Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cool People Volume XVII: Pollen

I am very excited that in a few weeks I get to attend a workshop put on by the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance.  It is geared specifically toward planners and is going to give me the tools to help my clients create "greener" weddings.  Given the timing, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to introduce Lynn Fosbender, who is a founding member of the CGWA!

Lynn and I were introduced by Jamie Kelter who is the venue manager at West Loop Studio, a photo studio and event space.  (Jamie is also working on a new exciting venue--post to come shortly...stay tuned!).  Lynn started Pollen a couple years ago after spending time working with other florists.  With her background in horticulture and brilliant personality (stop blushing, Lynn!) it was the perfect time to launch out on her own. by Matushek Photography

What's really exciting, though, is that over the last several months Pollen has been transitioning to become a strictly eco-friendly florist.  What does that mean, exactly?  Lynn wrote a great post on just that subject...I've excerpted a bit below, but make sure to read her whole post here:

-Designing in water, not floral foam
-Working with sustainably grown flowers
-Working with the seasons
-Considering the life of the centerpiece after the event
-Supporting the community
-Working to reduce, reuse, and recycle


If you are looking for a florist who can do absolutely beautiful work, while still maintaining a green focus, you should definitely give Pollen a call.  And if you're just looking for a really talented floral designer...well you should head over to Pollen as well!

 Pollen is working on a Five Grain Events wedding at the end of April, so you'll get to see her work on the blog sometime this spring (gosh, that seems so far away, doesn't it??).  Can't wait!
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1 comment:

  1. LOVE the first bouquet....and I also love the idea of donating the flowers to a retirement home after the event.


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