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Thursday, December 30, 2010

a short and oh so sweet farewell to 2010

As the title of this post indicates, this post will be short and sweet. But we couldn't let this year come to a close without sending it off properly.

What a year it has been. This time last year, we could never imagine what 2010 held in store for Blossom Sweet. It is very humbling, very exciting, and very promising to see where we have come and how fast we have traveled and continue to travel in an upward direction!

Blossom Sweet clients are without a doubt extraordinary. 2010 has been filled with clients who have been so fun to work with, and who have all made beautiful brides! We are so happy that so many of you Blossom Sweeties have just closed out your first newlywed holiday season and hope it lived up to the hype! Thank you for giving us such a fantastic outlet for our much-loved passion for creativity, and perhaps even more than that, for trusting us to be such a big part of your wedding days. What a pleasure it has been to work with you, and to become close friends with several of you. Thank you, thank you!

And last (but so not least), thank you so much to fellow vendors and colleagues in the industry who have really been the icing on the cake to a great year for this company and this florist. Looking forward to another year of kindled relationships in the wedding biz. You make life in this business worthwhile, fulfilling, lovely, and an absolute joy!

2010: thank you for being a year not only of growth, but also one of learning, refinement, growth, fun, progression, and promise.

2011: we're ready for you. BRING IT ON!

Like we said, this post would be short and sweet - fitting for such a sweet company! Get it?

Happy New Year 2011! See you next year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

hope you had as merry a christmas as ours!

Ah, what an outstanding Christmas we had this year. Yes, we know we have been absent from the blog for a week. Let's just say... we hadn't exactly planned on such a long, sweet, divine hiatus... but the prospect of an entire week off in honor of Christmas became a prospect much too enticing to pass up!

And now, one week later, here we are once again. Christmas has come and gone, family visitors have traveled home, "real life" has commenced in all its "real life" guts & glory, and we are back (somewhat hesitantly, somewhat enthusiastically) in the blogging business.

One of our favorite parts of the Christmas season each year at Blossom Sweet is that there is a special order we work on for a special client who orders a special focal piece for his special wife's birthday/the holiday. It's special, okay? Creative freedom is free to run not only through our veins but throughout our designs with these orders, and we totally love it!

(One request with these orders is that we use flowers that will bloom and last throughout the holiday season. So, you'll notice that many of the flowers are tight. This is done on purpose so that the arrangement's beauty and transformation can be enjoyed for at least a couple weeks.)

Yeah yeah yeah, here's this year's design (which, BTW, was far too large to capture appropriately!):

With the first photo, you'll notice that the reflection of yours truly (taking said photo) is in each ornament. I thought it was a nice touch:






Here's what all the flowers in the arrangement will have looked like when in full bloom (long after we took the photos):


flowers/elements used in arrangement: peonies (2 varieties), ranunculus (2 varieties), leptospermum, godetia, eucalyptus pods, eucalyptus leaves (silver), salal, cedar, silver-dusted pinecones, silver/glitter-dusted birch branches, pistachio Christmas ball ornaments

Monday, December 20, 2010

"visions of sugar plums" by blossom sweet

Who says Christmas weddings have to be formulaic? Not us! We are excited to share with you our latest inspiration board, "Visions of Sugar Plums," which is far from the bride's typical take on the holiday. We think you'll love it! But just how do we come up with our boards, anyway? It depends on the day, but let's walk you through this particular board.

It all started with one photograph (found at Style Me Pretty), which in its understated, simplistic elegance really spoke to us:


Then, based upon our initial inspirational photo, we came up with the following pallette - a non-traditional spin on the holiday season:



And then came the fun part, putting the board itself together. We found lots of photographs on various sites on the web which meshed well within our pallette, our style, and the Christmas season. And voila! It all came together perfectly! So, without further ado, here is our latest board (which we totally adore!):

visions of sugar plums
by blossom sweet



Merry Sugar Plum Christmas from Blossom Sweet!

Friday, December 17, 2010

holiday post featuring blossom sweet

Be sure to visit Utah Bride Blog today to see a holiday floral post featuring a couple of Blossom Sweet's winter bouquets. Thanks, UBB!

Also, be sure to visit the blog next week for Christmas inspiration boards, holiday arrangements, and more.

P.S. Merry one-week-until-Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

jessica + aj

We have a beautiful winter wedding to share with you. AJ & Jessica's wedding was shot by the oh-so-lovely (not to mention oh-so-talented) Darla of Darla Roze Photography, who was gracious enough to share her photos with us. Thanks, Darla!

Jessica wanted a winter wedding with a slight tropical twist. So, we incorporated a lot of ti leaves & monstera leaves in the design to do just that. Enjoy the photos!


Flowers: Blossom Sweet
Photography: Darla Roze
Venue: Salt Lake Temple + Fox Hollow

Sunday, December 12, 2010

we have a winner!

Thanks to all who entered in our latest giveaway; we have a winner!

Random.org generated #6, meaning that
Hayley L.
is the lucky girl as hers was the sixth of eleven comments.

Congrats, Hayley, and watch for your clutch purse & other goodies soon, perfect in time for the holidays!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

blossom sweet @ lone peak: giveaway

Blossom Sweet was invited to be a guest speaker for Lone Peak High School's two floral classes, and it was our pleasure to oblige their request this morning. The students have just finished a unit on planning a wedding, and we were able to come in for a little post-unit Q&A. It was a blast and we loved being there and talking wedding flowers!

Now, as those in the class already know, this giveaway is specifically for you and you alone. If you "like" Blossom Sweet on Facebook, please leave two comments on this post including your first name and last initial (to become a fan visit Facebook.com/BlossomSweet). Or, if you're not in our Facebook club but still want to enter, please leave one comment on this post including your first name and last initial.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime this weekend. Once again, this giveaway is for CURRENT LONE PEAK FLORAL STUDENTS ONLY.


Thanks again for having us, LP, and thank you for the beautiful poinsettias!

Monday, December 6, 2010

new email address

We have some exciting things going on this week! But, to start the week out let's get down to business.

Blossom Sweet is now operating out of a new email address. Please update our contact information accordingly. The new address is:

info@blossomsweet.com


Thanks and happy Monday!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

back to december {all the time}: photo of the month

I'm always spouting off about how I'm not a huge fan of Taylor Swift, and yet her songs are always in my head somehow. How does that happen? Maybe I really am a Taylor fan. Loving her song on the radio lately, "Back to December."

And in the word's of Miss Swift, here we are in 2010, "back to December" once again. We here at Blossom Sweet are looking forward to all of the upcoming Christmas festivities. What better way to start out the month than with a sentimental photo of the month from Heidi's December wedding last year? As Heidi is a dear friend, it was particularly special to work on her event. Here is a shot we got of her bouquet just prior to her ceremony, December's photo of the month. Enjoy!


flowers/elements in bouquet: roses (2 varieties), silver brunia, pepper berry, cedar, callas (2 varieties), feathers, black satin, oversized vintage brooch.

Monday, November 29, 2010

thank you, thank you very much

Oh, Thanksgiving was wonderful! Wonderful, wonderful. Loved spending a little time with my beloved family. Hope you all had a great holiday as well. As promised, here is our "grateful post" for 2010.

A few weeks ago, we made a bouquet for a magazine shoot. After the shoot, I decided to take the bouquet apart and create an arrangement for a good friend of mine who has been courageously and patiently battling breast cancer. At the time, I had just barely gotten over being sick (and relatively miserable) for ten days. After I dropped off the flowers, I realized that as bad as I had been feeling, my minor and temporary health problems were nothing compared to what my friend (who is much stronger than me) has been and is going through.

So, to me, the arrangement I created represented a form of gratitude if that makes sense. It became a reminder to me that even when I have bad days and go through minor aches & pains now and then - both in health and in regards to life in general - at the end of the day I have it pretty good, and I have an enormous amount of beauty and good in my life for which to be grateful. I just need to look at the big picture and appreciate what God and life give me from day to day.

{the arrangement: my grateful epiphany}

So now as November comes to a close, I'll put it out there to my life, belief, universe, and circumstance: thank you, thank you very much.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy turkey day!

Our latest inspiration board, "Harvest," was featured today over on the Utah Bride and Groom Magazine blog. Check it out here. Thanks, UB&G!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I'm getting ready to head down to good old Delta, UT today to have Thanksgiving Dinner @ my wonderful Grandma's house. Can't wait for a whole day with the family! Watch for a "thankful" post from us soon (tonight or tomorrow . . . ish!).

What are your Turkey Day plans?


Monday, November 22, 2010

harvest: thanksgiving inspiration by blossom sweet

Happy Monday, everyone! Let's start out Thanksgiving week right with a beautiful board inspired in large part by the holiday and the season. Click on the image to enlarge. Enjoy!

harvest
by blossom sweet

image credits: oncewed, style me pretty, love and lavender, marry you me, the knot, borter wagner, jessica lynn,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

women in weddings 2010

Together with Studio Stems, Blossom Sweet was uber-pleased to host the first official "Women In Weddings" retreat back in October. It was essentially a vendor-vixen slumber party for our favorite wedding gals & company owners at a beautiful mountain cabin. We dare say that a lovely, laughter-filled time was had by all!

The night began with getting settled in & introductions led by Melissa w/Blossom Sweet (embarrassing stories, anyone?), followed by a great presentation on networking given by Audrey. The rest of the night was about dinner, mingling, games, hot-tubbing, contests (including the best ever hip-hop showcase, you know the one I'm talking about, girls!), lots of chocolate, lots of laughs, and many strengthened vendor relationships.

Kayleen of Kayleen T. Photography was in attendance, and we are so glad she snapped some photos before heading out Saturday morning. Thank you, Kayleen, and thank you so much to all attendees for a night to remember!


P.S. Be sure to check out the recent Utah Bride Blog post written by co-owner of UBB, Audrey, who wrote about the Women In Weddings event as well as why it is SO important to get vendor referrals when planning your wedding. It's a brilliant take on vendor "insurance."

Friday, November 12, 2010

out of office + sneak peek

We will be out of the office from now until Tuesday, November 16.

But before we leave you, here are a couple of snapshots we got of a gorgeous monochromatic bouquet we designed for a shoot a couple weeks ago:


flowers/elements used in bouquet: spray roses, dahlias, callas, tulips, ranunculus, camelia, gold satin wrap with a lace & pearl pin overlay.

Monday, November 8, 2010

dazzling . glamorous. decadent . wedding

Tori is one of our favorite Blossom Sweet brides. She had a clear vision of what she wanted, and that being said she selected of an elite group of Utah's top vendors to create a wedding dreams are made of - the creme de la creme of wedding talent so to say! The result? Everything came together perfectly for Tori's Summer 2010 Wedding.

We adored this soiree, and what a pleasure it was to work with such an outstanding client. Thank you, Tori (+ mother of the bride, Tami, whom we equally enjoyed working with)!

Floral: Blossom Sweet
Photography: Nicole Carman
Gown: Alta Moda
Venue & Catering: Tuscany
Cake: Carrie's Cakes

Bride & Groom: Tori + Eric
Colors: pistachio, blush, platinum, champagne

and now, we'll let the photos speak for themselves...

August 12, 2010




















Don't you just love it?

The vendors once again:

Floral: Blossom Sweet
Photography: Nicole Carman
Gown: Alta Moda
Venue & Catering: Tuscany
Cake: Carrie's Cakes