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May Flowers with Wedding Planner and Designer Debi Lilly

Debi Lilly and I go way back— I first met her when one of my branding clients, Stephanie Weber, rented her previous studio space on Lincoln Ave in Chicago for a session. I was completely taken with Debi’s immaculate vision and execution of aesthetic, and since then we’ve created several styled shoots together. This most recent one was such a lovely reunion; it was the first time we’d seen each other since before the pandemic, and since Debi spends so much of her time in Paris and Nantucket these days, and I don’t live there full time anymore, it was a happy day that we both found ourselves in Chicago at the same time. In classic Debi fashion, she had lush bouquets of bright roses, garden roses, and spring roses ready for styling. (Debi now offers custom bouquets delivered to your door, you can buy a similar bouquet here.) Her Chicago space is a wealth of inspiration, with bookshelves that make my heart dance, an easel and paints at the ready, flawless design touches, and the most darling French bulldog named Jacques. Debi herself wore a deep jewel-toned green gown that looked like heaven. I had so much fun capturing spring energy with Debi!

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  1. Debi Lilly says:

    The best day! The most beautiful photos! Thank you as always for being such a bright light in our industry – and so generous with your time and talent. When are you coming to nantucket???

    • @Debi big hearts for you!! Your instinct for aesthetic is unmatched. I feel like a kid in a candy shop when I’m working with you! Cannot wait for a Nantucket date. xx

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