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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

stefanie + matt

This lovely couple is getting hitched this evening at Red Butte Garden. Stefanie's bouquet is STUNNNNNING. If you "like" Blossom Sweet on Facebook, then you've probably already seen the itsy-bitsy sneak peek we posted of her bouquet this morning so you know what we're talking about. If you don't... well sad day for you because you'll have to wait a couple of weeks to see it on the blog!

And now, onto the spotlight:

Stefanie + Matt
photography by erin hallmark

1. How did you meet?

We met through mutual friends from Matt's work. He asked me out a week later.

2. What has been your favorite date as a couple?

We spent New Year's Eve in New York City and got a police escort to see the ball in Times Square because we were from Utah and had not seen it up close before. We went to my favorite restaurant, Serendipity 3, and we also went to Central Park to see the fireworks. We also had a snowball fight. :)

3. What are your favorite qualities about your fiance?

I love how sweet and gentle and caring Matthew is. And he is very concerned about everyone and makes everyone feel loved. He loves that I come from a good family and is very excited to have more "siblings"!

4. What is your favorite way to spend time together?

Since we're both so busy we like to relax and watch movies. We also love eating sugar; Mountain Dew is our favorite drink so we are having that at our wedding reception.

5. How did he propose?

There is no short version to this story. First of all, it was April Fool's Day, and he gave me a fake proposal on a carriage ride downtown. But later he completely surprised me when we went to a gazebo in my neighbor's backyard at sunset; he had pizza (our favorite food) and roses waiting for me where he gave me the real proposal and my beautiful ring. :)

Thanks again for agreeing to be spotlighted! Good luck today and we hope you love your flowers as much as we do!

Monday, June 27, 2011

courtney's bouquet: sneak peek

We la-la-LOVED Courtney's flowers last weekend. Think lace. Soft pinks. Creams. Muted greens and all other aspects that ooze femininity. Ah, we sigh at this pinnacle of loveliness.

Now, please pardon our shameless display of amateur photography and enjoy this little sneak peek we snapped of her bouquet. Cannot wait to see the professional images of the entire event!

flowers/elements used in bouquet: peonies, ranunculus, geraldine roses, sahara roses, hanging amaranthus, lamb's ear, lisianthus, spray roses, queen anne's lace, tulips (the most GORGEOUS tulips we have ever seen!), snow on the mountain. finished with an ivory satin wrap and a vintage brooch with champagne-hued jewels.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

courtney + jake = roller-skate love

Wouldn't you love to meet the love of your life on roller-skates? When I first met with today's spotlight couple several months ago, I asked them how they met and they told me they worked at Sonic Drive In back in high school. I asked, "Did you meet over roller-skates?" They confirmed my suspicion. Call me old fashioned, but it just makes me think of a time when poodle skirts, bobby socks, saddle shoes and true side ponytails were in full swing - such a romantic, puppy-love era!

So without further ado, let's get to the task at hand. Courtney and Jake are getting married tomorrow afternoon, and they have graciously agreed to be spotlighted. Their wedding is going to be beautiful - think feminine, ruffly, classic, and vintage (I have mixed feelings about the word "vintage" lately, everyone uses it! It's almost as bad as "fabulous..." don't get me started!). Anyway, yes, it will be a lovely touch of vintage-y, antique-y goodness. It's a gonna be pretty!

Enjoy the spotlight.

Photography by Hiya Papaya


How did you meet and who made the first move?

1. We met in high school at our first job at Sonic Drive-In. I was a senior and Jake was a sophomore. We were just really good friends and neither one of us tried to date the other. Then a few years later we ran into each other while we were on dates with other people. He got my number and the rest is history!

When did you know you wanted to get married?

2. I knew i wanted to marry Jake a few weeks after we were boyfriend/girlfriend. He is my best friend and the greatest man i know. We have such great chemistry and connect on every level. I love him more than anything.

What are your favorite qualities about each other?

3. Courtney's favorite qualities about Jake: His sense of humor. His honesty. His hard work ethic. His love of music. His love for sports. His sillyness. His loyalty. His passion. His sexy legs and arms haha. His sense of adventure. His kindness. His generosity. He teaches me to let the little thing go.

Jake's favorite qualities about Courtney: Her tenderness. Her creativity. Her sillyness. Her eyes and lips. Her love for animals. Her kindness. Her big heart. Her sense of humor. Her cleanliness. Her sense of style.

What is the reason you are most excited about to get married?

4. I am most excited to get married to Jake because I know he is the one for me and I want my life to be spent with him. He makes me feel every emotion. He takes care of me. He truly loves me. I want to live my life with him. I want him to be my husband forever and the father of our children. Absolutely no one could do what he does for me and make me feel so special. I am excited to start planning for our future and accomplish our goals together.

How did he propose?

5. I use to work at an assisted living center and while I was loading the residents for work, Jake just showed up, got down on one knee and proposed. It was on Valentine's Day. He said he had the ring for a week and was going to explode if he didn't give it to me. All the residents were cheering and laughing. It was very cute.

Where are you going for your honeymoon?

6. California! We are going for eight days and are very excited! We will be staying in LA and plan on going to the Price Is Right, Universal Studios, Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, and then just shop and go to the beach and site see! I'm so excited and I know Jake is excited to get work off for eight days.

Thanks so much for doing the spotlight, Courtney and Jake; we're excited for your stellar event tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

sunny + riley: oh so hip

We know we know, we've been slacking on the spotlights the past few months. Deepest apologies - the spring and summer seasons are a bustling busy time 'round these parts, but we're about to get back into the swing of spotlights!

And now, for your viewing pleasure and without further ado, enjoy this little lovely about Riley + Sunny, who are getting hitched this week...

Riley and Sunny are getting married this weekend, and we are so excited for their concept! When we first met with Riley, we knew her style was a perfect fit for Blossom Sweet: hip, vintage, earthy, eclectic, current, feminine, and classically beautiful all rolled into one. We dare say Riley has style coming out her ears!

And how much do you love these adorable engagement shots by Michelle Frampton of Miesh Photography [100% film photography] - so cute! Riley said of photographer Michelle: "She is a one man show and totally rad."


  • Sunny and I met on a blind date. It's kind of funny because I am not the blind dating type of person but a friend of mine that I lived in China wanted to line me up with her friend and I begrudgingly agreed to go. When I first laid eyes on him I thought he was a fox! We had a fun first date making chinese dumplings, going bowling, and then watching the classic What About Bob. We had so much fun! At the end of the date I was sure he was going to ask me out again but as we were saying goodbye he still hadn't asked me for my phone number! I decided to go ahead and be my headstrong self and say, "Aren't you going to get my number?" I guess he wasn't too intimidated by my straight-forwardness because he started calling me every night afterwords.

  • I think one of our favorite things to do as a couple is play outside. We both enjoy going cruising on our longboards, or taking the day off work to go snowboarding. Sometimes we'll take our cat, Elenore exploring or on picnics. Whatever it is, we like to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful world around us.

  • [FROM RILEY] Finding a favorite quality is more difficult than one might imagine! One of my favorite qualities in Sunny is his open-mindedness to new things. Guys with this quality are few and far between so I feel extremely lucky to have Sunny. I tend to be somewhat spontaneous, random, and scattered and it is so nice to have someone who just kicks back and enjoys the ride rather than staying 'in the box'. He finds a way to be playful and supportive no matter what the scenario and I really respect that about him.
  • [FROM SUNNY] My favorite quality about Riley is just how playful she is. Also, she has a fresh view on things and it makes me feel lighter when I am with her. She is considerate and makes me happy.

  • There are many things that I think are unique about us as a couple. The most obvious one that comes to mind is our differing nationality backgrounds. Sunny is from Taiwan (China), and I have lived in Utah most of my life so it creates a unique scenario for us a couple. Although we were both raised in very different backgrounds, we have found a way to mesh our lives (and cultures) together as a couple. Whether its eating authentic Chinese and Taiwanese dishes or watching The Office marathons on tv, we have found a heavenly little harmony where both of us are represented and happy. I think that is unique.

  • Sunny proposed to me on December 27, 2010 by way of scavenger hunt. I woke up one morning to find a clue laying by the side of my bed (it was really cute, he had typed up all of these cles and sealed them with candle wax). The clues led me to different areas around the house where I would find a clue to lead me to the next location. At the last spot there was a little owl with a ribbon tied on its neck and a beautiful ring hanging on to it. Sunny snuck in behind me and got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Of course I was thrilled and I agreed. Now it is four days until the wedding and we couldn't be more excited!

Thank you so much for doing the spotlight, R + S! We are so excited for your hip concept. Good luck with everything this week.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

father of the blossom sweet bride

"Daddy, I met a man in Rome. And he's handsome and brilliant and we're getting married."

You know the movie. A tried and true classic, "Father of the Bride."

Well, a couple of weeks ago we received an email from one of our very own recent "fathers of the bride," thanking us for the beautiful designs at his daughter's wedding and expressing how much he loved the flowers.
Now, don't get us wrong, fathers have often expressed such things before, but usually in passing while we are setting up the event. But how sweet is this F.O.B. for taking time out of his day to send a personal little "Blossom Sweet Thank You" post-wedding? We really appreciated it. Would that all fathers were as grand as this one.

An excerpt:

"...Thank you for your hard work on our daughter's wedding. The flowers were spectacular, natural, and beautiful. I loved the entire look..."

Thank you for making our day!

Friday, June 3, 2011

"i want a love like johnny and JUNE..." - photo of the month

"I want a love like Johnny and June..." is a lyric from a country song I hear now and then on the radio about the love affair between Johnny Cash and his June Carter. Yep, I love country music. I listen to it on the radio. By choice. On purpose. Judge me.

And why do we speak of country songs? Obviously we are alluding to the fact that it is now JUNE! Summer is at our fingertips and that means times have been busy, busy, busy for Blossom Sweet. We so love it and we have some incredible events coming up over the summer months.

To celebrate the summer season, let's kick it off with June's photo of the month, a lovely little number from a groomals portrait session of one of our all time favorite clients, Amy + Aaron, who we're sure are a "Johnny and June" in their own right. The red barn in the background just seals the deal. Enjoy!

photo courtesy of mallory lynn photography

Happy June!

flowers used in bouquet/boutonniere: peonies, thistle, dahlias, butterfly bush, craspedia, scabiosa pods