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Thursday, March 28, 2013

callie & brad sittin' in a tree

Our last wedding of the month takes place this weekend, and it's going to be a bright beauty!  The location of the event is La Jolla Groves restaurant at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.  For any of you who have been to La Jolla Groves, you know that the set-up is unique.  While an indoor restaurant, the atmosphere really takes you outside to a grove of lemon trees--the ceiling is covered with branches, leaves, and lemons!  We are subtly tying that element into the designs by using fresh whole lemons here and there in the arrangements. 

So as you can see, Callie & Brad literally will be "sittin' in a tree!"  Enjoy a peek into the story of their love.

photo courtesy of lindsey stewart of green apple photography

How did you meet?
We met in Washington, D.C., where Brad attended dental school and I attended law school. We lived pretty close to each other (in the same singles congregation at our church) and had mutual friends.

What is the most unique thing about your relationship?
One unique thing about our relationship is that we survived long distance dating for most of our relationship. Brad lived in D.C. finishing up dental school after I moved back to Salt Lake, and then I continued to live in Salt Lake after he moved back to Orem, UT to start his dental practice. We are excited to finally be living in the same place! We also find it quite unique that our families share a few quirky traditions, like playing pipe "bells" at Christmas.

What is your funniest memory as a couple?
We met when we had both just moved to Washington, D.C. My roommate and Brad had a mutual friend who thought they should be friends, so Brad came over to our apartment to say hello. For some reason, we have all agreed that the night felt really awkward! So, Brad and I basically avoided each other for the next two years, until a friend and I got a flat tire and Brad came to the rescue. (It is especially funny that my Dad owns a tire store and I had no idea how to change my own tire!)

What is your favorite quality about each other?
She says:  I love that Brad can talk to and make friends with anyone. 
He says:  I love her thoughtfulness. 
Tell us a bit about your event design concept.
My wedding design is simple and bright! I love yellow, so we have lots of yellow accents. I also like things to be simple, so we are having a dinner at La Jolla Groves in downtown Salt Lake City with close family and friends.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

design show re-cap

If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you already know that this past weekend we attended an all-day design show and workshop taught by Rene Van Rems, a floral expert who travels the world teaching other florists.  It was a long day but a great day.  We learned a lot about new tools and products to make our job easier and more effective. And anything that does that is great in our book!

We also came to realize more than ever that Blossom Sweet has a distinct aesthetic.  Rene Van Rems is insanely talented.  His work is beautiful.  And all that said, his designs are those we would not replicate--they just don't jive with our vibe. 

That takeaway lesson can be passed on to you brides out there--find a florist whose style is a great representation of your vision.  Any good florist (emphasis on the word "good") will have a natural talent and artistic eye, but tastes differ from one person to the next.  Choose someone whose personal artistic preferences are akin to yours!

In closing, enjoy a photo of this BREATHTAKING, giant ranunculus which was used at the show.  Words can't begin to describe how beautiful it was in person, and it's a pity we only had a mere phone-cam to capture!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


We are so THRILLED to announce that we will now be offering floral design classes!  It's been a long time coming, and we are so excited.  Are you excited, too? 

The courses will be focused primarily on everyday design rather than event work.  Our first course will be on making front door wreaths, for when it comes to entryways, we feel that guests and family members should be greeted with something pretty!  These wreaths will give you a hefty dose of that "pretty" and will last for years to come.  Here's the info:


All-Season Wreath Class
Thursday, April 4th
7:00 PM
Early bird registration: $150/person if you register before March 26th
Standard registration: $175/person

The absolute deadline to register is Tuesday, April 2nd.
Please call us at 801.669.4646 to register!


The class will be held in Provo and you will receive all materials for the design (you just need to bring a pair of good scissors), along with personal instruction by the Owner of Blossom Sweet, Melissa Nickle!  The nice thing about this particular wreath is that it will work for all seasons and all door colors--it's a neutral beauty.  And once again, since the materials are not fresh, it will last for years to come.

Wreath design and photos by Melissa Nickle of Blossom Sweet

Call us if you'd like to see this gracing your front door!

Monday, March 18, 2013

a pretty green arrangement + please vote!

Happy Monday!  Welcome to a new week.  We want to start things off this week first by asking you to vote for Blossom Sweet in the Daily Herald's "Best of Utah Valley" Reader's Choice Awards.  Simply visit http://www.heraldextra.com/app/bestof/ and enter "Blossom Sweet" in the florist category, located on page 4 of the ballot.  Thanks in advance!

And of course, what's a post without something pretty?  Enjoy a few photos of a green and ivory arrangement we made for a family event, which just so happened to fall on St. Patrick's Day.  Spring's a-comin'!

flowers used in arrangement:
scabiosa, kale, plumosa, campanula, and euphorbia.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

orange and andromeda

One of our April brides is having her bridal portraits taken today.  Enjoy a few quick snapshots we grabbed before pick up.

Pretty, right?  We love this mixture of orange and andromeda (the draping white blooms).  Just lovely.

flowers used in the bouquet:  spray roses, hypericum, alstromeria, football mums, lisianthus, dahlias, and andromeda.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

blossom sweet on instagram

Hello our dearest Blossom Sweet Blog followers.  We wanted to let you know that Blossom Sweet is on Instagram!  It's just one of many social media outlets for bloom beauty, is it not?  You can find our account under @blossomsweet. 

And today is a great day to start following us, for we are walking the streets of Southern California on a botanical stroll of sorts, taking pictures of what we see along the way!  We're about half way done with our posts from this stroll, and below are a handful of photos we've posted so far.  Follow @blossomsweet to join us on our nature walk!

all photos taken by Melissa Nickle of Blossom Sweet

Monday, March 4, 2013

a fallish kind of wedding

Awhile back we had a wedding featured on Utah Bride Blog along with an editorial piece on picking your wedding palette.  We just haven't shared the photos here on the Blossom Sweet Blog yet, and we figured it's high time we do so!  With spring at the door, we have some serious fall and winter weddings posts to knock out.

So this was the palette in question:

And this was the wedding that came as a result of said palette:

photos courtesy of kate jeppson photography

flowers used in the designs:  heirloom hydrangea, hanging amaranthus, pepper berry, dinnerplate dahlias, heart roses, snapdragons, stock, smokebush, wheat, leucadendron, lisianthus, spray roses, calla lilies, standard dahlias, agonis, eucalyptus, and birch branches.