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Stems

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

850 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL US 60622 (map)
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ABOUT US

Stems owner and wedding consultant, Allison Denny, holds a great love for creating unforgettable décor for every bride and groom. She meets with each client to get a true sense of his or... Read more
Stems owner and wedding consultant, Allison Denny, holds a great love for creating unforgettable décor for every bride and groom. She meets with each client to get a true sense of his or her style, taste, vision and budget. Her ultimate goal is to create a trusting relationship with each couple that will translate into the creation of gorgeous, unique floral.

After a complimentary consultation with Allison, the client will receive a detailed floral plan and estimate for their wedding. It the proposal meets the clients needs, we encourage them to make a second appointment to view a complimentary mock up of a centerpiece design.

With over 16 years of experience in Chicago wedding design, Allison holds a vast knowledge of venues, hotels, and event spaces through out the city and suburbs to help guide you through all of the decisions regarding décor for your distinctive event. Stems offers a full line of rental items including chuppas, arches, pedestals, candelabras, vases, urns, bowls, fabric decoration, table linens, aisle runners, and lighting to fit every venue.

Our professional, experienced, and talented staff arrives the day of your wedding with the same goal and expectation as every couple- create an unforgettable occasion. Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge, Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Missi
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Allison Denny. One word- amazing. I never got to meet her, see her shop or anything a traditional bride would have done. We did our whole wedding via email and phone. She couldn't have gotten it more right. I got so many lovely compliments on the flowers and I as I look at the pictures my eyes are drawn to them every time. It was the PERFECT choice for my very intimate special day.
Allison Denny. One word- amazing. I never got to meet her, see her shop or anything a traditional bride would have done. Read more...
Allison Denny. One word- amazing. I never got to meet her, see her shop or anything a traditional bride would have done. We did our whole wedding via email and phone. She couldn't have gotten it more right. I got so many lovely compliments on the flowers and I as I look at the pictures my eyes are drawn to them every time. It was the PERFECT choice for my very intimate special day. Read less
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leah
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I have never been so floored by such amazingly beautiful floral work in my life! Allison is amazing! Everything was 1000 time more beautiful then I could have ever imagined!
I have never been so floored by such amazingly beautiful floral work in my life! Allison is amazing! Everything was 1000 Read more...
I have never been so floored by such amazingly beautiful floral work in my life! Allison is amazing! Everything was 1000 time more beautiful then I could have ever imagined! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Allison at Stems did the flowers for our April 12, 2014 wedding and we could not have asked for a better experience! I went into my first meeting thinking that i wasn't really a 'flowers' girl but we talked through what i liked versus didn't like and Allison created a vision that was absolutely fantastic. the bouquets were lush, gorgeous and unique (i didn't want to put my bouquet down; it was stunning) and the centerpieces were exactly what i wanted. we ended up having an indoor ceremony and the look that Allison created for that (lots of candles and a lovely, clean backdrop) was so so beautiful.

she also subcontracted some hanging globe light fixtures that we wanted in the space, which were absolutely lovely. i didn't even realize it at the time, but there was a slight technical glitch with the lighting that Allison and my amazing planner, Kelly Cavanaugh, worked to resolve.

Allison is so incredibly talented and wonderful to work with; highly recommend!!
Allison at Stems did the flowers for our April 12, 2014 wedding and we could not have asked for a better experience! I Read more...
Allison at Stems did the flowers for our April 12, 2014 wedding and we could not have asked for a better experience! I went into my first meeting thinking that i wasn't really a 'flowers' girl but we talked through what i liked versus didn't like and Allison created a vision that was absolutely fantastic. the bouquets were lush, gorgeous and unique (i didn't want to put my bouquet down; it was stunning) and the centerpieces were exactly what i wanted. we ended up having an indoor ceremony and the look that Allison created for that (lots of candles and a lovely, clean backdrop) was so so beautiful.

she also subcontracted some hanging globe light fixtures that we wanted in the space, which were absolutely lovely. i didn't even realize it at the time, but there was a slight technical glitch with the lighting that Allison and my amazing planner, Kelly Cavanaugh, worked to resolve.

Allison is so incredibly talented and wonderful to work with; highly recommend!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Allison with Stems saw my vision right off the bat. I had met with 4 florists prior to Stems and had to explain and re-explain what I was trying to do, but Allison knew exactly what I wanted and improved it. Our flowers were beyond what I imagined and even more beautiful, colorful and elegant. My goal was to be modern while maintaining elegance and tying in some traditional and Stems went above and beyond. Working with Allison was easy, seamless and a pleasure.
Allison with Stems saw my vision right off the bat. I had met with 4 florists prior to Stems and had to explain and Read more...
Allison with Stems saw my vision right off the bat. I had met with 4 florists prior to Stems and had to explain and re-explain what I was trying to do, but Allison knew exactly what I wanted and improved it. Our flowers were beyond what I imagined and even more beautiful, colorful and elegant. My goal was to be modern while maintaining elegance and tying in some traditional and Stems went above and beyond. Working with Allison was easy, seamless and a pleasure. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Stems did an amazing job at our wedding. Stems did a friend's wedding a few years ago and those were the most amazing flowers I had ever seen. I originally met with several recommended florists in addition to Stems because I thought Stems was out of my price range. The quote came in a little higher but the difference in the quality was pretty obvious. First, I was impressed by the initial consultation with Allison. The other places were really looking for me to tell them what to do, and I couldn't because I had a vague notion of what I wanted. When I met with Allison, she listened and really helped me articulate what I was looking for and gave the creative direction that I really needed. Another thing that I really liked about Stems is that they consider what the room will look like and are making suggestions/designs with the overall effect in mind. They were also really accommodating. We used our own vases because we wanted people to be able to take the centerpieces home. They even threw in a few extra vases when we were short. At the wedding, the flowers were absolutely gorgeous and there were tons of them. I can see why they cost a little bit more and thought it was quite the value when I saw the finished product. I would highly recommend them.
Stems did an amazing job at our wedding. Stems did a friend's wedding a few years ago and those were the most amazing Read more...
Stems did an amazing job at our wedding. Stems did a friend's wedding a few years ago and those were the most amazing flowers I had ever seen. I originally met with several recommended florists in addition to Stems because I thought Stems was out of my price range. The quote came in a little higher but the difference in the quality was pretty obvious. First, I was impressed by the initial consultation with Allison. The other places were really looking for me to tell them what to do, and I couldn't because I had a vague notion of what I wanted. When I met with Allison, she listened and really helped me articulate what I was looking for and gave the creative direction that I really needed. Another thing that I really liked about Stems is that they consider what the room will look like and are making suggestions/designs with the overall effect in mind. They were also really accommodating. We used our own vases because we wanted people to be able to take the centerpieces home. They even threw in a few extra vases when we were short. At the wedding, the flowers were absolutely gorgeous and there were tons of them. I can see why they cost a little bit more and thought it was quite the value when I saw the finished product. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anna Marie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Allison was amazing. I gave her a couple pictures, told her a few things I liked and a few things I didn't like and that was all it took for her to read my style and create arrangements that were an amazing focal point to our wedding!

The flowers were by far the easiest part (on my end) to my big day. She had everything under control and I didn't have to worry at all!
Working with Allison was amazing. I gave her a couple pictures, told her a few things I liked and a few things I didn't Read more...
Working with Allison was amazing. I gave her a couple pictures, told her a few things I liked and a few things I didn't like and that was all it took for her to read my style and create arrangements that were an amazing focal point to our wedding!

The flowers were by far the easiest part (on my end) to my big day. She had everything under control and I didn't have to worry at all! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Allison & the team at Stems was AMAZING! Flowers and Decor were a priority for me and I had a decent budget for it, but not unlimited. Allison was wonderful and giving me ideas and working with me to prioritize things to make the most of what I could spend. She was always responsive and I changed my mind about a few things along the way. In the end, my wedding was absolutely stunning and totally memorable because of Stems. Highly Recommend!
Allison & the team at Stems was AMAZING! Flowers and Decor were a priority for me and I had a decent budget for it, but Read more...
Allison & the team at Stems was AMAZING! Flowers and Decor were a priority for me and I had a decent budget for it, but not unlimited. Allison was wonderful and giving me ideas and working with me to prioritize things to make the most of what I could spend. She was always responsive and I changed my mind about a few things along the way. In the end, my wedding was absolutely stunning and totally memorable because of Stems. Highly Recommend! Read less
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mrssstrom
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Not only were the flowers right on time for morning before the wedding pictures but they were the most beautiful arrangements and flowers I have ever seen. The ceremony was glowing in candle light draped with white fabric and the reception was so grand with the giant vases and arrangements on every take ad in every nook of the room making it feel like a flower wonderland. I will never forget how all the colors complimented all the other planned decorations and outfits through out the entire event. Thank you so much!
Not only were the flowers right on time for morning before the wedding pictures but they were the most beautiful Read more...
Not only were the flowers right on time for morning before the wedding pictures but they were the most beautiful arrangements and flowers I have ever seen. The ceremony was glowing in candle light draped with white fabric and the reception was so grand with the giant vases and arrangements on every take ad in every nook of the room making it feel like a flower wonderland. I will never forget how all the colors complimented all the other planned decorations and outfits through out the entire event. Thank you so much! Read less
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AlisonM
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
I love this place! I needed bouquets for 4 bridesmaids, my bouquet, 9 boutonnieres and 6 corsages. I told Allison that information, said I like red roses and white calla lilies, and said she should just do whatever she could with my relatively TINY budget of $500. Honestly, it was so little money compared to some of the quotes I'd gotten at other places that I wasn't sure she could pull it off at all, and I certainly wasn't expecting to have the pretty flowers I had always wanted. WOW was I surprised when we picked up the flowers and they were absolutely beautiful! They were more than I could have ever expected and they looked like a million bucks! They were put together with such attention to detail and skill. I gasped when I saw my bouquet! I can't say enough about Stems, and I recommend them for all your flower needs 150%.
I love this place! I needed bouquets for 4 bridesmaids, my bouquet, 9 boutonnieres and 6 corsages. I told Allison that Read more...
I love this place! I needed bouquets for 4 bridesmaids, my bouquet, 9 boutonnieres and 6 corsages. I told Allison that information, said I like red roses and white calla lilies, and said she should just do whatever she could with my relatively TINY budget of $500. Honestly, it was so little money compared to some of the quotes I'd gotten at other places that I wasn't sure she could pull it off at all, and I certainly wasn't expecting to have the pretty flowers I had always wanted. WOW was I surprised when we picked up the flowers and they were absolutely beautiful! They were more than I could have ever expected and they looked like a million bucks! They were put together with such attention to detail and skill. I gasped when I saw my bouquet! I can't say enough about Stems, and I recommend them for all your flower needs 150%. Read less
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MAH
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Allison from Stems was a pleasure to work with. Our flowers and chuppah were amazing. Allison was able to create the designs based on our vision, adding her own creativity. We had compliments throughout the night on how gorgeous the deisgns were and they made a lasting impression on all of our guests. In addition, Allison will come to your tasting with examples of the centerpieces so that you can get an idea of what the final product will look like. I recommend Stems to anyone who is getting married in the Chicago-land area.
Allison from Stems was a pleasure to work with. Our flowers and chuppah were amazing. Allison was able to create the Read more...
Allison from Stems was a pleasure to work with. Our flowers and chuppah were amazing. Allison was able to create the designs based on our vision, adding her own creativity. We had compliments throughout the night on how gorgeous the deisgns were and they made a lasting impression on all of our guests. In addition, Allison will come to your tasting with examples of the centerpieces so that you can get an idea of what the final product will look like. I recommend Stems to anyone who is getting married in the Chicago-land area. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Unique and one of a kind. Alison completely took out all of her tricks and transformed a bland tent into a beautiful and natural paradise with candleabras hanging from the ceiling and willow branches disguising metal poles.
Unique and one of a kind. Alison completely took out all of her tricks and transformed a bland tent into a beautiful and Read more...
Unique and one of a kind. Alison completely took out all of her tricks and transformed a bland tent into a beautiful and natural paradise with candleabras hanging from the ceiling and willow branches disguising metal poles. Read less
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amy
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
They did everything I wanted. I showed them a picture and told them what colors and ideas I liked and she outdid that! My flowers were the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. Everyone commented on the flowers, and wanted to know where I got them. I would use them for all my flower needs!
They did everything I wanted. I showed them a picture and told them what colors and ideas I liked and she outdid that! My Read more...
They did everything I wanted. I showed them a picture and told them what colors and ideas I liked and she outdid that! My flowers were the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen. Everyone commented on the flowers, and wanted to know where I got them. I would use them for all my flower needs! Read less
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amyn22
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
They are amazing. I just told them that I liked an arrangment on their website, and the colors and left it to them. They were beautiful, so modern and creative and a great value. I will use them again and again.
They are amazing. I just told them that I liked an arrangment on their website, and the colors and left it to them. They Read more...
They are amazing. I just told them that I liked an arrangment on their website, and the colors and left it to them. They were beautiful, so modern and creative and a great value. I will use them again and again. Read less
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maggs
Wedding:
5/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Stems did an amazing job on our flowers. They were incredible and exceeded all expectations. They were so sweet and a real pleasure to work with. I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted and Allison talked to me and came up with wonderful ideas that completely fit the theme and look I was going for. Incredible!
Stems did an amazing job on our flowers. They were incredible and exceeded all expectations. They were so sweet and a real Read more...
Stems did an amazing job on our flowers. They were incredible and exceeded all expectations. They were so sweet and a real pleasure to work with. I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted and Allison talked to me and came up with wonderful ideas that completely fit the theme and look I was going for. Incredible! Read less
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Jill and Adam
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
This was a challenging part of the wedding for me - so expensive and so many options. Allison at Stems was far and away the best florist I met with. I sent over a bunch of pictures and she somehow crystalized it all into a vision. It was amazing. She did a trial on our centerpiece which was really helpful so you could see the quality of the work, and amongst the trials we had - hers was spot on. The quality of the flowers on our Wedding day were amazing - huge fresh blooms very skillfully assembled. We only had one mix up (one extra mens corsage and one short on the womens) but we made it work. I would highly recommend having an aunt or bridesmaid assigned to doublecheck any large flower order before the florist leaves! Our centerpieces were amazing.
This was a challenging part of the wedding for me - so expensive and so many options. Allison at Stems was far and away Read more...
This was a challenging part of the wedding for me - so expensive and so many options. Allison at Stems was far and away the best florist I met with. I sent over a bunch of pictures and she somehow crystalized it all into a vision. It was amazing. She did a trial on our centerpiece which was really helpful so you could see the quality of the work, and amongst the trials we had - hers was spot on. The quality of the flowers on our Wedding day were amazing - huge fresh blooms very skillfully assembled. We only had one mix up (one extra mens corsage and one short on the womens) but we made it work. I would highly recommend having an aunt or bridesmaid assigned to doublecheck any large flower order before the florist leaves! Our centerpieces were amazing. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.8/5.0
Stems Inc made the most beautiful flowers for my wedding. There was no skimping on quality or quantity. Everything was fresh, beautiful, tasteful, and exactly what we had talked about. Would HIGHLY recommend to those with the budget to do so! They book up fast, so hurry.
Stems Inc made the most beautiful flowers for my wedding. There was no skimping on quality or quantity. Everything was Read more...
Stems Inc made the most beautiful flowers for my wedding. There was no skimping on quality or quantity. Everything was fresh, beautiful, tasteful, and exactly what we had talked about. Would HIGHLY recommend to those with the budget to do so! They book up fast, so hurry. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.7/5.0
Allison at Stems was our florist. She did an amazing job, but it was a bit expensive. I don't really know anything about flowers, so I gave Allison some very general ideas about what I wanted, and the flowers she picked were wonderful. We got so many compliments! I especially loved the centerpieces. We were going with an "old time" wedding, and Allison picked these beige ceramic flower pots that looked very vintage, and they were perfect. Also, I loved my bouquet! I would highly recommend Stems.
Allison at Stems was our florist. She did an amazing job, but it was a bit expensive. I don't really know anything about Read more...
Allison at Stems was our florist. She did an amazing job, but it was a bit expensive. I don't really know anything about flowers, so I gave Allison some very general ideas about what I wanted, and the flowers she picked were wonderful. We got so many compliments! I especially loved the centerpieces. We were going with an "old time" wedding, and Allison picked these beige ceramic flower pots that looked very vintage, and they were perfect. Also, I loved my bouquet! I would highly recommend Stems. Read less
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cspenrod
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.7/5.0
Stems provided the flowers for our wedding and they looked AMAZING! We had a lot of people compliment us on the flowers, and they really helped set the mood for the wedding. Allison was wonderful to work with, it was like she was able to read our minds! We were very satisfied with the overall quality of the products delivered, as well as her flexibility in incorporating elements we purchased ourselves!
Stems provided the flowers for our wedding and they looked AMAZING! We had a lot of people compliment us on the flowers, Read more...
Stems provided the flowers for our wedding and they looked AMAZING! We had a lot of people compliment us on the flowers, and they really helped set the mood for the wedding. Allison was wonderful to work with, it was like she was able to read our minds! We were very satisfied with the overall quality of the products delivered, as well as her flexibility in incorporating elements we purchased ourselves! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/28/2008
4.6/5.0
I went into my wedding with a very distinct idea of what I wanted and Allison and her team did not disappoint! I liked hearing her thoughts & ideas and then on wedding day she put it all together and made my vision perfect!

I've sent a few friends to her and they were all as pleased as I was!
I went into my wedding with a very distinct idea of what I wanted and Allison and her team did not disappoint! I liked Read more...
I went into my wedding with a very distinct idea of what I wanted and Allison and her team did not disappoint! I liked hearing her thoughts & ideas and then on wedding day she put it all together and made my vision perfect!

I've sent a few friends to her and they were all as pleased as I was! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/6/2005
4.6/5.0
Flowers were beautiful! The people at Stems were great to work with, they listened to what I wanted (a little funky and non traditional) and produced gorgeous arrangements. A bit pricey but wedding flowers always are. But they were totally worth it!
Flowers were beautiful! The people at Stems were great to work with, they listened to what I wanted (a little funky and Read more...
Flowers were beautiful! The people at Stems were great to work with, they listened to what I wanted (a little funky and non traditional) and produced gorgeous arrangements. A bit pricey but wedding flowers always are. But they were totally worth it! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
6/2/2007
4.0/5.0
Flew all the way from Chicago. It was great. All to get the tulips we wanted.
Flew all the way from Chicago. It was great. All to get the tulips we wanted.
Flew all the way from Chicago. It was great. All to get the tulips we wanted. Read less
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MrsBaitz
Wedding:
7/4/2009
3.6/5.0
the flowers were beautiful and I kept my gorgeous bouquet until the moment I left for the honeymoon.
the flowers were beautiful and I kept my gorgeous bouquet until the moment I left for the honeymoon.
the flowers were beautiful and I kept my gorgeous bouquet until the moment I left for the honeymoon. Read less
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