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Thursday, April 30, 2009

{mother's day special}

Mother's Day is coming up very soon- Sunday, May 10, and Blossom Sweet is running a Mother's Day special this year! Although we usually do not design for 'everyday' occasions, Mother's Day is one exception.

Our special this year is on
tulips.

the general concept:

Details:
Orders must be placed no later than Wednesday, May 6 and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
The price of the tulip special will be $18.99.
Cost includes: clear glass vase; 10 gorgeous, high quality tulips; darling accent ribbon; and a card.

Don't miss this opportunity!
Call Melissa @ 801-669-4646 to place your order.

We will also be taking larger custom orders for Mother's Day. Call for details.
*pick up in Provo is free, otherwise delivery charges will apply*

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

{nuptial nook- abella bridal}

For this week's nook, I decided to feature a local bridal gown vendor, Abella Bridal. Visit their site here. I love their dresses because they are not cookie cutter. Their gowns manage to be unique and different while still maintaining a high level of beauty and class.
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite dresses.
Enjoy!

let's start with my very favorite:




Friday, April 24, 2009

{michele's bouquet}

Michele and Alan are getting married today and here is a sneak peek of her bouquet. Love love!


Hope you love it, Michele! Happy marriage-ness.
And now, I'm out for the weekend, going on a little getaway with my girls and heading up to the cabin! CAN'T WAIT.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

{absence makes the heart grow fonder...}

...or forgetful. Oh dear. Let's hope it has made your hearts grow fonder!

Let me explain my little leave of absence:

Exhibit A:
This is Elder Nickle, one of my lil brothas. He injured his knee and had to come home early from his mission for surgery at the beginning of March after having been out for 18 months. :(
*sidenote: ain't he a handsome fella?*


Exhibit B:
Amazingly, his recovery took only a few weeks which surprised everyone and he just recently got to go back out! Same mission, same area. This is us dropping him off at the airport.

So, since the beginning of March I've been trying to spend my spare moments with my little bro. It was wonderful to see him, hard to see him leave again, but good to know he's okay and doing what he needs and wants to be doing. Love you, Zander! See you in six months.

And now, I'm fixin to get myself back in the blogging business. That's right...
I'm back!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

{giving back is the new black}

Blossom Sweet got to take place in an exciting event last weekend! Lunatic Fringe put on their annual charity fashion and hair show in downtown Salt Lake City and Blossom Sweet was the florist of choice. This year's theme: "Giving Back is the New Black". Lunatic Fringe was voted the number one salon in UT by Elle magazine and was featured in the August 2008 issue. Yeah, they're a big deal. :)

The venue was @ Pierpoint Place downtown. Tres chic. Here are a couple of pics I took of the focal piece before delivery to Salt Lake.

I LOVED this piece. So contemporary, earthy, funky, and beautiful all at the same time. We also hung flowers from the ceiling in bottles and designed several table arrangements, but I didn't snap any pictorals. It looked cool though.

And, as it was partly a hair show, I braided the lily grass throughout the arrangement. Love, love, love. Details, darling.
Special thanks to Alan for the bomb advertisements we displayed at the event (post featuring said ads coming soon). Thanks also to my trusty "assistant" Rachelle to whom I say, "Muah!"

Monday, April 6, 2009

{winner winner chicken dinner}

Congratulations to this month's giveaway winner,
Devri!
You'll get your prize this week. Thanks to all who entered!

Enjoy this collage of wedding appropriate designs using wheatgrass. See the orginal post here.

Want to try your hand at growing your own? If your thumb is itching to be green, you should be able to purchase wheatgrass seeds at any local nursery. It's also a fun project for kids since it starts sprouting so quickly and is nearly impossible to ruin. Good luck!

Wheatgrass facts/tips:
  • Soaking the seeds in room temperature water for 6-12 hours before planting will accelerate sprouting. It will sprout anywhere between 3-7 days.
  • For your wheatgrass to last longer after planting, use a container with drainage holes so the soil doesn't get flooded.
  • Spread the seeds evenly over soil, and then cover with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil
  • I always make sure to use a thick layer of seeds, otherwise the blades of grass will be sparse and it looks much better full.
  • Water daily, just enough to keep the soil moist.
  • When it gets to the desired height, it is fine to trim the grass so it's all the same level. The grass should last through 2-3 cuts.
  • Place the container in an area that will get a lot of indirect sunlight.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

{give me a giveaway!}

It's that time again...GIVEAWAY TIME!

First, what is this month's class? I'm teaching the girls how to create wheatgrass arrangements. There are so many different decor options using wheatgrass- I just LOVE the stuff. It is fast-growing, hard to ruin, and cute, cute, cute. Here are some examples:

I came across this wedding online, and realized it was one of my friends! Lauren was married in California last year and from the photos I've seen, I can tell her wedding was GORGEOUS. See more photos on the original post here. But for now, enjoy this photo of her wheatgrass guest book- all the guests left little notes in the grass baskets for the couple.
LOVE this. Love the colors, and of course love the votive wrapped in wheatgrass. See the original post here.
And just in time for Easter, wheatgrass is a cute accent for the Spring holiday.

To enter this month's giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite Easter tradition or memory.
I'll be posting the winner along with wheatgrass tips in a couple of days, enter while you can!
Good luck!