break ground.

Erin, husband Brandon, and boys Lucas, Nathan, and Joshua break ground.

 

Photos by C. Tyson Photography. Sound provided by SVL Productions. Refreshments from Mary’s Market.

 

 

OSF Pink Ball: An Island Oasis

In collaboration with co-chairs Dr. David & Anne Cable, and Dr. Stephen & Laura Minore, Event Floral was tasked with executing the design and production for the annual OSF Pink Ball.

For the 63rd annual event, Event Floral worked closely with the chairs to create an awe-inspiring look that would transport guests from the cold of winter to the serene ocean sights, sounds and smells of the Hawaiian Islands. A soft palette of neutral whites, ivories, tans and champagnes was accented with warm candlelight and pops of blush pink protea.

Event Floral designed and installed all of the décor, from full-room draping, dramatic backdrops, and exotic fresh floral centerpieces and arrangements to elegant table linen, custom chair treatments and stately bar facades and accent décor.

Once again, we had the privilege of partnering with Al Castrogiovanni and the Giovanni’s staff, Brent Hayes and the crew at SVL Productions, and OSF Saint Anthony Foundation Director Rick Zumwalt and team to create a truly unforgettable evening.

Below is a sampling of photos that show the detailed vision and the exquisite décor that is only fitting of the Pink Ball.

The entire room was draped in floor to ceiling drape, with specialty backdrops and doorway treatments accenting the room.

The entire room was draped in floor to ceiling drape, with specialty ceiling and dance floor treatments, dramatic backdrops, and doorway treatments finishing the room.

The design featured three styles of centerpieces. One style was a hanging centerpiece made of drift wood and ghost wood branches, dripping with white orchids and glass globes. Other styles accented this focal look with similar flowers and candles.

The design featured three styles of centerpieces. One style was a hanging centerpiece made of drift wood and ghost wood branches, dripping with white orchids and glass globes. Other styles accented this focal look with similar flowers and candles.

A coordinating look with roses, hydrangeas, orchids and blush pink protea.

A coordinating look with roses, hydrangeas, orchids and blush pink protea. Each place setting had a sprig of fresh lavender placed in the napkin, reminiscent of the fresh scents from the lavender fields in Hawaii.

The tables were dressed in specialty champagne linens. Event Floral had custom sheer ivory chiffon chair sleeves made to dress up the chairs.

The tables were dressed in specialty champagne linens. Event Floral had custom sheer ivory chiffon chair sleeves made to dress up the chairs.

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The Event Floral team who worked so hard to make this event a reality. Back row: Jordan Calgaro, Korissa Steger, Kim Dazey, Diane Didier-Adolphson, Hailey Holder and Annie Von Arx. Bottom Row: Sherry Farmer, Erin Stoffregen, Charlotte Schlossmann

The Event Floral team who worked so hard to make this event a reality.
Back row:Manager Jordan Calgaro, Korissa Steger, Designer Kim Dazey, Head Designer Diane Didier-Adolphson, Hailey Holder and Annie Von Arx.
Front Row: Sherry Farmer, Owner Erin Stoffregen, Charlotte Schlossmann. Not Pictured: Megan Smith

Inventory Sale

DON’T MISS our inventory sale!

This January, we are opening our warehouse to brides who are on the hunt for wedding decor. We are clearing out much of our inventory to make room for new and exciting pieces as we gear up for another busy season!

Candles, votives, glassware, vases, fabric, runners, chair ties/sashes, miscellaneous decor items, props and more.

Thursday, January 19
Friday, January 20
Saturday, January 21

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily

Stop by and find some great additions to your wedding decor.

 

2016 Holiday Workshops

As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, we are excited to announce our annual holiday floral workshops.

Event Floral designers will be on hand to lead and guide both hands-on floral arranging workshops as attendants create a seasonal centerpiece. Because of the growing interest and attendance, this year we will be hosting the workshops at The Prairie Street Brewhouse.

Are you hosting a holiday celebration? Need a hostess gift? This is a perfect chance to get some friends together, learn to create beautiful fresh flowers and spend a fun evening in the beautiful setting of the Prairie Street Brewhouse.

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Spots are filling up fast- reserve yours now! We hope you join us.

 

62nd Annual OSF Pink Ball

January 30, 2015
Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center

2016 started off strong with the design and production of the 62nd Annual Pink Ball. Due to the wonderful collaboration between Event Floral, event co-chairs Allison Alexander and Theresa Harezlak, and the OSF Pink Ball committee, the event was seamlessly executed from initial design conceptualization to final production.

Event Floral assisted in all areas of the décor including floral centerpieces and arrangements, coordinating table linens and chair back treatments, fresh floral ceiling installation, design for a newly-added lounge area, custom built bar facades and unique back-lit boxwood hedge backdrops. SVL Productions provided room up lighting, hanging cafe style lights, and stage backdrop and lighting.

The endless creativity of co-chairs Allison Alexander and Theresa Harezlak, the helpful guidance of OSF Saint Anthony Foundation Director Rick Zumwalt and his staff, and the dedication of Giovanni’s team members resulted in a truly unforgettable evening.

Allison and Theresa had envisioned a modern, French garden of greenery along with tailored accents and metallic touches to transform the ballroom into a fresh, vibrant escape from the January winter weather.

As we take you through this collection of photos, we hope you appreciate the outstanding scale of this event’s design and their exquisite attention to detail.

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This example of one of the three table centerpiece looks demonstrates the desire for fresh, crisp white floral, ambient candle light, coordinating black and white striped tablecloths, runners and napkins, as well as incorporating fresh greenery throughout the room.

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Another table centerpiece look included custom constructed trees of curly willow and lush greenery, with a base of overflowing flowers and greens. The trees were lit from inside, and votive candles were suspended in clear glass globes.

 

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Each place setting had a corresponding solid or striped napkin tied in a bow tie, placed atop a metallic gold charger plate complementing the gold chair back covering.

 

 

 

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For the first time in 2016, the ballroom had a special lounge area for party guests to enjoy throughout the evening. We designed the backlit hedging as the backdrop, constructed the black and white striped awning, and placed modern furniture pieces creating a relaxing yet upscale area.

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We designed and created a trellis of hanging flowers and greenery over the dance floor. SVL Productions incorporated crystal chandeliers in the design. The co-chairs Allison and Theresa wanted guests to feel like they were dancing in a garden.

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Coordinating displays were placed in the entrance lobby to introduce the theme and color scheme as guests arrived.

 

 

 

 

IMG_8667The Event Floral team who worked hard to execute a beautiful event!
Back row: Korissa Steger, Owner Erin Stoffregen, Manager Jordan Calgaro, Kim Dazey, Lauren Grabow, Karen Larson and Sherry Farmer. Bottom Row: Head designer Diane Didier-Adolphson and Rose Hepburn.

Bridal Shows 2016

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples and those planning their weddings! 2016 had already kicked off with one bridal show, so we wanted to post the circuit of bridal shows you can catch Event Floral at this winter. (Click on any event for more information at their website).

January 3: Franchesco’s Bridal Expo 2016 

What a great show! Here’s a peak at our display featuring our “floating shelf” and other rentals including candelabra, glamorous candle accents, and “Blissful” ruffled tablecloths with metallic detailing. Bouquets in ranges of colors and styles completed the booth.

 

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Event Floral display at Franchesco’s Bridal Expo 2016. Wedding flowers, upscale rentals, and linens.

January 10: Rockford’s Own Bridal Expo

Held at Tebala Shrine Center, doors open at 12:30 with a runway show at 2pm featuring bouquets and floral designs by Event Floral. Admission is free.

 

January 17: Stateline Splendor Bridal Expo

This year hosted at Giovanni’s, doors open at 12:00 with a runway show at 2:30pm. Register early for a VIB experience with access to vendors prior to general admission, starting at 11am. Admission prices and ticket registration can be found by clicking here.

 

January 31: Something Blue

Get ready for major inspirations as Event Floral and other vendors create vignette displays at Prairie Street Brewhouse. General admission from 1pm-4pm, with an intimate brunch experience available at 11am offering the chance to enjoy Rockford Brewing Company food and listen tips from local vendors. Find more information regarding tickets and registration by clicking here.

Randy Fenoli at Giovanni’s

We are underway prepping for decor for this event–and couldn’t be more excited!

Purchase your tickets today to see the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, Randy Fenoli at Giovanni’s on Tuesday, November 10. General admission tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased online at giodine.com or by calling Giovanni’s at 815-398-6411. You can also purchase tickets at DC Estate Winery and Sugar Jones. A VIP Experience package including specialty dinner is also available.

Join us as we partner with Giovanni’s and Accent on Events for this exciting event.

Click the link provided for tickets and more information!

http://www.giodine.com/tlcs-randy-fenoli/#.VienIn6rRD8

Prom Party April 21, 2015

Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 3:30pm until 8pm: Stop in to order your Prom flowers and enjoy pizza and refreshments. Bring your date, your friends, family members…

Our special for the night is a coordinating wrist corsage and boutonniere for only $35! Ordered separately, a boutonniere starts at $10 and a wristlet at $25.

We’ll have designers on hand to help you select flowers, bracelets, ribbons, wire, and embellishments to compliment your Prom attire. Girls, feel free to bring in your dresses or swatches so we can match the colors! We’ll even have a back room set up to reveal your dress in secret if you want to keep it a surprise!

All Prom flowers will be ready for pick up by noon the Friday before Prom.

Please call our studio at 815-885-3900 with any questions. If you could RSVP on Facebook if you’re planning on coming, that would greatly help us make sure we have enough refreshments. Thanks!

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2015 Bridal Shows

As we near the tail end of our Bridal Show Season, we wanted to provide a recap of the shows we displayed in and where you might catch us in the future.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015: Franchesco’s Bridal Show. Event Floral provided the stage display of our wooden trellis arch draped in sheer fabric and a greenery garland, flanked by two pillars and silver candelabras.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015: Rockford’s Own Bridal Expo held at Tebala Shrine Center.

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This show-stopper featured textured Protea and succelents mixed with soft garden roses, Stock, and Veronica. Mixed greenery and Euchalyptus Pods gave this bridal bouquet a naturally cascading, free form shape.

 

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Another fan favorite, this romantic bridal bouquet in shades of white and ivory is accented with brooches and feathers for a touch of glamour.

 

Sunday, January 25th, 2015: Stateline Splendor held at the Clocktower Resort. Our rustic canopy was a hit, with soft drapes, Baby’s Breath garlands, and a wrought iron chandelier adding elegance and intrigue.

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015: Giovanni’s Bridal Show. Event Floral provided the stage display flowers and pedestals as well as centerpiece accents for all the guest tables.

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Loved this jewel tone floral centerpiece nestled in the arms of our silver candelabra! Such drama and opulence!

 

Sunday, March 8th, 2015: Something Blue held at Prairie Street Brewhouse. Where to start? This show deserves its own post. Stay tuned! :)

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Missed these great events? Come see us this Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at Radisson Hotel & Conference Center – Rockford’s Bridal Show or in April at Tebala Shrine Center for another Rockford’s Own Bridal Expo help Sunday, April 12th.

Attended one or multiple of these bridal shows? We’d love to hear your feedback and comments!