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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

carson + orrin 5.19.11

Carson and Orrin's Draper Temple/Wadley Farms wedding was a feast of delicious details and must be shared! Not only was Carson so easy to work with, but she committed to her concept and carried it off flawlessly. If you can't tell, we loved this wedding.

Thanks so much to Becky of Ravenberg Photography for sharing her mad skills with us! We adore these photos and are so grateful to have them. See a bit more of the wedding in a recent album on Ravenberg's Facebook Page. Enjoy!

Did you love the photos? Thank you again, Carson and Ravenberg Photography!

Friday, May 27, 2011

lone peak giveaway winner

Congratulations to...

Drumroll please....



Our latest giveaway winner. Watch for your prize next week.

Thanks to all who entered!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

give me a giveaway: LONE PEAK only

Today we had the great opportunity once again to visit the Lone Peak High School floral classes to chat about wedding flowers. And once again, it was a great day!

And now for the exciting part, right kids? We're having a giveaway that is limited to current Lone Peak Floral Students ONLY (sorry to everyone else!). Here are the rules to enter:

  1. Any current LPHS floral students may enter.
  2. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post stating what you most liked learning about today.
  3. If you "Like" Blossom Sweet on Facebook (facebook.com/BlossomSweet), you may leave TWO COMMENTS and therefore will be entered in the giveaway drawing twice.
The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced this weekend. Good luck!

Thank you again, Miss Harris, for inviting Blossom Sweet into your classroom. We always enjoy it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

break it down for me

As we briefly mentioned in our last post, we had two weekday weddings for which to design this week, and yesterday was the second of the two. Both were at Wadley Farms, but both were immensely different! Tuesday's wedding (which unfortunately we don't have any pics of) was shades of plum, white, and black and was very funky, modern, and whimsical. On the other hand, yesterday's event was very natural, earthy, and eclectic in shades of khaki, chocolate, cream, earthy blues, and all natural greens. Both were beautiful in their own right!

We did manage to get a few bridal party snapshots of yesterday's event. Granted, we had to take them around 8:30 am when it was POURING rain, so we had about one foot of space on the porch to work with to get these photos which made it pretty difficult. Please keep that in mind! The reception was so, so beautiful but we unfortunately did not have an extra minute to take photos. Ah! The cake! The cake was to die for! This was a bride who was dedicated to the details, and it really paid off. We hope to see the professional pics of the wedding and share them with you in the future. For now, here are a few of our bridal party snapshots.

The bride's stunning-in-every-way bouquet:

The bridemaids bouquets which were mono-botanical, showcasing just one type of flower per bouquet.
All were unified by the dusty miller, silver dollar eucalyptus, and soft blue ribbon:

The boutonnieres:

Now, while we were putting the bride's bouquet together and had everything laid out on the counter, this is what it looked like:
While looking at this view, an early morning idea came to mind that we should start a new blog series. We will be calling this series:

"Broken Down Bouquets"

The concept is to take a bouquet and break it down into each individual element for both inspiration and to show what really goes into a bouquet. So, with this wedding we created our first "Broken Down Bouquet" board. Enjoy!

"Earth and Sky"
by Blossom Sweet

Top row, left to right: birch, ..., wheat, white stock
Second from top, left to right: berzelia, waxflower, gypsophila, succulents
Third row, left to right: scabiosa pods, tulips, ..., lisianthus
Bottom row, left to right: dusty miller, yellow stock, silver dollar eucalyptus, novelty leucadendron

So brides, readers et al, is this concept something you'd like to see more of? Do you find it helpful and/or interesting? Let us know what you think!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

wadley wednesday

In 2010, we had four Blossom Sweet brides bearing the name of "Holly," so we called it our "Year of the Holly's." Well, if 2010 was that, then 2011 is certainly our "Year of Wadley Farms." We had an event there yesterday, have another event there tomorrow, have already had several events there previously this year, and have several more booked throughout the summer.

Maybe a Wadley Farms post is in order? We'll have to get to it soon because they have done some major renovations and it looks amazing. We can't wait to see it this summer.

For you visual delight, here's a photo from one of our Wadley Farms events in 2010:

Happy Wadley Wednesday.

Monday, May 16, 2011

the tackiest little thing we ever did see

When you receive wedding invitations in the mail, it is a fairly standard expectation (at least in the great state of Utah) that you will find some sort of gift registry card enclosed in the pretty little envelope. Now, here at Blossom Sweet we have mixed feelings about said enclosures whatsoever, but we'll tell you what, things are seriously starting to get out of hand! People seem to be feeling more and more entitled when it comes to asking for money and gifts. We'd like to address this issue in what (hopefully) will not offend those of you who have violated basic rules of nuptial etiquette in this manner. Yep, violated.

photo found here

First is the worst. Several months ago I was at a friends house and was looking through some wedding invitations on the kitchen counter (I can't help myself). I found the concept you're about to see to be so ghastly that I have carried this card around in my wallet for six months waiting to share it with you. Brace yourselves, my friends, because yes, I was shocked to find that enclosed in one of the invites was this little number:

Agh! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Who does that? I was more than a little speechless and taken aback to say the least. The happy couple in question had enclosed a registry card that would allow guests to essentially sign on the dotted line, mail or hand deliver the card to the couple's bank, and deposit a designated amount of moolah into their account instead of giving a gift. Ew! Tacky, tacky, TACKY. Stop it.

That one was definitely the worst I've seen, but I have to say I have seen some other doozies in my day. A couple of prime examples:
  • I've received more than one little insert requesting cash gifts ONLY.
  • Now this one goes one step further. I received an invitation from a bride in which the registry card asked specifically for cash, but then pleaded with guests that if they felt they needed to give a gift other than cash that they PLEASE remember to include a gift receipt. Yuck.
Brides, please cease and desist with the lack of tact. What's wrong with getting five toasters, anyway? My very own parents have rarely had to buy a new toaster in their nearly 27 years of marriage because they have their own private stash of them from their gettin'-hitched glory days. It's totes cool and super convenient, and their guests had the satisfaction of purchasing said congratulations-and-best-wishes-toasters.

photo found here

We support bridal registries, let's be clear about that. But where is the tact in nuptial bliss? Where has all the etiquette gone? Sigh. Be classy, couples, please be classy people.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

featured weddings: did you know?

We'll soon be having another photo series featured on our website and we are very excited about it. Watch for that soon!

However, for now let us say that Tori and Eric's gorgeous Tuscany event became a "featured wedding" on our website several months ago - did you know? Well, likely not because we neglected to announce it. Pardon us. :)

Go to our website, click on "featured weddings," and select "Tori & Eric." Enjoy!

photography by nicole carman

Monday, May 2, 2011

so, will may showers bring june flowers?

We're back... and we'd love nothing more than to wish you a happy, happy May! We will say that it feels more like April than May, though; it seems that Utah's running about a month behind schedule and temps have been a bit cooler than normal. We'll see how this month plays out!

Anyway, enjoy a lovely little photo of the month, a snapshot of Deanne's bouquet from last summer. We do so love a pretty peony bouquet.

Flowers used in bouquet: eucalyptus, china berries, poppy pods, peonies, roses, stock

P.S. We apologize for our April hiatus. It was warranted, but we're sorry.