Kristen Janes is the owner of Kio Kreations, LLC a boutique event florist and creative services company specializing in wedding flowers & decor. Her diverse background includes a BFA in Illustration, a 4-year career as a product designer and over 16 years spent as a professional floral designer. Kristen's work has been featured in numerous wedding magazines such as The Knot Chicago Magazine, Brides Chicago Magazine and Brides and Smiles Magazine as well as on top blogs including Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Wedding Chicks, Elizabeth Anne Designs and Hostess with the Mostess.
Shannon and Brian had an amazing event filled with yellow wedding inspiration at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton, Illinois. They combined their love of Scrabble and nature together to make for one stunning, totally personalized wedding.
Colors of yellow, white, gray and green flowers an... read more
It is always an honor for me when another wedding vendor likes our work so much that they want us, Kio Kreations, to be their wedding florist... and that was exactly the case for Kim & Drew's wedding. The bride, Kim Piech, is a Chicago-area make up artist who specializes in making brides look perfect on... read more
If you can handle their fragrance and love the idea of some live plants at your nuptials, herbs are the way to go. Herbs can be used in centerpieces, as favors, as garnishes, and even in bouquets and boutonnieres . They come in a bunch of different varieties and their fragrances, shapes and sizes vary a... read more
One of my most recent obsessions is bunting banners. I love them...so much so that I've made them for both my daughter's nursery and for some of my wedding clients. Here is one of my favorite couples proudly displaying their "Just Married" banner...
Bunting banners are great because they can function as ... read more
It always amazes me when the wedding industry gets something shiny and new and I don't know about it right away. That is how I feel about Cake Push-ups or "Cake Shooters" as they are sometimes called. Am I the last person to hear about this?
There is even a book about them!
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