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Flowers by stem specializes in modern, natural, sustainable floral design for events and weddings. We believe that flowers can inspire beautiful moments. Whether it be a bouquet as unique as you are, or a vibrant centerpiece that captures the essence of your celebration, flowers by stem brings your vision to life using quality, seasonal flowers. We love creating innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences through our flowers and draw closely from our client's inspirations. Owner/Lead Designer Stephanie Stopka will work with you to deliver your vision using the highest quality flowers available and gladly services weddings and special events in and around Chicago and the suburbs, as well as southern Wisconsin and Michigan.

Services Offered
Flowers by Stem creates distinct, gorgeous floral arrangements drawing from local markets and seasonal flowers. Whether you’re envisioning a romantic, elegant, modern, or classic style, or something unique to your personal taste, Flowers by Stem are experts at creating floral designs that are tailored to your vision. Minimum budgets for full-service weddings is $7,000. Stephanie strives for personalized customer service and is there for consultations as well as full design oversight. To make your special day carefree and enjoyable, they deliver, set up, and clean up their floral arrangements. Flowers by Stem offers the following floral arrangements:

  • Aisle decor
  • Bouquets
  • Chuppah decor
  • Flower crowns
  • Flower petals
  • Single flowers
  • Altar decor
  • Boutonnieres
  • Corsages
  • Flower girl baskets
  • Non-floral options
  • Table arrangements
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the average price for a bridal bouquet?

$275

What is the average price for a bridesmaid bouquet?

$95

What is the average price for a boutonniere?

$20

What is the average price for a low table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$140

What is the average price for an elevated table arrangement (per arrangement)?

$325

Typically, what can a customer expect to pay for your wedding floral services?

$7,000

Which of the following are included in the cost of your floral services?

Clean Up
Consultations
Delivery
Set Up
Venue Visit

How would you describe your floral designs?

Classic
Country
Eclectic
Glamorous
Modern
Nautical
Preppy
Romantic
Rustic
Tropical
Vintage

Which of the following services do you provide?

Clean Up
Consultations
Delivery
Samples
Set Up
Venue Visit

What types of arrangements do you provide?

Aisle Decor
Altar Decor
Bouquets
Boutonnieres
Centerpieces
Chuppah Decor
Corsages
Flower Baskets
Flower Crowns
Flower Petals
Non-Floral
Single Flowers
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Stephanie T. Sent on 07/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much Flowers By Stem!

I have nothing but great things to say about Flowers by Stem! We recently used Stephanie and her team for our 200 person wedding. Stephanie was amazing and extremely helpful throughout all of the wedding craziness! If I ever had a question throughout the process her response time was unmatched. She provided multiple options for us and ways to save costs including constructing a beautiful faux flower wall for our ceremony backdrop which later turned into the photo backdrop for guests. Our wedding looked like a straight fairytale because of Flowers by Stem and we are forever grateful!
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Megan M. Sent on 12/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Chicago Florist!

Flowers by Stem perfectly mastered the romantic, classic, and fall vibe we were hoping for with our wedding florals. Stephanie is truly an artist and worked from day 1 to make sure that everything was absolutely perfect and aligning with the aesthetic vision we had in mind for our wedding. The bridal bouquet was stunning (featuring my favorite, a king protea) and the bridesmaid bouquets were beautifully complimentary! I cried when I saw the floral pillars for the ceremony and they were beautifully repurposed for the reception. Stephanie was able to work with our budget to create every detail we wanted, including touches like flowers in our own vases for cocktail hour, a floral accent on the entry sign, and a beautiful cascade of flowers on our wedding cake. I cannot recommend her enough!!
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Lauren Sent on 07/31/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most BEAUTIFUL wedding flowers!

My husband and I hired Flowers by Stem for our October 2020 wedding... which turned into a June 2021 wedding! Stephanie was very personable, professional, and responsive. When I first met with Stephanie, she really listened to what I liked and her proposal perfectly actualized what I had been envisioning for our wedding day. She has very creative ideas and an amazing eye for color and texture! When we had to postpone our wedding, Stephanie was very understanding and worked with me to transition our original fall color scheme/plan to a beautiful, bright spring color scheme. My bouquet was truly the most beautiful wedding bouquet I have ever seen (though I may be biased)! The centerpieces and greenery she arranged for our reception tables were stunning and perfectly complemented the venue and the season. Our family members were even smitten with their beautiful corsages and boutonnieres! We cannot recommend Stephanie and Flowers by Stem highly enough!
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As wedding planners, we rely on florists to provide personalized service, extensive floral expertise and quality flowers to our couples. This all can be found with Flowers by Stem. The owner, Stephanie Stopka, is probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet and we would highly recommend her to future brides. We look forward to working together again with Stephanie in the upcoming wedding seasons!

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