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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

give me a giveaway: $150 value photo pass!

It's time for another giveaway! Spring has been a bit slow in coming this year, but we do believe it's almost here... for real. And here in Utah, there are few places as pretty in the Spring as the Thanksgiving Point Gardens, especially during the Tulip Festival (because we do so love a pretty tulip) which is being held this year from April 15-30.

So let's talk about this prize, shall we? We are thrilled to be giving away a $150 photo pass to Thanksgiving Point! It is a combo pass for the Thanksgiving Point Gardens and Reception Gardens. Brides/photographers/families/seniors - this is a great offer! Anyone can enter, and the pass does not expire.

How to enter:

  • leave a comment on this post telling us how you found out about Blossom Sweet
  • include your phone number and/or email address in your comment to ensure that we'll be able to contact you should you win

Finally, bask in the beauty that is the Thanksgiving Point Gardens (and go ahead, let your imagination run wild thinking about the gorgeous portraits that would come out of it!):

all photos taken from the Thanksgiving Point Gardens Facebook Page

Good luck!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

sneak peek #3: be excited for the real deal

And now, its time for our final segment of Sneak Peek Week. This little lovely was created as a small part of a huge editorial shoot. Oh my word, this shoot showcased some of our favorite designs in Blossom Sweet history.

More details and LOTS more photos (of the beautiful/professional variety) will be forthcoming in the near future, but for now, just know that you're going to want to keep your eyes peeled for the real deal. That's all we can say, but trust us. TRUST US.

flowers used in arrangement: stock, roses (3 varieties), viburnum, ranunculus (3 varieties), craspedia, salal

Thursday, March 24, 2011

sneak peek #2: alysha's bouquet

Alysha's wedding was on Saturday, and may we say it was beautiful. We can't wait to see the professional photos. For now, enjoy a couple quick shots we got of her bouquet pre-wedding.

flowers used in bouquet: succulents (3 varieties), brazilia, vendela roses, super green roses, anenomes, craspedia (airbrushed), stock, viburnum, tulips

Monday, March 21, 2011

sneak peek week

We had four events last week, so we thought it would be fun to do a "Sneak Peek Week" to tide you over until we get the professional images.

*For now, please excuse the amateur photography!

One of our brides, Julie, specifically requested that her bouquet have snapdragons. While we have on occasion used snaps in decor pieces, to date we had never incorporated them into a bouquet concept. But, we were up to the task. Here's a couple shots of her bouquet (do you love the striped ribbon as much as we do?):

flowers used in bouquet: red alstromeria, white/red bi-color alstromeria, spray roses, tulips, snapdragons, hypericum berries

Watch for a second sneak peek soon!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

alysha + jesse sittin' in a tree . . .

Alysha + Jesse are getting married this weekend, and we are a level or two above and beyond excited for their designs! A timelessly elegant color palette of champagne, gray, buttercream, ivory, and apple green with infusions of ambient light are bound to make their's an event to remember.

And just who are these sittin'-in-a-tree-lovebirds, anyway? Without further ado, meet the cute couple:

[photography by Dan Hixson]

What did you do for your first date?

Alysha: "Our first date was more of a 'hang out' because we were both too shy to be alone together. A bunch of our friends got together and went swimming and had a BBQ at one of Jesse's friends houses. Even though we were both extremely nervous that night, I fell for him right away. We had a fun time laughing and playing; he even tried to "woo" me by singing songs with his guitar. I think it worked." :)

What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?

"We are just like any other couple and enjoy going to movies,out to eat, bowling,etc. But the two things that we LOVE to do that some may find strange are playing chess and playing catch phrase with just us two. We laugh our heads off and nothing can ever top those moments."

Where are you going on your honeymoon?

"Seeing as we both have to go back to work soon, we are going to spend a couple days up at a cabin! It will be fun to get away and relax together."

What are your favorite qualities about each other?

Alysha: "I love just about everything about Jesse, but a couple things I love the most is how caring and hard working he is. He knows just how to take care of me or others when something is wrong. He is very good as showing how much he loves me. He is such a hard worker. He is so determined in anything he does and am thankful for that because he keeps me going a lot of the time."

Jesse: "I love everything about her but I am going to have to say I admire her faith the most. She always stays positive and helps me to do the same when I'm having a bad day or somethings are going wrong. And I love her for that!"

What is the most unique thing about your relationship?

"I would have to say the most unique thing about our relationship is that we have lived on the same street and grown up together almost our whole lives. It is crazy for us to think that our whole lives we tried to imagine our future spouses, when really we were seeing each other at least once a week, every sunday, for years. Who knew we would be marrying the girl/boy from down the street?"

How did he propose?

Alysha: "We were coming home from seeing a movie and needed to go somewhere else but he "forgot" his jacket at my house and wanted to get it. He ran inside while I waited in the car. After a good ten minutes he finally called me and asked me to come inside. Not having any clue what was waiting inside, I hurried in. I walked into my house full of rose petals, candles,and a beautiful meal. He brought me in and I turned to him and he was on one knee. He said all these wonderful things, including how he thought proposing at my house was perfect because it was where we grew up together. Then, he popped the question! I was crying and shaking and saying weird things but I somehow managed to get "Yes!" out. Then we enjoyed a nice meal while staring at each other (and the beautiful ring). It was perfect. :)"

Thanks oh-so-much, you two, for completing your Blossom Sweet couple spotlight! We're so looking forward to Saturday (but not as much as you are...)!

Monday, March 14, 2011

our new favorite image

When we saw this image from Amy + Aaron's big day, we just about died. Ah, such understated elegance! It's our new favorite image and obsession. The peonies at her wedding were among the most gorgeous we've seen, massive and completely open. Hope you love the image as well.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

amy + aaron groomals portraits

LOVE this groomals session! Amy was one of our all-time favorite brides, and we are thrilled to have recently received the following images of her fun groomals session. So adorable. Enjoy!

Is not that third image to die for? Ah, we love it. Thank you so much for being such a great client, Amy, and thank you Mallory for sharing your photographic talent with us!

P.S. Mallory took a photo at Amy's wedding that is now (at least) among our TOP FIVE favorite photos. Await the sharing of said photo in eager anticipation!

Monday, March 7, 2011

blossom sweet in utah valley bride magazine, 2011

We are excited to (belatedly) announce that Blossom Sweet is once again a part of Utah Valley Bride Magazine. The 2011 issues are on shelves now, be sure to pick up a copy! Now, time to introduce you to our exposure in this year's magazine:

{all images are used by permission, and are copyright Utah Valley Bride Magazine, 2011}

Our ad:

Page-spread view:
Two of our bouquets were featured in the flower section of the magazine. Here they are with their corresponding descriptions:
"Showcasing a delicate mix of ranunculus, roses, lisianthus, spray roses, dusty miller, and hydrangea, this bouquet exudes an air of femininity and grace. Add a ruffled satin wrap and Blossom Sweet's signature handcrafted skeleton leaves, and you've achieved this season's "must-have" status.

"Orange is in! And this striking mix of ranunculus, tulips, cushion dahlias, calla lilies, and spray roses in various shades of orange is a monochromatic showstopper sure to wow the crowd - not to mention the bride."

We also had a few words of advice scattered throughout the issue. Here they are in no particular order:

"Look at your floral concept as an investment rather than an expense. You will be looking back on the 'best day of your life' for the rest of your life."

"If you want your guests to remember your events as a stunning soiree, then the first thing they should see should be something pretty. Be sure to include entryway and guest book pieces in your floral vision."

"Want great detail shots of your wedding? Pay attention to the details of the details. What a difference a stunning handle treatment makes on an already beautiful bouquet! What a gorgeous idea it is to add one simple bloom to each place setting. Keep in mind there are so many options beyond the obvious - so many avenues beyond the expected to tap into your design's potential. It's all in the details, darling."

And finally, let's talk cover girls. Here are the four seasonal covers of the 2011 issue:




Thank you for the photos, UV Bride! Happy to be a part of the magazine once again.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

aching for spring: march's photo of the month

We are aching for Spring! And here in Utah, Mother Nature has been such a tease the past few weeks. Have a heart, Mother N!

Eh... enough of our complaining. Let's get down to business and share March's photo of the month. As we are excited for Spring to arrive, we thought we'd share one of our favorite photos from our Spring 2010 season. It is so simple, yet it is lovely enough to be one of our all-time faves. LOVE.

photography by Pepper Nix

Happy almost Spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

sydney's bouquet

Sydney is a true beauty, and her flowers were a true work of beauty. Enjoy a few sneak peeks of the bride's bouquet in a series of photos we took pre-event:

This sneak peek was shared awhile back on our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/BlossomSweet). To see it all first and be a part of our fans-only club, click "Like" today!

colors: crimson, ivory, slate gray

flowers used in bouquet
: fringe tulips, tulips, eucalyptus pods, silver dollar eucalyptus, ranunculus (2 shades), hypericum, slate gray airbrushed monkey tail, silver curly willow, israeli ruscus