•  Behind the Blooms • 

Lovely to meet you! My name is Ligia Dragos - 

the girl behind The Lovely Petals.

I have been a floral designer for a little over four years now. Besides working with flowers, I enjoy painting and drawing, as well as any outdoor activity. My favorite of course is gardening! One day, I aspire to have a large, beautiful, lush garden filled with all sorts of beautiful blooms, just like my Momma had when I was growing up

I pull my inspiration from many avenues, but some that I cherish very dearly are my Grandfather's paintings. I was always in awe of the way he would combine colors and texture in his work with such precision.

It's the simplest things in life that trigger the most fascination.

When I design my floral pieces, I apply the lessons that I have learned from my Grandfather. Each flower's color, texture, and dimension is unique to itself. That is why each floral piece I design is uniquely designed with you in mind. 

My goal during our consultation is to get to know more about YOU and the dreams you aspire to make into a reality. 

My Grandfather's painting (1984)

 A Message to all my Brides:

My husband and I got married in June 2020 - the year the whole world fell into chaos. Like many couples, our venue was cancelled due to the pandemic, so we chose to have an outdoor wedding. It was along a beautiful pine forest near South Haven, MI.

Everything was beautiful and perfect. The day before our wedding, an unforeseen tornado had suddenly passed through our venue and had completely torn apart the forest. Within minutes all that we had worked towards was destroyed.

The staff on site were left in shock. However, instead of calling it quits, they took initiative and reached out to anyone who was available to help from our Chicago church community. The next morning they restored as much as possible. They cleaned up debris, and moved our ceremony beneath the gazebo nearby that was thankfully still standing. In total, over 70 volunteers showed up to aid in anyway possible.

Once I arrived on site, I couldn't help but tear up. Yes, I was sad that my original plan didn't come to fruition, but I was more-so tearing up with joy knowing how much our community loved us. 

I learned an important lesson that day: In the end only love matters; The love that you show others, and the love that brings everyone together. 

What a beautiful thing, to love and to be loved. This surpasses all other things.

My lovely brides, as you are going about wedding planning, make sure to keep this virtue at the center of your heart:

"Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

 1 Corinthians 13:13