Larkspur has been creating beautiful, nature-inspired floral and event designs in Chicago since 1994. What began as a small business specializing in weddings eventually grew into a charming retail shop in Bucktown, where we were a neighborhood favorite for a decade. Our passion for flowers went beyond design, and in addition to a retail space, we began growing flowers on a sustainable flower farm in Buchanan, Michigan.
With a style considered textural, natural, and lush, we enjoy incorporating our antique vessels such as milk glass, mason jars and artisan containers in our wedding designs.
Working with Mother Nature
We began growing our own flowers in Michigan in 2008, using sustainable and organic farming methods to raise over 50 types of well-loved and unique flower varieties every year. All the seeds planted are organic and heirloom stock, and the resulting blooms are colorful, long-lasting, and beautifully textured. Larkspur Farm is committed to low-till methods, uses organic and naturally found soil amendments, and liberal use of cover crop and co-planting for weed control.
In 2014, Larkspur began using biodegradable corn-based plastic mulch film to eliminate the need for petroleum-based plastics. Throughout the year we do our best to buy from local growers whenever possible. We recycle and re-use our studio materials and are working on implementing a composting system and post-event floral donation service.