Vendor Spotlight: Town & Country Gardens

Town & Country Gardens

Contact Us
847.742.1135 Elgin
630.232.6685 Geneva
312.380.0322 Chicago

What is your vision/mission statement?
The town & country gardens creative design team is determined to create your most perfect wedding day vision keeping service, quality and budget of the up most importance.

What sets you apart from your competition?
Our staff! Your wedding day will be treated as if it were our own special day. Your expectations will be met and exceeded by a team of designers and support staff that is eager to facilitate your wedding day.

What can an engaged couple expect their experience to be like with your company?
You will receive a warm welcome beginning at the complimentary consultation, where we will listen to your ideas and turn them into a floral creation to fit your personality, style and wedding budget. Throughout the months of planning leading up to the wedding day, you will find your coordinator helpful and always ready to help in any way. On your wedding day, we will arrive on time and energized to put all of your planning and our floral creations together to create your wedding day vision.

In what ways can a couple customize a packages with your company?
We do not have “packages” at town & country gardens. During your complimentary consultation a package will be created for you, with only the items that are needed for your wedding day.

What advice to you have for couples when considering booking a vendor in your field?
Be sure you connect with your coordinator. Flowers are a wonderful way to express individuality and if your vision is not seen by your coordinator it could lead to a mismatched vision for your wedding day. Your florist should see your vision and use their experience and knowledge of the industry to compliment not overtake your vision.

What type of online tools do you provide for your couples?
We have created galleries on our website to help inspire your ideas. We also have a wedding blog that provides helpful information to planning brides and grooms. Our facebook page also has many of our past wedding photos which will provide more inspiration for your own ideas.

How do you make sure a couple’s personality shines through?
During your complimentary consultation, we will spend extra time getting to know you. We will ask about the dresses, the colors, the cake, the venue, the invitations, essentially all of your ideas that have created your wedding style. We want to hear about your favorite flowers as well as design elements that are being used for the wedding day. All of this will help us create your individual floral designs.

How has your business grown or changed since inception?
In 1963 Town & Country Gardens was primarily a wholesale grower of cut flowers. In 1969 we opened our first retail florist location in Elgin. As our customer base grew so did Town & Country Gardens. We presently have 3 locations, Elgin, Geneva & Bartlett and we are ranked one of the top retail florists that specializes in weddings in the Chicagoland area.
What do you enjoy most about weddings?
We enjoy the individuality that flowers can bring to a wedding day. They can be used to create so many looks that can truly portray each bride and groom’s style and personality.

What does the future hold for your business?
More weddings! We are looking forward to continuing what we do best, servicing weddings and creating floral designs for our clients that they can remember forever.

Please enjoy the following floral design from Town & Country Gardens.




























































All About Wedding Flowers

Aside from the bouquet you spring for each Mother’s Day, chances are you’re a novice when it comes to flowers. However, now you are a bride–to–be planning your dream wedding, and suddenly you must make decisions on bouquets, boutonnieres, reception centerpieces and ceremony arrangements. Overwhelming? We know! Fortunately, we are here to guide you through this process so you can enjoy planning your wedding flowers without wilting from the stress. Read through these useful tips gathered from experts in the field.

Discover Your Style

Close your eyes and envision the perfect look to your wedding. Will it be formal or casual? Elaborate or simple? Bold or neutral colors? Are you a traditionalist in favor of roses or lilies, or do you favor a more contemporary floral theme incorporating grasses, fruits and herbs? Your wedding flowers are more than eye candy; they set the ambiance for the entire event. Knowing your wedding style is a start in the right direction, because you’ll want to choose blossoms that match the formality of your wedding day. Get tons of wedding flower ideas.

Pick Your Palette

Your color scheme should flow directly from your desired style. Today’s floral trends embrace an anything goes mentality, from wedding flowers in traditional whites and pastels to modern and adventurous dark hues and citrus shades. Flowers in matching shades or cool contrasts are breathtaking, but make sure they coordinate with your overall wedding theme. Choose your wedding colors accordingly, and your wedding will express your spirit. If you are still not sure where to begin, bring a bridesmaid dress fabric swatch when you meet with your florist and choose coordinating shades.

Seasonal Wedding Flowers

You know your floral theme and you’ve chosen your color scheme. When deciding on the specific blooms your want in your arrangements, be sure to consider the season in which you are marrying. Consult the following seasonal flower guide for tips.

Hiring a Florist

Even the most creative and artistic bride will benefit from a florist’s professional capabilities. Your wedding day will be full of activity, and you won’t want to spend vital hours fumbling with the wiring of each bouquet. A florist is not necessarily a budget breaker; a good one should be able to work with any floral budget. Check out Town & Country Gardens in Geneva, IL.

Your Floral Budget

Let’s face it: Determining how much wedding flowers cost is probably not the aspect of your wedding you’ve been dreaming of since grade school. You may see your floral budget as the biggest nemesis between you and your wedding flowers. If you plan wisely, however, you should have enough money to create the floral theme of your desires. Expect to spend about 8-10% of your overall budget on wedding flowers.