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Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 utah bride blog portfolio

Happy Monday!  Let's start your week off with something pretty, shall we?  Today we're sharing our 2014 Utah Bride Blog portfolio.  We are so pleased to have once again been named as one of the top five wedding florists in Utah.  It is our fifth consecutive year being selected for this and as always, it is an honor.  The images in today's post can be seen under our UBB vendor listing in the "flowers" category.

Those who are faithful followers of the Blossom Sweet Blog will notice when viewing these portfolio images that there a lot of never-before-seen pretties.  Yes, we have a lot to catch up on!  When we had a year as busy as 2013 was (and as 2014 is shaping up to be), it's so hard to stay on top of blogging all of our beautiful events.  But here's a taste of what can be expected in future posts to come!  Enjoy.

photography credits for these featured images listed at end of post

Photo credits, top to bottom:

1. Stephanie Sunderland Photography
2. David Newkirk Photography
3. Alixann Loosle Photography
4. Lindsey Shaun Photography
5. Gideon Photography
6. Lindsey Orton Photography
7. Evelyn Eslava Photography
8. Mikki Platt Photography
9. Kate Osborne Photography
10. Alixann Loosle Photography
11. Lindsey Orton Photography
12. Stephanie Sunderland Photography
13. Alixann Loosle Photography
14. Stephanie Sunderland Photography
15. Mikki Platt Photography

Friday, January 24, 2014

thank you for 1,000 likes

Yesterday we passed 1,000 likes on our Blossom Sweet Facebook Page.  Thank you to our followers for getting us there!  Here's to you. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"Flowers of the Year" Award, 2013

We were so excited that for the third year in a row Blossom Sweet received the "Flowers of the Year" Award on Utah Bride Blog.  What an honor!  The winning floral designs for 2013 belonged to our bride Megan who was married last June.  We absolutely loved Megan's designs, and we are thrilled they received the title of "Flowers of the Year."  Thank you so much, UBB!  

Enjoy a look back at her flowers in today's post with photos courtesy of Gideon Photography.  You can also see her pre-wedding bridal portraits HERE, where she had a crazy beautiful bouquet and headwreath.
the bouquet

the archway

the centerpieces

 flowers used in designs:

pink mink protea, hydrangea, seeded eucalyptus, dahlias (two varieties), peonies, roses (three varieties), stock (two varieties), agonis, variegated pittosporum, hanging amaranthus, scabiosa, lisianthus, mini callas, hypericum berries, and kiwi vine.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

feature spread in utah bride & groom magazine

We designed and put together a project last spring for Utah Bride & Groom Magazine which just hit shelves this week. It has been hard keeping it under wraps for seven months!  Due to Melissa (Owner at Blossom Sweet)'s borderline obsession with the show, the concept was loosely inspired by Downton Abbey.  We think we captured the romance, vibe, and style of that era pretty well!  The magazine you'll be looking for on shelves has a cover that looks like this:

Before viewing all the photos below, you should know that it rained all the live-long day on the day of our shoot.  While it was a challenge, the rain that day really added to the "English Garden" atmosphere we were going for.  Go figure!  The entire day during set-up Melissa was religiously checking Weather.com every five minutes.  It was essentially a torrential downpour all day so set up was done under shade tents and tarps (something you'd never know by looking at the finished product!).  But, we held out for 5pm like the weather report was saying, and like clockwork the downpour turned to a light sprinkle just in time for us to start shooting.   We sure put a lot of faith in that forecast and we are lucky that worked out so well!

To head up a project of this scale was a huge undertaking, but boy was it worth it.  Plus, it was pretty fun to be so involved in each aspect of the design, not just floral alone which is what we typically do.  I got to do a little venue scouting and find the perfect spots for our shots, pick the perfect Sarah Seven gown from The Brides' Shop (which was flown in specifically for the shoot!), select the accessories (including a massive REAL diamond ring--boy oh boy), chose the rentals, pitched a concept for the custom suit (which they took and ran with!), went furniture "shopping" for our custom lounge area, etc. and etc.  What fun to work with such talented people who saw and understood my vision and then did their thing as experts in the respective disciplines and simply knocked it out of the park in bringing this vision to life!  Every single vendor did a perfect job.

Yes, it was an amazing group of vendors which came on board for this project, and our shoot got a four page spread in the new issue of the magazine.  The photos by Alixann Loosle are absolutely breathtaking.  Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine and check it out in print!

Design & Styling: Melissa Nickle at Blossom Sweet
Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography
Venue & Catering: Thanksgiving Point
Floral: Blossom Sweet
Hair & Makeup: Versa Artistry
Gown and accessories: The Brides' Shop (a Sarah Seven gown)
Suit: Dress Code
Stationery and Menus: Peter Loves Jane
Cake: Layers Cake
Ring: J. Brooks, SLC
Lounge Area Furniture: Gatehouse No. 1
Event Rentals: RSVP Party Rental
Models: Emilee Clark, Justin Nickle

flowers used in designs:
peonies (two varieties), stock (two varieties), russian olive brances (which in true florist form were personally cut at midnight by Melissa at Blossom Sweet), queen anne's lace, chablis roses, nectarine roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, jasmine vine, and tulips.