We had such a blast last year at the Miracle on Main Parade that we wanted to share our pictures from last year and share the info for this year.

DECEMBER 2
Red Bird First Friday Art Walk | 5PM–8+
Warming Tent with Adult Beverages, Music & Movies | 5PM–10PM

DECEMBER 3 | 11AM–4PM
Art Walk Continues with Family Crafts and a Warming Tent with Kids Activities & Holiday Movies
• 9:15am-10:30am Yoga with Live Music at Harmony in Life
• Face Painting – Kevin Charles Salon (Main Street) 11am-4pm
• Free! Ornament Making – 10am-2pm at Beautiful Blooms by Jen

FREE Tree ornament Kids Class offered at Beautiful Blooms for Miracle on Main 2016.

FREE Tree ornament Kids Class offered at Beautiful Blooms for Miracle on Main 2016.

DECEMBER 4 | 4PM–8:30PM
1pm–7pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum
4pm–7pm Historical Village open with costumed staff in each building, blacksmithing demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and more
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register below)!
5:30pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
6pm Festival of the Lights Parade and Tree Lighting with Santa
Melissa Andrews will MC parade!
7pm–8pm Visit Santa at Historical Village

Register for the parade
http://redbirdarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-festival-of-lights-form51.pdf

Register for the run
https://runsignup.com/miracleonmainstreet5k

DECK THE HALLS FOR HISTORY
Visit the The Heritage Center Museum all weekend to support their
fundraiser and silent auction benefiting Sylvania Historical Village!

For a full schedule of events & times in Downtown Sylvania visit
MIRACLEONMAINSTREET.ORG

Thank you to our sponsors Dave White & 101.5 The River!

This event is a community collaboration with Sylvania Community Arts Commission, Downtown Sylvania Association, Sylvania Historical Village and Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce.

Parade Crew from the 2015 Miracle on Main Parade.

The Beautiful Blooms By Jen Crew from the 2015 Miracle on Main Parade.

Madeline and Cooper ready to walk in the parade.

Madeline and Cooper ready to walk in the parade 2015.

The Winter Sisters and Kristoff from Laurel's Princess Parties visited the flower shop for Miracle on Main.

The Winter Sisters and Kristoff from Laurel’s Princess Parties visited the flower shop for Miracle on Main 2015.

Thanks to Photos By Yvonne for all the awesome pictures from Last Year!

I loved Ashley right from the beginning! Our love of bling was what made us click and I was so excited for her wedding! As I began to load everything up to drive to Schedel Gardens in Elmore, OH, I noticed a big giant  storm following me! I called over to Schedel Gardens to figure out the backup plan. They said the storm is going to pass and the wedding will go on outside, after the storm.

I arrived at the gardens and finished unloading everything just in time for it to start pouring! Of course, that was about the time the bride and her bridal party showed up. The ladies at Schedel were totally prepared and zipped the girls down to the cottage to get ready. Then after the rain stopped they had a huge crew ready to dry off chairs and they actually moved all of the chairs to a higher location since the one planned was a mess. I hope the guests were prepared for an outdoor wedding. I couldn’t believe how cool and collected Ashley and Josh were!

Ashley's Bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white lisianthus, white dendrobium orchids, blush roses, rosemary, ivory roses, blush spray roses, dusty miller, and sage greens.

Ashley’s Bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white lisianthus, white dendrobium orchids, blush roses,  ivory roses, blush spray roses, dusty miller, and assorted herbs. 

shley and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white lisianthus, white dendrobium orchids, blush roses, rosemary, ivory roses, blush spray roses, dusty miller, and sage greens.

Ashley and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white lisianthus, white dendrobium orchids, blush roses, rosemary, ivory roses, blush spray roses, dusty miller, and sage greens.

Bridesmaid's bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring green hydrangea, dusty miller, rosemary and blush roses.

Bridesmaid’s bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring green hydrangea, dusty miller, rosemary and blush roses.

Groom's boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a white ranunculus, rosemary and dusty miller on a river of diamonds backing with a touch of pearl

Groom’s boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a white ranunculus, rosemary and dusty miller on a river of diamonds backing with a touch of pearl wire.

Groomsmen's Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a white dendrobium orchid and watermelon ribbon on a river of diamonds backing.

Groomsmen’s Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a white dendrobium orchid and watermelon ribbon on a river of diamonds backing.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a lantern provided by the bride with a battery operated candle. Surrounded by a trio of vases with white dendrobium orchids in the vase.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a lantern provided by the bride with a battery operated candle. Surrounded by a trio of vases with pearls in the base with submerged white dendrobium orchids and a floating candle.

Cake by Eston's bakery with flowers accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Cake by Eston’s bakery with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Ceremony Location: Schedel Gardens– Elmore, OH

Reception Location: The Pinnacle–  Maumee, OH

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen– Sylvania,OH

Photographer:TY Photography-Toledo;OH

Cake: Eston’s Bakery– Toledo, OH

Makeup/Hair: Attitudes Salon– Toledo, OH

DJ: Ultimate Nights DJ– Toledo, OH

 

 

Beautiful Blooms by Jen was one of 262 Petal It Forward Events in 235 Cities in all 50 States!

Isn’t that so cool?! We had such a blast!

On October 19, 2016, the Society of American Florists and florists nationwide randomly surprised people on the street with flowers in more than 235 cities in 50 states. Lucky recipients received two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. There were a lot of smiles going around as the country experienced flower power.- SAFnow.org

Petal It Forward - participating cities

In the morning, Colleen and her daughter Madeline passed out flowers at Brieschke’s Bakery on Main Street in downtown Sylvania. Jen and her son Cooper passed out flowers at Chandler Cafe, on Main Street. While Colleen dropped off Madeline at school, they passed out more at Maplewood Elementary and totally surprised moms.

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Cooper’s favorite thing to do at the flower shop is smell the flowers. Tons of hot pink roses were ready to go when we got in at 7:45am!

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Cooper’s favorite were the pretty girls! Thanks for posing Kate!

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Our adorable Petal It Forward Team! Thanks for helping Cooper and Madeline!

At lunch, Sarah and Jen petaled it forward at Lourdes University. Students and faculty were so surprised and excited to accept the two flowers and petal it forward to other faculty and staff.

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Jen passing out flowers at Lourdes University.

The reason Beautiful Blooms by Jen decided to take part in this awesome event is because we wanted to brighten people’s day and show them the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

THE FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM SAF’S SURVEY OF OVER 2,500 AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES:

  • WHEN IT COMES TO HAPPINESS, IT’S JUST AS GOOD TO GIVE FLOWERS AS IT IS TO RECEIVE: 88 PERCENT OF AMERICANS REPORT THAT GIVING FLOWERS MAKES THEM FEEL HAPPY, WHILE 80 PERCENT REPORTED THAT RECEIVING FLOWERS MAKES THEM FEEL HAPPY.
  • JUST BEING AROUND FLOWERS IMPROVES YOUR MOOD: 76 PERCENT OF AMERICANS AGREE THAT HAVING FLOWERS IN THEIR HOME OR OFFICE IMPROVES THEIR MOOD.

We were so excited when Channel 13 ABC came out to interview Jen and talk about Beautiful Blooms by Jen Petaling it Forward. Plus Jen made This is Home for the week! So cool! Thanks 13 ABC!

It was such an honor to be invited to teach a flower arranging class at the Fall Leadership Conference at Camp Libbey for the Girl Scouts of Northwest Ohio! This has been on my calendar for months and I have been looking forward to it the entire time!

Were you a girl scout? Did you ever go to a camp at Camp Libbey? I remember one summer going to a Paddle Saddle Camp at Camp Libbey with my childhood best friend. We learned to ride horses and canoe and stayed in platform tents. Such amazing memories!

The Girl Scouts who were invited to attend the Leadership Conference were in 6th-12th grade and my class was mostly from the Western half of Ohio, Eastern Indiana and Southeastern Michigan. These ladies had the opportunity to choose between multiple classes during my time slot and 16 chose to arrange flowers!

We first started talking about floral design and how to become a floral designer. Everyone then grabbed a container and we discussed floral foam, how to soak it, care and handling of flowers and taping the floral foam into the container. Then we began to green in with leather leaf, followed by pittosporum.

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Two girl scouts beginning to green in floral arrangements with leather leaf during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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Girl scouts beginning to green in floral arrangements with leather leaf during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Then we began to add carnations and fall mums!

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Adding carnations and fall mums to our greened in flower arrangement during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey, taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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Adding carnations and fall mums to our greened in flower arrangement during floral arranging class at Camp Libbey, taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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The finished product! Fall Centerpiece designed by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio at Camp Libbey. Class taught by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The girls did amazing and I had so much teaching them all about flower arranging and the floral industry. I love teaching classes so if you, or anyone you know is interested, please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 or email Jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com.