Designers Emily Hasler Kunaschk and Jenn Morissette founded Belles & Thistles Floral Design in 2011. With more than 40 years combined experience in both wholesale and retail settings, our continued passion for the floral industry brings us together as a fresh new force in Chicago-land, Northwest Indiana and Milwaukee weddings.  We are traveling florists; we do not operate out of a brick and mortar flower shop. Instead we combine our affordable elegant style with the flexibility to design stunning events wherever our couples need us, from beaches and barns to mansions and Michigan Avenue.

Our ‘Have Flowers, Will Travel’ approach allows us to keep our overhead costs reasonable, which translates into savings for our clients.  It also means that we aren’t using wedding flowers from a cooler of old product. Our flowers arrive fresh, just prior to each event so everything always looks just-picked perfect, and whenever possible, we source blooms from local flower farms and sustainable growers.

We can create anything from classic traditional florals to one-of-a-kind contemporaries to whimsical rustic arrangements. Above all, we provide gorgeous, quality products at an affordable price, tailored to our clients’ individual styles.  Belles & Thistles has a passion for weddings and a love for collaborations with great couples. We use color, texture and attention to detail to make our events as personal as possible, and as unique as each couple.

Belles & Thistles Floral Design is a full service wedding and event florist.  We are equipped to handle all of your event needs, from the bridal party to the aisle runner, to cake flowers and candles. We also offer a full range of services including delivery, installation and late night pick up services, as well as rentals from our extensive inventory of structures, décor and centerpiece items.  In today’s economy we understand that sometimes our clients might prefer to provide their own glassware or accent details, so our couples are welcome to provide any decor items they would like and we’ll be pleased to incorporate them into the event!

We know budget plays a huge factor when choosing vendors.  Below is an average price guide for our wedding florals, and is to be used only as a general planning tool. These costs can certainly be scaled back for couples on a budget or expanded for more elaborate events.  As there are many variables such as flower variety, seasonal availability, sizing of arrangements, and degree of difficulty, it is impossible to give exact pricing without first having an in-depth consultation.  Let’s make an appointment! At Belles & Thistles no two weddings are the same. We want this special day to be a true reflection of our couples, so after a chat to gather information we’ll create a completely custom menu-style proposal for each and every event. We outline personalized options and provide a range of price points so that our clients can pick and choose the designs that best suit both their tastes and budget.  

  • Bridal Bouquet  $145-$250     
  • Bridesmaids Bouquet  $45-$125/each
  • Corsages  $15-$30/each            
  • Boutonnieres  $10-$20/each
  • Ceremony  $100-750                       
  • Centerpieces  $15-$350/table