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Monday, April 30, 2012

ashley + kyle spotlight

We have two fabulous weddings this week, one of which is the wedding of Ashley and Kyle who are getting married this weekend.  You can just tell by the photo alone that these two are a perfect fit!  Such a cute couple.  Ashley and Kyle have graciously agreed to be spotlighted, so enjoy this couple's love story below!

photo courtesy of kara elmore photography


How did you meet?
Kyle was my brother's companion on his mission in Guadalajara, Mexico. When Kyle and some other mission friends were about to come home, my brother told them to visit his family once they got back. They came over one night, but my family was on a trip to Park City. They called us and told us that they were there, and we almost told them that we wouldn't be able to see them that night, but decided to cut out trip short and meet them. It was a good thing we did... we began dating after that night and were engaged a few months later!

What is a unique aspect of your relationship?
One unique thing about our relationship is that Kyle and I are both very quiet people. I am sometimes surprised we were able to make it through our first few dates, but now we can't stop talking when we are together! 

Tell us about your favorite date.
Around Christmas time, we rode the Heber Valley train to a big tubing hill. After tubing for a few hours, we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Park City. Afterwards, we drove home and opened each others Christmas gifts and watched Christmas movies. 

What are your favorite qualities about each other?
Ashley: One of Kyle's best qualities is his sense of humor. He is always making me laugh with his jokes and the things that he says. I also love that he is good at almost everything he tries to do. He surprises me all the time with how well he is able to accomplish things that he has never tried before. He is very smart and can figure out anything he puts his mind to. He is also very neat and organized. This is helpful to me because I am always making a mess and he's always there to help me clean it up. However, my very favorite quality that Kyle has is how much he cares for other people and how he never talks badly about others. He is very thoughtful and a great example to me! 

Kyle: Ashley is the best person I know!  She has so many great qualities it is hard to just name a couple.  I love how she always laughs at my dumb jokes and always has a big smile on her face.  It always brightens my day to hear her laugh and see her smile.  I also love how positive she is.  She hardly ever gets down and if she does it's for about two seconds.  She always encourages me and helps me know that everything will be alright.  Another great quality about her is how much she thinks about others.  She is always thinking about her family and how she can help them in their day to day activities.  Last, I love how kind and friendly she is to everyone.  She always makes me want to be a better person and makes me love life more and more every day.

Where are you going on your honeymoon?
We are going on a cruise to Mexico and will be stopping in Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. I've never been to Mexico and Kyle's excited to go back! 

How did he propose?
We drove up to Brighton ski resort to go snowboarding that evening after school. We had already picked the ring out the week earlier, so I was expecting the proposal sometime, but not quite so soon. We got to the resort and started to put all of our snow stuff on. I put my foot in my snow boot and felt the ring box at the bottom. I took out the ring box and opened it, expecting to find a ring. It wasn't in there, and he tried to convince me that he had forgotten it. Just when I was starting to believe him, he said "Oh, what's this behind your ear?", and pulled out the ring. We laughed and I was very relieved that he hadn't really lost it. He then bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect and unexpected!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

see our work on tv!

To those of you Blossom Sweet followers who reside in the great state of Utah, tune in to KUTV 2 today at 1pm to watch the show "Fresh Living."  Why?  Well, let's just say that Utah Bride Blog's Spring Inspiration Shoot (which we posted about last week) is going to be featured on the show today in an approximately 8 minute segment which means... our work is coming at you live on the television screen!  

If we can get our hands on a clip once the program has aired we will be sure to share it on the blog.  We shall see.  Hope you can all see the segment!


Friday, April 20, 2012

"flower friday" feature on utah bride blog

Please visit THIS LINK which will take you to today's post on Utah Bride Blog featuring our work as well as our floral advice for brides from the Spring 2012 Inspiration Shoot.  We LOVED this shoot.  Here are two of our favorite shots:


Thanks to Gideon Photography for the photos.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

table scape feature

Today's portion of Utah Bride Blog's Spring Inspiration Shoot features the table scape design (which, may we just say, was gorgeous!).  Be sure to see more photos of our floral designs on the table scape  HERE.

And don't forget, the big "FLOWER FRIDAY" feature is only two days away!



photos courtesy of gideon photography

Monday, April 16, 2012

utah bride blog spring inspiration shoot, 2012

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  This is an exciting week here at Blossom Sweet.  Several months ago Utah Bride Blog invited us to take part in their 2012 Spring Inspiration Shoot, and last month the magic happened down in beautiful Southern Utah.  The shoot was based on the Pantone color of the year, Tangerine Tango.  Needless to say, we were elated to be a part of this bright collaboration!  


photo courtesy of gideon photography


Each day this week a different portion of the shoot will be featured on Utah Bride Blog, with the floral design feature post finishing off the week on Friday.  Our work can be seen in snippets each day from now until then.  Be sure to follow this series!

Enjoy a video of the shoot captured by Nate Pickett Films
Spring Inspiration 2012 from Nathan Pickett on Vimeo.


For details on all the talented vendors involved in the shoot, please visit this post on UBB.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

this little giveaway winner is sure to be blissful!

Well, today is the day that we announce the winner of our Tiffany & Co. necklace giveaway ($250 value).  Thank you so much to all those who entered the giveaway.  It feels good to have so much support!  And now on to this exciting announcement.  Drumroll please... are YOU the winner?


Well, random.org generated that commenter #25 is the winner, and that lucky commenter is the ever-so-lovely and very talented....

HEATHER BLISS

Congrats, Heather!  We're so excited for you.  We'll be in touch about getting you your prize. 


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

noelle + eric spotlight

It has been a long time since we've done couple spotlights on the blog but we are going to be bringing them back every now and then.  Let's start by introducing you to Noelle and Eric, a couple for whose wedding we are designing in a couple weeks.  In her responses, Noelle talks a little about the design concept for her Sundance Soiree, and believe us - it's gonna be a femininely rustic thing of beauty.  Enjoy getting know this cute couple!


photo courtesy of aria photography


How did you meet?

We were both training for a triathlon down in St. George. A month or so before the triathlon I was training with a friend and we planned to go on a long bike ride, she invited Eric. We ended up chatting for the majority of the ride and then when we got back we decided to go on a run too. While I was putting my bike back in my car he asked my friend for my number, which at the time I didn't know.


What is most unique thing about your relationship?

We are a pretty normal BYU couple. I would say that something maybe a little different is that we are both really independent. However, this works well for us because we are both capable of living individual lives but we would rather live them together. I actually thought of something, we both like to watch documentaries! I guess we are nerds.

What was your first date?

Eric fights wildland fires during the summer and so we had a few dates planned that fell through because he got called to a fire. Luckily for him, after a few stand-ups I still went out with him. We went to a BYU women's soccer game and then walked around provo while chatting and went to go get frozen yogurt. It was really fun and conversation flowed really well. We hung out everyday after that.


Tell us a little bit about your event concept and what you are excited about regarding your wedding.

Our reception is going to be at Sundance, we want the outdoor/woodsy feel incorporated with romance and a simple elegant feel.


What are your favorite qualities about each other?

About him:  I love that Eric is very determined and is very organized and on-top of his life. He gets things done and is always successful. I think that is a very attractive quality.

About her:  Noelle is very optimistic and friendly. She is also really hard-working and dedicated.


How did he propose?

Since biking has been incorporated on a lot of our dates, it was fitting that Eric proposed on a bike ride. We had planned to go out to my sisters house to play games and eat dinner one Friday night and Eric suggested that before that we bike up American Fork canyon, since it is close to where my sister lives. It was a pretty cold day in January so we bundled up and biked up to Tibblefork reservoir. I had no idea that Eric had the ring so I was not suspecting a thing. On the bike ride up  I was getting a little tired and so Eric kept asking if I was having fun, he wanted to make sure I was enjoying myself if he was going to purpose. At the top we had to bundle up even more for the ride down. Eric gave me his warm liner gloves to wear underneath my current gloves. As he put the gloves on my hand he slipped the ring onto my finger. He then pulled the glove off and got on one knee and asked if I would marry him. It was great, then the ride down to the car was so cold that I might have started to cry. He now jokes that I cried when he asked me to marry him,  but not out of happiness. It was perfect for us and something we will always remember. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

"little outfits for flowers"

Today we have a guest post on Utah Bride Blog featuring our advice on choosing your bouquet handle treatment.  The concept of the post is based upon a comment a client once made saying that our wraps were like "little outfits for flowers."  We love this description!  So, the post features various fashion styles and their respective influences on this important element of bouquet design.

 Here are two of our favorite combos we came up with:

bouquet photos from martha stewart weddings

There are many more concepts included in our guest post.  Check it out and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 2, 2012

photo of the month, april

Don't forget to vote for Blossom Sweet in order to enter our latest giveaway.  There is a Tiffany's necklace on the line, gals!  We are happy to be in the first place spot, thank you so much to those of you who have already voted.

Well, we don't know about you but here at Blossom Sweet we love this time of year when the weather starts warming up and events start making their way outdoors.  To celebrate that fact, April's photo of the month features a cake from one of our favorite weddings a couple of years ago which was held in the lovely outdoor garden setting at The Bungalow.  Is there anything more charming than a garden soiree?  Didn't think so!

photo courtesy of kate osborne photography / cake by the bungalow


Fresh flowers go such a long way in taking a cake to the next level.  The floral on this cake made all the difference in the world - it was truly a showstopper at the reception.

flowers used on cake: peonies, bicolor godetia, hanging amaranthus, dahlias, scabiosa pods, lisianthus, tulips, spray roses, craspedia, lemon leaf, and thistle.