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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

our advice on salt lake/park city bride & groom's blog

Once upon a time (as in back in January, don't judge) we were asked by Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine to chip in some of our advice about new trends we thought would make their way into the wedding world this year.  Melissa Nickle - the one who runs the show here at Blossom Sweet - gave her two cents on the topic:

"I want to see more metallic and industrial elements used in the floral details, such as the bridal bouquet’s handle treatment, the groomsmen boutonnieres, or the centerpiece vessels. As long as this concept is done right and isn’t too “in your face,” the result could prove to be modern, stunning, and unexpected, especially in the right venue and with the right bride."

Here are some examples of the above thoughts as seen in the fashion world (which we would be thrilled to incorporate into our work):

We're loving chains and other industrial-type elements being made GLAM!  And who doesn't love some sparkle & glitz?  Again, if there are any brides out there who want to translate this fashion look into their floral design concepts, Blossom Sweet is on board one hundred percent!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

preview two & a client's testimonial of blossom sweet

Are you ready for another preview?  A couple of weeks ago we had a lovely mountain wedding held at a stunning private residence in Deer Valley (like, seriously stunning).  Two days post-event we received a "thank you" email from the bride, accompanied by a beautiful photo of her and the groom on their big day.  Below is the aforementioned photo, followed by a snippet from her email talking about her pleasant experience regarding working with Blossom Sweet:

photography by opie foto

"[It was] a picture perfect wedding largely due to your skillful floral arrangements. We received so many compliments on all aspects of floral design for the wedding. It was exactly what we were looking for, and complimented the setting and theme of our wedding ideally and elegantly."

And with that, have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Monday, August 20, 2012

portrait session preview

This week is going to be preview week, starting today with a preview of a recent bridal portrait session.  Ah, the gorgeousness.  Also, this particular couple's love story will be featured in a spotlight in the near future so watch for that, too.  So fun.

photo courtesy of giovanna lou photography

Watch for another preview or two throughout the week!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

mallory and don

Today marks the beginning of a three wedding weekend for Blossom Sweet!  Bring it on, August, bring it on. 

But for now, it's time to focus on a couple spotlight.  So brace yourselves for an oh-so-cute love story, with answers from the bride and the groom (we're kind of biased toward those type of answers - we adore seeing both sides!).  Without further ado, get acquainted with beautiful Mallory and her fiance Don who are gettin' hitched on Saturday.  We are excited for their event, and excited for them to enter their new life of wedded bliss.

photo courtesy of marielle hayes photography

How did you meet?
Don and I were set up on a blind date, but we were introduced to each other by way of email. I was so impressed by him. He was so witty and interesting; I hung on his every word. I was so taken by his personality, that as soon as I answered the door and SAW him for the first time: soul patch… 6’4”… blue and orange plaid button up shirt… and the kindest eyes you ever saw, I gave him an immediate, all consuming,  eat your heart out, hug. He was pretty impressed by that. We’ve been inseparable ever since.

What are your favorite qualities about each other?
About him:  My favorite qualities about Don are written on a 3x5 card, tucked away in a special place in my scriptures. #1 on my list is Don’s sweet nature. He is so genuine and patient. He puts me first, and he always looks out for me emotionally. I love that Don is so protective… and supportive. Whatever strength I lack, Don makes up for it. In small things. In big things. And he is such a champion for righteousness. He values his integrity, and can be kept at his word. I also love his passion for learning and his hunger for adventure. But above all, my HUGE love is his sense of humor. He keeps me laughing with made up words like, “grumpalotamus”. Come on, he’s hilarious. And he has the best laugh.

About her:  I have so many favorite qualities about Mallory. First of all, she is filled with kindness and genuinely cares about other people. Her biggest desire in life is to be sweet and loving. Her heart is so big. And she offers forgiveness so freely; it’s just in her nature. It’s also in her nature to be sensitive and thoughtful. She is connected to everything, and everyone. I love that about her. I also love her playful, competitive side. Boy can she be compet.a.tive! She has a lot of passion and drive within her. And I think it’s for those reasons (and more) she’ll be a good mom. Seeing Mallory as a mother to our children one day will be something to behold. She loves kids, and is incredible with them. That is probably my very favorite quality of hers.

Who said "I love you" first?
This one is a bit of a controversy! Technically, it was me… Don is agreeing with a smirk. ;) About a month after we starting dating, I asked Don if it was a problem that I was “a little bit in love with him” (which was a BIG DEAL for me to say), and he got pretty flustered and said, “Yes!”
With some shock and a little hurt written all over my face, Don responded by saying his problem was that he had said “Ya liubliu tebya” (which means “I love you”… in RUSSIAN!!!… ) a few days prior, and I hadn’t even noticed. Bless his heart. I don’t speak Russian. …… And neither does he anymore. :)

What did you do for your first date?
We learned a lot about each other! We drew out our lives and favorite places and things with crayons… on Macaroni Grill’s table cloth paper, over dinner. Then we drank hot chocolate and played in the falling snow… against Don’s will of course… which OBVIOUSLY turned into a snowball fight. We listened to music. We studied the lyrics. We laid out under the stars in an empty amphitheater. And we fell in love.

Tell us a bit about your event concept.
As far as design goes, I happen to be a photographer, so I had plenty of ideas. But I decided to go with what I truly loved and had always been inspired by. And it can be summed up in one word. “Lovely”. It’s how I want to feel, how I want to look, and what I want my wedding ambiance to be. My style is simple and sweet. It’s classic with a modern twist. There are also a lot of details and personal touches that really bring out our personalities. And at the end of the day, we will hopefully have planned a day filled with love… and we will have had the time of our lives with our closest friends and family.

How did he propose?
I took her to The Roof restaurant overlooking the Salt Lake Temple (it’s where we went on our third date, and where we shared our first kiss). After dinner, we walked over to “the spot” where I first kissed her. I slipped her a hand-written love letter to read, as I held her hand. When she got to the end and noticed I hadn’t finished it, she looked up at me, smiling, with tears in her eyes as she watched me fall to one knee. I finished the letter aloud, with a proposal. I still can’t believe how much I love her. How much I love us.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

should I do my own flowers?

Planning brides: have you been considering doing your own wedding flowers?  Well, before you make that decision, read some of our advice on the topic which was featured on Utah Bride Blog last week.  To view the post, click HERE.

We know you don't want to feel stressed on your wedding day, much less LOOK stressed.  Hire a professional, then sit back and relax! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

tessa + michael

The first in a string of weddings over the next week, Tessa and Michael are taking the plunge this very day!  We are ecstatic about their designs, composed using a neutral palette against the gorgeous mountain backdrop at Log Haven Restaurant.  Sigh.  Sure to be a stunner.

The beautiful Tessa has kindly agreed to have her love story featured here on the Blossom Sweet Blog, and we advise you to pay special attention to the proposal story - it's one of a kind to be sure!  And we're not talking about "one of a kind" in a cheesy way, just in a majorly cool way.  Enjoy.

photo courtesy of chantel tripp photography

How did you meet?
Michael studied abroad with my roommate and they became great friends. When they came back, he was over all the time and we ended up with the same group of mutual friends. After becoming good friends we ended up dating and things progressed from there! 

What is the most unique thing about your relationship?
Probably how much we have already gotten to travel together. With my family living in China and moving to Thailand, we've been able to globe trot a bit (something we plan on doing more of!).

What is your favorite thing to do for fun as a couple?
We are big foodies. We love trying new restaurants and crazy foods.

What are your favorite qualities about your future hubs?
I love how patient and hardworking Michael is. He helps me think through things and figure stuff out when I'm stressed. I also love how goofy we can be together. 

How did he propose?
Michael and come with me to China to visit my family (he was meeting them for the first time). I knew he was going to propose in the near future (he was getting the ring made in China...literally), however, I figured he would wait until after we were back in the U.S. 

One night I wanted to take him to downtown and show him a few of my favorite places. We went out to eat and then up in the Shanghai Financial Center Tower. It is the tallest building in Shanghai and has the tallest observatory in the world. Little did I know that he would pop the question 100 floors up. We were looking at the view and he handed me a book and told me to read it. It had pictures of us from our entire time dating and on the back page it said "Marry me?". And next thing I knew he was down on one knee. Our good friends happened to be in Shanghai as well (what are the odds?) and they took pictures of the whole thing. It was great! Afterwards we took a river cruise through the city.

What has been your favorite aspect of being engaged?
I think just being able to start planning our life together has been so exciting.  

Where are you going on your honeymoon?
We are honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! Michael's family has a condo there and I'm excited for him to show me around.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

photo of the month: bittersweet

Happy August!  This month's photo of the month features a bouquet from one of our May weddings.  We chose this photo because as summer nears its end, we are torn between feelings of elation mixed with a tinge of sadness.  It's a bittersweet time.

Elation:  Summer is exhausting around here!  In the next nine days alone, we have five weddings.  You read it right.  For this type of reason it always feels good to complete another busy summer wedding season.

Sadness:  We have loved our clients this year (as always).  It's so exciting to see them get married, but also a little sad to know that the custom design processes have come to an end for so many of them as their nuptials have come and gone.

So as we enter the last month of summer, we enter it on a high note of Beth's bouquet as captured by Ravenberg Photography.

Flowers used in bouquet:  Ranunculus, lisianthus, roses, peonies, sweet peas, silver brunia, and stock.  Finished with a yellow satin wrap, lace overlay, and jeweled pins.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

summer portrait bouquet

One of our cute September brides is having her bridal portraits taken today, and we love the bouquet we just created for her -- it's a perfect look for a summer-into-fall wedding.  Hope you love it, too!

flowers used in bouquet:  dahlias, snapdragons, tulips, cottage yarrow, red viburnum berry, and solidago.  finished with a twine wrap.