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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

women in weddings luncheon, september 13th

*NOTE: RSVP's were due on Tuesday, but there are still a limited number of spots open. So even if you missed the deadline, feel free to contact Melissa with Blossom Sweet to see if there is still availability to RSVP. [801.669.4646]

Local wedding vendors: did you know that in 2010, Melissa Nickle, Owner at Blossom Sweet; and Audrey O'Brien, Owner at Studio Stems, co-founded the Women In Weddings Utah organization? And did you know that the second of our semi-annual luncheons is coming right up on the 13th of September, and that RSVP's for said event are due TODAY? And finally, did you know that if you are an industry professional you are totally invited?

The event is going to be outstanding, the guest list so far is stellar, and the sponsors are impressive (to say the least). It is a great (and fun!) opportunity for network with other professionals in the local market and will do nothing but boost your biz.

We hope you'll be joining us! Here's the invitation for your review (click to enlarge):

Thanks, vendor amigos!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

mikki + midway + mountains = groomals

Hello! We have been so busy the past week working on an exciting editorial shoot for Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom as well as a huge destination wedding we have coming up this weekend (which is going to be gorgeous!). That being said, apologies for the lack of posting - it sure hasn't been for lack of being busy!

We recently received the following photos from Mikki Platt Photography of a lovely little groomals session shot in the beautiful mountains of Midway, UT. Oh how we love that stunning area of our dear old state, and you already know we rave about Mikki, so enjoy these beauties!

The oh-so-intense summer heat this August took a bit of a toll on the blooms in an outdoors shoot (has it not been SOOOO hot this year?!), but the photos still turned out perfectly lovely.

Flowers used in bouquet: scabiosa, stock, lisianthus, silver dollar eucalyptus, queen anne's lace, and bouvardia. Finished with a twine wrap.

Thanks so much for the photos, Miss Marvelous Mikki!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

40% off offer for Wedding Floral Academy in San Francisco!!!


Hello floral friends!

Get ready to hear about one INCREDIBLE opportunity for you and your business. Have you ever wanted to go to the San Francisco flower market - one of the largest floral markets in the entire country with floral options you would never dream of seeing locally? Wanted to learn from industry professionals who are staples in the world of weddings - learn not only about design principles but of pure business savvy as well? Well, read on!

Nancy Liu Chin Floral & Event Design, based in San Francisco, began a few years ago what is called the Wedding Floral Academy. The premise is an intense three day workshop for those wanting to break into the wedding floral industry with gusto and/or take their brand to the next level. She teaches modern design concepts at the workshop, but perhaps even more enticing than that is the fact that she instructs attendees on the business development side of the industry. Nancy's work has been seen consistently in: Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, Brides Magazine, The Knot, and on the ever-popular Style Me Pretty blog (among many others). She is a well-known and respected industry dynamo, and as each workshop is limited to under 6 attendees, the personal attention that each participant will receive from her is unparallelled.

I know you're already excited, but get ready to blow that excitement out of the water, because due to some extenuating circumstances there is ONE SPOT available for the November 2011 workshop which
is 40% off!!!

(for more information about exact pricing, please contact me and I'd be happy to chat about it!)

So if you or anyone you know would benefit from attending this workshop, please let me know ASAP as I'm sure this spot won't take long to fill.

The dates for this workshop are November 8th-10th, 2011.

For more information about this out-of-this-world offer please contact Melissa Nickle of Blossom Sweet:

via phone: 801.669.4646

First come first serve. Thank you!

Monday, August 15, 2011

liesl + justin: a "WOODSy" soiree

When we met Liesl and her cute mom for our initial consultation way back when, it was an extremely stormy and cold evening. They had a bit of a hard time finding the location in the storm, and had parked quite far away and had to brave walking through the storm to try to find us. We knew we'd get along great when they walked in to the appointment windblown and covered in snow & sleet... and were laughing about it! Yes, just as we suspected, the consultation was very fun and there were lots of laughs the entire time. They are such fun clients and have been a true joy to work with!

And now, fast forward to today. Liesl is tying the knot tomorrow morning and we're very excited for her sure-to-be-beautiful event. And as it is the eve of her wedding, enjoy her couple spotlight which she kindly agreed to do. Thanks, Liesl!

photography by dan hixson photography

How did you meet?

I met some of his friends while he was still on his mission and we all became really close. The day after Justin came home, I went with my friends hiking up the "Y" and he came along. He was very shy and he wore a hat so I could barely see his face! We didn't even carry on a conversation that first day!!!!

What is the most unique thing about your relationship?
We definitely follow the saying "opposites attract." I'm a ballroom dancer and he is a skateboarder/musician. I love dressing up and he's confident being casual. I'm the oldest in my family and he's the youngest
. I like staying inside watching movies and he likes to be outdoors. I like having my quiet time and he loves always being with people. He doesn't like olives on his pizza and I wish they would invent a pizza with only olives! The list goes on but we couldn't be happier!!

What was your first date?
A week after we met, I told my roommate that I was extremely interested in this new handsome guy I just met! Five minutes later I get a call from Justin asking me out!!! He picked me up and we stopped at Subway and picked up a footlong black forest ham sandwich and some Power-ade. We headed into Provo Canyon and did a small hike near Canyon Glenn Park. It was beautiful! Up there we played frisbee, well, he threw it and I never caught it and I threw it and he had to run 20 yards to get a little closer to where it landed, and did some exploring. After we ate and played we headed back down and as we got closer to the car he asked me if he could hold my hand (Who is this guy! How great!)!! Of course I said yes! We headed to Arby's and shared a chocolate milkshake and then he told me that this was all he had planned so if I wanted to I could go with him to his sister's house and watch a movie. (This is at 9:00 p.m. and little did I know that this was a little test given to him by one of his sisters to see how well I thought the date is going and if it wasn't going well for him..... date over early! Good thing he didn't!!!!) We watched Transformers and we also might've had our first kiss as well! Two years later, the rest is history!

Tell us a little about your design concept:
The feeling of our wedding is a more natural, rustic, woodsy feel. My new last name will be Woods so I wanted to highlight that a little bit. Everything about the reception is just going to be enhancing the natural feel that is already there. Light pinks, sage green, and different shades of tan and brown are the colors for our reception. We wanted everyone to feel so relaxed that they just wanted to stay and enjoy the day with us. We are both so excited for everyone to come together and celebrate! We are going to have pictures everywhere and different arrangements of flowers leading the way to the party. We really cannot even wait!

What are your favorite qualities about each other?
Him: One look at Liesl and you can see that she lights up the place wherever she is. She has the most beautiful smile which makes everyone around happy. Liesl is also very funny/goofy :) - she likes to make people laugh. She cares so much for people and can easily create great lasting relationships. Especially for me, Liesl just makes me be a better me. She loves and wants me to do my best. She has such a love, and is so sincere that even when she is not around, I know she is there for me.

Her: Justin is very kind and sweet and sincere. He loves his family and always wants to be around them. He wants to make sure everyone is happy and always having a good time. He is very charismatic! Justin never talks badly about others and always looks for the good in sticky situations. He loves to laugh and hearing his laugh you can't help but join in! He is very creative and talented. He's a great singer and whenever I try to sing along he never makes fun of how horrible I am. Last but not least... his devotion and love for me is one of a kind! I am so lucky!

How did he propose?
Justin and I waited on standby to see "The Foreigner" at Hale Center Theater
. We were there about an hour and a half early and were the first ones to get in! I was such a funny and great show! Afterwards it was about 10:30 and we were both STARVING! It's really not very nice to go to a restaurant that late but we did anyway. We decided on Carrabba's! I had some delicious pasta and he had a yummy chicken dish. After we were done eating we let our food sit and and then he asked me if it was okay if we stopped by his sisters house real quick after we were done. I said yes and asked why. Then he told me that he wanted to stop by so we could tell everyone that we were engaged!!! Then he got down on one knee next to the booth and asked me to marry him!!!! How sweet!!!

Thank you again, Liesl, and best wishes for tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

brittany's bright bouquet

Brittany + Tony took the gettin'-hitched-plunge last week, and we were able to snap a couple quick snapshots of her bright bouquet. So here you go!

flowers used in bouquet: callas, cymbidium orchids, roses (two varieties), freesia, celosia, tulips, bells of ireland, pincushion protea, gerbera daisies, ranunculus

Friday, August 5, 2011

a stunner in the truest sense

We LOVED Meredith's portrait bouquet we created earlier this summer and felt that it was a stunner in the truest sense of the word. We couldn't be happier to have these images from one of our favorite photographers (whom we recommend in the highest regard!), Mikki Platt Photography. No bride could possibly regret choosing Mikki to capture the biggest moments of her life on her wedding day. Thanks for the photos!

And are these Utah views not breathtaking in every way? What a gorgeous place it is which we call our abode! Enjoy the fabulous photos of this fabulous creation and have a great weekend!

photos courtesy of mikki platt photography

flowers/elements used in bouquet: scabiosa pods, peonies, allium balls, hanging amaranthus, stock, sweet peas, and fringe tulips. Finished with a loose burlap overlay and custom burlap floral embellishment.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

photo of the month: august

Happy August! August has always been our busiest month of the year here at Blossom Sweet and August 2011 did not disappoint. We completed our first wedding of the month yesterday, and we have some incredible events coming right up!

Now onto our latest photo of the month - we're going to feature an oldie but a goodie! We loved this 2009 portrait bouquet. A very simple design, but very funky at the same time. We have an upcoming wedding for one of our September brides whose floral concept is based around the wedding that this particular bouquet belonged to. While we do not duplicate our designs (every bride deserves one of a kind!), it's always fun to take a new spin on one of our previous concepts and make it fresh and customized for a new client. Stay tuned...

Photography by Blossom Sweet

flowers/elements used in bouquet: eggplant callas, thistle, green callas, black feathers, and black satin wrap, finished with a turquoise wire and pin handle treatment