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HMR Designs

Chicago , IL
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1200 N North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642 US (map)

PHONE

773-782-0800

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How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Country, Eclectic, Glamorous, Modern, Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Event Design, Samples, Set Up
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Chuppah Decor, Corsages, Flower Petals, Non-Floral, Table Arrangements

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Burt and the HMR team were OUTSTANDING. The floral and decor at our wedding was gorgeous. When I walked into the ceremony room for the first time, I was literally speechless.
Burt and the HMR team were OUTSTANDING. The floral and decor at our wedding was gorgeous. When I walked into the ceremony Read more...
Burt and the HMR team were OUTSTANDING. The floral and decor at our wedding was gorgeous. When I walked into the ceremony room for the first time, I was literally speechless. Read less
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Britton
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with HMR Design was the best décor company we could have picked for our wedding. They did everything from lighting, linens, décor, flowers, candles and chandeliers. We were ecstatic to work with them and would recommend them to anyone!! They took care of everything we asked for and it was great that we could work with one vendor instead of 10. We truly could not have picked a better décor company to work with!!!
Working with HMR Design was the best décor company we could have picked for our wedding. They did everything from Read more...
Working with HMR Design was the best décor company we could have picked for our wedding. They did everything from lighting, linens, décor, flowers, candles and chandeliers. We were ecstatic to work with them and would recommend them to anyone!! They took care of everything we asked for and it was great that we could work with one vendor instead of 10. We truly could not have picked a better décor company to work with!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
HMR created my dream wedding! I felt like I was part of a fairytale. I am blown away by how gorgeous they made my wedding and am only sad that I cannot keep their flowers in such a perfect state forever. What wonderful professionals and what a gorgeous product! Thank you, HMR!!!
HMR created my dream wedding! I felt like I was part of a fairytale. I am blown away by how gorgeous they made my wedding Read more...
HMR created my dream wedding! I felt like I was part of a fairytale. I am blown away by how gorgeous they made my wedding and am only sad that I cannot keep their flowers in such a perfect state forever. What wonderful professionals and what a gorgeous product! Thank you, HMR!!! Read less
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Sarah & Dimitri
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
I was recommended to Brittanie Aherns and HMR designs by a family member. I had nothing but the most amazing experience working with them. Brittanie & Kelsey worked with me on vision boards and to identify and make my vision come to life. They helped me figure out what I would get the biggest bang for my buck and things I could modify or skip trying to stick to a budget. They did a design plan as well as floral plan for me. The final product was breath taking. Better than I every expected and everything I always wanted. The flowers even in a 95 degree day looked fresh and beautiful, my bouquet went days strong. They take care of absolutely everything the day of (set up, clean up, signs, candles/votives) I did not have to worry about a thing and living in the city I had no room to buy or store centerpieces accents. I just rented from them. They are amazing!
I was recommended to Brittanie Aherns and HMR designs by a family member. I had nothing but the most amazing experience Read more...
I was recommended to Brittanie Aherns and HMR designs by a family member. I had nothing but the most amazing experience working with them. Brittanie & Kelsey worked with me on vision boards and to identify and make my vision come to life. They helped me figure out what I would get the biggest bang for my buck and things I could modify or skip trying to stick to a budget. They did a design plan as well as floral plan for me. The final product was breath taking. Better than I every expected and everything I always wanted. The flowers even in a 95 degree day looked fresh and beautiful, my bouquet went days strong. They take care of absolutely everything the day of (set up, clean up, signs, candles/votives) I did not have to worry about a thing and living in the city I had no room to buy or store centerpieces accents. I just rented from them. They are amazing! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/15/2015
4.4/5.0
When I walked into my venue the day of our wedding, it took my breath away. Jessica and the HMR team transformed my vision and really brought it to life. We chose the Ivy Room for our wedding because we knew it would be easy to customize, but this also meant we needed someone with a great creative eye to bring it to life. Jessica really nailed it. Decor was incredibly important to us and HMR helped us get every detail right, down to the style of the napkins. Also, when weather forced us to move our ceremony indoors, Jessica was able to almost instantly transform the indoor space and ensure we didn't even miss the outdoor setting. My only two complaints:
-Jessica is crazy busy and can be hard to track down.
-We had planned during our sample to put some decorative vases on the bar, but they were missing on wedding day.

I loved working with HMR and believe they are 100% the right choice for anyone who wants a jaw-droppingly beautiful wedding.
When I walked into my venue the day of our wedding, it took my breath away. Jessica and the HMR team transformed my vision Read more...
When I walked into my venue the day of our wedding, it took my breath away. Jessica and the HMR team transformed my vision and really brought it to life. We chose the Ivy Room for our wedding because we knew it would be easy to customize, but this also meant we needed someone with a great creative eye to bring it to life. Jessica really nailed it. Decor was incredibly important to us and HMR helped us get every detail right, down to the style of the napkins. Also, when weather forced us to move our ceremony indoors, Jessica was able to almost instantly transform the indoor space and ensure we didn't even miss the outdoor setting. My only two complaints:
-Jessica is crazy busy and can be hard to track down.
-We had planned during our sample to put some decorative vases on the bar, but they were missing on wedding day.

I loved working with HMR and believe they are 100% the right choice for anyone who wants a jaw-droppingly beautiful wedding. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Neha
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.6/5.0
We worked with Jess for our wedding decor and flowers. We got married and had our reception at the Ivy Room in Chicago, which is basically just a big hall that Jess had to creatively make beautiful. In simple terms, she blew us away. We got exactly what we wanted, and our guests were overly impressed. From the start, Jess made sure everyone was comfortable and that we were getting what we wanted, even if our dreams did not match our budget. Sure, she can be hard to get in touch with at times. But, Jess is a wedding pro, and knows way more about the industry and how it works. She goes above and beyond to make sure that you get exactly what you want. Her team set up a beautiful ceremony, and then easily flipped the room for our reception. She even personally delivered the bridal flowers to the hotel the morning of the wedding. I could go on and on, but simply put, use HMR as your vendor. You will not be disappointed.
We worked with Jess for our wedding decor and flowers. We got married and had our reception at the Ivy Room in Chicago, Read more...
We worked with Jess for our wedding decor and flowers. We got married and had our reception at the Ivy Room in Chicago, which is basically just a big hall that Jess had to creatively make beautiful. In simple terms, she blew us away. We got exactly what we wanted, and our guests were overly impressed. From the start, Jess made sure everyone was comfortable and that we were getting what we wanted, even if our dreams did not match our budget. Sure, she can be hard to get in touch with at times. But, Jess is a wedding pro, and knows way more about the industry and how it works. She goes above and beyond to make sure that you get exactly what you want. Her team set up a beautiful ceremony, and then easily flipped the room for our reception. She even personally delivered the bridal flowers to the hotel the morning of the wedding. I could go on and on, but simply put, use HMR as your vendor. You will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
HMR took my vision & Pinterest boards and executed it perfectly. They also made suggestions for little things to fit in with my decor, like adding mirrored bars and extra candles that helped add to the effect. Everything was absolutely beautiful. They also had to get the room set up in a very short amount of time during our cocktail hour, as soon as they room was cleared of guests they came charging in and went straight to work (the husband and I were having some private time on a balcony and could see the room flip in action). I was really impressed by their speed and attention to detail. They were a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for!
HMR took my vision & Pinterest boards and executed it perfectly. They also made suggestions for little things to fit in Read more...
HMR took my vision & Pinterest boards and executed it perfectly. They also made suggestions for little things to fit in with my decor, like adding mirrored bars and extra candles that helped add to the effect. Everything was absolutely beautiful. They also had to get the room set up in a very short amount of time during our cocktail hour, as soon as they room was cleared of guests they came charging in and went straight to work (the husband and I were having some private time on a balcony and could see the room flip in action). I was really impressed by their speed and attention to detail. They were a little on the expensive side but you get what you pay for! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Liz
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The moment I had my first meeting with Rachel at HMR I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other floral/decor vendor. HMR has a gorgeous office and although they seem aimed at high budget, extravagant wedding productions, Rachel worked with me to make my vision a reality for my 90 person intimate and romantic wedding. Rachel was very attentive and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I was a pretty hands off bride and gave her my opinions and what I liked and trusted that HMR would make it happen... and that is exactly what they did. They transformed my ceremony room and reception room in the Omni Chicago Hotel into a romantic, candlelit, floral filled space. They created a beautiful arch as the focal point of our reception and everyone raved about the lanterns, centerpieces and bouquets. They made my wedding day vision a magical reality!
The moment I had my first meeting with Rachel at HMR I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other floral/decor vendor. HMR Read more...
The moment I had my first meeting with Rachel at HMR I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other floral/decor vendor. HMR has a gorgeous office and although they seem aimed at high budget, extravagant wedding productions, Rachel worked with me to make my vision a reality for my 90 person intimate and romantic wedding. Rachel was very attentive and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I was a pretty hands off bride and gave her my opinions and what I liked and trusted that HMR would make it happen... and that is exactly what they did. They transformed my ceremony room and reception room in the Omni Chicago Hotel into a romantic, candlelit, floral filled space. They created a beautiful arch as the focal point of our reception and everyone raved about the lanterns, centerpieces and bouquets. They made my wedding day vision a magical reality! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
0.5/5.0
We hired Jessica to do the florals for our wedding, after a great meeting where we felt very confident that she had a great idea of what we wanted.

Months passed, and the time for the sample was coming up. We asked her if she needed any more information and she said no. She sent us one idea we didn't like, which made us nervous, but she still seemed confident she could deliver.

On the day of the sample, it was readily apparent that she didn't get what I was thinking, at all. It's possible my vision had changed-- but she should have taken me up on my offer to make it clearer as the sample date approached. What she presented seemed eminently unimaginative. She just slapped together a recreation of one particular photo I had shown as an example of something I liked... but not that I loved. The things I loved-- and had shown photos of-- were nowhere to be seen.

She then told us that for our budget we simply couldn't do much better.

That made us quite upset. We are spending a great deal on flowers, and she had clearly spent no time or effort on this design. I wrote her a lengthy email expressing my desire to move forward, giving very clear, direct instructions for what I wanted to see-- with updated photos. I opened and closed the email by saying that the reason all of this went wrong was because of her failure to communicate-- her tendency to wait weeks to write an email response, her lack of desire to check in and confirm that our visions were the same.

She waited FIVE DAYS to respond, in any way, to an email requesting better communication. This was appalling.

We got our money back and headed to Kehoe, where Phil got our vision spot-on, first try, without even having a meeting in person first. Let's say Kehoe does designs, HMR does recreations... Kehoe has imagination, HMR needs you to have imagination for them... and oh yeah, Kehoe treats its customers like customers, HMR treats them like plebians worthy of their disdain.
We hired Jessica to do the florals for our wedding, after a great meeting where we felt very confident that she had a Read more...
We hired Jessica to do the florals for our wedding, after a great meeting where we felt very confident that she had a great idea of what we wanted.

Months passed, and the time for the sample was coming up. We asked her if she needed any more information and she said no. She sent us one idea we didn't like, which made us nervous, but she still seemed confident she could deliver.

On the day of the sample, it was readily apparent that she didn't get what I was thinking, at all. It's possible my vision had changed-- but she should have taken me up on my offer to make it clearer as the sample date approached. What she presented seemed eminently unimaginative. She just slapped together a recreation of one particular photo I had shown as an example of something I liked... but not that I loved. The things I loved-- and had shown photos of-- were nowhere to be seen.

She then told us that for our budget we simply couldn't do much better.

That made us quite upset. We are spending a great deal on flowers, and she had clearly spent no time or effort on this design. I wrote her a lengthy email expressing my desire to move forward, giving very clear, direct instructions for what I wanted to see-- with updated photos. I opened and closed the email by saying that the reason all of this went wrong was because of her failure to communicate-- her tendency to wait weeks to write an email response, her lack of desire to check in and confirm that our visions were the same.

She waited FIVE DAYS to respond, in any way, to an email requesting better communication. This was appalling.

We got our money back and headed to Kehoe, where Phil got our vision spot-on, first try, without even having a meeting in person first. Let's say Kehoe does designs, HMR does recreations... Kehoe has imagination, HMR needs you to have imagination for them... and oh yeah, Kehoe treats its customers like customers, HMR treats them like plebians worthy of their disdain. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Jeannine
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.5/5.0
Heffernan Morgan was a recommendation from my coordinator, KJS Weddings. Our contact at Heffernan's name was Berkley.

We had a very good experience; Berkley did an amazing job. The HB space is really beautiful. I visited a similar type of florist in the city and felt very out of place, very intimidated and over my head. This was not the case at all at HM.

Berkley really took her time to listen to my ideas and play off of them. Our conservative budget was no issue, as they worked around it beautifully to provide elegant, unique flowers.

If I had to leave constructive criticism, I would mention two things: 1) The beautiful broach/trinket they placed around my bridal bouquet fell off during pictures, before the ceremony even started, and was impossible to put back on (not a big deal, just annoying); and 2) The beautiful little basket they made for the flower girl to carry was way too heavy for the toddler to carry!
Heffernan Morgan was a recommendation from my coordinator, KJS Weddings. Our contact at Heffernan's name was Berkley. Read more...
Heffernan Morgan was a recommendation from my coordinator, KJS Weddings. Our contact at Heffernan's name was Berkley.

We had a very good experience; Berkley did an amazing job. The HB space is really beautiful. I visited a similar type of florist in the city and felt very out of place, very intimidated and over my head. This was not the case at all at HM.

Berkley really took her time to listen to my ideas and play off of them. Our conservative budget was no issue, as they worked around it beautifully to provide elegant, unique flowers.

If I had to leave constructive criticism, I would mention two things: 1) The beautiful broach/trinket they placed around my bridal bouquet fell off during pictures, before the ceremony even started, and was impossible to put back on (not a big deal, just annoying); and 2) The beautiful little basket they made for the flower girl to carry was way too heavy for the toddler to carry! Read less
Services Used: Flowers

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