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Pollen

Wedding Flowers
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Contact: Lynn Fosbender
Phone: 773/387-1398
Service Area:

Chicago and nearby suburbs.


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Services Offered

Planning a green wedding? Pollen is the perfect floral designer for any couple trying to minimize their wedding’s environmental impact. A boutique floral design studio with an eco-friendly focus, they specialize in the use of locally-sourced and sustainably-grown flowers. They also work in harmony with each season, saying there are always amazing flowers in bloom, no matter what time of year your wedding falls!

Founder Lynn Fosbender has a simple but straightforward philosophy: “Pollen passionately expresses each client’s unique vision while offering the most sustainable flower options possible.” And her brides couldn’t agree more. They loved how Lynn asked so many insightful questions and really tried to get to know them as people. Her arrangements are naturalistic, organic, and even quirky, with bits of the couple’s personal style always woven throughout.

Contact Lynn by phone or email to schedule a consultation. Pricing is $2,500 minimum within Chicago during wedding season; $4,000 minimum for suburban Chicago delivery during wedding season.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Nature-inspired, seasonal, eco-conscious.

Why should someone hire you?

Pollen is a great fit for couples who want to incorporate some eco-friendly aspects into their wedding. We work with locally grown flowers as much as possible, and strive to minimize our waste. Our favorite style is soft, garden-y, and a little organic. This style works well with both elegant and more casual venues.

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Work with vendors who you enjoy spending time with, and who will reduce the stress that can go along with planning a wedding.

What's your favorite quote?

"Begin—the rest is easy." —Wise words from a fortune cookie.

If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?

I'd go back to school to learn GIS (Geographic Information Systems), which I dabbled in at a previous job. It's a different avenue for making pretty things (maps!), while requiring analytical skills as well. Yes, I'd make pretty and informational maps.

About This Company

Lynn Fosbender studied both horticulture and restoration ecology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an active member of the Society for Urban Nature, and most recently co-founded the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance. Through Pollen, Lynn furthers her commitment to giving back by supporting various community-based organizations.

Pollen Covers These Areas:

  • Illinois
    • Downtown Chicago
    • North Chicago Suburbs / Schaumburg / Evanston
    • South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
    • West Chicago Suburbs / Naperville
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Pollen normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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