Persephone Floral Atelier is a floral design studio specializing in natural, romantic flower arrangements. Persephone Floral has become the leading florist in Chicago for wild, evocative floral design. Persephone Floral is dedicated to sustainable practices, using locally sourced flowers, composting, and foam free arrangements when possible.
We offer floral decor and event design for couples who want beautiful designs that create a relaxed, yet elevated environment. Our greatest hope is for you to have the most beautiful and stress free wedding.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Samantha · Married on 06/02/2018
After asking our stylist at our venue key words to describe the different preferred florist- she recommended Persephone as the most “romantic” and “whimsical”- immediately upon checking out her Instagram, I was in love. Mary and I set up a consultation call and we just seemed to be on the same page about everything. She envisioned my wedding the same way I did! Then came my proposal which was just stunning. Mary put together all the looks and styles we had discussed- she included my intended color palette and moody pictures that matched exactly what I was looking for. I actually used that proposal to show multiple vendors (and parents) what I was thinking for design/mood. Nailed it.Sent on 07/10/2018
So then comes the part where you anxiously await your wedding day... luckily I followed Persephone on Instagram the whole time and was constantly in awe at how beautiful her work was. I think I’ve liked every photo she’s posted since I first started following her. There was more than one occasion where I would comment on a photo and say “I want something like this for my wedding” and she noted every one and made sure everything was tied in by our final call.
Then comes wedding week. It’s the night before the wedding and I’m looking for a distraction online and Persephone has posted a few new stories- I click them and they’re my flowers!!! I cried, they were perfect. On the way to the venue the next day, I told everyone how excited I was to see them in person. I got off the bus and started roaming- anxiously looking at all the floral pieces I had seen in pictures the night before. It all blew me away. I know brides are emotional on their wedding days but her work seriously took my breath away. I would recommend Mary and Persephone a thousand times over. She was outstanding to work with- as excited about my vision as I was. She was always responsive and you can truly tell she loves what she does- it shows in every petal of her work.
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Siobhan · Married on 09/15/2018
Mary is a visionary. Her work is wild, fresh, both gestural and finely detailed, and uniquely stunning in a way that takes your breath away!
Working with her makes the process a dream - she's smart and intuitive and the proposal she sent us was incredibly comprehensive and beautiful (I showed anyone who would look for months after receiving it, I was so excited). She helped talk through and build out my initial ideas to spectacular results.
Everything she created was sumptuous perfection, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Anna · Married on 09/14/2018
Where to begin? Mary’s artistry is beyond words. From the start, she exceeded all my expectations. Sometimes it’s hard to put your wedding vision into words but Mary and I were always on the same page. She knew exactly what I wanted and picked the perfect color palette and florals and I couldn’t be happier with how everything came together. Mary was always an email away to make sure I was confident and ready for my day and she did everything possible to make sure I was stress-free. I can’t recommend Mary enough. Even though my wedding past and that’s the only day you order a large amount of flowers, I know I’ll be coming up with excuses to book Mary in the future. She has become a dear friend and someone I will always look to for inspiration.
I've worked with Persephone Floral in my photography on three different occasions and every time the florals were breathtaking and designed perfectly for the client to fit the mood and style of the shoot. She is an incredibly intuitive designer and with a painter's background, her bouquets could easily be still life for classic paintings. Each bouquet and design is full of harmonious yet original, unexpected color relationships and the best textural pieces for added visual pull. Everything she makes photographs exceptionally well because they're so dimensional and complex. The way she designs is on a different level entirely from any other floral designer I've ever seen.
Mary's work never disappoints! And she's awesome to hang out with as well! Gorgeous floral arrangements and a super cool lady- can't beat it!