$$ – Affordable
Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Plants, Vases, Decorations + Accents, Flower Crowns, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements
Working with Sheila was a dream. She was enthusiastic about our vision, and she brought it to life. She is an artist; I wish the flowers could last a lifetime. The bouquets and centerpieces completely blew me away. She helped us to work within our budget, and she was easy to communicate with through the planning process. We would absolutely recommend working with her!
Truly an artistReviewed on 10/27/2015 Katie R
Working with Shiela was a pleasure. From our first interaction, she seemed to truly listen to what I was looking for, and knew in which direction to steer me when my botanical knowledge was lacking. She really got me and my aesthetic. Our wedding flowers were gorgeous, unique, and best of all, truly US. She's not just a florist, she's a designer, and a gifted one, and she was instrumental in making our big night a great one. Plus, she's also a cool chick to work with. I can't recommend her highly enough.
The most perfect flowers!!Reviewed on 10/07/2014
I first discovered Sheila's incredible artistry skills as a florist when I ordered an arrangement for my Mother, from overseas for Mother's Day in 2013. I was blown away at Sheila's kindness, willingness to go above and beyond and the gorgeous floral arrangements she can create! When James and I became engaged in September of 2013, there was no need to shop around for a florist, we knew immediately that we wanted Sheila to be the florist we worked with. We couldn't be more blown away with how our flowers turned out for our wedding day. Let me also mention, that I am a girl who loves, loves, loves flowers! I knew that the flowers we used for our wedding would help set the tone, and enhance the ambiance for our big day. Ipomea Floral exceeded every expectation and more! James and I live overseas in Australia, and as you may know planning a wedding locally can be difficult, yet alone from across the world. Sheila was so incredibly easy to work with, organised, and was able to understand the execute our vision. She is one of the loveliest people to work with, and she always goes above and beyond! Every floral arrangement, centrepiece and flowers for my hair were flawless. I can not recommend Ipomea Floral enough! Thank you Shelia for helping to make our wedding truly magical!! Xx
Sheila at Ipomea Floral is wonderful to work with. I was planning my wedding from afar, so I wasn't able to meet her until the day of the wedding. Sheila made it easy and fun despite the distance. She sent me detailed emails with loads of pictures and was always super responsive, which I really appreciated. Of course, the flowers were stunning. Sheila has exquisite taste; I was obsessed with the pictures I found of her work and in real life she did not disappoint. She included all of the flowers I requested and made really helpful suggestions. Our wedding guests raved about the centerpieces and arch florals. I thought the price was really reasonable given the quality of the work. To top it all off, Sheila is simply a lovely person--kind, enthusiastic, and creative. You won't regret choosing Ipomea.
Working with Sheila was super easy! On our first meeting she went through everything, how the day goes and then what I wanted. I have to admit that I am not very flower smart, I know the very basic of what the names are. I gave her things like "the velvety one that is kind of stripey and looks like a brain" and she turned it into exactly what I wanted. Sheila helped pick out what would look good together, gave me the names and then sent me a price range for each flower I loved. The price range made it so easy and I knew which flowers were driving the price of the bouquets. I was able to know exactly what I could change to get it into the price range that I was comfortable with. The day of the wedding Sheila brought my flowers on time and I still remember seeing her walk in and being in total shock that those were mine! Not knowing much about flowers I had a vision but truly had no clue what it would look like, Sheila went above and beyond what I expected! I heard throughout the day how gorgeous the flowers were and three months later am still hearing about how great they looked.
I had the pleasure of working with Sheila and was SO happy with the presentation! We had our wedding this past weekend and I can not tell you how many compliments we got in regards to the flowers and as the bride, I absolutely LOVED them! I liked them so much that I decided to preserve and frame the flowers so I can cherish them forever. I would highly recommend Ipomea Flowers to anyone!! Thanks Sheila!!
Sheila is the best. After meeting with her over a year before our wedding, I knew our flowers were going to be one of my favorite parts of the big day. She was super helpful and gave great suggestions. Her work is beautiful and anything but cookie-cutter. We got so many compliments on our centerpieces, bouquets, etc. I even took one of our centerpieces with us on our Michigan honeymoon because I couldn't get enough. I would recommend Sheila & Ipomea Floral to every Chicago area bride!
Sheila was maybe the most up-front and easy to work with vendor we encountered in the planning process. AND super nice! she actually seemed to have our best interests at heart, not just the bottom line. She answered emails immediately, and we had all the details wrapped up months before our big day (which was awesome with everything that comes up in the weeks before). Also, did I mention... the flowers were breathtaking!!!
Sheila was incredible to work with. It feels like yesterday we met at Starbucks to go over my Pinterest board so she could get a feeling for what I wanted. Prior to reaching out to Sheila, I had already checked out her blog and website and loved her unique style. Sheila has incredible talent and simply just gets it. I knew my flowers were going to be beautiful, but they were beyond! She brought to life breathtaking center pieces, hanging mason jars for my church ceremony and bud vases to match my vintage farm wedding. The bridal bouquets, groomsmen boutonnières and my bridal bouquet were unreal. I think our guests are still talking about our flowers and maybe our BBQ food too ;) Sheila was also great at understanding my budget. The amount of flowers/prices were affordable and within reason. I would definitely recommend any bride to be to Sheila. You would be silly not to go with her ;) Like most brides I hear say, I wish we could do it all over again!
Seriously, hire Ipomea!Reviewed on 10/27/2015 Caroline R
I had been following Ipomea's owner, Sheila, on social media even before I got engaged - so when I decided to get married in the Chicago area hiring her was a no-brainer decision. Simply put, Sheila was incredible to work with! Even coordinating from the East Coast, she was incredibly accessible and always eager to talk through the options and next steps. Knowing she understood our taste and had the experience to make beautiful creations made my life SO much easier. Throughout the process, Sheila gave me every available option to choose from according to my taste, budget and crazy ideas - even in my most fickle, bride brain moments, if I changed my mind on a whim or something wasn't available, she always patiently listened and offered up a way to make an idea a reality. Looking back at our pictures, our flowers are absolutely one of my favorite pieces of the day. I still day dream about my bouquet! I would recommend Ipomea for any event at any budget. Sheila and her team will help bring your taste and your asthetic to life, and I can't thank her enough for it!
Wedding flowers!!Reviewed on 10/11/2015 Megan P
Ipomea floral did an amazing job with my wedding flowers. They were absolutely flawless, and we had SO many compliments from our guests. Our reception flowers turned out better than I could have imagined. I also couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. Shelia was beyond great!! I didn't know much about flowers going into this and she offered so many great suggestions. Any time I had questions she always gave her best input and got back to me in a very timely matter. I would highly recommend Sheila and Ipomea Floral to anyone who is looking for fabulous wedding flowers- they will blow you away!!!
Wedding FlowersReviewed on 9/23/2015 Briel E
Sheila did an amazing job on my wedding flowers. I received several compliments from my guests.
Ipomea FlowersReviewed on 9/23/2015 Eileen C
I absolutely loved Sheila and the amazing job she did on my flowers. From the first meeting I just knew we were on the same page. Where other florists would meet with me, seem like they understood, then send me pictures that were not my taste at all - Sheila was spot on from the beginning. My bouquets, centerpieces, and even the flowers for the groomsmen and flower girls were stunning and unique in a way I could only imagine. I highly recommend Sheila and Ipomea to anyone looking for a stunning but still unique floral design. If I were ever in the market for centerpieces or bouquets again, Sheila would be my first call! They added such beauty to my pictures as well, I was doubly happy when I saw the photographs from the ceremony and reception - the details I didn't have time to take in the day of were amazing to see a few months later. I really highly recommend!!!
My daughter & I worked with Sheila on our September 2015 wedding. From the first meeting until the reception ended working with Sheila & Ipomea was flawless. She took the time to explain all about the flowers. She took my daughters rather vague vision and turned it into a beautiful floral fantasy! We were both flower novices and really had no idea what flowers would be in season in our chosen color palette, Sheila was patient and thorough in her explanation. The day of the wedding she was on time and everything was delivered in perfect condition. I would recommend Ipomea without hesitation to anyone who wants stunning wedding flowers from a caring and highly talented designer.
Wedding floristReviewed on 9/15/2015 Hope S
Sheila was the florist for our 9-5-15 wedding and she was absolutely amazing. We worked together for about 1 year in the wedding planning process and she was ALWAYS available for my crazy questions. She was super flexible if I ever needed to add/change anything. Not only was she a pleasure to work with, but my god, those flowers. She created exactly what I was imagining in my head and even went beyond what I thought was my ideal bouquet. The flowers were GORGEOUS and one of my favorite parts of our day. I would recommend her to anyone.
Wonderful and creative flowersReviewed on 9/14/2015 Elizabeth H
Sheila did an amazing job with the flowers! I was initially interested in her floral design because of the natural look. The flowers complemented one another and incorporated all the colors and flowers (even snapdragons, which I love) into the design. I felt the flowers not only reflected the venue but also my husband and my style. I absolutely loved the flowers. Sheila was great speaking to us about what we wanted, suggested appropriate flower types for the season and created fitting representations of us.
Perfect flowers for a perfect dayReviewed on 7/07/2015 x v
I can't say enough good things about Sheila and Ipomoea Floral. From our first meeting, she was delightful to work with, accommodating of my ever-chaning vision, and delivered the most stunning flowers I've ever seen at a completely reasonable price. I will never let my friends go to another florist!
Gorgeous Flowers and excellent serviceReviewed on 6/25/2015 Krissy S
I have to say Sheila was fabulous to work with. I am so happy we went with Impomea Floral Design for our wedding flowers. My bridal bouquet was perfection and exactly what I wanted, it looked like it was picked right out of Pintrest. I got so many compliments on my centerpieces and bouquets that I know I couldn't have picked a better florist to work with. I would 100% recommend Impomea for any bride :)
Amazing!Reviewed on 3/21/2015 Caitlin L
Ipomea is amazing! Sheila made our wedding day gorgeous. She is incredibly creative and fabulous to work with. I had some ideas to start with. She took those ideas and designed the most gorgeous flower arrangements. I had tons of compliments on all of my flowers. I would use Ipomea again in a heartbeat.
Beautiful flowers and florist!Reviewed on 2/26/2015 Margaret C
Sheila was so amazing to work with - young, vibrant, easy to collaborate with, and most importantly, is awesome at what she does. Wedding planning can be stressful on many different levels and her attitude and personality made the process so much more enjoyable. I am definitely not a floral expert, so I had ideas in my head for my wedding day but didn't know half the names of the flowers, proper color names or anything like that, so we worked completely from my descriptions which can't have been easy! Sheila helped to bring my ideas to life and worked to make everything exactly how I had imagined it. She went above and beyond, researching ideas to try to match what I had in mind and purchasing all kinds of different centerpiece props in order to put together the perfect centerpiece for our venue. Everything was perfect on our wedding day from the petals that my flower girls sprinkled in church, to my and my bridesmaids' bouquets, to the gorgeous centerpieces. She also did our boutonnieres, mothers' and grandmothers' nosegays, two different types of centerpieces, offering to Mary during the church ceremony, and flower crowns for my flower girls. I had all of my bridesmaids lay their bouquets around the cake when they got to the ceremony which looked absolutely stunning as well. I definitely recommend Ipomea to any bride looking for gorgeous flowers that are surprisingly affordable!
AMAZING FLOWERS!Reviewed on 2/26/2015 becky b
Sheila & her gang did a wonderful job. They got it right & I know this is rare but my husband was the one to pick-out the flowers (he's a green thumb psycho!! hehe) He named the flower & either she got them or something in comparison that would help out with the cost! Very helpful & more importantly flowers were beautiful!
Great flowers!Reviewed on 1/15/2015 Bri G
Sheila did an amazing job with our flowers. She did most of our personal flowers and was so accommodating through the whole process. There were a couple times late in the process we had to change our order and she was understanding and helpful. I recommend her to everyone! Thank you Sheila!
Vibrant Colors- stunning presentationReviewed on 10/18/2014 Megan F
I met with Ipomea with a vision of the flowers including colors of eggplant, orange and bright green.... Ipomea listened to my ideas and viewed a few examples from magazines and she just ran with my vision and created the most beautiful bouquets!!!! She emailed me pictures of a variety of different flowers to help me cut costs and ensure my flowers were in-season. She took my color selections and made the flowers compliment each other wonderfully. She let my image be individual and did not steer me toward original or traditional in any sense, but also was there to provide insight on all the different flower selections I needed to consider that a bride may forget, i.e. pew flowers, cake flowers, etc. My center pieces were "master pieces". I had compliments from all my guests at my wedding. I can not find enough words to compliment Ipomea's customer service, creativity, and ease to work with.
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!Reviewed on 10/05/2014 Monica S
Our wedding was 9.20.14 and Sheila the owner of Ipomea Floral Design couldn't have been more amazing!!! From the very first email and initial meeting I felt at ease. Searching for vendors is so stressful and it was so re leaving to find someone with creativity, experience and such a warm personality. We also loved that she was a local small business owner, but rest assure there is nothing "small business" about her work. Sheila guided us through every step in the process and I never worried about anything! The end result was amazing and we absolutely loved our flowers! Every single centerpiece was taken at our wedding by our guests because they loved them that much! So if you have no idea where to start or have been planning your wedding for years, Ipomea is your go to florist!
Amazingly Beautiful!Reviewed on 9/02/2014 Alexandria C
From when I first got engaged I knew I wanted to use Impomea as my florist. I've seen many weddings they've done in person and also in magazines. Working with Sheila was so easy and she worked with my budget from the start. I defiantly got stressed throughout the planning process but my flowers were honestly the one thing I was always excited about and Sheila took the stress away. She was always very responsive when I had any questions. I had Impomea do all of my flowers from my bouquet to the table arrangements and I'm so happy I did. The flowers transformed my venue and people are still telling me how beautiful they were. I can't thank them enough! Alexandria Michael
Meet The Owner
With a degree in Art and Art History, I graduated college with a desire to be creative in whatever career I ended up with. I've always loved weddings, love and all things parties and soon after graduating I realized my artistic talents worked perfectly in the world of florals! Flowers are now my medium, and I love getting to be creative, meet people in love, and help them design arrangements that make them smile and make their special day even more special!