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Monday, December 23, 2013

merry christmas + out of the office

We will be out of the office until January 2nd.*  We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thanks for a wonderful 2013.  We are looking forward to what is shaping up to be an incredible 2014 and we're excited to share the journey with you.  Enjoy the holidays. XO

*Our being out of the office until January 2nd does not apply to our January brides.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

vintage doors for sale!

We are selling some of our vintage doors.  We've loved using them in various capacities in our designs, but there comes a time when we have to shake things up and not use the same things in too many of our events.  The doors are quite cute!  We've rented them out for a few years, so if you're interested in them from a business aspect they quickly pay for themselves and then some. Alternatively, they could also be really fun for decor (ex: a fun headboard, coffee table, or accent in a room), and you could paint them any color you like. We have five available-- four that are the same size and one that's slightly more narrow. The doors are distressed and painted cream on one side, stained brown on the other.  

This could be a fun Christmas present!  Door pricing is below:  

1 door @ $85
2 doors @ $75/each
3+ doors @ $65/each

Each door comes with two stands that are included in the pricing.

The photo above shows a few of many capacities in which we've used them. Call or text Melissa at 801.669.4646 if interested. Available for pick up in Provo.  First come first serve.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

utah bride blog winter editorial shoot

Hello and Happy Wednesday.  Have you heard that Blossom Sweet was involved in Utah Bride Blog's Winter Editorial Shoot this year?  If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you will be aware of this already, but if not, you are missing out big time!  The shoot went live on Monday and different aspects are being featured every day this week.  The big floral post goes live this Friday, so no matter what you're going to want to check it out that day.  But hopefully you'll give each day some much deserved attention!

So far we've seen Monday's overview and introduction post, including this stellar video:

Tuesday's fashion and beauty post:

And today's post which features the venue and catering aspects of the shoot:

Stay tuned for more!


Vendors and sources:

Style/Design/Coordination/Details: Mood Events
Photography: David Newkirk Photography
Floral: Blossom Sweet
Video: Nathan Pickett Films
Venue: BTG Wine Bar, SLC Utah
Catering: Caffe Molise
Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals
Invites: October Ink
Bridal Gown: Avenia Bridal, Orem UT
Bridal Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry
Bridal Jewelry: Liberty Park Emporium
Hair & Makeup: Enizio
Grooms Fashion: Beckett & Robb
Grooms Watch: Schmutz Watches
Grooms Turkey Feather Bowtie: C Sanford South
Pastry Chef/Baker: Alexa Norlin, The Rose Establishment
Salt & Pepper Inkwell: CG Sparks
Vinyl Cutting: Vinyl 4 Decor
Vintage Motorcycle: Giovanni Niccoli
Female Model: Jenna Lisonbee
Male Model: Wyatt Butterfield
Bar Tender: Lee Dowell

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

december's photo of the month + hiatus explanation

Hello and Merry December!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with people you love.  As you may have noticed, our blogging presence has been lackluster as of late.  We wish today to explain our hiatus.  First, this has been our busiest fall season to date.  That is definitely a good thing, but man alive things sure have been busy around here.  Most of our biggest weddings of this year have taken place over the past few months so we've been focusing on creating some serious beauty!  We can't wait to begin sharing some of those events with you in the future.

Also, on a more personal note, I (Melissa, Owner) suffered a great personal loss at the end of October.  My grandmother--whom I was extremely close to--passed away after a long fight with cancer.  So in between events I've been taking some much needed time off to deal with that loss, including spending time with family and heading to California last week for the memorial service.  All of this has put the blog on the back-burner.  I am so grateful for the loyal Blossom Sweet Blog followers and felt that I wanted to share the reason behind the recent absence.  Thank you for your patience and your continued support and love of Blossom Sweet's work.  I love you!

Here is my grandmother's engagement photo and her wedding portrait.  Was she not an incredibly beautiful and classy woman!  And so fashionable, even by today's standards!

I was asked to create the floral pieces for my grandmother's memorial service, as well as create the display showcasing photos throughout her life.  I thought today I'd share some of my (admittedly amateur) photos I snapped of the designs.  It was such an honor to do this.  It was a time-consuming project, but a healing one as well.  I attribute much of my love of botanicals to my grandmother whose greatest love after retiring from a 30 year teaching career was to tend to her gardening.  She had the most beautiful rose garden I've ever known, and a lavender garden--filled with all things purple--that was remarkably lovely.  I wanted to create pieces that really respected her love of flowers, and I was very pleased with the results.

We'll start with what will be December's photo of the month:

This wreath was gorgeous.  The entire display in the foyer at the service was created using just shades of lavender.  In fact, some of the items in this wreath came as direct cuts from her lavender garden.  It turned out so beautifully.  I added a giant airplant to the design in honor of her adult life in the desert, and a piece of driftwood as she adored the ocean.  We hung the wreath on a shutter door I temporarily took out of her personal library, which was her most beloved room.  Her library was like the Beauty & the Beast library--I've never seen so many books in a house!

I printed loads of pictures throughout her lifetime.  The portraits of her were in frames across several tables, elevated to different heights using tree trunk bases as well as books from her personal library.  I accented the display with mercury glass votives containing various shades of roses as well as a few pieces of driftwood.

I also created a ribbon curtain using our custom birch archway as a base.  I wanted to display lots snapshots of her with her friends and posterity, but I also wanted a pretty way to do it.  I think it turned out beautifully.  I like doing large-scale things, and this really was a beautiful backdrop and statement piece behind the entire display.  I adored the ribbon colors--I bought 300 yards of ribbon to make this!

Finally, I created two huge pieces which were displayed at the front of the chapel at the service next to a large portrait of her.  These pieces really were so beautiful, and yes they really were SO BIG!  I loved them.  They looked absolutely gorgeous and I felt like they were an appropriate offering to honor my grandma.  Just FYI, the picture showing the tall arrangement in a black bucket was just before transport--in actuality it was in a gorgeous apothecary glass vase.

I'll end by sharing a photo I took of one of the hundreds of blooms from her rose garden.  I will miss that, I will miss her.  Thank you, Nannie, for instilling such a love of flowers in my heart.  I love you, always.