Local, Sustainable Flowers are our Specialty
Pollen is a boutique floral design studio specializing in the use of locally sourced and sustainably grown flowers for weddings and special events. At Pollen, we are known for our nature-inspired style and are proud to be an environmentally and socially conscious business. We strive to work with the seasons of the Midwest, resulting in timely pieces and floral designs that work in harmony with each season.
Our philosophy is simple: Pollen passionately expresses each client’s vision while offering the most sustainable flower options possible. This is a perfect fit for those couples choosing to make sustainability a priority in the planning of their wedding. Our signature style leans toward a gardeny, natural, and slightly sprawling design.
Deep Community Roots
Pollen owner, and Chicago Green Wedding Alliance co-founder Lynn Fosbender studied both horticulture and restoration ecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also acted as teaching assistant for floral design classes during her graduate studies.
Community involvement has always been a priority for Lynn, who has served with AmeriCorps*VISTA, and is an active member of the Society for Urban Nature, the auxiliary board of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Through Pollen, Lynn furthers her commitment to giving back to the community by supporting various community-based organizations.
Our eco-friendly efforts include:
- Eliminating using floral foam, a non-biodegradable petroleum based product
- Working as much as possible with local flowers farmers
- Launched a program called Rebloom to repurpose event flowers and donate them to local nursing homes and other charities.