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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

christmas orders / out of the office

First and foremost, we will be out of the office from now until after the New Year's holiday.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Our wish is that your holiday will be spent joyfully with those you love.

We want to extend our sincere thanks to all of you who continue to support Blossom Sweet, whether that be vendors, clients, or simply blog followers. There are absolutely too many of you to thank individually, but know that our appreciation for you runs deep. 2011 has been an amazing year for Blossom Sweet (our best yet!), and it wouldn't be the same without you. We are ecstatic to see what 2012 has in store and look forward to sharing it with you. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.

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And now on to some photo goodness! Although we design almost exclusively for weddings & events, occasionally we take large custom orders. That being the case, we had a couple of lovely Christmas orders this year.

The first was a large two-piece arrangement. The taller of the two was approximately 5ft tall when all was said and done. They turned out beautifully - we loved them! Here are a few shots of the two-piece arrangement:


Our second order was a smaller, single-piece arrangement which was equally lovely:


flowers/elements used in the arrangements:

white kale, vendela roses, tulips, snapdragons, sunset safari, anthurium, hanging amaranthus, eucalyptus pods, silver-dollar eucalyptus, smokebush, mossy branch, fresh cedar, and grapvine balls.

Monday, December 19, 2011

tiffany & co.

Do you anticipate that your relationship status is set to change from Miss to Mrs. any time soon? Well, if your answer to that question is "yes," then you should be very aware that Tiffany & Co. is soon to arrive in Utah! Can you even imagine getting your rock at Tiffany's (or... ahem... even trying one on)? Here are a few of our favorite images from their engagement collection:


That's right, Tiffany & Co. will be opening its first store in Utah at the new City Creek Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The new store will have men and women's fashion jewelry, gifts and pieces for the home, crystal and china, accessories, baby gifts and timepieces.

Be excited.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

holiday giveaway winner


Congrats to the Bockholt Family! According to random.org, as commenter #2 you have officially become the winner of our latest giveaway! Thanks to all who entered.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

holiday giveaway! skullcandy ear buds

As a way to wish a Merry Christmas and express our thanks to all of our Blossom Sweet readers, fans, and followers, we are having a holiday giveaway for some brand spankin' new Skullcandy ear buds. This would be an awesome gift to give to someone for Christmas if you win! Or, on the other hand, if the winner is a bit of a grinch she could easily keep them for herself! It's a win-win either way.
Entry is open to everyone. To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite holiday memory. Be sure to include a phone number or email address in your comment so we can contact you in the event you win.

The winner will be announced Saturday and the product will be shipped Monday - just in time for the holidays. Good luck!

Monday, December 12, 2011

courtney @ highland gardens

Happy Monday!

Courtney was married back in June at Highland Gardens in Alpine. Her event was lovely, and we are happy to have received a few photos from her talented photographer, Jessi of Hiya Papaya Photography. Enjoy!

photos courtesy of hiya papaya photography


For more information on specific blooms used, see our previous post about Courtney's bouquet here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

attention brides: alta moda sample sale

Brides to be, it looks like Christmas came early for you this year because Alta Moda is having their annual sample sale this weekend. Lucky you!

Alta Moda is known for being the top gown source for Utah's brides, carrying only premier quality, high-end/high-fashion designer gowns. This is certainly a sale you'll want to check out.

Here is a bit more info from the staff at Alta Moda themselves (who coincidentally are known for their blow-your-mind customer service and expertise):

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Alta Moda Announces Annual Sample Sale


Annual couture gown sale will take place Saturday, December 10

Alta Moda bridal boutique will host their annual Sample Sale on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brides-to-be are invited to line up early for a selection of more than 50 couture wedding dresses marked down 50 to 85 percent. Gowns start as low as $400, with many under $1000.

There will be dresses from all of your favorite designers; Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Anne Barge, Melissa Sweet, and many more.

Things you’ll want to know:


● Sale hours are 10am – 3pm, December 10th only

● No appointments: First come, First served (wait list)

● Gowns are sold as is, alterations not included

● Only sample sale gowns will be on display

● No holds and all sales final – come ready to buy

● Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12

● We only do this once a year, so now is the time

● Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride


We love our gowns and treat them with the best of care, so you can be assured you are getting your dream dress at a coveted price.

Want to know how sought-after this sale is? Last year, the Alta Moda staff arrived an hour early to find there were already a couple dozen brides lined-up outside the doors. That’s how much you need to be at this sale.

Come early, wear a warm coat and bring hot cocoa or coffee to warm up with. Doors will open at exactly 10 a.m., and you’ll be welcomed into the shop to stay warm and cozy as you wait for your consultation. Once inside, your name will be put on a list in order of the line/arrival so you can find a seat and wait for your name to be called-- no fuss, and no need to hold your place!

Consultations will be limited to 40 minutes. We’ll be running many more fitting rooms than usual to help get you in your dream dress as quickly as we can. And just because it’s a sample sale, it doesn’t mean you’re on your own. You’ll each get an experienced consultant from start to finish. They know all the gowns (by name and inside and out), all the tricks, and how to make sure you are beyond thrilled. Only four gowns can be initially selected, but your consultant will guide you and make sure you try on the perfect styles until you find the one.

Come ready to buy the dress of your dreams!

Information about last year’s event:


http://www.altamodabridal.com/utah-bridal-gown-sample-sale

http://www.altamodabridal.com/designer-wedding-dress-sample-sale-utah

http://www.altamodabridal.com/sample-sale-salt-lake-bridal-shop


Alta Moda is a Utah bridal shop offering designer gowns and high service, tailored to the individual bride. Started in 2005, and named after an Italian colloquialism, Alta Moda was formed around the ideas of unique style, personal service, and couture quality. We have steadily grown into a 3000 square foot boutique with a collection from more than ten industry-leading designers; Utah’s largest and best designer bridal selection. Alta Moda has gained a reputation among brides and designers alike for providing service that goes beyond the gown. Perpetually evolving, we continue to add new services, products, and options to our brides. Refining and redefining what can be expected.


For more information, contact Hilary Anderson at:

801-531-1215 or via email at hilary@altamodabridal.com.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

back to december (all the time)

We try our best not to channel Taylor Swift lyrics into our posts, but sometimes we just can't help ourselves [see title].

So yes, yes indeed we are "Back to December" once again, and are excited for the winter wedding season (not to mention the upcoming holidays!).

This month's featured photo showcases a snapshot we took of the lovely Sydney's bouquet from last year's winter season. It was a beaut - very classy with some funky elements thrown in the mix, which seemed to fit the bride to a T. We loved it.


flowers used in the bouquet:
standard tulips, fringe tulips, ranunculus (two varieties), eucalyptus pods (super cool), fiddle fern (airbrushed slate grey), silver curly willow, hypericum berries, israeli ruscus, and silver dollar eucalyptus. Finished with an ivory satin ribbon and pearl pins.

Merry December!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

mikaela & eric

Remember this bouquet photo we took which was shared back in September as part of a sneak peek post from a fab La Caille wedding?

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Well, as we mentioned in our last post, several of the professional photos from the wedding in question were featured on Utah Bride Blog last Friday, but those gorgeous photos (and many more!) were yet to be shared on the Blossom Sweet Blog. Well, the time has come, our little friends. Enjoy!


photos courtesy of alixann loosle photography


ceremony & luncheon at la caille

reception at velour:

vendors:

photography: alixann loosle
dress: custom made
ceremony venue: la caille
reception venue: velour
cake: carrie's cakes

*for more info on the bride's design concept and the specific blooms used, see either our Sneak Peek Post shared in September, or the Utah Bride Blog Feature.

Friday, November 18, 2011

september wedding featured on utah bride blog

More of our work was featured again today on Utah Bride Blog. See the post HERE.

photo courtesy of alixanne loosle photography


This particular wedding has not yet been shared here on the Blossom Sweet Blog, but watch for more photos from this event which will be posted sometime next week.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

retro hipster shower featured on utah bride blog

The retro co-ed shoot we recently shared here on the blog was featured today on Utah Bride Blog. Check out the post HERE.

photography by tonya peterson


Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

cookin' up pretties

A few random thoughts for the day:

  1. We've been cookin' up some pretties in the Blossom Sweet kitchen as of late. My oh my, such floral deliciousness. Watch for pretty posts, soon!
  2. Also, this time of year is the time when we go full-force in our advertising efforts so we've been caught up to the max in that. We're getting excited for the 2012 season!
  3. And finally, hope you're all having a great week!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

retro co-ed shoot featured on green wedding shoes

We were thrilled that a shoot we were recently asked to be a part of was featured last Thursday on Green Wedding Shoes... one of our very favorite sites! You may be familiar with GWS, it is one of our select "inspiration station" sites listed on the blog sidebar. See the feature [which has many more photos] here.

And now, enjoy the fab photos by Tonya Peterson Photography!
[note that all additional vendors involved in the shoot are listed at the bottom of the post]



Flowers used: spray roses, football mums, spider mums, seeded millet, dusty miller, tulips, viburnum berry, black pepper berry

Vendors:

Photography: Tonya Peterson
Floral: Blossom Sweet
Stationery: Alexis June Creative
Cake: Bayshore Cakes
Sunglasses: Proof Sunglasses
Desserts: Sara Aston
Linens: La Tavola
Event Planner: Attention 2 Detail
Furniture: Down East Outfitters
Jewelry: Ruby Sweetheart
Makeup: Jillyn Nelsen
Hair: Heather Green
Stylists: Emily Fonnesbeck and Megan Ballou
Venue: Private Residence