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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

rent our shop!

Budding designers take note: we are excited to announce that we will be renting out our fabulous shop on a limited basis.  We are located in Provo, UT, and as we focus only on events and are not a typical shop with standing product or walk-in business, we do not use our shop every day.  This is great news for you!


Back in the day when we first started out, our workspace was in our home, so we know from experience that a separate workspace where the focus can be 100% creative and the mess can be out of sight, out of mind is invaluable.  Our design space is ideal for florists, but would work wonderfully for crafters and makers of various disciplines.

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Our shop can be reserved up to 45 days in advance with a signed agreement and a 25% non-refundable deposit.  The remaining balance will be due upon arrival.  The rental rates are as follows: 

1 DAY: $125*
 2+ CONSECUTIVE DAYS: $95/DAY*

*Flat-rate rental, use of utilities and amenities included in cost.  Rental is for 24 hours from 9am-9am.  Renters will be given a key, so access will be unlimited during the 24 hour time-span (we know all about late nights!).  Use of our inventory is a possibility for an additional rental rate, subject to availability and written approval.  Repeat-renters will receive a 10% discount off of the regular rate for each additional rental period.


Please enjoy these beautiful photos of our shop taken by Mikki Platt Photography.  All the specs and amenities are included at the bottom of the post.   

Contact Melissa of Blossom Sweet at 801.669.4646 if you are interested in renting our shop.
We reserve the right to refuse rental at our discretion.
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SPECS AND AMENITIES
  • Floral cooler
  • 40 sq feet of counter space (not pictured is an additional counter which runs down center length of room)
  • 24 sq feet of cooler shelf space
  • Shop is 252 sq feet
  • Heat when it's cold, AC when it's hot
  • Deep tub sink and running water
  • Stem chopper
  • 39 gallon trash can, bags included
  • Anti-fatigue floor mat
  • Cable TV
  • Pandora
  • WiFi
  • Unlimited hours of access during your rental period
  • Use of our inventory is a possibility for an additional rental rate, subject to availability and written approval
  • Overhead lighting
  • Tall ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • Less than 1 mile from Red Mountain Wholesale, so supplies and fresh floral product are at your fingertips
  • Very close to 1-15
  • Easy load-in with our driveway close to shop entrance
  • Can reserve up to 45 days in advance with a signed agreement and a 25% non-refundable deposit, with the remaining balance due upon arrival

Contact Melissa of Blossom Sweet at 801.669.4646 if you are interested in renting our shop.
We reserve the right to refuse rental at our discretion.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

homegrown bouquet featured on utah bride blog

We recently had a bouquet recipe featured on Utah Bride Blog.  You've seen these recipes before, but what's different -- and oh-so-special -- about this one was that the Owner at Blossom Sweet, Melissa Nickle, grew every single element in her own gardens!

Please enjoy these amazing photos by Lindsey Orton Photography, along with Melissa's two cents (two cents, fifty cents, what's the diff?) about her creative process and the elements used.  Then, at the bottom of the post you'll find the recipe breakdown with all the specifics.


Happy Flower Friday, everyone!  I am so excited about today’s bouquet recipe post.  Over the past six months or so I have found a new obsession: gardening.  As a professional event florist I naturally love flowers, but I have happily discovered a new corner of my floral heart when it comes to caring for blooms and watching them thrive and grow over time.  It may take hours and hours, a bit of an investment and loads of hard work, but at the end of the day it is therapy in the most lovely of ways and I love it.


Now just why am I talking about my obsession with gardening in today’s post?  Well, that would be because EVERY. SINGLE. ELEMENT. in this bouquet recipe is something I grew myself!  And I’m just beaming with pride over it.  I knew that this was my month for a recipe post, and I wanted to do something really special, something that would challenge me on both creative and technical levels.  As I thought about what I wanted to do, the thought came knocking: hello, use what you’ve grown!  And I did just that–I did not buy or order a single thing for this bouquet.  I dare say the result of my personal design challenge turned out pretty fab!


Now, how can a bride achieve this look for her wedding day?  Plant a garden, care for it months on end, and pray that the blooms last ’til the big day, of course!  Just kidding, kids.  Fortunately for you brides out there almost every element in this design–from the garden roses, dahlias, clematis, foliage and more–can be ordered through your florist from his or her supplier (subject to seasonal availability).  The only exceptions are the bonfire begonia and lantana, as well as the specific varieties of grasses which may be hard to come by from an ordering standpoint.  That being said, your florist can recommend suitable substitutions for the blooms if needed such as sandersonia or allium, or perhaps bunny tail or wheat for the grasses.



I’ll end by saying that “garden-style” concepts are so hot right now, and I sure hope they’re here to stay for years to come!  I do love them so, and I very much adored creating this bouquet using elements 100% from my very own beautiful garden.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

save the date! women in weddings luncheon 9/23


Industry friends, save the date and watch for more details for the next Women In Weddings Luncheon which will be held Tuesday, September 23rd at Red Butte Garden.  Be there or be hexagon.

For more information about the Women In Weddings organization, visit the link below:

http://womeninweddingsutah.blogspot.com/2012/03/women-in-weddings-organization.html 
 



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

busiest spring ever

We have been majorly slacking in the blog department, only because we had our busiest spring season to date!  And summer is now in full swing, too.  No complaints from us!

Today we're sharing a few sneak peeks of some of our spring events.  Bear in mind that these are just a handful of highlights and certainly do not include sneak peeks of every wedding.  For more regular updates of our work, please follow us on Instagram at: Instagram.com/blossomsweet.

Professional photos coming soon!



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

our work named as one of the TOP 20 SPRING BOUQUETS

With two events to focus on last weekend (and another two this weekend!) we are a bit tardy to the party on posting this, but we were so thrilled to find out last week that this pink and purple bouquet we created in 2013 was featured as one of the TOP 20 SPRING BOUQUETS on Elizabeth Anne Designs--one of our fave blogs!

Click on the highlighted link above to view a slideshow showcasing our bouquet along with the rest of the featured beauties. Enjoy!

image courtesy of mikki platt photography

flowers used in bouquet:
ranunculus, peonies, stock, sweet peas, lisianthus, garden roses, spray roses, dusty miller, clematis, dahlias, roses, and kiss me over the garden gate

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

flower-crown royalty

You may call this flower-crown Her Royal Highness, for she is the queen.

 Seriously, we LOVED creating this beautiful piece.

  photos courtesy of tessa barton photography


flowers used in crown:

red piano garden roses, tiffany roses, pink ranunculus, pink lisianthus, stirling range, spray roses, israeli ruscus, and mexican leather leaf

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

spring 2014 women in weddings luncheon invitation


To all of our local wedding vendor friends, be advised that the invitation for the upcoming Women In Weddings Luncheon is up.  As always, both women AND men are welcome to attend these events.  The luncheon will take place on April 29th in Cedar Hills.  Please contact Melissa of Blossom Sweet with any questions or to RSVP.  Hope to see you there!








Monday, April 7, 2014

kaylee + landon, the cute "urban garden" couple

I first met Kaylee last year before she even got engaged when she reached out to me and gushed about her love of both flowers and of our work.  So naturally, I liked her right from the get-go.  A couple of months later she was engaged and meeting with me in a consultation appointment (along with the hubs-to-be).  When I learned that their event concept was based on an "Urban Garden" vibe, I was so excited.  I love that aesthetic!  I am very excited about their designs coming up very soon. 

Kaylee took her bridal portraits last week and the photos from that will wow you to be sure.  Imagine the most giant headwreath you've ever seen on the Blossom Sweet Blog (and that's saying something), and you'll have an idea of the kind of beauty you're in for.  Keep an eye out!

And now, please enjoy the love story of Kaylee + Landon.

photos courtesy of robbie king from makers & hand

How did you meet? 
My little sister set us up on a blind date!

What did you do for your first date? 
We went to Wendy's and talked for an hour. We didn't hit it off right at first. We grew on each other. 

Who said "I love you" first?  
Landon did. He's the sweetest. 

What is the most unique thing about your relationship? 
The most unique thing about our relationship is that we are nothing alike. All of our interests are completely different. He's a sneakerhead from Portland who loves football, hip hop, and Nike. I'm a lighthearted girly-girl from Utah who lives in dresses and loves floral and Taylor Swift. I think that is why it took us a little while to click. We are almost the complete opposite. We complement each other well, though.

What are your favorite qualities about each other?  
she says: He is so sweet and thoughtful. He's funny and really good with people. He is determined and a dreamer. I think that is one of the reasons that I knew I had to marry him. I finally found someone whose dreams were as big as mine. I also love how much he makes me laugh every day!

he says:  I think the thing I admire most about her is how kind she is. Kaylee is nice to me, and while that may seem simple, it means more to me than anything.  Her kindness enables her to be a true friend, a compassionate listener, and a perfect companion.  I love how she's constantly learning more about her own style and how she likes to express it.  She works so hard and stays cute the whole time.  She's top notch and I love her for that.

How did he propose?  
I flew to Portland to meet his family this past December, and he took me to a candlelit dinner at the Portland City Grill. Our table overlooked the whole city. It was breathtaking. He pulled me to the edge of the booth and got down on one knee and proposed. He got all choked up telling me how much he loved me. It was a really sweet and simple moment. 

Where will you go on your honeymoon? 
Waikiki, Hawaii! We are beyond excited!

Tell us a little about your event concept. 
For our wedding we wanted to incorporate both of our styles, so we decided on the theme of an "Urban Garden." We want it to be a fun event with pizza and hip hop in a brick and hardwood venue with lots of lights, feminine colors, flowers and greenery (I've been obsessed with Blossom Sweet's work for awhile now, so obviously I am so excited to have them be a part of this).  We want it to be casual, but very pretty. We're so excited to see what they put together for us!

Friday, March 28, 2014

featured today on ruffled

Last May we were part of a "Barbara & Kenneth" project, AKA Barbie & Ken all grown up.  Today that project is featured on Ruffled.  Be sure to check it out HERE, and watch for more on the Blossom Sweet Blog in the future.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

photos courtesy of mikki platt


flowers used in designs:
garden roses, ranunculus, peonies (3 varieties), stock (2 varieties), clematis (3 varieties), kiss me over the garden gate, jasmine vine, lisianthus, roses, spray roses, dahlias, dusty miller, hydrangea, viburnum, and sweet peas.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

sneak peeks

We've had a couple of pretty weddings so far this month and today we're starting on yet another.  It's sure-to-be-stunning, but before we dive in to this week's designs we thought we'd share a few little sneak peeks of our first two events of the month.  Professional photos will be posted at some point, but for now please enjoy our amateur snapshots.

wedding #1:

The bouquet


The ga-ga-gorgeous centerpieces



wedding #2:

I just wanted to post the cake for now because, well, it was absolutely incredible.  The definitive focal piece of the event to be sure.


More to come!